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June 24th, 2013 at 01:13 am

Life is yet another blur....... My dad has been in the hospital (ICU) since Wednesday. He had a lump on upper leg that would not go away. Through a series of events, he went to ER to get admitted so that the lump could be biopsied, and ended up waiting in the ER for at least 14 hours because there were no beds! Grrrr! I did not know that a hospital could be full like that! He finally was admitted and went to surgery where a mass was removed. Dad had some issues during surgery so a second mass was left in. He is still in ICU but should be transferred to a regular room tomorrow. We went to see him on Saturday (2-3 hr away from home) and he was still not awake. He did respond when I spoke to him (turning his head towards me) and moving around like crazy. He was trying to remove the ventilator and oxygen tubes - can't blame him! Today he did wake up so all of the tubes were removed. Yay! The initial lab result was bad (cancer) but he will get additional testing as soon as he is out if the ICU. Once the facts are in, he can decide what he wants to do. He is 86 and I hope he can live a peaceful, pain-free life on whatever terms he (and my mom) wishes.

So, as a result, I was unable to go to the Antiques Roadshow. Frown But my friend did go with her husband -- they had a great time even though the wait in line was 3 hours! I gave her a tablecloth that I thought was WWII era -- and it was. I thought it was from Japan (it isn't) but it was made from rayon because cotton was not available at that time. It was Middle Eastern looking but was either Italian or French made and sold in the United States. So the only guess is that my FIL bought it while he was in the service stationed in San Francisco. Worth --- about $60 - $65.

Still trying to rent our other house --- lots of calls and a few showings. Two people did take applications but did not return them. The house is priced on the lower end in our neighborhood - and a gardener and pool service are included. I plan to list it on some free sites today. The traffic that I am getting are from signs posted in front of the house and well as entrances to the tract. I have not been a landlord for a long time (20 years) so I am trying to figure out how long to hold out before lowering the price or not. Decisions, decisions....

2 Responses to “Update”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your dad. Hope he is kept comfortable.

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Sorry about your dad....hope it all turns out ok.

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