Progress Report (continued)

by Bernard Brandt

Beth continues to improve, mentally if not physically, and I read to her again this afternoon. Her fingers, however, as well as the rest of her, have gotten so thin that she lost her wedding band. Fortunately, one of the nurses saw it on the floor, picked it up, and turned it in. Beth and I agreed that we should keep it at the house. She said, rather ruefully, that she had not taken it off since I put it on her, a bit more than sixteen years ago.

The disabled woman that I have been helping has decided it would be best for her to find another apartment. Fortunately, since we managed to get her answer to the unlawful detainer complaint filed with the court, we have probably bought enough time for her so that she can move out, rather than being thrown out on the street by the county sheriffs. I’m happy that I was able to help her with that.

Right now, most of my time is spent either taking care of Beth, taking care of others, or beginning the long and difficult process of putting my house and my life back into something resembling order. I would like to thank all of you, gentle readers, for your prayers and for your help. They help to support the ground of my being just now.

Finally, I would like to apologize if my ‘tone’ in the past few weeks has offended anyone. (And I suspect that it has done just that). Sorry, but I had other priorities just then. Like trying to keep something resembling sane.