I was asked whether I would keep this blog going in light of the new one.
Yes. In fact, this will still be my main one. The other is much more limited in scope and while I am sure it will be busy for a while, that may not last as things get less interesting.
I will do better about keeping up with this one. I had some photoshop issues, have been AWOL being social, etc, and really just needed to take a break. I am back in business though.
In other news, My parents' hometown is being evacuated due to flooding. Most of my family lives right on the Mississippi River, and all hell is breaking loose. Aunt Jana is going to fetch Gran Gran because of the evacuation and bring her up here for a little while. I cannot imagine losing your house, or other important stuff, but it is not the first time it has happened there. A few years ago, a cousin was swept away in floodwaters there and it took a long time to find him. A tornado destroyed another cousin's house several years ago, and I always loved that place--I thought of it kind of as the seat of the whole family. It was a big ol house with a huge porch and tree-lined driveway and ratty old tennis courts--then BAM, bricks everywhere. That still makes me sad.
Good news though--Aunt Jana's cancer doctor told her today that he cannot find any cancerous cells in her lungs. WOW. They are going to do three more episodes of chemo over the next three months, but no more radiation and then just keep an eye on it. She is still on oxygen, but otherwise this has been a relatively easy treatment and it worked. That is amazing!
Last piece of news--the bathroom is halfway done. The new floor is in, the vanity, and the new toilet is in--we are still waiting on the granite top and sink, but hope it will be here next week. As soon as it happens, I will do pics