Well, sort of halfway. The real chemo halfway point is in three weeks when she is through with this cycle. Then three more cycles, 9 weeks, to go until chemo is complete! We are wonderfully comforted by all the support, prayers, well wishes, visits, flowers, magic bunnies, sunshine boxes, and more that have been directed our way.
Last weekend was Diane’s birthday! Kirsten and her fiance, Paul, came for a long weekend which was a complete surprise for Diane. Sadly, Kyle is off on a week long high school baseball trip to South Carolina. Well, sadly for us since he wasn’t here, but we’re guessing he’s having fun on a beach somewhere! Kelsey, Kirsten, Paul, Diane and I played many card and board games, and all of them I failed to prevail. Like none. I believe there must have been a secret conspiracy against me.
Our basement is finally coming together after the freeze damage in January. We still have a mess which perhaps is the norm and not the new, but…things are better. The walls are up, the floors are in, and parts of the cabinets have been replaced.
Kirsten and I sat with Diane during her chemo session yesterday. Although they are “shorter” now, they still last 5 hours. There was a power failure in the building and considering how big the building is (11 floors), that’s a big deal. Fortunately, all of the chemo machines have immediate battery failovers so the only impact was no air conditioning/ventilation. Isn’t life interesting?
I find myself suffering writer’s/creator’s block. I haven’t really been out thinking writing, photographing much lately. I vow to change that over the next few weeks. The downside for me is that the snakes are coming out of their dens and I am not a snake fan! A few weeks ago, Kelsey and I went to a bookstore next to the Eastern Market. We stopped by the market and much of it was closing. These counter stools were stacked upside down on the counters and begged me to tell their story.
Eastern Market Bar Stools at closing time.