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Saturday, July 14, 2012

On the Road to Nashville

                Radnor Lake in Nashville    

It has certainly been the hottest summer I can remember for a long time. We went several days with the temperatures in triple digits and no rain.  We spent the majority of our time trying to keep the grass and plants alive.  Although we did a pretty good job, we still lost a few nice plants on the patio. 


We haven’t been very motivated to venture far from the air conditioner so taking a road trip was put on hold until last night.  Mike got a call from his brother that their mom had been hospitalized.  It seems she has a very low platelet count…in fact her number puts her in the critical range.  The doctor classified this as ITP which in simple terms means this might happen to her from time to time and she will either have to have a blood transfusion or a steroid drip to bring her platelet numbers up.  From what we can understand, this is not life threatening but she is 90 so we felt we should go and help her out as well as Mike’s brother.  So bright and early tomorrow morning we will be on the road to Nashville, Tennessee. 

I know we will be helping with Mike’s mom but perhaps we will be able to do a little exploring while we are there.  I must admit it will be nice to be on the road going somewhere!! 




  1. Oh my. We are so sorry to hear about Mike's mom. Please know you two are in our prayers for comfort and patience. Please tell mom she is in our prayers for strength and healing.
    God Bless you both. Safe travels.

  2. Travel safely, Gerri and Mike. Our prayers are with you and Mike's mom.

  3. hope that Mike's mom heals quickly..a roadtrip even for a family member is good for a change!

  4. I hope Mike's Mom will be okay, and I also hope you get to do a little exploring.

  5. So sorry to hear about Mike's mother...thankfully it is not life safe...hopefully you will find some time to a bit of exploring....

  6. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Mike's Mom.

    Enjoy your road trip as best you can.

  7. Good that you go to Nashville to help with Mike's Mom...Sending prayers her way...Nashville is also a really nice destination...God Speed.

  8. Have a good trip and hope that Mom gets well quickly.


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