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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This Is Nick

It is good for us to have trials and troubles at times, for they often remind us that we are on probation and ought not to hope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well and mean well. These things help us to be humble and shield us from vainglory. ~ Thomas a'Kempis, Imitation of Christ, Chapter 12


This is Nick. As dear Squirl informed you, I am alive and "kicking"-although not kicking very high at the moment. With the help of many friends, especially readers of this blog, I was able to pay January's relatively high electric and gas bill for my house. I was also able to pay a portion of the mid-February bill, but not enough to keep Louisville Gas & Electric from shutting off the utilities Monday a week ago.

Out of desperation, especially since I need electricity to operate my C-PAP and oxygen generator, I moved to my mother's house. Mom remains in the rehab. center. I talk to her daily and saw her last Saturday, when a friend drove my son and me to the center to join in celebrating Mom's 83rd birthday.

Unfortunately, I had to leave Alex at the house because Mom won't have a cat in her house. I have been able to find rides to my house to see and feed Alex about every other day. I saw him last Sunday. He was outside, catting around, but came running to me when I called him. He is healthy and was most happy to have me fill one of the three food bowls on his table with his favorite cat food.

I thank each of you for your help and concern. I shall write and post updates as I am able to obtain Internet access. Blessings and shalom to you all!

22 comments:

  1. I'll light a candle for you Nick. Stay strong and keep your chin up.

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  2. I'm so glad to know you are OK, You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Hi Nick! It's good to see you here.

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  4. You are in my thoughts and prayers Nick. Hugs, Laurie

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  5. I'm sorry that you are having such a rough time... Thinking of you.

    xxx

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  6. It's good to hear from you, Nick. I've been thinking of you.

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  7. Nice to see you write a post.Good luck with it all. Hope you are back in your place soon.Cheers!

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  8. I'm sorry to hear that you are sick. I'm hoping you begin to recover soon. And I hope that Alex is ok too.

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  9. Oh Nick, good to hear from you. I'm so sorry you're having a rough run at the moment. Winter can be horrendous on the electricity consumption, yet we have to stay warm.

    I'm so glad for you that you had your mother's house to go to...but poor Alex! He must miss having you around, even though you can get over each day.

    My prayers are with you, Nick, and I hope things pick up for you soon.

    Take care and keep the faith!

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  10. It's good to hear from you, Nick! Hang in there!

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  11. Nick, glad you have a warm place to stay! Things will get easier Nick. Keep the faith and I'll remember you in my prayers.

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  12. Oh gosh I had no idea!

    I'm glad you had at least some good news!

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  13. Hope u can move back to your own house and Alex soon !
    Hugs and prayers..

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  14. Sorry to hear about all your problems with the electric company...it's getting so expensive to heat up a house now, it's no wonder people are having problems keeping up with the bills. Hope all will be resoved soon!!

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  15. Chin up. This too shall pass. But obviously you have the love of your friends and family through this.

    -N

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  16. H Nick ~~ Good t see a post from you. I am so sorry about your problems and wish there was more I could do.I hope
    that things will turn around for you soon. I hope your mother had a nice birthday and contines to be well.
    Take care Nick ans stay well, Merle.

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  17. I didn't know you were sick. I've been out of the loop myself. I hope you're feeling better. Laurie was worried about you!

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  18. hey Nick - glad to hear you are kicking - even if not high.

    hang in there, buddy.
    xx
    pinks

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  19. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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