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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Quick trip and remodeling a room

Cullman,  AL

I hope each of  you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and take time to take a breather during this busy season.

Our Thanksgiving?   A trip to Pearland, TX to be with family.   We left Cullman on Tuesday November 19 and drove the 570 miles to Leonard's brother and sister-in-laws (Royce and Susie) house in Sulphur, LA where we spent the night.

Wednesday morning we were off to Pearland (just south of Houston)  another 140 miles.   This was to visit with daughter D'Juana, SIL Joe, grandchildren Alexandra, Jared and Lindsay.  Also met their exchange student from Sweden, Linnea.   On Thanksgiving Joe smoked a turkey and D'Juana prepared our feast.  Luscious.   Also at dinner were Alex's BF Nate and Joe's brother Joel and wife Kim.  Always great to see them.

On Friday we came back to Louisiana where we visited daughter Cassie and grandson Davyn.  Then to visit more grandchildren Hunter, Nathaniel, Clara and Logan.

I am so....... forgetful.        Never took a picture of any of the family this time.  But we thank the other grandmother Linda for sending us great pics of Hunter, Nathaniel, Clara and Logan.

Then we visited dear friends Diana and Teaux.  Always try to see them when "in town".

On Saturday Royce and Susie fried catfish and shrimp and made all the trimmings.  Two of Lens siblings also enjoyed the feast........ Myron and Sissy and Sissy's hubby David.  Again no pictures.

Sunday saw us back on the road to Cullman.   On the way we met up for breakfast with friends Judy and Leonard who live in Baton Rouge.   I took a picture!!!

We got home around 7:30 pm exhausted.

My goal this week was to re-do the office.   This is how it looked when we first toured the house.

After we moved in


I love it.  My favorite room.

It took three days to paint it and move furniture.   The reason being... Leonard's health.   For the last several weeks he has not slept well at night, is cold all the time, is short of breath easily.  Walking up the steps of the porch causes him to be short of breath.  He needs several naps during the day.   I've been telling him to see our doctor.  He finally agreed on Thursday.   She sent him for blood work.

We returned on Friday to find he is extremely anemic.   They can't find a reason.  If his numbers get any lower he will need a transfusion.   For now he is on B12 and iron pills to build him up.  As I write this he is napping.  I had to shake him in church this morning when he started snoring.  And he is cold.  Breathing seems better but he has not been doing much.  He goes for blood work again on Thursday and we will see the doctor on Friday.

Well that brings us up to date for the last few weeks.   Pray all is well with each of you.

Until next time.


  1. Sounds like a terrific Thanksgiving, but very concerned about Len. Hope they find the cause quickly and can fix him!

  2. Oh Phyllis I am so sorry Leonard has not been feeling well!! We will lift him in prayer, praying the doctors can pinpoint exactly what's going on and therefore help him to return to feeling better!! Sounds like you all had a busy Thanksgiving!! Glad you got to see so many and enjoy the holiday!!

  3. Sure hope he feels better real soon! Pearland sure hit the mark with me, in 1969, I started my flight training at the small Pearland airport. Over the next ten plus years I would get my commercial and flight instructor ratings and it all started at the Pearland airport. Everytime I look at those old flight logs, I think fondly of that airport and my first instructor:)

  4. Hope this get Len's problem under control soon. No fun being tired or out of breath all the time. Praying for the best results

  5. Phyllis, my brother had similar symptoms years ago and after doing an upper and lower GI they found out he was bleeding from his hiatal hernia. He needed 3 blood transfusions because he waited so long to go to the Dr. I know Len is on blood thinners so hopefully they dig deeper. Good luck. Your house looks beautiful.
    Phyllis and John

    1. John... thanks for the info. Will keep this in mind when we return to doctor on Friday.

  6. Oh my! Praying for Len. Hopefully they find the reason behind his symptoms soon. Love you guys!