Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's Saturday and everyone's alive

Marci had surgery early EARLY Thursday morning. Like 2am Thursday morning. Turns out after a CAT scan, they determined that her appendix was about to burst, so out it came. I was back at home at about 10:30, basically hanging out as the kids slept. I talked to Marci at 12:30 or so and at that time, she was downing some liquid to help with the scan. She called me at 4 to tell me about the surgery. Then I passed out.

I got Marci home finally about 12 or so on Thursday. Riley went to the Y with our friend Christine and Haley was at Emily's house. Thank goodness for good friends as Marci was able to hang out and rest for a while.

Later, we were fortunate enough to have some church friends bring dinner over. In fact, they set it up so we have dinner through Sunday night. Very kind of them.

Monday we are leaving town for California again. That should be interesting. We're going to try to get assistance at the airport as Marci will be ok to travel, but not ok to carry stuff or kids. Wish us luck.

I will be missing out on 2 Lund Bros. practices. It kind of sucks. Our schedule has been weird recently. We'll hook up for one rehearsal, then we miss 2 weeks due to illness or work or bad timing. So we practiced last week (12 new songs), and I'll miss this week and next week's practices. Then we have a gig on the 14th. So I'll have to do some woodshedding on my own as these new songs are not quite tight enough just yet.

I picked up an Xbox 360 last week. It is awesome. Now I just need to finagle a HDTV to go with it. I've been staying up waay too late playing video games. I am such a geek.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Is it Friday yet?

It's been an interesting week. When was my last blog? Awhile ago, I suppose. Happy November.

Let's see. On Friday I fired someone. Someone who'd been with the company for 17 years. Long story short, it just wasn't working out. She was costing us way too much money and not making us enough money. The result of that is now, we've freed up some money, but I'm having to really pick up the slack. Lots of customer calls, lots of emails, lots of explaining where the employee went. It's busy, but good.

On Monday, Riley came down with pneumonia. He's been to the doctor 3 times this week. He's miserable. Luckily, though, when he gets sick like this, he's pretty lethargic and doesn't let it affect his mood too much. He had 2 shots in his legs today. He handled it like a man. I was more nervous than he was.

Haley is a little sick too. Congested, coughing and hacking. She's not as easy as Rye when she's sick. Usually she's a big brat, but this time she's not too bad. Just tired a lot.

Marci, as I type this, is in the hospital, laying on a bed with the gown on and an IV in her arm. Earlier in the week, she started complaining about stomach pain. She thought she was constipated and figured a nice ol' BM would take care of things. Nope. It hurt when she laughed, when she peed, when she coughed. Finally, she decided to go to the doctor tonight, and after a pelvic exam, she was told to head to the Overlake emergency room. The doctor thought that something was wrong with Marci's uterus. Yikes.

Right now, she's waiting for an ultrasound. Obviously I'm hoping for the best, but a little tiny bit of me is worried. She sent me home as I was pretty useless there. Nothing to do; just sit around and wait for the doctors to come in and out.

Both kids are asleep and I'm hoping that the doctors send Marci home soon. If she has to stay the night, she may be on her own. I don't think I'll be able to call anyone to come watch the kids in the dead of the night.

I'll put something up when I hear something. In the meantime, think good thoughts.