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Comings, Goings, and Rememberings

The Bills were in the House of Pain today- Cincinnati, not Orchard Park. Hopefully, O.P. won't be too painful a place for us tomorrow. The check-in for the surgery at the outpatient place there got moved up until 6 tomorrow morning, so we'll be out of here ass-crack early. Most of the preparations have been made: rugs moved out to make the wheelchair easier to get around on, I have my old car with the bigger trunk space back in a trade with Emily, and we've gotten multiple offers of use of a walker- one of them from around the corner- so if we need that, it'll be here. We also finally did the "Basic Three" documents I do all the time for clients for both of us- wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies- because the practice asked her to bring the latter with her tomorrow.

Then it's just wait and see- how long it'll be painful, and how long after that before Eleanor will be able to get back to All The Things.


After my usual first waking Sunday hour with Ebony at the dog park, I did a workout with one of my favorite trainers- my first with her in months. She'd had an unscheduled surgery this spring after a retina detached and she had to spend days completely immobile before they could operate, and weeks afterward with almost as little movement. It was supposed to be a three-month layoff, but that just about doubled before she finally made it back this morning. I borrowed this sign from the merch table and posted it, and she's gotten all kinds of love for making it back-

(the glasses are temporary, as is the ban on her demonstrating burpees). It was a fitting transition to precede the one we're about to begin.


Then there are the ones you never quite get over.

Yesterday marks 29 years since our oldest sister's too-soon passing. I have almost always observed it On The Day with a post about her, but with the preparations for tomorrow and life in general being a little overwhelming, it got by me until I saw some words about it from my nieces this morning.

She has been especially in our thoughts of late, as we looked back at 30 years since our wedding. Sandy (and her whole family) became a big part of that day for us; this photo, taken by an RIT student who contacted us about doing a shoot for a class project only days before, is one of the most treasured memories we will ever have of that day, or of that remarkable woman-

She and Eleanor had only met a handful of times before that day, but the bond of love between them leaps right from those pixels, and will always be in all of our hearts.


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yesididit2 From: yesididit2 Date: October 9th, 2017 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
i like the sign you had your trainer pose with, its especially fitting for her.
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