Sandy Furness's Journal
Written Aug 4, 2013 4:29pmAugust 4, 2013. I'm almost though working on the yard and finally beginning to see the end. I've build 2 patios out of flag stone, steps coming up the driveway, an outdoor covered Bar-B-Q area, rebuild 2 bulkheads that were falling down, pressure washed all the decks and stained them, driveway, walkways and all the brick borders and structures in the backyard and rewired all the exterior lighting. Whew, it has been very exhausting but some of it needed to be done. All the new construction and patio material used was from the ponds I filled in 3 years ago. I build the steps in the front yard from the huge rock slabs that were the large waterfall in one of the ponds. It's been fun landscaping with all my old material and not costing me except time and labor which time I have a lot of and the labor part keeps me busy.
Barney my Bernese mountain dog puppy is getting big and weighs 65 pounds at 6 months old. Barney received a new little buddy last week, an 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy, and they get along great together. Since Max, my neighbor's Golden is not going to be staying with me anymore, Barney was lonely. He now has a full time buddy named Bojangles. Still don't know if I want to call him Bo or BJ for short. What do you think? Let me know.
Mom is doing better since her near death illness a few weeks ago and was at Evergreen trauma center for a week. I got called at 4:00 am on July 3rd from the nursing home she is living at stating that the medics were coming to take her to the emergency clinic. I immediately drove to the nursing home and mom was vomiting blood and they suspicioned that she was bleeding internally and she had a large protrusion on her stomach that they also suspicioned to be a cancerous tumor and she had a bowel blockage. For three days I held her close and was afraid to leave her. She again pulled through and surprised all the nurses. I think she is on her 12th life now. She is truly a miracle and I feel so lucky that I can still hold and touch her and communicate with her even though it's just momentary with her severe dementia. I love the excitement and the sparkle in her eyes when I go see her and she just lights up with this almost childish giggle. It just warms my heart and I have to thank the Lord that I still have the joy of being with her.
Written Aug 1, 2013 5:41pmBarney at 12 weeks old helping with the watering chores. He needs to earn is room and board.
He has been such a joy to raise and loves to go swimming at the park. He has been visiting my Mom with me at the nursing home and everyone just loves him. He sits beside the bed and lays his head on the bed next to Mom and looks up at her with such companion in his eyes as if he knows she is very sick. Dogs truly touch your heart.
Written Jul 23, 2013 3:56pmPARTY TIME. I'm having my annual garden party on Saturday August 17th at 3:00 and would love for all of you to come celebrate with me. The last 2 years has been a struggle with my ongoing cancer treatments and saving my home from foreclosure and it's time to celebrate with all my friends with lots of cheers, food, yard games and of course pollinating the corn if it will be high enough by then.
It's so exciting to be planning for a party event instead of another surgery or treatment. I feel so blessed to have had all of your support through my struggles and now is the time to celebrate and enjoy LIFE. Yee Haw.Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-822-4600 and LET'S PARTY....LIFE IS GOOD