Y'all have read my comments about my "Doper" friends (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/index.php) before, but what I'm about to relate to you now is a prime example of how "close-knit" a family we are.
I haven't written too much about this, but since this past March, things ain't been too rosy for the "German Boy" as far as finances go. Still waiting on the SSDI to start, so with my pension and what D makes, we are barely scraping by.
People who know me personally know that in addition to being a smart-ass and yes, arrogant, I am also proud to a fault and find it very difficult to ask anyone for a favor.
Well, that all changed last Friday morning when I asked my "Doper Kids" if they could help me out in getting some way past-due bills paid, and boy-howdy if they didn't just take that ball and run with it!
Due to their kindness and generosity, we are able to pay off some credit cards in addition to keeping the IRS "at bay".
This isn't the first time that the Dopers have come to someone's rescue, and will surely not be the last. As an international message board, it's truly remarkable how we all come together and "take care of our own" this way!
With our economy in the "toilet" and no relief in sight, it was extremely kind to help us out in this way and D and I are VERY grateful indeed.
So what else is happenin'?
An update on the leg: saw my doctor last week and he informed us that it wasn't my ankle I broke, but the fibula, and I am having to wear "Das Boot" ;) for another couple of weeks, at which time he will determine if he needs to put in a "plate", which I hope will not be necessary.
Speaking of "plates", I know of a Mexican orthopedic surgeon, who, as he was installing a plate in someone's leg, said "Careful, this plate is hot"
Next Sunday, D and I have been invited to see the musical Hair, by my niece, Lisa who works the stage lighting for the cast. The musical plays until October 10th, at the Seven Stages theatre in Little Five Points (a suburb of Atlanta, where "guess who" used to hang out in his "hippie days?"
D and I haven't been able to get out much lately, so we're very excited and are looking forward to the play and having lunch with Lisa beforehand. Lisa is a daughter of Wayne and our dear Betty, and is the "family celebrity".
This is a "replay", but I couldn't think of a better way to express my thanks to my "Doper Kids" than this song:
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