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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Spirit!

My girls and I took all the babies to Garvin Park a few weeks ago. After playing on the playground and having a little snack, we saw a horse and followed it back to the stadium. My oldest grandson watches a show called "Spirit" and LOVES horses. He was awestruck!


We swung for a long time. Sweet Pea cuddled with Thing 2 ...



After a while, we put Sweet Pea and Kicker in the swing, back to back. I pushed the babies while Thing 1 and Thing 2 swung for a while. Thing 2's swing sounded like an elephant!





PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Tiny Gift

I went out back to water the plants just after sunrise a few mornings ago. The temperature was perfect and without a hint of the humidity that saturates this area from April until November. Above me, the sky was a beautiful, brilliant blue, without a trace of clouds. Although the wind was still, Davy's wind chime tinkled softly. The weight that has had my heart in a vise-like grip ever since I was informed of his death clamped even tighter. I smiled wistfully as I looked up and said aloud, "Good morning, Davy. I love you so much. I miss you."


After I voiced my good morning, the wind chime stopped. Disappointed that 'Davy was done talking', I looked down and saw what looked like a tiny horseshoe on the patio. I'm sure it was a spacer for something at one time or another, but I can't even fathom a guess as to what that was or where it came from.


I love miniatures, and to this day, I'm constantly keeping an eye out for something that is Barbie-sized or small enough to be used in a miniature dollhouse ... both of which I kept from my childhood or from when my kids were growing up. This horseshoe was the perfect size for Barbie. I picked it up and brought it inside ... hoping it was a sign that my luck was going to change and that the rest of the year brought nothing but good news.

Here are the only pics I could locate of my childhood Barbie house that I fixed up for the girls. I painted it blue, trimmed out all the windows and added shutters with hearts, added a door knocker and knobs to the doors, shingled the roof (which you can't really see in these pics), added balusters and railing around the balcony, and a brick patio on the balcony floor. I kept the dollhouses in the event I had a granddaughter one day ... and now I do, thanks to Davy.

Oh, how I wish he were here to watch his babies grow up.



Below is some pictures of the miniature houses I decorated for Christmas one year. That was a chore ... but it was so cute! (Click on any picture to enlarge.)




PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

79° ... But I Was Cold

So I decided to turn the air up. I was surprised to see the thermostat was set at 79°, yet I was cold. I turned it up to 83° to make sure the air wouldn't kick back on.


Working outside when it's really hot is uncomfortable, but I still hate to see the cooler temps that I know are coming once fall gets here. I don't mind the cooler temps, but I hate cold weather. I see the cooler temps are just a warning sign that winter is coming ... which makes enjoying lower temperatures a little hard.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Elephants

Thing 2 sent me this quote ..


A few months later, she gave me and Thing 1 Mother/Daughter elephant necklaces. I treasure it :)


PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.
SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Deer


I used to see deer outside my bedroom window all the time, but this past year has been different. I have only seen them on rare occasions. Then, a few days after Davy died, I looked outside my bedroom window, and there was a deer. In that time of untold anguish, that deer reminded me that God made all of us, and He knows the number of the days we will spend here on earth. I didn't understand then, and I don't understand now why God took Davy so young. His babies will never know him, and his sisters and I will spend the rest of our days living with the gaping hole his death brought into our lives.

Losing someone you love so much is kind of like losing a limb ... you may one day adjust to not having an arm or a leg, but you are reminded of it's absence every single day.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Trying to Unlock the Garage

The babies wanted their cozy coupe's out of the garage. Luckily, my grandson had some keys on him, so he attempted to unlock the door ...


While he was busy trying to pick the lock, his sassy sister did what she does best ...


PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Chess

When I met my daughters for lunch the other day. I got there early, so I did a little window shopping while I waited for them. A beautiful chess set was displayed prominently in one shop window, and I immediately thought of Davy.


His older cousins had taught him to play when he was quite young. Every time I saw a chess set, I thought about purchasing it, with the intention of asking Davy to teach me how to play. I never did buy a chess set. One day I'll buy one and ask someone to teach me, but I'm kicking myself for not buying one a long time ago so that my son could teach me.


PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Yum!


Two years ago I spent Black Friday driving to Missouri to get this Little Tikes country kitchen, just like the one my kids had when they were little. Then, I happened upon an antique, child-sized hutch at a flea market and couldn't resist. Best purchases I've ever made! The babies have a lot of fun playing with this. They fix us all types of delicacies ... the latest one being ... a hamburger, topped with an English muffin, a piece of bologna, French fries, and topped it off with whipped cream and a cherry!


PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

House Slippers at Walmart


The faux animal fur with applique roses are awfully nice, but right next to it was this love pair of velvet ruffles.

They had a huge display of these, so I can only assume they think they'll sell out in every size. Sadly, I fear they are right.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Davy's Autopsy Report

I love this photo of Davy.
I swam to my car after work yesterday, then picked up Davy's autopsy report. Once home, I got into some dry clothes, I sat on the sofa and held it in my hands, looking at the envelope and wondering, "Do I really want to read this?" The answer was yes and no. I didn't want to know the gory details of how broken his once-strong body was when he was found, but I needed to know what it said, and I wanted the answer to a question that's been haunting me ... "Did he really die immediately or is there even a slight chance he could have laid there in agony before he succumbed to his injuries?"

My stomach was in knots as I pulled it from the envelope. It was a nauseating read, but I'm glad I read it. It didn't take long before I had my answer. He definitely died immediately. There is absolutely no way he had even a moment of pain. He was most likely dead before his body hit the pavement. It gives me a smidgen of peace to know that he didn't suffer. A smidgen of peace isn't a lot, but it's more than I had before ... so I'll take it.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE OUT
FOR THE CAR THAT KILLED MY SON!
Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.
SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.