Shotgun Update

  • We enjoyed a superb celebration of [Maggie->]’s fifth birthday this past weekend. Thanks to all the friends and family who helped make that a delight; it’s a remarkable thing to be surrounded by so many supportive people, and we are deeply and daily grateful for it.
  • [Daniel->] and [Fanny->] came back to Texas to attend his brother’s wedding and are now staying with us for a few days. It has been a real treat to get to see these newlyweds again, to renew those friendships, and to bask in the reflected glow of their affection for one another.
  • [Liam->] and [Abigail->] both have strep, and Kathy’s dealing with yet another sinus infection. It looks like she’s got underdeveloped sinus cavities, and we’re giving some thought to seeing if it will make sense to send a surgeon in there with a roto-rooter to open things up a bit.
  • Our next door neighbor Pete, who once offered to shove a french horn up my tookus, died last week. He was a neat man, and while I enjoyed having him for a neighbor, the memorial service made me wish I’d taken more time to get to know him better. His family loved him a great deal, and are missing him, but take comfort in the fact that he was a committed believer.