Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I guess someday we will look back on the last couple of months and think fondly of something. But I'm not quite sure what.

As I write this, Kait and I are parked at the Dermott (officially known as Brookout) Cemetary. I know it wouldn't be what most would consider a Rest Stop -- or rather a short-term Rest Stop. But for us, it works.

Biggs and Abbie are about a half mile away, waiting for a deer to walk by. We're supposed to pick them up at the back gate at 6:00 and judging from the lack of shots I'm guessing they won't have company with them.

Abbie got her first deer yesterday evening -- a nice little doe that she brought down with her Pa's rifle. I'm not sure who was more excited -- Abs or Biggs. We have pictures on her camera that will hopefully run in the local paper.

This trip has been a much-needed step away from "reality." Jacquie is home from the hospital, but a degree of uncertainty continues to hover over us. The doctors never have determined what is wrong. Just that something IS wrong.

Biggs and I attempted to fly to London for a few days, but only got as far as Virginia before they turned the plane around due to all the ice at Heathrow. Even so, a day spent in the airport was kind of an adventure in itself. But knowing we had "wicked" seats to Wicked that went unused was just plain hard.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

How Time Flies....

It's hard to believe it's almost been two months since we started the hospital merry-go-round with the Mimi. We still don't know what is causing her confusion and all that goes with it. BUT we are working hard to find the answers.

On Monday, Biggs and Pete checked her into Methodist Hospital in the Medical Center. She's had lots of tests and will have a PET scan on Monday. We meet with the doctors and our "consultant friend" on Tuesday or Wednesday to hopefully develop a game plan.

Visiting hours are restricted. Security is high. And everything involving Jacquie -- at all -- is password protected.

Please continue to keep her -- and us -- in your prayers.

Thank you!