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Monday Update: 09/11/06


Phew…well it’s been a busy few days and I’m not sure where to start this update! We had another great weekend here at home. Friday afternoon we spent a lot of time out in the garage…cleaning, organizing, and getting things picked up and put away. Of course, in order to do so, we needed to move the TA out of the way. So, our Matt decided to give it a try himself. He transferred in to the TA, warmed it up, and backed it out of the garage himself! I asked him what it felt like to be behind the wheel of THAT car…he said it felt like it had been a long time. I think it felt pretty darn good! We spent the majority of the afternoon and evening out there, just messing around. Then later we grilled up supper and ate out on the patio. It was a beautiful evening and we thoroughly enjoyed it, just us.

Saturday we ran some errands…buying oil for the TA and some things for the yard at Menards. It was the first time Matt has been in a Menards in over a year! Of course, he’d say it was no big deal. We picked up the things we wanted, ate lunch out in Ankeny, and then got home just in time to watch the IA game. After an afternoon of football, we enjoyed a great evening celebrating Matt’s birthday. We went out to Christopher’s, one of our favorite restaurants, with his parents, my sister, brother in law and kids. We had a great time! The kids were adorable, as always, and we had a wonderful meal to boot. We had cake back at the house, and then Matt opened his gift…a uni-gift from me and our families…he gets to pick out new wheels for the TA! (He’s been looking over the wheels in his catalog ever since trying to make up his mind which ones he wants to get.)

Sunday we slept in and recuperated from our busy few days. We spent the rainy day doing things around the house and garage again. It felt like fall was really coming…the air was crisp, football was on the TV, we had a pot of spaghetti simmering in the kitchen all day…it was a great low-key day to wind down a busy weekend.
Tomorrow we head to IA City to visit with the Neuro-Ophthalmologist, as well as the Neuro-Surgeons who performed Matt’s embolization. We are both excited and anxious to meet with each of them to follow up on how things are going for Matt. More than anything, we hope they are able to provide some options for treating Matt’s double vision and eye movement issues. Please be thinking of us tomorrow and pray that we come away with a positive treatment option.

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