It's been a week to count our blessings. Lots of things happened but everything worked out well in the end. The weather got really cold in a hurry, but we had a ready-made solution right at hand – Brunswick Stew.
We visited family in North Carolina for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration and heard our talented grandchildren perform in two concerts in Raleigh.
We enjoyed Thanksgiving in Floyd with Gretchen's daughter Marjorie.
Gretchen has been getting commissions to paint portraits and I am seeing a resurgence in demand for custom framing projects.
Business has also been picking up at the art gallery in The Locust Street Station. That is something we are quite thankful for.
I had a cataract removed and now I have great vision in both eyes again. Doctor David Kinsler at the Vistar Eye center in Salem did the procedure and the results were fantastic. This is the second eye he has done for me and I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs this procedure. We were in and out in less than two hours and I was back on the computer in the afternoon.
Dr Joe is one of those people who make you feel better when he enters the room. An xray and some Ace Bandages and we were on our way back home.
We are now preparing for "Dickens of a Night" in Floyd this Friday. Almost all of the businesses will be open, there will be street singers, street musicians and the regular Friday Night Jamboree. It will be a great opportunity to connect with old friends and to meet newcomers.