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Cold weather is making the kids a little stir crazy

Blair Branch

Hello all. Our heat wave was short lived, wasn’t it? I sure miss it, but I enjoyed it while it lasted. Right now, when I look out the window, all I see is snow, snow, and more snow. Thankfully we have still electricity and running water this go-round, and it is my window I am looking out. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mom and Dad dearly and their wood stove kept us toasty, but when it is bedtime, I want to be in my own bed.

Our boys are starting to get a little stir crazy. There is only so much you can do in the house for days on end. Eventually coloring, toys, board games, and even the DSI start to get old. They both have been sick, so being the mean mommy that I am, I haven’t allowed them to get outside and play in the snow. Bailey looked at me and said, “What good is snow if you’re sick and can’t play in it?” I felt bad, but I don’t want him to end up in the hospital either.

Jan. 24, Michael and I took the boys over to Missy and Wayne’s house to celebrate my niece Tonya’s 15th birthday. We all had a nice time and as usual, ate too much. The kids played until they were exhausted.

Grandma, Lucy (Halcomb) Blair, had fluid taken out from around her lungs twice. There was so much fluid inside her that she was smothering, even with oxygen on and turned up as high as it would go. After they remove the fluid, she feels a lot better and is able to breathe. Therapy has been working with her and she has been walking back and forth in the room a little more now. She has also been able to sit up for longer amounts of time. We are thankful for every little bit of improvement. We just want her to be able to come home, and I am sure that she wants to be home as well. Over a month in the hospital would wear anyone down.

Jake Halcomb is still at Hazard ARH. He has been on dialysis, but his daughter Jamie Collins says he is doing much better and hoping to come home soon. Wilma moved in with Jamie and her family on the 28th and Jake will when he is able to come home. Jamie said so far Wilma seems real happy.

Roger Whitaker was admitted to Hazard ARH with chest pains and some problems with his kidneys. He had a heart cath and a stent put in. He is home now and I am sure Debbie is taking good care of him.

Esteeva Blair has also been in the hospital. She had pneumonia. However, she is home now and hopefully feeling better.

I would like to wish a belated happy birthday to my uncle Rulah Whitaker who celebrated his birthday on Jan. 25, and Erica Blair on Jan. 31.

James Blair and Amber Caudill were married on Jan. 22 at the Blair Branch church. Congratulations!

Maurice and Becky Collie will be celebrating their anniversary on Feb. 6.

Also, Lovell and Lois Blair will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb.15. The family will be hosting an anniversary get-together on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Blair Branch Church kitchen. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Happy anniversary! I hope you have many more happy years together.

There will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Blair Branch Church in Jeremiah on Feb. 12, starting at 10 a.m. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and drink for $5. All proceeds will go to Ty Colley. Ty is the fouryear old son of Martin and Monica Colley who is battling cancer. Please come out and help support this family.

If I have left anyone or anything out, just let me know and I will get you next week. I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week. If you would like to contact me, you may do so at alanacouch@ tvscable.com.

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