Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Still Looking!

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"I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before. ~ Robert Mapplethorpe
Today was a whirlwind. Armed with a spreadsheet of information on each house and a packet with pictures and MLS sheets, we took Stephen to nine houses in Chesapeake. From 10 AM to 5 PM we looked and poked through closets, bedrooms, kitchens, dens, master bedrooms, bathrooms, upstairs and down and at the end of the day.... he narrowed the contenders down to his top three. But wait! Tomorrow is Virginia Beach. While there are only four main contenders here, there are the models in Heritage Park to think about. So, we are still looking. Hopefully by early tomorrow afternoon, we will have it down to a top three total and return for a thorough look. Stephen thinks he might be able to make a decision and perhaps make an offer by tomorrow night or Thursday morning. Believe it or not... my top three today are the same as his and in the same order. Are we in sync or what? Things went smoothly with only minor delays..... hopefully the same tomorrow!

And as for my mother's surgery...
"Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
She was wheeled into surgery on time! Amazing in itself! In a couple of hours the procedure was done and she now has a new knee. This time they gave her sedation and spinal anesthesia and her blood pressure hasn't been such a problem. The hospital has a new orthopedic floor and all the rooms are private, with a futon bed so dad could comfortably stay overnight with her.

Stephen, Nyssa and I went down to see her this evening. She has had a low fever and is still quite loopy from the pain medication, but that is to be expected for the first two days post op. The plan is for her to be transferred to the rehab facility on Thursday but she will have to be off her pain pump. She will be there for about a month and then have rehab therapy at home and as an outpatient for about three months total. A heartfelt thanks to everyone sending up prayers for her speedy recovery.

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