"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world," wrote Anne Frank in Diary of a Young Girl, 1952. I am so excited to be delivering a trailer full of donated items from all of you to the families at Target House of St. Jude. Your generosity has been a great blessing to my family, and I am overjoyed for others to experience it, too. I know paper towels and soap are not very exciting to buy, not a lot of fun or fru-fru and won’t necessarily put smiles on the kids’ faces, but I am more of an “essentials” kind of gal myself and just thought this is something any and all of the families can use. By the way, I finally got my creative on and came up with a catchy title: “Essentials from Eli’s Friends,” got the “E’s” in there for some nice alliteration. I’m sorry that I have not written much lately, I have been swamped during the day preparing the house for me to leave and spending time checking things off the kids’ summer bucket list. I hope to catch up because we’ve done some fun things, and have been busy. But, every night I just can’t keep my eyes open long enough to make an attempt at writing something somewhat interesting, much less clever. But, Eli is still doing well. Nothing had really changed at all. They did put him down for his “exit” scan on September 5, which will be the only one he gets before we come home. So, that’s a big one, if any of them can be bigger than another one. Eli has also had an exciting week, and I want to write about that, too. I’ve even still got beach stuff to write about, so I am really, really behind on my posts. I wanted to say Thank you to Kasey at McClary Tire in Athens for making sure Big Sam was not leaking anything important, and for rotating tires, and just for giving the Old Man a good look-see as he was sporting his trailer and we head to Memphis. Kasey is a kind hearted guy and took great care of us today. I’m going to bed early tonight because I’ve got an early morning to set up the trailer for carline at ABS for items to be donated, so I leave it for the books tonight. My picture tonight was taken back in the spring I think and is at the front of Target House One.