Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today is August 18th. Just one month ago, July 18th was when I had my accident breaking my hip and splitting my ear. It was just about the same time of day that I am typing this, between 1 and 2 p.m. I am getting around using a walker, and sometimes a cane in the house. I do my daily physical therapy exercises for building up the muscles around my hip. It is just isometric exercises now, plus taking walks with the walker. As my leg becomes stronger, I will start using a stationary bicycle.

One burden that is weighing heavily on us is income. I am unable to do physical work right now, and have had to turn down carpet cleaning jobs when customers call. I have, however, been able to complete two jobs so far, having a helper to the actual work while I directed. I am thankful for that. I also have a couple of cleanings scheduled for the next two Saturdays with Ryan's help. I really need for something dramatic to happen really soon as far as earning a living is concerned. Business has been dropping off the last few years because of the economy, and our financial situation is in critical condition. I really need a good-paying job right now.

Becky in May (six months along)
On the bright side, our daughter Becky is due to have a baby any day now. Her due-date is August 22nd, less than a week away. They know that it is a boy and have decided to name him James Anthony Fusina. We have been calling him Jimmy. Becky and Don have been married for two years, and live in Pittsburgh, PA. I am not sure when we will get to see little Jimmy, but Sheila and I can hardly wait.

This ends my personal and family update. I have a book review and a detailed account of the accident (with pictures) planned for upcoming posts.

Bye for now,



Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you regarding your accident and for your family's ability to financially stay afloat. I too am in the middle of a situation where money is drying up. But congratulations on being a grandfather to James! said...

Thank you for praying. That is wonderful. I will pray for you as well.

Persis said...

Thanks for sharing this, Craig, so I know how to pray for you and your family.

Congrats on your soon-to-be-arriving grandson.

Michael Wright said...

Will be praying.

Michael Wright said...

By the way, what book are you going to review? said...

Smashing Through Death's Door. It was given to me as a get-well present. It is a true story by Marshall Alexander, who survived a plane crash in rugged mountains in the middle of the night. There is a lot about the Providence of God earlier in his life in ways that prepared him to survive the crash.