Thursday, June 17, 2010

The list just grows and grows

I have been working on my "new" blog for ages and now that it is finally ready to roll, I am far too busy to give it the posting attention it deserves. We are up to our eyeballs in preparing for our move back to the US of A and it seems to be sucking up much more energy this time around than it did the last time. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of things still undone on my "to do" list and none of them is negotiable. The worst thing is that we don't have a solid departure date yet, I know when I am planning to be gone, but we have to get Uncle Sam on board with that plan too.

In addition to all the normal things on my already too long list, we have just added a new item, and a colossal one at that. Isaac and I are scheduled for a very unexpected and quick trip back to the US for some minor surgery, maybe. We have been to several doctors in Caracas, including a just this side of quack ENT, to ascertain the cause of Isaac's multiple eardrum perforations. The consensus is that he is walking around with an unhealthy amount of fluid in his ears and that if we don't intervene soon he could suffer permanent hearing damage or loss and/or delays in his speech development. Neither of those sound like a good option, so we are choosing tubes instead. We have one last visit to an ENT stateside to verify this diagnosis and then a minor outpatient procedure requiring general anesthetic, aack! This visit should only require a few days travel, but I know from experience any time you add customs and a two year-old to a trip of any length, all bets are off.

There are some other things of note going on in our lives, but those will have to wait to be shared until our all too frequently absent friend Spare Time comes to call.

the patient

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Adrianne said...

of course, losing 5 days in the middle of packing for an international move is no big deal...HA! oh man Lins, that might set me over the edge!

Love the new blog - looks great!

Christie said...

Ugh, good luck with that. What a nightmare!

Lauren in GA said...

Well, to say you are busy would be an understatement... won't say it...

...what should I substitute that with? The ever annoying, "Boy, you sure have your hands full!"

...nah, I don't like that I'll just say that I hope everything goes as smoothly as humanly possible.

I really love your writing. I actually chuckled at your description of the ENT being, "just this side of quack".

Okay, so...I got your comment and I realized that I wasn't typing in a www. before I typed in the I guess that was what was giving me problems. I noticed that in my favorites file and on my blogger dashboard your address changed to a .com instead of a without me having to change it. Hopefully it will just automatically update on everyone's dashboards and readers.

robin marie said...

good luck with everything you have going on!

love the new blog!

heidiram said...

LOVE the new blog!

our corner around the globe said...

I can't wait to see you guys. The new blog looks great!


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