I read a lot of blogs and often find myself wondering how something turned out, the rest of the story, so to speak.
With that in mind, I decided to resolve some of the conundrums I’ve posted about recently and catch you up to speed.
1) Shunning. The last couple of times I’ve been in church, I’ve witnessed this family make a concerted effort to arrive early and grab a pew they all can sit in comfortably together. Those five kids are just beautiful, and it warms my heart to see them getting along! They probably squabble just like most siblings at home, but their differences shouldn’t be made public.
2) Neighbor house. My neighbor moved to a care facility, and her kids sold her house. No longer is this an abandoned, lonely dwelling. A church minister and his family have moved in, with help from oodles of their parishioners. They’ve been making renovations and improvements (most of which are long overdue), and it feels good to know this house is entering a bright new phase of existence.
3) Accident. My car’s rear bumper is finally repaired, and it didn’t cost me one nickel! Nor is it going to affect my insurance rates. Sometimes things just work out GOOD, don’t they?
4) Woodchuck. “Woody” is still around, despite Darling Doggie Dallas’s efforts to “play” with him! The other day, I saw the varmint scoot across our backyard to the soybean field, so I hurried out to the storage shed under which he thinks he’s going to take up winter residence. Using leftover bricks and wooden logs, I boxed up the hole he’s been using as a door, then patted myself on the back for solving the problem. Alas, it wasn’t to be. “Woody” cleverly removed my “door” and has been having a field day!
5) Dallas. He seems to have beaten his back and leg pain. At his last vet checkup, he’d even lost some weight (thanks to switching him to a different food, walking him daily, and eliminating excess treats). Doc says they’re like people — too much weight puts them in danger of all sorts of ailments.
6) Domer. My darling son is settling in to The Land of the North. I know he misses his ND and Band friends, and I know it takes a while for one to really feel at home in a new locale, but he’s adapting. Of course, winter hasn’t arrived yet, and all bets might be off when the snow starts flying!
There, now don’t you feel all warm and fuzzy, knowing the rest of the story?!