Friday, August 13, 2010

Careful what you say....

Yesterday, I expounded on the caution I use when arriving at work in the early morning hours. I was thinking about that said caution this morning as I arrived. I let the headlights scan behind the store, the side of the store... I checked alongside of the van and truck as I parked in my spot near the door. I looked all around the parking lot as I shut off the engine and got out of the car. I accidentally dropped my keys and bent to pick them up. Before I could "chirp" the car doors locked... there he was! Right there in front of me, between me and the door!

It was an older teen, all dressed in black- riding his skateboard up the ramp and across the sidewalk in front of me. I thought I was going to have to go home and change my clothes. He skated right on by without a word, barely glancing in my direction. Where he came from, I have no idea... it was as if he materialized right there on his skateboard.

I learned that no matter how cautious and observant I am, entering the parking lot, I should still be wary. There is no such thing as being too careful!

I just got a phone call from my BIL Bob. After I had written part of the sentence above the asterisks... They are there because I am completely changing topics. He chided me first of all for not being home yesterday... which I was- I just didn't have phone or internet all day.
Then he got to the point- Tom's Uncle Glenn passed away yesterday. I had spoken to Tom's Mom last weekend, and she said that Glenn had just found out he had cancer. The Doctors gave him 3 to 6 months to live. He was gone within the week. I haven't yet had a chance to tell Tom, since we no longer have cell phones. I don't know if he will try to fly to Ohio for the funeral or not. Please remember Tom's family in your prayers. This is the third sibling to pass away in less than a year, among Arlene's (Tom's mother's) family.

On that note, I think I will close for now. Have a blessed day, and be sure you tell someone that you love, how you feel.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Hi sorry to hear about Tom's uncle...let me know if you need anything, or want me to come up and 'BABYsit' so you can go if he does. Glad your 'intruder' was NOT the robbers, but you see how fast someone can materialize out of the darkness like that so keep your guard right up there. I love you teeps and hons. MOM