Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What's going on?

Well, the real question should be "What isn't going on??"
We had a fun weekend. We went to the Greek Festival at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton on Friday night. It was awesome. We had a delicious dinner and got some tasty desserts to bring home. They had a tag sale area where we made a huge score--a train set for W that we got for $4!! It's by Playskool but it works with BRIO and Thomas the Tank Engine sets. Awesome.
On Saturday night we went to a won't have his birthday until next week, so it was a really good "gotcha!" moment. It was a dress-up party, which was fun. They used to live in NYC so several of their friends from the city took the train out for the get-together. There was lots of good food (yum!), good beer (double yum!) and whiskey sours (not my cup of tea). A good time was had by all, for sure. And the kids all played well together!
Sunday was laid-back. W and I went to the grocery store while Mike was at work. Sort of dull, but it had to be done.
Yesterday was productive. W helped me get copies of a letter to the city planning board made at the corner store. The owner of a restaurant near our house wants to expand his bar from a 16-seater to a 30-seater AND sell liquor for off-premises consumption (i.e. have a liquor store). His current license won't allow this, so he has to go before the board. We don't want this to happen. We don't mind the way he currently runs his establishment, but we think his proposal isn't good for the community. Well, when we delivered the letter to the municipal building, the secretary advised me that the board wouldn't consider my letter as "testimony" unless someone in attendance presented it. So W and I schlepped back over there for the 7:30 meeting last night. The result? Nada. The hearing was postponed until June 16. Oh well.
Now for the biggest news... Mike has been having abdominal pains. He went to the doctor this afternoon and she told him she thought it might be appendicitis. So he's at the Princeton ER right now waiting to get a CAT scan. That's the only definitive way to tell if he needs an appendectomy. If he has to have one, I'll get the neighbor to come over to be with W and I'll go to the hospital to be with him. I hope he doesn't have to go through that, but I'm almost positive that's what it is, after comparing his symptoms with those listed on WebMD.
Updates to follow.

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