Nan Mustard's Recovery

This blog is a record of Erin (Nan) Mustard's recovery.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 ends

Dear Friends and Family,

Well we are seeing the old year out a little early tonight. We've had a very busy day thanks to Dana and our friends Tom and John. Nan's day started pretty rough but gradually got better as she tackled coming down and then gradually feeling better. This afternoon she and Dana surprised us in the garage and they came out dressed for a short trip to the hair dresser to have Nan's hair washed. She looks great as she sits here in the pale light of the fire.

Tom and John arrived on time this morning to build shelving for all the boxes of appraisals we have to hold for 5 years before destroying. They brought cases of tools, materials and a concept. They immediatelly set to work and by 3:30 this afternoon were finished with fine shelves that will hold about 45 boxes plus ice chests and some christmas boxes too. What a wonderful boost toward getting the garage in order and being able to locate older files for the company. John brought his new truck which he has purchased to enjoy and pull his 5th wheel trailer now that he is retired. Nan and I send our thanks to the guys for making this wonderful addition to our garage.

In preparation of the garage work I had to move all the boxes out of the way and then put them back this evening after they were finished. So you can only imagine how tired I am, it hurts to move. Dana has been working hard all day too and has created many empty boxes and sorted tons of stuff for giveaway. Dana has worked almost constantly since she arrived, she'll have to go home to rest. We've had good food, mexican, italian, american.

Tonight we have the privilege of having Keanna spending the night. She is sleeping with Aunt Dana in the guest room, had her bath, read tons of books and played her heart out. Steve and Nikki are out to a party here in the bay somewhere and so we win by getting to see Keanna.

We are doing pretty well with the dressing by changing it twice a day, certainly is better for Nan than the bag that she has had to wear for a couple months. Still the nausea is always with us and some pretty heavy duty pain as well. A neighbor of Jason and Jo's picked olives and then cured them and we got a jar for Christmas. Nan is loving them. Lidia and Ron Samoian surprised us today with a visit and a wonderful plate of dried fruit. Nan says it is some of the best she has ever eaten.

Now we are winding up our day and looking forward to a long winters rest. We look forward to a year of progress and healing, we hope your new year goes well too.

So we send our love and our very best wishes to each and every one of you for the new year.

tim and nan and dana and Keanna!


  • At 12:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Tim, Nan, Dana and Keanna,

    Congratulations on a terrific year. Having faced an overcome so many difficulties this past year, it must give each of you a great sense of accomplishment for a job well done!

    Hoping that 2007 is going to be the best year ever. Love and best wishes to you all.


    ps I have a spare tire if you need it

  • At 4:35 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Happy New Year!

    As we reflect back over 2006 I know it has been a very trying year for you. So many ups and downs ~ so many unknowns. May 2007 bring you answers and resolution.

    I didn't care for our 2006 very much either, but we got through it and the Lord has blessed us. It seems we need a few "bumps in our road" to keep us humble and trusting in our Lord. "This World is Not our Home" there's a better place awaiting us. May we all be faithful until that glorious day.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I, too, slept the new year in. This has been a very hard year for some of us, but we are all thankful that the Lord picked us up, put his loving arms around us, and carried us through. I know I could not have made it without Him. 2007 brings more for a lot of us to deal with, but we know that the same God who carried us through last year is still carrying us now. How can we loose when He is in charge? I pray for you daily and feel something good about to happen. I love the Lord with all my heart and thank Him moment by moment for His guidance and care. How can we go wrong if we allow Him to lead? If we continue to pray for His will to be done in our lives, we need to do our part and leave the rest to Him. I pray each of you who read this blog, will have a wonderful new year and by the way; if God is your co-pilot, it is time to change seats.

    Love to all, Sharon


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