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Woodston, Kansas
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LAST LOGIN: 12/04/2018 10:15:53

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I find it somewhat intimidating to attempt express my very humble and overwhelming gratitude I have for all the many friends and utter strangers who have been praying for my recovery on this site. It is my feeling that your efforts were not in vain but have been at least twofold rewarded.
This winter has been as a long dark and unending tunnel from which I am fortunate to have emerged on this snowy day before spring on the other side. It has been a difficult one because, of dire and urgent health concerns which I believe my sister Connie has made you aware of.
The first was a “silent” heart attack the last of November with one artery being 100% blocked and another over 70% blocked. The miracle is that there was little heart damage.
The second crisis was when I developed blue toes syndrome which showered plaque into the small inter capillaries between the arteries and veins of my toes blocking them utterly. Had it continued or re-circulated into my heart this would be an entirely different story. It did do some significant damage to the kidneys and for nearly a month I was in renal failure while in the hospital. What I didn’t realize until a couple of days ago was that a Dr Ogunbiyi told Connie that I was lucky to be alive as people who develop this syndrome rarely survive 24 hours – yet it was 3 days or more before we got appropriate help. And that further out of the millions of stint operations performed every year fewer than 1000 result in blue toes syndrome.
It is my utter and unalterable conclusion that a mantel of protective prayer surrounded me and further these two miracles were from your powerful prayerful intercessory deliverance. And I am eternally grateful
I have just emerged from a dark and terrible place both physically and spiritually. And it has just been since I have come home in the last several days that I have become aware of an awakening of the Holy Spirit within me. I love to sing hymns but now I sing them with a new understanding of what the words are saying and they touch me so deeply that many I cannot sing without breaking down in tears as many address the dark places that I have so recently visited. Intellectually it is difficult to understand how God could love me so intensely and caringly but emotionally I now understand it and joyfully accept it and hope others can have the blinders fall from their eyes as well and freely accept this gift of God through Jesus.
I further would like to acknowledge the loving care which virtually teams of doctors and medical professionals of the Hays Medical Center rendered to me and enabled what hopefully will be a full recovery. They were smart, knowledgeable, patient, and loving in their treatment of me. And I will never forget each person I met and I hold all in my prayers. I would especially like to acknowledge Dr.Ananth Vadde, Dr. Johanna McCullagh, Dr Seema Patel, Dr Barbar Ali, Dr. Gary Benton and Dr. Kirk Potter who are my personal heroes who in all of these ordeals served my needs patiently and kindly, who cheered me with all their visits and I have since learned ran the gauntlet for me. I pray for them as my brothers and sisters.
And lastly, but far from least, my faithful sister Connie who ministered to me throughout and continues to do so. Without her I suspect my hospital stay could have been much more dire and bleak. With perhaps not as good a result as she served as my advocate to the doctors of which the above were so responsive. I thank God she was here for me and pray for her continued strength and healing.
I also would like to thank her for the background design of this site page of mine as she took a rare Giant Christmas Putz church that I restored and own with a pasted background.

I have miles to go before I sleep.


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I have been selling off on eBay a 35 year plus collection of things I acquired while an antiques dealer/collector. This has been a fun experience for the most part and certainly interesting if not always entirely profitable.
I also collect the little Christmas putz houses that were made in Japan in the 1930's. I have recently put up just a very few of my collection including some favorites. These came to me in various states. Anywhere to very distressed fixer uppers to mint condition such as one of my top favorites is the Christmas tree house which is exceedingly rare and may be one of a kind and given the scratch marks (original) on the back Side it looks like someone was trying to figure out how to cut the card properly. The figure is likewise unique. I was lucky here but many in my collection required at least some repair and some of them very extensively repaired.

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02/13/2020 10:13:42

SENDING WISHES... for a fun and loving
Valentine's Day & weekend, Tom:) *hugs*

02/12/2020 16:15:33

Hi, my friend, Sorry to be so late getting back to you.

I have been crazy busy. I am all well now, but I caught a bad cold (rhino-virus) lasted a couple weeks, but no fever nor body aches & the chest/head congestion went on for ever 2+ months, and exhausted all the time, competition getting air into my lungs. Had a roof leak and replacement this Fall, so I had to redo my under the eves storage. Tear out & replace the insulation, I have the insulation in, the rest I will do in Spring/June. My ancient kitchen faucet fell apart, literally, pieces flying. I had bought 1-1/2 years ago, a new faucet, high arch, single leaver, pull down with stream/spray toggle. So now I couldn't put it off and I installed the new faucet, just now. It was cheep, on deep discount from Home Depot, last one, cheep. And, the toggle stays on spray or stream until I change it, no matter how many times I turn the water off. Oh, I was taught by my father, I do all my home repairs, myself. My friend hurt his back & couldn't help replace the roof so I had to hire a roofer; but I already had all the materials. We have had a very mild winter again. I still haven't run the snow blower since winter of 2017/2018. I start it up to make sure it works, and move it around the yard to get it out of my way, during the warm months. Here in central N. H. we always have had spot temperature drops to -30 below 0, during January & February; also, weeks at a time never rising above freezing (32*) during the day. We had 1 single digit night time temperature in January & none so far in February. We have had a lot of up in the 40's during the day. So Global Warming is real. When I moved here 32 years ago we were a solid/tender Zone 4, right now I am a warm Zone 5b; and as of this winter I am a hardy Zone 6a. A super hardy Zone 6 (well sheltered) could thrive here. We have lost a lot of our amphibians, the hatching time of the amphibians is not matching up with the hatching time of the insects they need to eat to survive. Also most of the bugs they eat need very deep cold temps. to survive & the temps. are not going cold enough; so, not much biting bug activity in the spring. That is also hurting the migrating birds; lack of food to replenish from the long flights. Earth, hurts & has a temperature. I only put out black-oil sunflower seed, high in fat; It is all my birds ever eat, they ignore the song bird stuff. I never have to replace it all winter, they won' touch it, even if it is all that is there. And we have a lot of birds coming back early. The last week in March has always been the start of maple syrup season. They have been collecting the sap since late January, around here. Oooooww, I just checked the weather, we might get 1-4 inches of snow tomorrow. I just drive on that with my wide studded tires & pack it down like they do in Canada. Here's wishing you and yours a great Valentine's weekend; mine will be, even though I am working, I'll have fun. Hugs T. P.

01/28/2020 16:00:33

Have a delightful afternoon and relaxing evening, Tom. Hope you are doing well.  *hugs* -di

01/22/2020 08:35:21

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