My precious friends, I just wanted to say thankyou for all your comments and emails, and apologize a little bit for not being able to reply to all comments and emails. It doesn't mean that I care for you any less...I have just been overwhelmed running the business alone because the town my husband is in had the electricity and natural gas (heating/cooking gas) bombed, and without electricity there is no way to pump the water to the houses, so they went for weeks without water, fuel, electricity. My husband got some water from a neighbor's well, boiled it for a long time, but still he got a terrible kidney infection from something in that water, but now he is recovering and the power is on for 2 hours a day so he can help a bit more with our translation business. I was proofreading really interesting news articles for BBC, about 150 pages of them. I am sure learning a lot about what goes on in the world, and that the USA does not get all of the information about their leaders...just what the media wants to say to avoid panic or riots or fear etc. I guess all countries censor some of the news about their leaders.
One of the articles made me laugh...kind of out of disbelief and frustration. It was an article written by a person in the country part of Afghanistan (far from a city). He said "We walk for hours to get to a clinic or hospital, then when we get there, our patient has to wait for an hour for the doctor!!!" I thought AN HOUR!?!?! So Canadian medical treatment is worse than in the countryside of Afghanistan? What would that person think if we told him that in N. America we wait 8 hours to 3 days! In the province next to me, British Columbia, where my brother lives, he has spent 3 days in Emergency and his wife brought his meals and drinks etc. until he could be seen. Like I mentioned earlier, 2 weeks ago in Canada, they found a man dead in the ER waiting room, after he had waited 34 hours without care.
With this business work, I am pushing ahead like a horse with blinders on, day and night, and my breaks consist of trying to return an email or post this blog or pay a bill or do legal work to get my husband here, or take a nap of a few hours out of 24. I'll be finished today, thank heaven.
OH THAT REMINDS ME! I wrote to the highest government official in Canada to explain the situation with my husband, and she wrote to my lawyer and kind of chastised her for neglecting our case, and told her to hurry and get going so my husband and I could get together, so things are getting better and better!
Love you even when I can't reply.