From the miscellaneous drawer - Life changes

We’re creatures of habit. At least I am.
I tend to eat the same foods, watch the same tv shows and keep the same hours- early to bed, early to rise..
There is one new thing in my life though. When I turn out the bedroom light at night, the room’s ceiling is filled with interesting patterns as if etched in ancient plaster.
No, I haven’t been remodeling, the sight in my right eye went away two Saturdays ago and after visits to several doctors, we now know it is permanent. Nick, Mary, Megan and Evan are filling in for the new absence and the job now is to train myself to do without and learn to drive again.
A steelworker friend of mine in Illinois lost an eye by running and falling on scissors. He went on as an adult to walk steel beams on high rises, so I know it can be done.
Meanwhile I’m at work answering phones, opening and sorting mail and keeping up (I hope) with circulation.
You’ll have to supply me with your complete name when changing your address seasonally. I’m lucky to be able to stay productive and helpful at work yet.
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In the Ely Echo for May 9, 2009, 10 years ago, the headlines were:
• Northshore extends shutdown;
• Federal funds for Fernberg?;
• Wintergreen welcomes new owners;
• Over 220 geologists in town for conference;
• Debeltz, Nelson honored by city council;
• How many buckets to drain Miners Lake?
• VCC’s 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award honors Chip Elkins of Ely.