As you can see, Mike is just where I want him to be—writing! It is usually difficult to rope him in unless we really, really need for him to sit down and write. He would rather be preaching at the CCA prison, on his tractor (which, much to his mortification, totally bit the dust two days before his surgery), working in the fields, throwing knives, swimming with the grands, or anything but working at the computer. But for the next several weeks, he will not be able to do much of anything, so we expect his next book, In Search of a Help Meet, will be written soon. I do feel sorry for him about his beloved tractor because he really loved working with it, but at least its demise came at a good time.
Thank you for praying for Mike through this. It was a grueling four-and-a-half hours of cutting away muscle from bone and then adding bone and a lot of hardware, and for an old guy of nearly 67 years, that is a piece of work. Now REALLY pray that he stays careful so he doesn’t undo all the fine work done on him. Doc says he should be as good as new—“new” being debatable.