Thursday, August 02, 2007

Home.........and all heck breaks loose!

We had a blast in Winter Park. It was very relaxing and in the mid-70's all week! It was pure heaven! Tom had to work the first two days there (I was not a happy girl), but the rest of the trip was wonderful. We went to Winter Park Resort and spent the day on the Alpine Slide, playing mini-golf, running the maze, etc. Katie fell asleep on her 2nd run down the slide - it was so cute! Tom spent a day golfing at Pole Creek GC - which he loved. We spent a day in Grand Lake - very pretty, but a little crowded. We went on the Georgetown Loop RR. The rest of the time was spent relaxing, swimming, etc.

The only bummer? Katie arrived home with double ear infections. She started screaming when we were 20 minutes away from home and had a 103 degree temp within two hours. It was Saturday night. During Frontier Days. Ugh. We had to take her to the ER (again, on a Saturday DURING FRONTIER DAYS). Luckily I called ahead and the hospital saved us a bed for her so we didn't have to wait long.

Three days after returning home, Tom's mother fell and broke her hip. She is having surgery sometime in the next few days. Her bp is too low to operate right now so they are giving her plasma and trying to stabilize her first. No fun for her - or us. It is going to be a long recovery for her, I'm afraid.

Lastly, my niece is having her tonsils out on Monday so they've asked me if I will take care of her next week while she recovers. She is 16 so hopefully she is self-sufficient by the following week.

I'm ready to go back on vacation after all of this.

I'll post some pictures and an update on Kay later in the week - when things settle down. I hope things settle down.

ps Our dear friend, Caroline, has been battling cancer for over a year now. She finished all treatments a this past fall and went in for a follow-up PET scan last week. Unfortunately, the scan showed an area of concern. Please keep Caroline and her family in your prayers.

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