Tuck spent the last few nights hospitalized with yet another bout of pneumonia. This was the fifth time in just at a year. Still no real insight as to why he keeps getting sick - it's like none of the pieces fit together to complete the puzzle. At any rate, after three days here without me, he was quite happy to see me this evening, and he'd like to express his gratitude to those of you who offered their good wishes.
In Other News
Despite the ongoing damp around these parts (Seriously, London is sunnier and warmer than we are right now! So is Seattle!), I decided I really needed to press on with the chicken coop. The chicks are now 4 weeks old and getting big. So I rigged up a tarp over clotheslines in the sideyard so that I could work on it in relative dryness. It has proven to be a Very Good Idea Indeed, and I managed to get quite a bit done on my weekend off. The floor and the framing for the four walls are all erected, and I've even put on one outer wall. There's a hatch (Get it? Hatch?) in the floor for an eventual hinged ramp for their comings and goings and I've framed in where the window's going to go. I'm going to put up some very lightweight insulation and have sorted out roofing, ventilation and how I'm going to construct access doors. No pics as yet, though.
I've also very nearly finished my grandmother's lap quilt. Last night I finished piecing together all the blocks, so all that's left is the binding and I can get it off in the mail. All just in time for us to head out to Washington state for some of that Seattle sunshine.
Actually, we'll only be spending a couple of days in Seattle. We're headed out that way for David's nephew's high school graduation and his sister's 25th wedding anniversary. To say that it promises to be interesting would be a huge understatement, particularly since they all decided to boycott our wedding last year. You know, 'cause it wasn't a "real" wedding and all. Still, if they're trying to play nice, then we're at least willing to go along for the ride and see what transpires. If nothing else, it should be good for a blog post.