2018 December 19 Wednesday to in Austin, Cedar Park and Liberty Hill, Texas
52° overnight. The cloud cover acted as a blanket and kept it warm last night. That also meant fog this morning. And it was thicker than yesterday.
I awoke at 5:30, which is not unusual. What is unusual is why I was awakened. CPAP* hose came apart and my breathing suddenly changed. I wasn’t getting the amount of air that I needed. The hose comes in two sections that snap together or in this case snap apart. The hose had got caught between the bed and wall and when I rolled over in my sleep, it came apart. All in all, not a good way to be awakened.
We left for work a half hour earlier than usual and arrived about fifteen minutes later than usual. However, since we generally arrive with plenty of time for me to change out of my secret identity, Tom, into real identity of Santa.
This afternoon I changed from one Santa suit (Cherry Hill’s) to another Santa suit (mine). A family in the area lost their home and everything in a recent fire. Our future son in law, Austin, works on the fire department. The firemen have “adopted” the family and, with the help of Santa, delivered some Christmas stockings to them today.
They had an amazing story to tell. While the firemen were still at the scene of the fire, a friend offered them a furnished town house in which to live. That sounds like a “God thing” to me.
The sunset tonight was spectacular.
Once we were home I wrote a short piece for my newsletter blog. The other day I was looking at my hands. Okay, it was a very slow day and I was bored. But there I was looking at my hands and I noticed that my right hand and left hand don’t match. I’m not talking about the fact that my left thumb is about a quarter of [continue reading here]
God bless you and g’nite.
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*CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure ) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A CPAP machine uses a hose and mask or nosepiece to deliver constant and steady air pressure.