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Suuuuch a long time since I last posted, but it's been eventful.

Dan has been working on his business.  Seems that it's always feast or famine--but status quo for business owners, from what other tell us!  Personally, I don't mind at all.  I'd rather have him crazy busy at times, but still be in such control of his schedule so he can head with me on family trips.

September saw me starting my new job.  Still in the ER, but I love this one SO much!  It's literally a 10 minute drive from the house--or less if I hit traffic correctly.  The people are great, the acuity is high, the learning opportunities abound, and I'm spending 30-40 hours a month NOT on the road and able to have a social life again.  Definitely a very stress relieving change.

October was a bit of a hard month.  Dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and we spent a lot of trips up and down the road to Ohio, making it to doctor's visits.  Ultimately, we are hopeful and everyone is upbeat.  There will be no surgery, but I'm grateful we don't have to agonize over that decision.  Esophagectomies are somewhat of a crap shoot when it comes to whether they're beneficial or not and there is no choice to be made.  Daily radiation is going well and as his anemia resolves, he's actually gaining more energy.  Chemo is also going well, and we're currently about 50% of the way through.

Also, my aunt passed away due to a long illness, so we had to manage all that and field phone calls from the Cleveland Clinic.  Gratefully, we were able to place her two cats with a loving home, which was the thing she was most worried about--she said she was ready and seemed at peace through it all.

So here we are in November...the holidays are upcoming, the family is visiting and I seem to still have the true-A-gang side of me shining through...Dan is frantically working on some remodels just in time for company to come.  Always a painting or remodel job to be done right before a big event!  I'll most some pictures...

And the big news is... I'M PREGNANT! :)  More on that tomorrow though...


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