I completed my 4th round of chemotherapy on May 25th. For some reason this one was tougher as it's taken the better part of a week to overcome my fatigue. Still have little appetite however. Watermelon, cantaloupes and milkshakes taste pretty good however ... much to "What's Cookin' at Martha's" disappointment and chagrin!
Hey Baby Jack ... guess what? While walking the beach this morning Mimi and Grandpa saw our very first evidence of logerhead turtles on Edisto!!! There are three marked (with small red flags) turtle nests on the beach! The turtles apparently crawled up onto the beach last night and laid there eggs. The paths they formed to their nests including their large footprints were clearly evident in the sand this morning. Very exciting! Okay Jack so now we've witnessed a whole lot of wildlife here on Edisto. Add these logerhead turtles to the list we've shared to date Jack: herons, egrets, deer (including an albino), river otters, horseshoe crabs, jelly fish, star fish, sand sharks, bald eagles, blue jays, cardinals, bluebirds and course the ugly turkey buzzards ... you just gotta get your parents to bring you back down here Jack!
The cardinals are especially abundant on the island and their voices are incredibly vibrant and beautiful. Every morning I "hear" Grandma Brown speaking to us through these beautiful songbirds ... encouraging us to never give up and keep up the fight! We miss you Grandma Brown but know you're in heaven and encouraging God and our Lord to permit us to serve as one of His wonderous miracles here on earth.
Martha's in Charleston today moving a lot of boxes from our rental to Stefanie's new apartment in Charleston. She's also picking up our friend Wendy Chappel at the airport who's arriving today for a visit. We're getting ready to move to West Ashley, a suburb of Charleston, into Betty's townhouse on June 11th. Just 10 minutes from the cancer center. We plan to make 2 or 3 trips back to Edisto each week to review house progress with Greg our builder. The house is really "out of the ground" now. Greg is making fantastic progress. The foam insulation should finish up today and the primer coat of paint should go onto the grade level screening. Drywall has been delivered and moved inside so the interior finish work should begin next week we expect. Did we share our Audio-Video guy ran in excess of 5,000 feet of wire throughout the house (prior to foaming the house)? Thanks Don Burdick for helping us document (with over 200 digital pictures) all that wiring in the walls along with the electric wiring and plumbing lines during your recent visit! These pics will surely come in handy when Martha starts pounding nails into the walls to hang stuff this fall. With all that A-V wiring we should have great football parties at 612 King Cotton Road this year! Come on down! Go Panthers (I'm going to pay for that one)! Hey when in Roman do as the Romans do???
All our best ....
Dan and Martha