Just a short note so everyone knows we're still alive. The last week has been a whirlwind of medical appointments and meeting (eating out...LOL!) up with family and friends. That continues this week with more lunches and dinners with friends as well as final medical and dental check-ups. So far everything is on target for Stu's surgery on 3/27. Our only outstanding question is whether or not he will get to rehab for 5-7 days before coming home. We hope so...
In between we have been trying to rest, read and keep up with the regular household chores. In addition, for some unknown reason, I decided to try out the free trial at Ancestry.com. Oh my, I've spent three days on it and have had a blast. I've traced my maiden name's family [Blanchard] back to the 1400's in France. I always knew the family was English by way of France but never knew that we came over in the days of the early Plymouth, MA settlements. It turns out that I qualify for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Of course there is the other side where I discovered my mother's father was in prison when she thought he was dead. Still haven't found his death or anything else but she and her brother grew up in the foster system, always considering themselves as orphans.
CL Casting, will be casting the extras for the filming of "42" [The Jackie Robinson Story], staring Harrison Ford. Follow their blog or friend them on Facebook (links on blog) for more announcements and calls for extras. It's fun (although long days) and you get to pick up a little pay, too. They will be really needing extras in Chattanooga so spread the word, PLEASE!
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu