I greatly appreciate all the comments, prayers, advice.
I'm too tired to write a clever post, but I thought I could drop a note to all of you, kind readers, just to let you know I'm still kicking.
It's Spring Break which means I have had time to deal with various things.
My wife and I are talking, and that is a good thing. I'm still uncertain about the future there.
And as been the case before, when things gets hard and weird, things tend to get harder and weirder.
Case in point. Went to the ear doctor yesterday... I definitely have hearing loss. It won't come back. Additionally, it turns out that due to some lack of paperwork when we adopted our children 13 years ago neither of them are U.S. citizens. We have set up an appointment with an attorney on Tuesday to look into it. His ballpark is that we can probably work it all out... after a year or so and $3,000. Jeremiah is the more difficult problem as he is already 18 and getting citizenship is not so easy for the developmentally disabled. (I thought adopting a child meant they were citizens!)
I'm spending tomorrow morning with a good friend... a guy I trust who can give me good advice.
Bottom line... my wife is still glancing at rainbows, my back hurts, my head hurts, my skin is peeling, and there is a deafening (literally) ringing in my ears.
I love the Lord... I just don't know why life is so weird.
Ah yes... one other weird piece of news... I heard last week that my dad owns a bar in Thailand now... it's a brothel.
If I was reading all of this in a novel I would say that it doesn't seem very plausible.
Stranger than fiction.