Garage Cleaning 8-1-12
I worked at the track today (Tuesday) and had a long discussion with a man from the Ferrari dealership. We talked about how people are willing to pay ball players millions and how a brain surgeon really deserves that not a guy hitting a ball. Or spending millions on an election or $2.5 million to support same sex marriage campaign. Maybe they could have spent less on this and a little somewhere else to save lives. How about asking tax payers to build a basketball arena? Forget it! Take my tax dollars and support gene therapy or something that will save lives. I have thought so many times about winning the PCH $5,000 a week for life. What would I do? I would start by helping Rowan Baker with her treatments. Her brain tumor has now shrunk 52%. It seems that the rate of which it is shrinking is increasing and that is fabulous news. Her treatments are saving her life and this is where I would start to share my money. I have already. Her treatments are cheap when compared to deadly chemotherapy. But they are hurting financially and I am asking you to help. She is 3 years old and the only child of Chuck and Rebecca. Please consider helping even if it is $10. More would be more helpful but every little bit helps. No one should have to loose all they have worked for to save their child’s life but this is what is happening. They are deep in dept now but their daughter is a live and it looks as though she will beat the beast inside of her head. If they run out of resources to fund Rowan’s treatment it will mean only one thing. The tumor will come back and take Rowan’s life just like this same tumor took Kathryn’s. If you can’t donate please pray. Even if you can donate please pray. The address below is where you can donate to Rowan. I love you all and know that you will do what you can.
Here is the link for Rowan. I guess it didn’t work last time. Hopefully this will work.
Today (Wednesday) I spend the day going through boxes in the garage. Over the years boxes of miscellaneous stuff has collected each time we decorate for Christmas. I found some things that Richard and Kathryn made. I can’t really describe how it feels to come across these things. But I cried. There I stood on top of an eight foot ladder crying my eyes out. The things just kept coming too. Kathryn’s Easter Basket was also something I came across. I bought Richard and Kathryn very special Easter baskets way back. They were pretty little when I bought them and we have used them every year. I filled Richard’s this year too. It was different leaving Kathryn’s wrapped up and not filling it. The Christmas stuff will be overwhelming this December. I did organize it a bit as everything was put up very quickly this last year. There is a box of Disney ornaments. Each year I gave one to Richard and one to Kathryn. I’m not sure if all of them had been given or if this coming year would be the last. I just don’t remember. I can’t even think about Christmas as it will cut deep. I will have to decorate as that is what Kathryn would want but it’ll be tough.
I’ve also been thinking about Halloween. We will have our own home grown pumpkins and Kathryn won’t be here to share them with us. We carved pumpkins with her and friends just before we left for Houston. It was such a good time. Now what?
I also found a couple of pictures. One of Richard in Grandma’s cherry tree and one of Kathryn in Grandma’s cherry tree. I love these pictures. Kathryn really looks like me when I was that age. Everything was Richard and Kathryn. Everything in twos or fours.
Kathryn’s purple Cat was up in a Halloween box. She bought it for the Bellingham house. She did the decorating. Their house was probably the most decorated college house in Bellingham.
So many memories. I suppose I will come across more memories as I go through more things on Thursday and Friday. I guess I will just be ready to shed a lot of tears.
I’m off to go look for Klyde. He went for a walk with Princess and me last night and we haven’t seen him since. We worry, as we know there are wild animals around that could hurt him. But sometimes cats just take off for a few days. Klyde disappeared a couple of times in Bellingham. Hopefully I find him.