Busy Times!

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So things have been incredibly hectic the past several weeks and I haven’t had time to post anything here.  While I am on dialysis three to four hours five days a week, posting while on dialysis is problematic.  I can type one-handed enough to get to web sites or the occasional email, but typing a full blog post is very difficult and the couple of times I tried it came out all messed up and I had to delete them.  The past two weeks have included a lot of traveling, shopping, medical testing and the usual yard work & house cleaning.

We went to Providence weekend  before last to visit with Kate and Kenny and to look at possible venue locations for their wedding reception.  We looked at four locations and two would work very well the other two were kind of boring – typical hotel ballrooms.  We also had a chance to visit the Providence on a Water Fire evening.  This was a very cool event with over 60-80 fires in the middle of the river over the course of like a mile with both banks jam-packed with people.  It also has a craft fair and food vendors etc…  We had a very nice seafood dinner prior to Water Fire and then a very nice evening.  I think we have made some decision regarding the reception but I must remain silent until I get the go ahead from the powers that be…

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This weekend we went to the Adirondacks!  There was a memorial service for a former staff member of mine who passed away this past winter.  A bunch of former staff members and other family and friends of Brian’s gathered at camp to remember him and celebrate his life and love of Nature and especially Sabattis.  We then had a nice visit at camp seeing how things have both changed and remained the same over the years.  We spent the night in family camp visiting with former staff (and now their young children).  We also visited Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Keane Valley – lots of lakes and we saw a bunch of mountains also.  It was my first visit to the Adirondacks since 2003 and it was great to be back.

So in-between these two action packed weekends we did lots of shopping – for a new car and for our upcoming engagement party/BBQ this coming weekend.  We ended up getting Meg a new 2014 Subaru Outback which after its maiden voyage to Sabattis looks like it has been thru a war.  Meg also spent a day at the Yale Transplant Center for testing and evaluation.  Also I continue to do my treatments.  Since we were away these included starting late  a couple of times and going till like midnight.  After I get off treatment my blood is still pumping at the speed of the dialysis pump and I can’t sleep until it settles down.  This week we are busy getting everything ready for this engagement party and the forty of so people who will be here to help us celebrate.  We are going to smoke some pork butts, grill some wings and boil some shrimp!  Oh and we just may have some beer and wine!

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