This last week has been a rotten one. First, a neighbor I know from church committed suicide. Lou had around 5 heart surgeries, and had recently been diagnosed with cancer. His insurance company dropped him because he had maxed out his coverage?? I didn't know you could do that. I wish I had known he was struggling. I would have gladly spent some time talking to him.
Thursday morning, another neighbor was struck and killed by a car. It was his own fault apparently. He was walking home from the bar, drunk and may have passed out on the road. While I only met him once, it still saddens a person.
On Friday, our family dog died. Klondike was a great collie in the traditions of Lassie. She was very protective of the kids and always let us know when someone pulled in the yard, or when the cows got out. I watched her on several occasions herd one of our small kids away from the road. While she had one bad habit I never could break her of, chasing every car that went by, She will be missed.
In addition, there have been several break-ins in the area, and an attempted kidnapping. The police think by the same person. Bad time for the dog to kick the bucket. I will be going to town tomorrow to get a new motion detector light. Time to keep a shotgun handy. I am also in the market for a new dog. My youngsters have pestered me all day to get a puppy.
I think I will take a week off.