The biggest thing first- my Dad is going back for heart surgery. He had a stent put in in March. He started getting some more pains last month and finally saw his heart doctor yesterday. One stress test later and he's going back under the knife on Wednesday. Same artery- but the cause is unknown. It may be a failed stent, may be something else. But all his "numbers" (cholesterol, blood pressure, etc...)look great, he's skinny and in good physical condition- if you don't take his heart into consideration.
Because of my son and his school though, I won't be able to travel with my Mother this time around. My husband is traveling every week this fall for business and I am the only care giver the kid has. My Mom is a big girl though- and will be able to handle this fine (fingers crossed)
The next biggest thing is the septic situation is being fixed as I type! Remember that in August the septic failed. I have been living with a severe water situation since then- trotting my dirty laundry around the county- timed showers- not nearly as much flushing as I would prefer. Well, work has started! Here are some pictures-
The back of the yard- the guys are near the actual septic tank. 1000 gallons of special-ness.
the rocks that are needed to make the new drain field - along with a lot of pipe
the yard is pretty big until you get machinery down there. They have to dig down/scrape off 7 ft of my back yard (the septic is buried very deep) in an area that is 450 sq ft. Then there is a little over a foot of pipes and stones, then 3 ft of fill material on top of the field and it's done ! My yard will be a series of stepped areas when it's done. It's going to be a interesting situation to say the least. I just hope we can mow it easily in the end.
To get my mind off of everything I took the boy to the zoo- they have a new lion enclosure that's really nice- but the boy really likes the monkeys, the snakes, and the penguins.
I have actually gotten a chance to work on two new dolls- one is finished and was a special order- the other is just in the beginning stages and has no home. Here is the head-hopeful I will get to make the body this week.
My very favorite actor in the entire world. Rest in peace sir.