Rod had his annual manager’s meeting in Las Vegas this last week. He left Tuesday morning and came back Thursday night. We sure missed him. On Friday we went to Lowes and Harbor Freight to buy the things we needed to finish the kitchen remodel. We were in Lowes for almost three hours and we were all tired by the time we were done. I started to feel a little strange once we got home and by bedtime was very sick to my stomach. I spent the whole night dealing with what I guess was food poisoning, since no one else has any symptoms. I lost ten pounds in 12 hours and was so weak by Saturday morning. On Saturday, Rod headed to the store to get me Gatorade, yogurt and whatever else I could tolerate. He spent the day working on the kitchen and forcing fluids on me. The kids spent the day helping their daddy and taking care of me. My family is awesome. There is so much work that we need to do to the kitchen and no one complained. Everyone worked hard and was compassionate to their sick mommy. It is times like this that I realize what my children’s character is like and I must say that they are developing into exceptional people.