Friday, November 13, 2009

Foto Friday.... non photo post today!

Well today is supposed to be Foto Friday and I know it still is over at Renaissance but this week I took a holiday from photography! It has been such an event filled week that I felt it would be more productive to center my attentions on other things!

Let me see... where to begin. Tuesday, Sean called from school to say he was seeing a black line running through the middle of his left eye and could see nothing above it... The school nurse was concerned so he and I made a whirlwind trip to Fairbanks. The optomistrist was wonderful and got him right away! After much testing it was determined that Sean had lost all vision in the upper left (outside) quadrant of his left eye and a bit in the upper right quadrant. So off we went to have an MRI! Let me say this much... He was a TROOPER through the whole thing. By the time we got home he was a bit tired and was sound asleep about 30 minutes before his normal bed time. Tuesday morning Sean was up bright and early with his vision restored. The doctor called back to say the MRI showed no anomolies! We are so thankful God restored Sean's vision! We are still in the dark concerning the cause but just praise God daily that his vision has been returned.

My sweet hubby had to go back up to Fairbanks on Thursday for a root canal! He was in the dentist seat for 2 hours while they worked on him. All in all it was a good appointment as his tooth is now fixed and he had a nice nap. Yes, dear hubby sleeps in the dentist chair even during a root canal! They ended up putting in the bite block as his mouth kept closing... I wonder if he snores while in the dentist chair?

Friday was a mad rush back to town as we discovered the boys had outgrown dress pants and have a band concert next Tuesday. It was amazing as we stopped off at 6 different stores and got lunch to go in 1 1/2 hours! We left the house at 10:35 and were back home by 1:50. Not bad considering we had a 50 minute drive each way! The sun was shining, the wind was gone, and there was wonderful conversation!!

The remainder of the week has been filled with cleaning, cutting out magazine pictures, and crotcheting! It is so fulfilling as I see the projects being completed... We are getting the house ready and are hoping to start putting "For Sale" signs up around town on Monday.

I don't know if I told anyone but as of right now we will be leaving around the 23rd of January! Once Chris gets his orders we will begin the process of scheduling movers, etc. We are so excited and so thankful! It was exciting watching God's hand in the whole process! I know I am NOT the most patient person in the world but it is so comforting to know that everything is in God's timing... Yes, I still felt that way even when I was chomping at the bit! :)


  1. Wow, you have been busy!
    I'm so glad that Sean's eye was okay, eyes are so delicate!

    Are you starting to pack up yet? Any suggestions for someone who has a few weeks to get a house packed? Probably not blogging, right? :)

  2. No I've not started packing... or maybe I should say yes? I guess you could say I am in the sorting stage. Trying to figure out where everything came from... Since when do I need 3 sets of mixing bowls? And how many coffee/tea cups do we need? And how many Legos do 3 boys need especially since two are teenagers? (I will give the younger of the elder boys credit for still "playing" with Legos!)

    I can offer some advice but I will be the first to admit we normally have movers "moving" us but still have a good bit of experience. The packers are always amazed at how much I can cram into a small space. I mean who would have thought you could get 36 dish packs out of a 8 x 12 galley style kitchen? Drop me an e-mail and I will pass on any information I have. In fact I will start making notes to send to you!! A couple of questions... how far of a distance are you traveling? How will you be transporting your household goods?

    Hope to hear from you! :)