Life’s Reflections: Life for this family should be normal again


I apologize for not having a column last week as something unforeseen came up and Jamie and I are dealing with it.

In the end, I know the two of us are going to be “happy campers.”

Our landlord wanted to work on our bathroom, which meant we had to leave home for a short time but where were we going to go? We don’t go on vacations anymore.

However, prayers were heard once again and things have worked out well. Soon, we will be able to see the finished project and move back into our apartment of 16 years.

Just before all of those changes came about, my computer was acting up due to technical difficulties, I imagine, and we couldn’t get it working, so I took it into the My County Link office and subsequently it’s working once again.

However, the place Jamie and I temporarily moved to has no internet so there was no way I could get my work done there, so between the office and my apartment when no one is there that I get in their way, my workspace will fluctuate until our return home is made.

It’s a lot of running, but this old woman needs her exercise.

Being able to get into my own apartment when necessary is a plus and that’s where I am right now finishing up this week’s column. It’s very quiet here, except for the air conditioner in operation, but that’s okay thus far.

It’s been a rough couple of weeks so I may be working under duress, but it has to be done and Jamie and I are surviving.

I really missed being on Facebook without my computer working. I hope to catch up on everything that I missed whenever I get the chance. There were lots of messages to check out.

I missed my Facebook friends and will hopefully get back into my normal routine very, very soon.

As soon as my computer became available for usage in recent days, I put a message on there informing my friends about my “predicament,” if you want to call it that, and some people apparently thought my son and I were sick.

We are not ill and I am sorry if I insinuated that.

We just miss our home and are awaiting life to get back to normal for us, thanks to our landlords.

Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Donald Fitzgerald, Donald Floyd, Frank Fritz, Wayne Wolford Jr., Jim Castle, Jack Berner, Donna Hesson, Virginia O’Dell and Shirley Morrow.

Seeking prayers for these people: Delores Beisner, Mike Hopkins, Jodi Gilpin Snyder, Charlie Bulcher, Christopher Lincoln, Ron Moody, Charlyee Severance, Justin Fritz, Lisa Lockhart, Renee Kreitzer McGhee, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, DeWayne Yohey, Katrina Hoening, Kent Snyder, (cousin) Carol Byrd, Kinley Bernard, Gladys Neff, Kara Didier, Carl Francis, Craig “Cheese” Thompson, Bridget Brown, Don DeBord, Otis Stewart, Chris Clark, Kyle Kaiser, Tina Ruble Ullery, Slug Midlam, Bob Peters, Phyllis Brumbaugh, Judy Collins, Linda Gasper, Carol Hemmerich, Stephanie Klingshirn, Brenda Schlechty, Betty Burnfield, Dan Lockhart, Roberta Hall, Pam Norman-Penticuff, Kelly Kelch, Mike Mayse, Steve Waymire, Jamie Knick, Nikole Baldridge, Chester Bryant, Lester Beisner, Kermit Foureman, Chuck “C.W.” Cruze, Mark Lovejoy.
Also, Judy York, Donald Booker, Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Ralph Byrd, Doug Winger, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Bruce Kaiser, Amanda Mote, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Judie Hathaway, Randy Garrison, Kathy Gragorace, Becky Everhart, Donna Bixler, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all others who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.

Happy birthday:
July 11 to Diane Christian, Kierra Reichert and Stan Stebbins.
July 12 to Tom Pierron, Kerry Barber, Bonnie Tryon, Jackie Moody Sanders, Jan Patterson, Lori Hahn Smith, Kelly Dapore, Bob Bitner and Bill Trevino.
July 13 to Gage Daniels, Chloe Heck, Kim Custenborder, Laura Shafer, Larry Riley Jr., Stephanie Adkins, Eric Fee, Sherry Deubner, Larry Walters and Kathy Gasson.
July 14 to Lois Gibboney, Eugene Hoening Jr., Kathy Leeper, Tom Fox, Mary Barga, Eric Newman, the Rev. Gary Oser, Kathy Beam, Dana Melling, Jerrod Teegarden and Robert Helm.
July 15 to Steve Baker of Channel 7 fame, Teresa Fleckenstein, John Middleton Sr., John Baker, Elaine Amspaugh, Carla Bubp, Dennis Leeper, Paul Klingshirn and Sandy Marcum.
July 16 to Mike Hammontree,
July 17 to Janie Pepple Hammelrath, Brad Hiestand, Pam Hartzell, Mike Osterloh, Kyle Jordan, Tonia Poth, Phil Shiverdecker and Gloria Horner.

Happy belated birthdays to the ones I missed this past week: Mike Strawser and Lynne Gump on July 4; Janet Riffell Bowers, Breanne Burnfield, Dylan Stump, Angie Brown, Eileen McKnight, Dale Musser, Tamara Sackett, Sherri Widener and Tom Parin on July 5; Norma Baker of the Brethren Retirement Community on her 100th, Dena Wuebker, Mike Bowers, Dawn Young, Tim Klosterman, Judy Miller, Abigail Miller and Lisa Mangen on July 6; Michelle Brumbaugh Jones, Greg Hiestand, Ma Kitten and Mariah Wappelhorst, all on July 7; Todd Kaiser, Jason Kelch, Bryer Gilland and Krista Woodard, both on July 8 Linda Frye, Linda Gasper, Karen Dickey, Rhonda Williams, Zane Keller Sr., Bill Staver, Keith Holton, Jaimi Hemmerich, Byron Young, Mason Perez, Tammy Hodges, Clauia Hanish and Jennifer Brewer, all on July 9; and Eric Hanna, Rick Libert, Vera Garland-Houpt, Jack Baker, Kenny Young and James Jenkins, all on July 10.

Happy belated anniversary to Dan and Teri Small on July 4; Carrie and James Hackney on July 5; Dan and Beth Turner on July 6; Brian and Audrey Hathaway on July 8; and Steve and Linda Nixon on July 9.

Think about it: “Staring up at your halo usually creates a pain in the neck.” — Author Unknown