My dad had cataract surgery last year and had some scarring as a result … his ophthalmologist cleared that up this morning. My dad’s ophthalmologist's office is about a mile away from our house, so I can wait here at home … much better than sitting around in the waiting room for an hour or two. The nurse called me to come get him after he was done … he waited here for the 2 hours to pass before he could be ok to drive home … also much better than sitting around at the doctor’s office and we had a nice visit.
Our heat wave returns in full force today … we’re back to triple digit temperatures for the next few days, with no realistic chances for rain. The gauge that reads the river level on the Mississippi River in St. Louis normally reads 15.2 feet; yesterday it read 3.4 feet.
We had a nice visit with some friends last night, and we got to “tour” their new home. They had downsized to an older home that they gutted and renovated … it was small, but it was so well done. I had dreams of doing that when we sold our old home … unfortunately, unlike our friends who did the majority of the work themselves, we would have had to pay for all the reno labor which would have made it cost-prohibitive. And as it turns out, this house has worked out so much better for us … once again God proved that He knows what we needed far better than we did.
We lost our internet connection late this morning … just as I was about ready to wrap up this post … it was out almost 3 hours. I had caught up with blog-reading this morning, had touched base with friends/family on Facebook and with email, and other than getting this post published, I didn’t have any “need” for the internet… yet I just couldn’t stand not being able to get online.
The rest of the day looks to be a little less “eventful” than this morning … a perfect afternoon to get in a little time with my needle and thread.