We went on to MFQAT -- newly remodeled, lovely spot. J having wine, looks really great. He's lost 15 pounds, has really cut back on the drinking, is exercizing. Still smoking, but less. Not sure of the impact of exercise while smoking. I encouraged him to keep going. As I was leaving was again stopped by someone, wanting to know what we do. He slipped me $40. This makes $290 in bar donations in a month, which has to be a record. I haven't gotten even $100 in the previous 20 years of this work. Weird.
It is pouring rain. My knee is throbbing from what turns out to be a gout attack. I am as emotionally a wreck as at any time in my life, run down from the Phoenix marathon on Sunday, no doubt. But by the weekend I have recovered. God is good.