Ernie has been playing with his new laptop. With the way the economy is now I don’t really think it’s a wise idea to be making big purchases like that. We had a long discussion on the subject and in the end we agreed it would be the last big purchase for either of us for a long time. Our jobs are “ok” at the moment but one never knows from one day to the next what may happen. Work has been busy which I am grateful for. A hospital can’t run without a volunteer department so the need is there to have at least two people run it. Ernie’s job is staying afloat and so far hasn’t seen the need for cutbacks. I only pray that continues on for as long as possible.
Mom was in the hospital two weeks ago for pneumonia. Anything that gets in your way of breathing is definitely scary stuff. At one point she was coughing so badly in the ER that she barely had enough breath in her to tell the nurse she couldn’t breathe. But she was okay. The machine monitoring her stats showed she was doing “fine” according to the nurse. She just choked as she was trying to cough up the bad stuff. It’s so hard when your parents get old. I think back to when I was a kid and how mom and me would have a water fight right there in the kitchen or how we’d go for power walks in the neighborhood. Now at 75 she has slowed down so much and not as quick on her feet or as energetic. But she is a fighter with a strong will. She simply amazes me!!