Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Kyle spoke with his mom last night she said the dr came in to check on my FIL and looked at his foot/lower leg...this is the spot where the bone came through the flesh....and sniffed around it and said that it is "rotten". MIL says that it is black. They are bringing in an orthopedic surgeon for a consult today. K told his mom that it sounds like they are thinking about amputating it. She was surprised and went to talk to the nurse about it...and the nurse told her that yes, that was why the surgeon was being called in...and that they would be doing xrays today.

After icing him down for awhile they got his temp down to 100.3 and he started to become more lucid. No word from them yet today. K has an appt at 12:30 for a horrid ear infection and then he will call and check in with them when he gets home.

I'm thinking another trip to TN may be in our near future.

Monday, August 29, 2005

FIL news

Kyle just called to talk to his dad. He talked to him a lot yesterday and was fine. Today, he is not doing so well. they think he may have had another stroke. :( they took him off all his pain meds not sure what was causing the change in him...and he says he is in no pain, which is a concern because of the amount of pain he has been in. They did a CT Scan..but haven't heard the results yet. My MIL is having to hold him down because his body is jerking so hard and he is trying to pull out the IV's. Today is dialysis day, but I'm not sure if he had it or not. Kyle said MIL was in a hurry to get off the phone..which is understandable. He will call back later and see how he is.


We have watched the coverage on the hurricane for for 2 days now. it is now settling down and is now a category 1. the damage is amazing, devestating. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

We didn't miss the call....

The call from the cable company must have been about my past due account and not about K's job offer. :( he received a letter the next day thanking him for his time but letting him know they have decided to hire other candidates..blah, blah, blah. So, I am seriously considering canceling my cable and going to directv or dish network. LOL

Kyle has one more lead that I am praying about and hoping it works out. I'm not getting my hopes up though....well, not too much anyway. ;)

I sent out a few more resumes for him. I have completely taken over his job search...which annoys my mom. It's not like he WON'T search and send out resumes...I just WANT to do it. LOL It must be a control thing or something...which is kinda surprising since I'm not normally a controlling person. hmmmm

I have been picking up some more work with my WAH goes on.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Being the "bigger" person

about 6 weeks ago we had a huge fight with our neighbor which involved our dog getting in his yard, him letting his 2 dobermans out to attack my dog in front of my kids and he and I yelling at each other for 5 mins!

So, since that time there is major tension between us whenever I walk outside and he is outside. He is a huge jerk, but I hate feeling that.

So, yesterday he was out trimming the bushes and I was putting the kids in the car, so I told him that I was sorry about what happened a few weeks ago and that I was sorry Jack got in his yard and that I yelled at him...but that I was scared that his dogs were going to hurt my dog in front of my kids. And that I hated the tension between us and that I thought we had gotten along pretty well for the last 5 years and I didn't want one stupid incident to mess that up. so, he said he wasn't upset with me (yeah right!) and then said he probably shouldn't have let his dogs out to attack jack. and then he told me he has been pissed a lot this last year...driking every night, etc and just being mad.

So, we made up and that makes me feel good about me.

Missed the call....or did we?

We left around 4:30 or so yesterday to take the boys fishing. (cute pics to follow ;)) at 5 pm (per the caller ID) the cable company called. However, I don't know if they were calling about Kyles job or the past due cable bill! HA! So, today we sit and wait. Kyle said that they probably took him off the list because he wasn't home. LOL wouldn't THAT suck?!

Kyle also got a call and had a phone interview with someone about a media research position. It sounds like it would be a great job too. So maybe he will hear back from that company too. Nice to have an inkling of hope that something will come through. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Sunday Ramblings

I hoped that Kyle would hear from the cable company on Friday telling him to come in for his drug test, etc. No such luck. darn! maybe tomorrow?!

the wedding was nice but H O T!! The church was really old...and beautiful...and had NO a/c! It was in the mid 90's and the ceremony lasted about an hour and a half! We then left there and headed to the reception which was held at an old home...a historical site...and again had no a/c..and we were outside in the sun for a LOT of it. We kept moving out table around the yard so we could be in the shade. We were all miserable...dresses sticking to legs and sweat running down our faces. BLECK! When the reception was finally over we changed clothes and headed to Dingbats to have dinner with my uncle and aunt and cousins...then we headed home.

I watched the 1st 2 harry Potter movies on the drive there and back. I loved them. I can't wait to see the 3rd.

Lee should be coming over today with Lanie so we can meet her. I need to get my house clean first though. *sigh*

I guess Kyle and I will watch a movie tonight. we have a couple from Netflix that we need to watch...including the first episode of the 3rd season of 24. woohoo!! We also have like 3 or 4 episodes of Six Feet Under to get caught up on.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The interview

Kyle just called on his way home from the interview. He was there for 2 hours and 15 minutes!! He had to watch a video, take a math test with geometry and algebra on an 85% He liked this question a lot ( ;) ) have a 5 foot ladder and a 4 foot wall how far out do you need to put the ladder so that the top of the ladder rests on the top of the wall? LOL then he had a test on maps...".here is the city, what is the quickest way to get from point a to point b?"...type stuff. then he had an interview where he was asked those stupid interview questions like, "Tell me about a time you felt most satisfied or unsatisfied at your job" and "Tell me about a time you helped to satisfy an unhappy customer." Bleck! I hate interview questions. then, he handed him a pen and told Kyle to sell it to Kyle told him about the pen and the guy asked how much it was and K said $4.99...the guy asked if he could give him a better price and K said..unfortunately not..the pen is $4.99.

So, K doesn;t feel he did well and said he will be amazed if he gets the job. I hope he is wrong. He was there with 2 other guys and one of the guys only got a 60 on his math I guess that takes that guy out of the running. ;) I'll keep you posted!

Interview day

We are finally home from TN. My FIL is doing much better and we had to be home today for Kyles interview with the cable company. the interview is at 3 and I will be glad when it is over. I am hoping he gets some kind of inkling of wether he will be hired or not. He really really needs this job so we are keeping everything crossed and really praying.

Lee (BIL) is coming in town tomorrow with his new "girlfriend", Lanie. We should meet her sometime this weekend. I am excited to meet her. They have never met in person before. He met her online in a Republican chat room and they have emailed and talked on the phone since. I wonder if she will be able to stand him in person. I know I hardly can. LOL He was trying to figure out how "fat" she is. She is 5'11" and wears a size 14. I told him that she ISN'T fat. then he asked what size I wear...a 12? HA!! I told him that she isn't bone thin but she probably has a little meat on her and looks really good. He said that she says she is huge. I told him that is just a girl being a girl and that she wants him to tell her how she is so NOT huge when he sees her! LOL

Mom and I are heading to PA with my uncle and cousins tomorrow for my other cousins wedding. We are driving up tomorrow, spending the night, going to the wedding and driving home saturday night. Talk about a whirlwind trip. I wasn't for sure that I was going until just the other day. I wonder if there is any chance that Renee could meet up with me Friday night. LOL I think its only a 4 hour drive for her....she should have no problem with that, huh? LOL

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

what next?

My sister called, she is having a biopsy tomorrow. I talked to her about a week ago and they had done an ultrasound and said she had endometriosis and would need a hysterectomy. At that point she had been bleeding for 72 days. she said she was going to hold off on the surgery until after christmas because of work, etc. So, she called today and said that her endometrial layer (of her uterus) is way too thick and want her to have a biopsy. she called me from Olive Garden where she was having a BIG lunch of lasagna and salad. Can we say "comfort food". LOL she should have the results in about 10 days. Please keep her in your prayers.

Catch UP

Once again I have let so much time pass between posts that I have to play "catch up". I wonder why I am so lazy and can't keep up with this. Every "issue" in my life is some result of my laziness. I think I need an anti-lazy pill or something.

So, we are in TN at the inlaws. my FIL fell off of their 18 foot deck onto the concrete below Monday night. He broke both of his femurs, his fibula, his hip, his heel, his wrist, and a vertebrae. He is a severe diabetic and is on dialysis 3 times a week so this trauma has really thrown his body for a loop. On Wednesday he suffered a stroke. and he has developed some heart problems and has been put on medication to keep that under control. He has a very high temp and is fighting an infection somewhere in his body. He is talking some but is unresponsive a lot. He has started eating. They moved him out of ICU last night. We are really just playing a waiting game so to speak. the consensus of the hospital staff is that they don't think he will make it out of the hospital (although they are surprised he has made it this far) he has good days and bad days and so we pray and wait. We plan to stay here for another week.

Kyle got a call from the cable company (finally) yesterday and had a pre-interview. they are calling him to set up a one on one interview next week. We are very excited and are keeping our fingers crossed that he gets hired. The pay isn't great but the benefits that's good. :)

I have gotten a few leads on some work from home stuff. the one job I was basically hired for but I am second guessing wether I should take it or not since it is a full time job. hmmm.

My aunt is doing somewhat better. They did end up giving her a tracheotomy to let her vocal chords heal. she was able to eat a little the other day. she remains in ICU until she no longer needs the breathing tube.

My grandma has moved to an assisted living place since my aunt is unable to care for her now. She is acting strange and has done a major regression in caring for herself, etc. My mom said she acts like an invalid now. :( It's very sad.

I guess that gets me caught up. I will try to do better, blah blah blah.......