Life’s Reflections: Trying to get past a few obstacles

This is our Chrysler Sebring (named after a family member?), which I purchased quite a few years ago. It has seen a lot of miles and now is in need of repair which will hopefully happen this week. (Linda Moody photo)

Well, folks, I don’t think this is going to be a very interesting column, but it’s all that I could come up with considering some unexpected events within the past couple of weeks.
It wasn’t all bad, but it could have been a lot better. I’m not blaming anyone for what happened. It is what it is… it’s life!

Things seemed to be going well until this past weather disrupted things…not bad but not my favorite thing. At least we didn’t get a real measurable snow like other areas got.
We stayed home for a few days to avoid what could have been hazardous travel because everyone knows I hate to drive in snow or even in icy conditions.

Jamie came down with a head cold and had it for several days, and I, of course, also had some symptoms because I was with him most of the time. But I think we’re both feeling better now.

And, then I was planning on attending a major banquet in the county this past Saturday, but had to call it off because of my automobile. However, I am planning on following up on that banquet story sometime soon, thanks to one of the organizers.

The big thing for me is my car, which is currently not running. However, I am planning on trying to take care of that today or possibly the next few days, depending on what I find out. I am putting it in the hands of people I know and trust, and hopefully, the auto has more life in it and survives whatever it takes to get it going again.

I miss it when I can’t get in the car and leave. I have put a lot of miles on it since I purchased it, but I enjoy going places and taking people to wherever they need to go as well.

I like to travel but not really far away, but I will if I have to.

This is me in old age. I know I’m not supposed to worry, but sometimes it is hard for me to fathom that, depending on the situation. I guess I over-guess myself sometimes and make things seem more unapproachable.

Anyway, I am hoping that my life will get back in order once I get my automobile repaired. If not, I guess I have some big decisions to make. I just pray it’s an easy fix and that my mechanic can do his magic.

Until then, I will probably be home. Just watch; it will get fixed, and the next round of winter weather will arrive at that exact time. I can’t win.

Yes I can. I will take it in stride. I have to for my son and people who depend on me.
Safe travels!


Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Louie Rivetti,  Shannon Chronister Collins, Roger Cox, Helen Locke, Jeanne Brandon, Larry Byrum, Betty Trump, Doris Liette Harshman, Tina Colby and Arthur Parker Jr.

Please pray for these people: Kara Didier, Carl Francis, Otis Stewart, Chris Clark, Kyle Kaiser, Tina Ruble Ullery, Keri Marion, Cindy Lovejoy, Janet and Troy Kammer, Slug Midlam, Bob Peters, Phyllis Brumbaugh, Sonny Custer, D’Arleen Waymire, Judy Collins, Linda Gasper, Carol Hemmerich, Stephanie Klingshirn, Alice Knick, Brenda Schlechty, Dennis and Theresa Wein, Betty Burnfield, Dan Lockhart, Roberta Hall, Pam Norman-Penticuff, Kelly Kelch, Mike Mayse, Greg Moody, Kelly Jo Eikenberry (kidney transplant) and son Allen (donor), Larry Linder, Steve Waymire, Jamie Knick, Nikole Baldridge, Chester Bryant, Lester Beisner, Delores Beisner, Kermit Foureman, Chuck “C.W.” Cruze, Mark Lovejoy.

Also, Judy York, Donald Booker, Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Ralph Byrd, Doug Winger, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Bruce Kaiser, Amanda Mote, Gary Francis, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt,  Zach Urbancic, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Judie Hathaway, Randy Garrison, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Becky Everhart, Donna Bixler, Linda Subler, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.


Happy birthday:
Feb. 2 to Harold Riffell, Vickie Chavez, Judi Peters, Doug Mayo, Bobbi Miller-Swabb, Samantha Voisard, Linda Spahr, Linda Spahr, and twins Vera Abel and Velma Breymier.
Feb. 3 to Don Moody, Kim Rudnick, Robin Blinn, Tim Miller, Lindsey Miller, Jennifer Anthony, twins Robbie and Jerrod Widener, and Becky Eastridge.
Feb. 4 to Jeri Widener, Kara Kammer Young, Gracie Mae Boyd, Bill Martin and Monyca Schlechty.
Feb. 5 to Sandy McEowen-Wright, Ken Preston Jr., Connie Brinley, and Kori Weiss.
Feb. 6 to Irene Stone, Robert Duncan, Vicki Gebhart, Steve Leis, and Bob Turner.  
Feb. 7 to Ansonia Police Chief John Puckett, Jessica Garber Cannady, Brianna Lore, Sharon Siders, Rob Chalmers, Christian Chalmers, Kelly Byram and Mary Brown.
Feb. 8 to Chad Easterling, Shad Sebring, Marilyn Erwin, Greg Kimmel, Nathan Eagle, Shawna Stachler, Teri Small, Reese Everman, Chuck Langenkamp, Deana Bowers, Clouia Longenecker, Ray Prasuhn, Cathhy Melling, Lisa Mehaffie and Delores Ely.

Happy anniversary to Norman and Barbara Weimer on Feb. 3; Mike and Cindy Mescher on Feb. 4; Oneke and Josh Edwards on Feb. 5; and Charlene and Donn Thornhill and Roger and Marlene Riffell, all on Feb. 8.

Think about it: “The problem isn’t change, per se, because change is going to happen; the problem, rather, is the inability to cope with change when it comes.” — Kent Brock