Once again I must thank you all for your forbearance as regards my "spotty" attendance of late on this, my "home away from home", "safe haven" and "comfort zone".
Without going into too much detail, I am sure you can surmise what has been keeping me occupied: My pretty Dondra's ongoing battle with stroke and the atrial fibrillation of her heart. The falls, which stem from the side effects of the meds and the sometimes dizziness from standing up too quickly, have gotten more numerous and necessitate a trip to the ER (and sometime overnight stays)to make sure there's no cranial bleed. This has happened twice since last time you and I "spoke" here, and as you might imagine, I am never far from her side. This has taken its toll on me physically as well as mentally and I try to sleep as much as I can when I can.
Amy is correct - there have been a couple of times when I just sat here and tried to read a little and I think I posted once, but have had very little opportunity to sit and write as I presently am and would like to.
Jim, my friend - I saw you had sent us a card and thought I had saved it into my "Read Later" file, but I am embarrassed to admit I must have erased it accidentally. If it isn't too much to ask, could you resend it? At this "iffy" time in both our lives, we have come to love when our friends call, and/or like you all here, send those very kind messages which I can read to Dondra and which always produce a smile.
This is very important: Please know that you have NOT been forgotten!!! We both think lovingly of y'all and your music plays through the house while she is awake and I am doing the "chores". Your music makes so many of our dreary days cheerier and brighter and that's what we need right now.
Heartfelt thanks and sincere loving thoughts from your friends,
Bill and Dondra Craig
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Fender GDO300 Orchestral - a gift from Amy & Jim
Rogue Beatle Bass