Whirlwind of a Week

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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.

One last note, if you have any family or friends in the Chattanooga/Atlanta/Birmingham area that has some spare time this May-Jul, my daughter's casting company, 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


  1. OMW. . .I've resisted doing the Ancestry thing, cause I know I will be hooked. . .but my Dad really wants me to do some research. . .so I guess I'll hafta give it a try!

    Wishing you guys all the best with Stu's surgery. . .


  2. I am sooooo tempted to do Ancestry.com. I have some family that is a complete mystery..and I am visiting the grave of one of them tomorrow here in Texas...You encouraged me to try it...Best to Stu...I have a feeling he is the kind of guy that will work hard to recover and get back "in the saddle" of his bike!

  3. Dropping in to say Hello! It's been awhile. Stu..sounds like you are just now getting your knee surgery? Hope it goes well. I recommend doing the in-house rehab through the hospital..its well worth it. Easier on the spouse as well! I'm a long time genealogy addict...I love it, but I admit I'm slowing down. Enjoy it! And...I have a lot of stuff saved online...hoping it will make it easier later...not only for my immediate family, but for other resources who may connect later. Take care you guys and hope you will be on the road soon.


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