Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stop! In the Name of Life!

So much has happened since last time I posted. I don't want to dwell on it too much - some of it is sad, some is bad, and some is just life :)

First, we made the decision to stop the surgery process. This was mostly a financial decision. We found out that my employer offers an insurance that will pay for practically 100% of the surgery. Of course, I have to wait until open enrollment in the summer, and do a diet plan prior to that for it to pay it but if it will save me $20,000 - why not??

Second, in the meantime, we bought a treadmill and Bowflex. I'm hoping to still drop a little bit of weight while we wait to switch insurance in the summer. I was so looking forward to feeling better, I just can't wait until next summer. So I'm willing to put in the work to start feeling better now!

The last thing is we're down to one income - so our first decision was very timely. Don't want to go into the details, but Ed is optimistic and looking for another position as we speak. If you know of anyone hiring, let us know!

So, we've had to stop, take a look around, re-assess some things, and make new decisions, but we're fairly resilient people - especially Ed. We're okay with change so long as we can keep moving forward.

That's our news for now... couple of more posts to come: Our first camping trip & Ham Days is on its way!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

RIP: Patrick Swayze

Dancer of the Dance... Friend to the Gays... Lover of Life...

We'll miss you Mr. Swayze!

Enjoy the music...