Sunday, August 19, 2012

CLARK WILLIAM WADEY - AUGUST 6, 2012

Ken called and told me. Amber had a baby ! The littlest Wadey made his appearance at 1:31 PM - a great, big baby at 8 lbs 1 oz and 21 inches long ! Catch up on all the latest at the Wadey household - big doings......wonderful news !
Click here to read more. Congratulations Amber, Chuck and big sister Aurora.....

Saturday, August 11, 2012

SHABBAT AT TBZ + BARRY

What a week ! Barry has completed 36 days of sobriety he told me today - he gets a badge which I think is terrific. Talking to him is like talking to a different person now. He said "I've laughed more in the four days I've been here than I have all year". Good. He's in good spirits and the admissions person, John, told me the other day "he's thriving." Also good. One day at a time.

I just got back from TBZ. After such a hectic week, Shabbat services have become very meditative. Plus I say Kaddish. Today I would use the word 'synchronicity." I met a woman sitting in the lobby by the door as I was leaving for the Temple. She asked if I could help her. She was using a cane, the kind with four legs and she said she wanted to go to the Temple. I said I am going there, let's go together. During the service I mentioned Rose Bronstein, my third grade Hebrew school teacher and she exclaimed, " Rose was my best friend; we both taught at Hebrew College !" Just amazing.

Wednesday I went to Shirley's apartment - very tough.........more on that later.........

Friday, August 3, 2012

WEEK FOUR - McCLEAN UPDATE

Barry has been accepted at McClean for their fourteen day program with the option of being referred for more time. Immediately after that, the insurance company called to say they are cutting off his benefits for where he is now at Presentation Manor. I filed an Appeals Letter to buy time - he is covered during the Appeal. How horrible these people are cannot be overstressed + that's Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO for which he pays over $600.00/month. There is NO healthcare in America, but I digress.........what a scam....Barry is scheduled to go to McClean on Monday. Four weeks sober - he is a different person + very lucky he has recovered his physical health.