Good morning, friends! Technically, it is Friday morning here anyway...going on 1:00 am. This week has been a challenging one...I helped Lindsey (who got the respiratory virus first) take care of sick kids, and I ended up with it myself...so in bed a lot the past couple days. David has three days of Guard training, so left last evening...Lindsey still isn't completely back on her feet yet, so will need help while he is gone. I have tried to read the posts, but of course can't remember much. I do want to tell Sunflowergirl how sorry I am to read of your husband's news. I think I would also be in shock and in tears...please know that you are both in my prayers. Granni, I hope your mammo and followup comes back just fine. I also had a scare a few years ago...the doctor himself came in and did the followup ultrasound...but it was determined that I am just naturally "lumpy", lol! Rock, I listened to your video clip...loved it! Hope your computer behaves...it is so nice to read your posts. Mikie, good for you, for exercising! Yes, it does bring on more energy oftentimes. Spring, you have had a lot on your plate...I admire how you keep plugging along. Freida, did I read you are doing some better? I hope so... Diane, I am thinking of you often...and hoping your appt. goes smoothly. Jole, I have sort of been hibernating this winter too...but have been sick so many times off and on...hated to get out. We play Pandora also...on a computer Den has set up in the shop. So funny when it goes quiet all of a sudden and we have to go tell it we are indeed still listening. Barry, my FIL loves liver and onions! I make it for him in the oven...turns out so tender. I don't care so much for the liver, but can eat it if I get enough onions in the same bite. Dar, hope you are doing okay...you are amazing, how you keep going and going. Well, our exciting news of the week is that Keira lost her first tooth this evening! She couldn't wait to get to bed, so the tooth fairy would come Our somewhat frustrating news is that a contractor friend of ours came tonight to look at the "big house" where Lindsey and David are living...to see what can be done as far as remodeling to make room for all the kids, and to stop the leaks to get rid of the mold problem. Years ago, my MIL hired some workers to add on to the living room. They also changed the location and direction of the stairway to the upstairs and added a sort of attic storage. But it changed the roof line and created lots of little "valleys" for the rain to travel in...and leaked for years and years, until Clinton was able to "somewhat" fix it a couple years ago. But the damage had already been done, and it still leaks inside the walls somehow. The guy who came tonight said it never should have been built that way. Anyhow, he wasn't too optimistic about being able to change things around again without it costing the kids more than it would be worth. It would involve removing that whole section of roof, changing the stairway (again!) and he wouldn't be able to extend that part of the house, like the kids were hoping, because of the roof lines. The house has been added onto and remodeled so many times, he just didn't recommend it. Then there is the kitchen...water damage in there too, and mold under the floor. So, we will just see what the kids decide to do...but with a new baby due in a few months, it would be good to get it done before too long. Lorraine's bedroom has been tore up for several weeks (since Christmas, actually) because we found mold in the floor, under the carpet. So, everyone is in one bedroom, and it's chaos, to say the least. Well, I guess I will just say "Hi" to anyone I have missed...wondering where Joan is...hope everyone has a good enough Friday and weekend. Gonna try to get some sleep now...went to bed earlier, but this respiratory bug also includes joint and muscle pain and I just wasn't getting to sleep. Took some Ibuprofen and hope it helps.