Thanks, brethren! It is a blessing. We lost my Mom in 2011. These times have been even more special since then.
My Dad is one tough dude! He is a retired firefighter and gets around nowadays as good as I could ever hope. He chops his own firewood to heat his home with a wood stove, he plants his own gardens and reaps the rewards, and he pretty much works us "youngens" to the ground when helping him in the garden and when chopping and splitting wood. It is a blessing seeing him get along so well even after having a knee replacement and after the loss of my Mother.
I bought him a whole home surveillance system for Christmas and he really has enjoyed it. It has night vision capability so he has been able to watch the deer, coons, and foxes coming around at night. He gets a big kick out of that.
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