Posting delay here, due to much beyond my control.......
On election day, sister-in-law, Trish, was finally able to pick up kitten 2. She had picked up the first of the Manx brothers from People for Cats in Falmouth last week but had to wait to get #2 until he was checked out by the vet. Sounds like the brothers had a raucous reunion and there will be lots of running/chasing, rolling as these two grow up together. We cannot wait to see them in person.
The photo above shows them in Trish's lap after they crashed into sleep following a full evening of play.
Since I wrote the above, Kristi and I have been to see and play with Thing 1 and Thing 2 - due to constant motion I never got a photo! They are so cute.
We are in the midst of another heavy storm, both weather wise and in our life. Winds have been howling and rain pouring for almost 24 hours now, but we are relieved not to be having the snow that is falling and creating a mess just inland from us.
Storm has passed, a few trees down, but today it is nearly 70 and so beautiful! A balm for our souls.
As I have written earlier here, we have been trying to encourage LM's very sick (COPD), and multiple addictions) former wife, Ellen, and custodial parent of his 44 yr old developmentally disabled daughter, Kristi, to allow us to get her medical help. She has refused for a dangerously long time and in the past few months it has become a crisis. We are very concerned about Kristi. Effecting a change into this dynamic has become incumbent on us as the only near relatives. We finally got an Elder Services physician to come in for an evaluation and it was ordered that she go to the ER immediately. Still adamant refusal! Yesterday, my LM had to go and forcefully make this happen. He called the fire dept rescue and Ellen was taken to the hospital. We are awaiting news on testing that was done yesterday. Meanwhile, during the day yesterday, Kristi fell while bowling with her day program group, and broke her ankle. LM had another trip to the ER. Kristi is now in a cast and is at home with LM. There is a lot to do as we try to navigate the deep dark waters of seeking a housing solution for Kristi as she cannot live alone. All this will take a lot of time, work and patience.
So here we are a few days later, Kristi has been moved in with her Dad, LM, and she is doing very well. Testing has revealed that Ellen has a cancerous mass in her left groin area, and possibly in her breast. We are facing many challenges and a very stubborn Ellen, who is battling us at every turn. Today she was told she must go to a rehab facility and that did not go over well. LM is being so strong, but I know he is facing some very painful decisions. Meanwhile, Kristi is going to stay safely in the care of her Dad with me offering as much back-up as possible.
So, it may be quiet around here as we face the changes this has brought in our life.
I am watching a very human experience happen to people I love dearly. Ellen is making this process as difficult as any one human being can do. We are steadfast that our primary goal is Kristi's protection. At this point her mother is determined to just be home and have Kristi care for her. It is not going to happen.
Onward and upward we go!!
Love to all.