I can't believe my last post was on July 16th. We've been busy around here and I thought I had posted some of our happenings, but I guess I hadn't.
Oh, where to begin? I will give a brief synopsis now and, hopefully, a more indepth look at a later date.
* Hannah got her ears pierced on July 17th. She is so excited and can't wait until she can start wearing other earrings.
* I had the mole on the side of my nose removed on July 19th. I've had it for about 25 years and I'm glad to finally have it gone. The biopsy showed there was nothing to be concerned about (standard procedure). YEAH!
* Registered the kids for school.
* Vacation with Mike, Hannah, Andrew, Will, Melanie and Nathan to Pigeon Forge. This subject deserves a completely separate post when I have time.
* I got to visit with a friend I graduated with. She moved away right after graduation and I hadn't seen her since until I found her on Facebook. Turns out, she lives in Pigeon Forge!!
The next bit all occurred after we returned from vacation on Monday:
* Dad had knee replacement surgery.
* Our air conditioner decided to stop working sometime while we were out of town.
* Washing machine wouldn't fill up and would just run.
* Needed to make cookies for a football team our church sponsored. (Remember, our air is out)
* While I am cooking dinner on the grill, we run out of gas.
* Remembering Mom's knee replacement surgery and the nightmare that followed. Not fun!
* Air still out. Temperatures inside reached 87 degrees in our hallway (the coolest part of the house).
* Washing machine is still messed up.
* Kids put dish soap in the dishwasher; soap and water get all over the floor.
* Bug man is suppose to come out and spray for ants. Thanks to the good Lord above, he came early.
* Worried about my dad and his surgery (it went fine but I wasn't able to see him due to everything going on at the house).
* Remembered it was a year ago Gracy passed away. Still get really sad when I think about it.
* Get into a fight over my dad.
* Find out the air conditioner has a slow freon leak. Air conditioner man recharged it but said we will probably need a new unit (and a new furnace) before long. GREAT!
Thursday was MUCH better. Went to the Pink Palace with my friend Tracy and her kids then saw my dad at the hospital.
The kids started school today. Yes, I know it is early. The temperatures this week and the end of last week have been in the 100s with the heat index between 112 and 125. It is a good thing school started because the kids are busy with school work and not watching t.v. or playing on the computer all day because it is too hot to go outside.
Hannah is getting baptized Sunday. She is excited and a little nervous. We were paying the storage unit note and Hannah told the clerk she was being baptized Sunday. They talked about it for a bit afterwards. It is neat to see her interested and excited about this. It is a really big step.
Sorry this post is all over the place. Mike will be playing his online game with some of his friends in a few minutes so I only have a short time to write.