Since I'm writing this at midnight, I'll just add a quick list of happenings.
- Tuna was released from the orthopedic surgeon. Our little SCFE is all healed up! This is huge news. She had very high odds of losing her hip when she broke the ball clean away from the femur the summer before last. The hip healed and she learned to walk again, but we were not out of the woods until the bone completely fused around the stainless steel screws. She is out of the woods now!
- School started! Woohoo! This means I have my office...er...dining room table back and the house is quiet so I can actually devote my remaining brain cells to work. You know...work...that thing I do to make money. (I do need brain cells for that. And a table. To myself. Quiet space!)
- We passed the next codes inspection.
- The insurance check arrived and cleared the bank.
Exciting stuff right there. Insulation and back-to-school celebrating. We celebrated our last night of summer freedom with skyscraper sodas.
|The Fish, Little Bean, Tuna, and Rough Stuff with one massive ice cream soda.|
Little Bean gave her approval. (Or maybe it was just a sugar high.)
|Little Bean on an ice cream high.|
I cannot even put into words how happy I was when this sign arrived! I might have squealed a little when I opened it. We had a sign like this on our wall before the fire. We bought it on vacation several years ago in a little shop in Eureka Springs called Sleepy's. The Big Guy really likes this verse and the night of the fire it seemed to speak to many of us. The sign just seemed to glow in the light of the flashlights as we walked through our home with the Red Cross and firefighters.
Several months ago, I contacted the shop owner and
asked pleaded for a new sign. They don't have them anymore, but the wonderful man agreed to make me one and he shipped it to us, no charge. I am almost teary just writing this. I love it! I cannot wait to hang it on our new family room wall.
If you're ever in Eureka Springs, please...stop by the shop and hug that man for me!
Next post: Insulation! I know you cannot wait to see photos of our new insulation!