Oh how I hate posting bad news on my blog.
As you all know, my Father had a biopsy done to determine
if the lesions they saw in a CT scan were cancerous.
Unfortunately the news was not as we had hoped..
he has Stage IV pancreatic cancer which has also spread to his liver.
This has hit me very hard, as it has come out of the blue.
My Dad is otherwise very healthy, and in his upper 70's, should not have to go through this.
They are now weighing out their options, which are not great I'm sure.
We are making our plans to go back to California to be near them.
If there is a bright spot in all of this, it's that we are mobile, and don't have to worry
about leaving jobs or houses to do so.
We're not sure how long we'll be there, but as long as needed.
In the meantime, there is some good news.
George does not have to see me looking like this:
where I spent the last few months working diligently for the 'company'.
The company I worked as President for the last 17 years has finally sold!
I stuck it out, helped them through the transition, and now am free of daily spreadsheets :)
I will be helping out the new owner where I can,
and for helping out 30 hours per month will get health insurance provided.
Anything over and above he will pay me.
I won't be putting in near as many hours as I did before.
We are winding down our last week here, leaving the 31st.
There's rumor of a potluck in our future :-)
Here's a few pictures of some guests in our yard:
This little guy was found on the steps going to the office of the hatchery.
Lawrence (a hatchery worker) scooped him up in a bowl
and put him on the tree. We think he fell and was stunned.
Once on the tree, he made his way up about 10 feet, turned around and flew off.
I thought he was cute...
For a bat :-)