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.

mikew116 said...

Will be praying.

mikew116 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.