This was the summer I got to learn how to go yard work. Now I always did the gardening but Dennis did the yard work. Right before his accident he had bought a Dixon mower and he couldn’t wait to get to use it, but he only rode it one time before he had his wreck. Well, to me a mower without a steering wheel was really weird. I had Whitney write down the instructions and I laminated them and took them out with me when I mowed. Then I learned to caulk, not well but I did learn. I learned to push mow and I really enjoy doing that. But then the 104 degree weather came it wasn’t quite as enjoyable. I couldn’t keep up! The watering, the mowing, the working, the washing all the vehicles, the whatever. Of course, it was at this time that our daughter, who was not having a good summer, was in a car wreck with a friend of hers. Really God???? Really? Some friends came over to stay with Dennis and I ran to the hospital. I made it there before the ambulance arrived and a friend of hers had taken a picture of the car and her on the stretcher on his I-phone. Not smart. They came in and the girls had scratches and bruises and had to stay overnight. Unfortunately, I could not leave Dennis to stay with Whitney. Whitney was having a rough time, I think a lot of it stemming from the accident, and I couldn’t stay with her. The other girl’s mother stayed and I knew she would be alright but it broke my heart to leave her. Right then I had another feeling I hadn’t acknowledged before. Bitterness…and it’s ugly. But we got through the summer and cooler weather arrived.