Well! Yesterday was quite eventful. The heat in our home reached 98 degrees. Carolyn suffered far more than I did. She actually vomited several times. I tried to keep her hydrated throughout the day, but the heat was oppressive and the humidity was suffocating. I could go out onto our front porch (of course it was just as hot outside, but at least air was moving around).
She just couldn’t. We went ahead and called a repairman for the A/C. As you can imagine, with more than a week at 99 degrees, every place I called was overbooked and couldn’t promise same day service. I finally found one who said he would show up (even though I told him money would not change hands when he arrived). I explained my fixed income and dire circumstances inside the house. He agreed to await payment. He finally showed up at 5:20 and by 6:00 the air was back on. He agreed to wait until my money was delivered to get a check in the mail.
Thank God for the favor Carolyn and I have received from everyone involved. We are so grateful, because we know full well, no one has to donate anything. Out of the compassion of your own hearts you reached into your own pocket and shared it with us. Words cannot properly express our thanks. Go Fund Me won’t actually distribute any funds to us until about Sep 5th. Even though the immediate crisis has been averted (we are so grateful to be COOL in our house).
We still are going to two doctor appointments for Carolyn this morning and are praying for favor with our gas mileage on our old clunker. Although gas prices have moderated somewhat it still costs $30-35 dollars to fill the tank. So we need to choose between how much gas we buy to day and stopping at the grocery store on the way home. (It is close to a 55 mile round trip to College Station and home). We have no lunch meat to make sandwiches. Carolyn ate two of those little plastic tubs of peaches for her lunch yesterday. An hour later it came back up. I had some Bush’s baked beans. We do need to buy something in the way of groceries, but the balancing act between groceries and gas to get to the doctor seems never ending.
I am not complaining. Just stating our daily decision making process. There are seniors all over the country who are probably in the same or even more difficult circumstances.
If you know someone who is living like we are, please by all means reach out to them. Offer help. Love your neighbor like you showed love to us.
We are so grateful that God is good and his children are generous. Thank you each and everyone who participated so far. We are praying that more will sign on and help us finish the balance of the projects. We have been living for three years without a skirt on the mobile home and the electric bills are the higher because of it. Getting the skirt done should help moderate utilities and give a little relief to our budget.
Thank you one and all for being so kind.
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