Monday, December 24, 2018 -
I woke up at 7 am this morning. William and Kathie said they’d be here between 8:15 and 8:30. I went downstairs at 8:30, waiting for the call. At 9:10, I went back upstairs, took off my coat, and then heard the call. I think I ran down the stairs. It wasn’t nearly as crowded in the visitor room today, and we could actually hear each other talk. It was a much better visit today, and they left for home around 11 am. I had a really hard time with them leaving, as I know Kathie did too.
I slept for maybe an hour this afternoon, and also went for a walk on the track, but had to quit after 1 ¾ mile because of a blister formed on my heel from the boots. I basically read and listened to Christmas music on the radio the rest of the day, and called Kathie twice this evening. The songs “Blue Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” have a new meaning for me this year. I did speak to “J,” my cellmate, pertaining to his salvation some.