It seems the madness is not going to let up any time soon. It seems like many people are sharing the same sentiment about more lawlessness, and nobody going to jail yet. The eating and drinking, working and playing, and buying and selling continues. Watch and Pray, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. I have become a SUCKER in the last couple weeks. I went back across the state line to the state of my birth, the land of Lincoln, ILLINOIS-the sucker state! I don’t know when they stopped calling it that, but it was IN MY HISTORY BOOK! A very rural community on the edge of town. After 3 years, the Mrs. and I paid $200 to have a home again, and we are starting to renovate an Ooold house that needs tons of work. Hip replacement last August has me feeling able to do lots more. It is quite maddening, to know how to do all kinds of things, and the only thing holding one back is gettng past the pain. I ran the pain meds until they quit working, and the doctor would switch again. I just hit 4 decades of this the first of June. Finding a good Doctor after the opioid crisis is now an exercise in futility. No one ever expects to ever go down completely, but a few of us were meant to understand these things. I wouldn’t wish this life on anyone, and time on my feet allows me to build something else. I had enough tools, of the primitive kind to rebuild after an EMP or some such grid down scenario, that I could run at least 3 crews of 4-5 people. With limited income, and 0 transportation there was no way to store several garages full of tools. So starting over seems futile some days, when one cannot choose which days I will be up and moving for more than an hour. I have been trying to accomplish about three hours a day, some days only on 20 minute intervals. But hey, any accomplishments are better than none at all. My best therapy is still running a shovel. I found I could make 3-6 times minimum wage when I was a teenager. Yes, this old house might be just the test. I bid a job with my oldest before he passed, and we averaged $18 an hour, but it it wasn’t something I could keep up with long at all. I could still bid well, and maintain decent money. I have accomplished a lot, but I have also been down quite a bit. For someone who was blessed with the miracles I have seen, the degradation of being down almost 1/5 of life, I have still accompliahed a few things. GOD IS GREAT!! The journey continues.