Sunday, September 21, 2008

Waiting for the paint to dry. . .







I'm working on a little prop for my choral group. We're in a talent show in October and we're singing, "Turn Your Radio On."
I'm the youngest member of this group, but they have blessed my socks off. So, I'm making the "radio" and it ain't goin' as well as I thought, but there's still time to pull the rabbit outta the hat. Remembering I'm doing it cuz I love 'em. Here's a bad picture of my little Philco prop.

Brother is remarkably better. Praise God, and thank you for prayers. This incident reminded me of what I must do...and what I mustn't. I will be pressing him to get on a private pay company's rolls so that in the future, I don't kill myself trying to care give. Frankly, it's unnatural for siblings to do that level of care. He has the funds to maintain a quality lifestyle for a lonnnnng time. Thanks, Pat, especially, for helping me work through that since you've been there. Thanks all for your support!

The most important news is that Robert is home for a few days. Then he is off to Ft. Hood. He didn't make it into the Special Ops group that he had hoped for. Maybe that's a blessing. He would have had to go to torture camp (still may have to) and the unfortunate news is that he will most likely be deployed in the next few months. However, he will be working on a base in a hanger doing his chopper work. He really wants to get into some dangerous work, EOD (handling explosives that haven't gone off) and the Army psychologist told him he'd rock in Special Forces. I already knew that. For now, he says he will do his time quietly in the hanger until further thought processes. He has a wife and child to think about now. He has always walked on the edge.

More later. I'm digesting some blogs that I've read lately.

8 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

"He has always walked on the edge."

This parent can relate to having a son like that :)

karen said...

Must be something about the guys that can do the military work.

Milly said...

Praying

Missy said...

I think the prop looks great. How big is it?

Glad your bro is better and it seems that things will work out. Isn't it funny how we can take so much responsibility for things we don't have to? It's hard to love sometimes.

I'm praying for Robert - that the thrill of family gives him all the "edge" he needs!

(PS - That late night phone call was more help to me than you'll ever know. Thanks for being there. Love ya!)

karen said...

Thanks, millster....
Thanks, missy...the radio is about 42" high. We used stuff we had in the garage. It folds so we can just open and stand and sing. I enjoyed talking to you very much.

Don said...

That radio looks like a Philco a relative had back in the early 50's.

karen said...

yeah, Don...I modeled it after my dad's--1930-40's Philco, which still works.

Robert said...

very cool stuff all around karen sis close to the edge eh??? hmm well hopefully that edge will be a lil more refined as he heads back to his deployment. I hope your foot is better and that you can walk as you were wanting too!!! Thankfully my gout has stayed away plz may it stay far away lol big hugs for all your encouragement you know where :)