I have had a couple of pressing things to do for the daughters wedding and those are well on their way to being done. I have the weight box shortened for the Jacobsen and remounted. Not happy with it but it will do for the winter. A lot of home honey dos are done and ready for the cold weather.
My mind has been on other things lately. Of course our daughters wedding and then the news that my cousin that I grew up with was diagnosed with lung cancer and possibly brain cancer. She is 3 years younger than me and has just retired. Her husband is still working and they are evaluating their future. Her diagnosis is not complete but it appears that there may be some good news on the horizon. My other cousin, Jim, who has been battling liver cancer and lung cancer passed away yesterday. He has been battling this disease for about 4 years. The official cause of death was related to sepsis from the liver. He and his wife just moved to Arizona to a new home they just had built. He had lived there before and had moved back to Michigan prior to his diagnosis of cancer. I don't thin he ever got to the home completed. While they were en route to Arizona he had a setback and ended up in the hospital in Missouri. I had last seen him at a wedding this last August. He was getting stronger fro the chemo and radiation treatment. He's a retired Master Sgt. form the Air Force. He was one of many responsible for the loading and movement of Agent Orange the was used in Vietnam.
Needless to say my mind has not been on the things it probably should have or at least, all in, as some would say. I have said this before, being a cancer survivor myself, I know the impact just the word, let alone the disease has on a family. I pray that someday this disease will be eradicated from the world. I have had many of my family and friends suffer with this disease. Prayers for all those who have suffered from this disease and well wishes to those who are going thru this today.
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest and clearing my mind a bit. Now it's off to finish a couple of projects and then watch the game I'm going to tape. Have a good rest of the weekend. Roger