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Any Day Without a Crisis Can Bring Sunshine to You

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Hello everyone!

Sunday we were fortunate enough to have our modem, DirecTV box, and our living room TV, zapped during a storm. IT was awful for both of us! We had to wait until Monday morning to call AT&T about our modem. They promised a replacement in 2-3 days. They sent it over night, but the new one didn't work either. More calls and two more days later, we got another and got it working properly! Now, you have to remember our phone also goes through the modem, so we were left with no phone service all that time, too. Everything had to be done with our cells and we don't have the greatest reception in this area, but we managed. A good thing about it is, Bob had gotten an insurance package to cover our electronics. When the guy came today to fix the TV, there was no charge. We are needing a new "board" for it. If it can't be gotten or fixed, they will give us a new one. So this is where we are. *sigh*

Monday I was to be notified about the contest for father's day. Since our phone and internet were down, I had no idea if I was in the running. Today when I got on-line, there was an email and.......... I made it!!! I wasn't the grand winner, but I was one one of the 6 winners. My story and the eternal Tribute to my father will be featured on their site over Father's Day weekend. I also got to designate $100 for the charity of my choice. I talked it over with Bob and my brother and we are all in the same page about it. The money is going to the Cancer Center where I had my treatments to be used to help women with breast cancer who need supplies or help getting to and from the treatments. I couldn't be happier. We had considered the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association (my dad had heart problems), but decided it was most important to know the money would be spent locally. They have been so wonderful to us, that I feel I am returning to others in some small way.

With being back in Roxie, all the trouble from the storms, and knowing we are going to have the storms until at least next Monday, it was difficult to see much sunshine in our days. But God does help us through the dark into the light and brought the sunshine with my win. I have been so excited to tell all of you about it! To all who read it and commented, again I thank you. It pretty much stayed the way it was. I had to make very few changes and the word count even stayed the same.

Of course Hercules has brought us all a lot of joy. Bob has renamed him "Slick" and he is the sweetest boy. He sticks to Bob and is his shadow, unless Bob isn't here. Then he is that way with me. He gets along great with the other boys, but especially with CoCo. I think it is because they are close to the same age and young enough to play as hard as they do. CoCo did an amazing thing about 4 days after Slick arrived. We had a bed for him and put it on a pillow under Bob's computer desk. Well, CoCo pulled it out for Slick and he has used the pillow alone ever since. Isn't that the sweetest? Have any of your pets ever done such a thing?

All of you remain in my prayers and I love you all for always supporting me no matter what.

Have a lovely weekend and even if you ar4e having storms, too, I hope you'll have sunshine to fill your heart.

Peace Love Cure

The picture with us , Dr K's nurse, and the frogs Bob made for them. They put it on their calendar for May this year. They have frogs all over because they are known as F>R>O>G> - Florida Radation Oncologists Group.

Our corner looking across the street. We are fortunate to be a little higher ground.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYLADY12 6/18/2013 1:40AM

    i told you you write well. Whats wierd is when I searched for you I got this ad for publishing. How are you?

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PMFISH 6/12/2013 12:33PM

    Congratulations on the contest. Sorry you had the problems with your electronics, but glad everything has been handled. Great to hear from you.

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MISSDAISY23 6/9/2013 7:35PM

    Hi Ev, emoticon

I am so glad to hear that you are one of the winners! emoticon
God is great. He is always there for us.

I have to go for now because I am sending you this message from Malaysia.

Take care & have a fabulous day/evening! (depending what time you read this)


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LINDA! 6/9/2013 4:11PM

    I am so happy for you with the win. Altogether, it sounds like things were taken care of after the storm. I wish you a wonderful week.

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ELSCO55 6/7/2013 11:09PM

    Congrats on the win.

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    What a beautiful, positive attitude you have! I wish you a very peaceful weekend, and an awesome week ahead.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/7/2013 6:07PM

    Glad you have some great positives to balance out the negatives. It's wonderful you chose to use your prize win to help locally. I'm sure it'll be put to good use.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/7/2013 5:12PM

    Congratulations on the contest results! Awesome.

Glad you have your phone and modem working again. How frustrating.

Sorry to hear about the storms. **SIGH** Glad you're on high ground, though.

HUGS and smiles.

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BLUE42DOWN 6/7/2013 4:23PM

    emoticon on being in the running and great charity choice.

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MOM2ACAT 6/7/2013 3:34PM

    Congrats on making it into the top 6, and that $100 is going to a very worthy cause.

I hope you stay safe from the weather!

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CIERAPOET 6/7/2013 10:39AM

    Happy Friday Ev emoticon emoticon

What a beautiful blog! emoticon on your WIN! I'm sure your Father is looking down from Heaven with ALL SMILES! A great choice for the money as well. There's always a need locally. My brother actually works for The Cancer Treatment Center in Tulsa, Ok and his main job is transporting patients and their families. What a human thing your pup did. How very smart and CARING! emoticon

Remember God Shines BRIGHTER in darkness! emoticon His Love NEVER fails! GREAT is HIS Faithfulness!
Have a Blessed Weekend!

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SENATOR9 6/7/2013 9:31AM

    emoticon Glad things are getting back to normal

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AWESOMECHELZ 6/7/2013 8:12AM

    I am so happy you made it through the storm okay and congratulations on your win! Have a great weekend. Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 6/7/2013 7:51AM

    God is good

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SANDRALEET 6/7/2013 7:51AM

    God is good

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WISLNDR 6/7/2013 6:03AM

    I loved your blog today!! (but then again, I love them every day!!)

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NEW-CAZ 6/7/2013 2:40AM

    emoticon on the win, wonderful that you donated it to such a good cause! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/7/2013 2:38AM

    That's great you were one of the chosen. Congrats. I bet the Cancer Center will be thrilled. Your such a kind soul. Love the name Slick. He is such a cutie! emoticon

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FLEMIDG 6/7/2013 12:56AM

    Congratulations on your win. Good for you for finding a good place to donate it.

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JANIEWWJD 6/7/2013 12:30AM

    You are such a good person!!!! God bless you for donating you $100.00 dollars to your charity!!! Have a great weekend!!!
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CHERIRIDDELL 6/6/2013 11:53PM

    Oh Ev you are a blessing to so many.The FROGS are lovely.Your tribute to your Father was amazing and your kind donation was heartfelt and I am sure your Dad's heart swelled with pride even in heaven he is telling all the others "That is my little girl" I feel honoured to know you! hugs,Cheri

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