While waiting, I watched many patients come for their tests. Some had huge "cocktails" to consume prior to their test. Others had their hair in pretty wraps to cover their bald heads on a very cool, windy day.
One gentleman sat in the warm sunlight and enjoyed the garden on the other side of the huge, glass window. He radiated peace. It was good to glance up from my reading and see him sitting there.
Another gentleman came into our area and sat down, placing a huge backpack and what looked like a case for a medium size musical instrument. He quickly struck up a conversation with the gentleman in the sunlight. Then they included me in some of the conversation.
I what kind of instrument was in the case. As if he was just waiting for someone to ask, he opened the case and revealed a ukulele. It was larger than the ones I have seen previously.
He played the ukulele for a while then segued into his version of AMAZING GRACE. After his song, he returned the instrument to it's case and the conversation turned to "why me?". The man in the sunlight shared that he went from "why me?" to "why not me? The ukulele player said he has not reached the why not stage, but he does see life in a new perspective.
Both men were then called for their respective tests and I resumed reading my book until John came out. We then went to have lunch.
While eating, my phone rang, but before I could get to it, voicemail took over. I looked at the number and it revealed one of the dealers in Kentucky that we visited Tuesday and Wednesday. We decided to finish our lunch, do our shopping and then call the dealer when we returned to our home on wheels.
Tuesday, we had made our offer on a 40' Tiffin Allegro Bus and the salesman countered. His counter was unacceptable to us and we walked.
Wednesday, we returned and shot him our final offer, we left for him to think about it. We came back to Indy for John's appointment. We were totally at peace with what we offered and we knew that eventually, we would have a motorhome that met our needs.
To make a long story even longer, I can now say that he accepted our low ball offer! This is based on the buyer of the condo completing his purchase next week.
Soooo, here is our new to us Tiffin Allegro Bus! It has only 26,000 miles, new carpeting, four door refrigerator, washer/dryer, tons of storage. Thank you all for your prayers, advice, and your encouragement.
One by one, we tick things off our list. The only thing holding us back from heading to South Dakota is the results of John's MRI and biopsy.
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Thanks again for your good wishes and prayers. Keep them coming! I am praying for zero cancer! I know the doctor said eighty percent, but I am asking for John to be in the twenty percent!