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June 07, 2006

Small Updates

I feel like that all I've been doing lately is dealing with various minor crises (crisises?) and praying that we'll someday be able to cover the costs of this past month. There has been good mixed with the bad, but I'm calling it a draw in terms of coming out ahead. To recap:

1. Frinklin's grandmother passed away.

2. Adopted Clyde.

3. Back pain and hand numbness/painful tingling requiring several doctor's visits, two visits to the lab to have blood drawn, and two X-rays. No diagnosis with Doctor #1.

3. Frinklin's parents generously fulfill late grandmother's inheritance wishes by granting us a small amount of their funds, allowing us to pay off the Beetle and put a down payment on the Tribeca.

4. The Jeffrey starts dripping blood. Two visits to the vet, one minor surgery, much bloodwork, several X-rays and ultrasounds, one liver biopsy and $1300 later we discover that there is no liver shunt, his organs are apparently normal, and he still has bladder stones. Why he has stones is still a mystery, and our best bet for finding out what to do next is to send the stones for analysis to a university study in Minnesota. The stone analysis is FREE. F-R-E-E. I love Dr. Awesome Vet, but next time can we do the free part first?

5. Results come back from the X-rays. Dr. Man continues to be unhelpful and Dr. Woman provides wrist braces and a partial diagnosis: carpal tunnel.

6. After further analysis of the X-rays I have been diagnosed with scoliosis, meaning that all those embarrassing tests I did in Jr. High were worthless! While I don't currently require a brace or surgery, my spine is slowly sliding to the right (BTW-thanks for never noticing this Dr. Chiropractor!)

7. The Frinklin/Ensie household purchases (well, finances) a chair-and-a-half after years of Ensie wanting one but never having the funds and the right chair model available at the right time. The chair-and-a-half must be backordered for 8 - 10 weeks as it has been discontinued and "it may not be available at all."

9. The floor model chair-and-a-half (and much wanted but not originally ordered) ottoman and couch all become available for delivery this week at a reduced price. Delivery scheduled for Friday. Now we just have to get rid of the two couches we currently have.

Can I just sleep through the next couple of weeks?

Live in the Seattle/Tacoma area? Can you pick up a couch or two on Friday? Both in good shape, one is a double bed sleeper sofa. Email ensie1(at)gmail.com for further details. Pictures available.

Posted by Ensie at June 7, 2006 09:34 PM

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Whoa! Hey - that's awesome about the chair and a half and ottoman and couch! YAY! And congrats on paying off the Beetle and the new car and Clyde! and I hope the Jeffrey is feeling better! Love you!

Posted by: Violet at June 8, 2006 06:02 AM

"Can I just sleep through the next couple of weeks?"

Boy, do I know the feeling ... my sympathies.

Posted by: Alyx Sandborg at June 18, 2006 04:45 AM

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