Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Fam Report

The Fam Report (as opposed to The Farm Report:)

A bit of update on the youngin's...... Alexander has been in California, southern . . . fighting fires and various other needed tasks with his crew the past several weeks..... havn't had a chance to hear all his great tales from the adventure (he's a primo storyteller) . . . other than one time, after hauling lumber all day . . . in 110 degree (faren.) temps that night they got called out to combat 8 fires around the area some arsonist had set..... He came back over last weekend, maybe has a couple days off to be with his new wife... then most likely back out again, perhaps up to the northwest where all (fire) hell is breaking out.....Washington, Oregon area.....
Re Skylar, thanks for your prayers back when he had the cochlear surgery... I am convinced they helped his rapid recovery.... He is still getting use to the new cochlear unit.. It is a much higher quality than his last one, so he is hearing a lot more... but this is often disturbing and exhausting as the brain reacts to so much new stimulus..... At least though the processor and stuff is working... and now it will just be a period of months for him to get used to it and for his brain to develop to acclimate to the new and better defined sounds he is 'hearing'..... The insurance angle is another matter... They agreed to cover everything except the initial deductible.... but now that it's done thye are changing the story somewhat... We find in general ... that everywhere you turn these days, and nearly everyone you deal with ... no longer goes smoothly or appropriately....I've called it "the race to the bottom" . . . as it seems everyone is getting squeezed and those with no virtue or morals (which seems to be most these days) are always angling to take what is not theirs or don't do the work properly... or sabotage the situation so as to get further work . . . and on and on.... For instance, Sky was suppose to get a certain amount of equipment and accessories (all expensive stuff) included under his coverage . . . but as my wife started going through it all ... it would appear that somewhere along the line... the more important (ie., costly) pieces were swapped out for lessor, gimmickier pieces of hardware (we didn't want) ... probably so that those pilferers can sell them on a black market type situation.... We are not utterly sure this is what has happened... and there seems to be no getting to the bottom of it .. as all the bureaucrats involved now act like the IRS and Louis Lerner (pleading the 5th or acting stupid or can't seem to find the "paperwork") .... that... well..... its tough to tell .... But again... this type of shady behavior seems to be epidemic now .. everywhere you turn and related to practically every transaction you make.....
This is what happened in Russia and East Europe when the commie's took over there... Socialism destroys natural market transactions.... and turns everyone into petty criminals...operating black markets and underground economies to escape the tyranny..... and this is what you get..... until no property and wealth is left above board.... (its a race to the bottom) .... and equality (of poverty) is what is finally achieved......

Jackson and wife and the band are doing well.... busy little bees those guys.... and their big outdoor concert opening for The Head and The Heart is coming up soon in August.....
And Isaac is fine.... he just went on a short camping trip with his Christian youth fellowship group.... did some big hiking.... which is good for him, being the homebody he is (he has, we are quite sure, a version of Asperger's which is in the Autistic spectrum) .... And we continue to talk lots of God, theology, and some politics/current events... around the house with him, studying and growing together as believers.....

Wife and are hangin' in there... I continue with the strange migraine situation.. constant headaches... and am starting to think it might be a kidney thing.... No insurance... no money... so .... gotta figure it out holistically.... and with prayer and diet.... praise God.... and God bless you... and you and you and you!

2 comments:

Lee in TN said...

Some helpful hints and some products you could try as well -

http://herbdocblog.com/article/Answer/healing-headaches-naturally/

Blessings - Lee

Anonymous said...

Brother,

Thanks for the update! Glad to hear your boys are doing well, not so glad to hear about all of the under-the-table medical dealings. It would not surprise me that this "Race to the Bottom" is what is happening. It seems that even the quality of food in supermarkets is poorer than what it was just several years ago.

Anywho, as it relates to your migraines and kidneys, I will ask my wife. She has an MS in Nutrition, and rather unlike the money-grubbing "give me your money and I will give you crap" people in the medical industry these days, she has a gift for understanding how the body systems work together. She has a particular knack for the right types of foods for different types of maladies, both chronic and short-term. If you'd like, I can tell her what you're suggesting and see if she has any questions, comments, diagnoses. If you are looking to go holistically and low-budget, she might be a very handy free resource for you.

You know my email address, and if not, just reply to this comment and I will shoot you an email.

God bless you,

JC

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