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At 9:39am on May 5, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. I will light a votive for Russ tomorrow when I am at church. This morning I went to the Holy Name Society at the parish. They do odd jobs around the parish. Nice group of guys.

This morning we went to the rectory and cleaned all the windows and screens. Father Mike was thrilled. He had other duties but he said he would say a prayer to St Jude my patron for me. LOL

I hope all turns out ok for Russ and all in the Gator house.


At 7:35am on May 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Mornin' Reed :)
We might be in for a show tonight!! A super moon at its biggest just after sunset (Apogee moon)! How's Russ doing this morning? Might you have to make a call to the doc? Hope he'll be's one thing after another ♥
Is Tom at your place this weekend? Reed's diner open yet?
I'm doing some greeting today....but will mostly be working on report cards this afternoon, as I DO NOT WANT to leave things to the last unnerving! Luv and hugs.....linda

At 7:20am on May 5, 2012, Marie B said…

ok Reed, just read on Doris' page about Russ, glad they at least figured it out. hopefully it will be out-patient surgery for that calcium deposit. extra hugs for Russ!

At 6:57am on May 5, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, how is everything today? I'm glad we are back to just the two of us here, I like my peace and quiet. However, it did not help me get a good night's sleep. my bgs are on the high side too, so I'm changing my set, even though I just did it yesterday. I understand we're going to have a super sized moon tonight, hope I get to see it. hope Russ is getting around. hugs.

At 10:28pm on May 4, 2012, Joanne said…

Hope today is a better day !!!!

At 5:47pm on May 4, 2012, Kathy said…

Oh Reed I just read where Russ cannot walk. Gosh, what next?
I am also sorry that the cardiologist was a waste of time.
We had rain yesterday and today. It was much needed. Please keep us posted. Will be praying for you all.

At 2:54pm on May 4, 2012, Doris D said…

OMG thank goodness for Tom! Please keep me posted!!! How are u during all this?

At 8:34am on May 4, 2012, catlover said…

HI Reed- How are you ? I see where Russ is having health problems again. Have Tom and you come to any decision on what is best for him. Where to live, etc. Had a Podiatrist appt. the other day. The feet appear to be OK. Well, that's one body part that works fine. BG have been up and down. I hope you have a good weekend. We have some out of town company here for a few days. I'll be busy with them. Take care. Cat

At 7:55am on May 4, 2012, Marie B said…

oh reed, I just read it. wish I could wave a magic wand and make all our troubles go away. there doesn't seem to be any easy answers for either of us. just know I really care, hugs!

At 7:08am on May 4, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, how did it go yesterday at the cardiologist? funny, The Beach Boys were the first live group I saw, I think I was 10. bg was 99 at 6 AM, of course by breakfast I shot up to 154.

At 5:13pm on May 3, 2012, Emily Coles said…

Yes we won! Okay, we won 2 out of 3 events. Our toughest event was last (9pm) when my partner and I had already been competing for hours, and our energy totally failed us. The other folks in that event had had a big, long break, while we were doing other events, so they were fresh and ready to go, and I was still dripping sweat from the previous event we'd done! Oh well. I've started jogging to improve my stamina so that doesn't happen again :)

At 4:04pm on May 3, 2012, Doris D said…

Oh yeah got to babysit the 2 girls just the other night. No there's nothing u can do for Russ he will have to take the bull by the horns and do it himself. Sorry to say.

Pt isn't as bad as it was those 1st 2 or 3 trips to it. I was willing to swear they were trying to kill me! LOL! Got some great ppl working with me & that helps alot!!! I went to the kidney dr today and it looks like all was fine so I'm good for another year there! LOL! Got to go back in 3 months anyway. Oh well That's life huh????

At 3:18pm on May 3, 2012, Pauly said…

I am doing fine Mr Gator. Worked on some paperwork today for the Cemetery. I went to morning mass this morning. The elderly priest gave a good homily.He always greets us when we leave. I like that. MY BG was 88 on wakeup. We have had a lot of rain this week. I kept you and Russ in my prayers today.


At 1:50pm on May 3, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed no rain again today and it was a beautiful sunny day. I spent the afternoon doing the garden and planting some of the plants we'd brought with us from our last home. Nick's shoulder continues to improve so we are really pleased about that. Hope things are a little better with Russ and the Cardiologist is able to help hime. Tomorrow I have my bloods done for the Poly. I am hoping to reduce the steroids when I see the doc next week so fingers and toes crossed that the results will be good. Not too many lows today either so life is fairly good for me. By the way Reed on the 31st May it will be 52 years since I was diagnosed with diabetes. That's a heck of a lot of needles lol Tricia x

At 6:52am on May 3, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, I hope you get some answers today, please go with Russ and ask the doctor yourself, ed and I always go together and they put us in the same room. his sister is still here with us, I don't know what we're doing today, I'm not really in the mood for anything. I was 149 at 6:30, took a bolus but it didn't do much good, was 164 at 8:30 so I didn't have any carbs for breakfast. guess I need to improve my attitude. that is really cool about Tom, what Kathy linked!

At 8:16pm on May 2, 2012, Joanne said…

Hello Reed, The garage sale went well but was quite chilly. Was 42 when we opened up. Hard to give change with gloves on, lol. Got rid of a lot. Actually sold some clothes too. Made about $250. Took the leftovers to Goodwill except the stuff I'm donating elsewhere. Would like your recipe for that Reuben casserole. Love Reuben's. Just haven't tried any yet. Made chicken tonight from a new recipe and it turned out pretty yummy. Altho lots leftover cuz Joe was home sick today with a stomach bug. He was sick most of the night. I felt bad. I had to go to work and PT today and couldn't stay home to take care of him. He spent a lot of time taking good care of me. He says he slept most of the time anyway and had no desire to eat. Had some chicken broth and a popsicle. Told him he needs to drink fluids. But I know how it feels when you want nothing.I know you had said Russ had it a few days ago. Glad to hear Tom got his Grant $$. My rt knee is hurting just a little and my Lt ankle is getting a little better. Still tight but 2 more weeks of PT till I see the DR again. Had a little shopping day on Sunday. Had a Macy's gift card and got some good deals. My closet still looks empty. Most of the stuff I bought is casual and folded up in my dresser drawers. Bought a new dress for Sunday's Baby shower. Hope you did well with the foot Dr. I am behind on so many things. Sorry this is so long but with cleaning up after the sale and work, PT & cooking dinner .... I am pooped. Take care. You are always in my thoughts.
<3 <3 Joanne

At 7:23pm on May 2, 2012, Doris D said…

Congrads to Tom!!! Bet he's excited to get that. Kenneth dosen't talk about it much I think he's trying to asorb it all right now. Hope that Russ can find something to do. Like u hisdiet may change I know K's has. Yes great of Kathy I won't be here too much for the next 2 days we got pt both days. Reed I hope things work out for u guys. Love always Doris ps. Have u noticed I don't really respond to the pm b/cthey go to everyone of ur friends? That's just me. I know it's dumb but it's me what can I say???? LOL!

At 7:01pm on May 2, 2012, Robyn said…

Wow, Congrats to Tom!! I sure hope that they can do something for Russ, poor fellow. You go alot, no wonder you are tired :) I am doing well, I started on yard work last week, planting etc. Going to do some more tomorrow. I need to buy a large planter box for my Jasmine, as I want it to grow up the lad dis on my patio. It smells so nice. The weather here has been nice. Take care xo

At 5:25pm on May 2, 2012, Linda G said…

You should understandably be proud of your nephew Reed...quite an accomplished man.

At 4:41pm on May 2, 2012, Kathy said…

Reed, just so everyone can read it, here is the article on Tom:



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