Good news first:
Patrick has been accepted into a trial study at the Dana Farber Institute starting August 17th.
He will be in Boston (75 miles away) two days a week for two weeks and then once a week thereafter. The study uses a drug that has shown success with breast cancer and now they are finding it effective with advanced colon cancer...he couldn’t remember the name of it but he found that encouraging.
We are all about buying him more time on this earth.
Pat’s 50th birthday is this Tuesday and our birthday/family vacation to Anguilla was cancelled.
I looked all over New England for a big Airbnb near a beach and/or with a pool to no avail...which was fortuitous as many of the nearby states where I looked are now shut down.
So, my wonderful DIL booked a hotel in nearby Newport with an outside pool and they will spend two nights there with their three water-loving littles, ages 6,9 and 11, and we will join them for his birthday dinner at a great restaurant with an amazing outdoor dining area overlooking the water. Jean is also planning a tiny socially distanced surprise party for him tonight with his 4-5 best friends (he has sooo many!) in the garage...his man cave....so the kids are sleeping over here.
My new roof looks grrreat!
It really updates the look of the house.
They even did the shed...which looks so cute now.
The process only took one day but the flowers and shrubs under the mesh tarps they use while ripping off the old roof really took a beating.
It was one of those extremely hot days and I think it was like an oven under there for 7-8 hours...plus some branches were broken.
We need rain sooo badly but nothing happening and we all have water bans...even for vegetable gardens!
We have a well so my dear man prevents anything from actually dying but we really don’t water anything else...don’t want to run the well dry, either.
And....gosh darn it!!!
The three weeks in the boot, which was a huge pain in the tush in the summer...no walks, no beach, no pool, struggled with stairs....did NOT repair the torn tendon in my foot.
Within days the pain returned, despite starting slowly in walking and wearing my plantar fasciitis boot to sleep in.
I am so disappointed.
Next my doc will order and MRI on my dang foot to see what the heck is going on in there....awaiting insurance approval.
So, we have a coolish morning today and I am going out for a nice long walk!
Have a great weekend!