Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday's Fave Five - 7/25/14

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1. Thankful for a fine Christian orthopedist, with whom we used to go to church, who operated on my knee yesterday and did an arthroscopic meniscus repair.  Hopefully that will take care of the problems.  I would not have made it through the China trip without a good brace.

2. Thankful for a good recliner, a nice fancy ice pack my husband went to get yesterday, and lots of good help from family and friends.  Oh, and Lortabs.

3. I have gotten many favorable remarks on the China posts, especially the last wrap-up one.  The trip was really special, and knowing that people were following it and interested in it made the trip even better.

4. We noticed that our natural gas bill was higher than it should be this month, as during the summer we only make the base payment.  (We only use gas for supplemental heat.)  Turns out we have a pinhole leak in some aluminum piping under the house.  The gas man who came to check it said we probably had a lightning strike at some point, and that kind of piping is never used any more due to such problems.  We will get the piping replaced, but there is no rush to do so (the gas has been sealed off), and the gas man said the hole was so small that there had been very minimal risk of explosion.

5. Just got word from my son in China that he is being moved to a brand new apartment that is right on his university campus!  Right now he and two fellow teachers are living in a building on a university that is about four to five miles away from where they teach.  I am so glad for that.  His current apartment leaves much to be desired and it sounds like this will be much better.


Barbara H. said...

Glad you were able to get the knee surgery and hope it heals quickly without complication.

Great news about A's new apartment!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Happy healing -- glad your surgery went well, and I hope the recovery is swift.

Great news for your son, too. Have a great week ahead.

Karen said...

Breathing a sigh of relief for you that the gas leak was minor and an easy fix.

It sounds like you are blessed with good people to care for you after the surgery. Hope the healing goes quickly for you.

Willow said...

Good news on several fronts--a new apartment and an almost new knee. I hope this surgery fixes the problem.

Susanne said...

Yay for the new apartment for your son. Hope you have a super quick recovery from your surgery. It sounds like you are being well taken care of.

Melanie Lopata said...

I'm glad that guy caught the gas thing in time!! We had to replace something in our fuse box this weekend as my husband found it sparking and smoking!

I will pray for a good and fast recovery from your surgery!