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Tuesday Update: 01/29/08

Just a quick update…(well, I say that now, but once I start typing who knows where this will go).

Things are going well with Matt’s eye and vision. We went to Iowa City yesterday to follow up post surgery. His eye is healing well and the tilting that he was experiencing does seem to have been fixed. He still sees double, which is made worse by the bouncing he has in his right eye…but they were able to take some measurements and attached some temporary prisms to his right lens. This prism should help bring the two images together, the rest is up to Matt’s brain. Can he fuse them together? Can he overcome the bouncing in the right eye? These are the unknown questions. For now, he is trying out the prism to see what he can do. We’ll go back one more time towards the end of February, just before he leaves for China. It is our hope that the treatments there might help alleviate the bouncing and help merge the images once and for all.

We’ve seen some major changes up at the new house…and can you believe, if FORGOT to take pictures!?!?! I know, unacceptable. The kitchen cabinets, and doors have all been installed and the carpenters are working on the trim work. They should be finishing up with that this morning and then our neighbor Todd will start painting! We can’t wait to see color on the walls, what a difference that will make!!! For now, I do have some pictures of the bathroom vanities…the kitchen cabinets are the same, natural maple.
This is the hall bath:

Hall bath:


Looking into the master bath:


Master again:

Friday we met with Ralph to go through the final phases of construction and talk about when the house could likely be done. It looks like it could be ready towards the end of February…right before the China trip. After much discussion and thinking, we have decided not to try and move before the trip. With everything that is going on, we both think it’s more important to spend as much quality time together as possible before he goes. So, unless someone wants to move in to our house in the next month, we will probably be moving mid March, when I return from China. It’s a real bummer that Matt won’t be able to enjoy the new house before he leaves…and that we won’t be able to experience the many benefits it will bring us, in terms of lightening our load…but we do think it is probably best not to try and force it in the coming weeks. I have already just been a ball of stress and tension the past month or so, and Lord knows I don’t need anymore. I just ask for your prayers – that we would be patient, faithful, and trusting in the future God has planned for us.

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