My bunny friend is still MIA. I have a feeling I won't be seeing him again. I'm choosing to believe he's in bunny rehab, courtesy of one of the neighbors. Yep, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Our living room is no longer much good for living. Walker is still helping his sister get settled in her new condo, so every night after work I come home and dive into our project on my own. I have been painting inside the closets, pulling up carpet and vinyl floor tile, and tearing out trim and the old, wood paneled walls. I carefully remove all the nails from the wood and haul it outside, stacking it against the garage. When Walker comes home he breaks the wood into smaller lengths, so the garbage guys will take it. They won't pick up anything more than four feet long. If we weren't in a drought, we could burn it all in our fire pit. But no rain equals a burn ban these days, so the garbage guys get it all.
It's mid morning before I get to bed. That part doesn't bother me, though, because it is still SO. Stinkin'. HOT! I've been sleeping through the bad part of the day. It's so hot here, the swimming pools aren't even crowded. People just do not want to leave their nice air conditioned homes. Even Diva and I, who normally visit the pool every day, have only been going once or twice a week.
Last night I got to work right on time and was just hitting the time clock when I noticed someone pulling into our parking lot. There isn't a lot of activity in my office at that time of day, so I took notice. I was absolutely thrilled to see my friend Cherie, whom I have not seen since last December, when she was diagnosed with cancer. We've kept in contact on Facebook and through email, but it's not the same. Cherie lives in a tiny town up north, but she was in town for a chemo treatment and she made a point of stopping by my office to give me a hug. I was so, so happy to see her. Cherie is such a beautiful person. She has the most amazing attitude, and I truly believe it is helping her to fight her cancer. And she's winning, Peeps! Her tumors are shrinking, there are no new hot spots, and she has suffered so few side effects she gets to keep taking the chemo for a couple more months. I hope and pray that she will be cancer free soon. Truly, she is a walking miracle, a testament to her faith. It was the very best gift of all to see her.