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Friday Fun! (Classes, Surgery, Water)

Hello my lovely readers!  What a busy week it’s been for me.  This week was the last week of my semester.  Finishing touches were placed on classes, and as of Tuesday night at around 8pm, I was finally on vacation!  No  more classes until July.

My brother, sister-in-law, and niece are in Boston for an indeterminate amount of time.  My niece, who is about 4.5 months old, was born with a heart defect, so she is in Children’s Hospital getting it fixed.  Monday night I went to the excellent parents’ hotel to see them before her surgery.  Her surgery was Wednesday, and I took the day off to wait out the 6 hour surgery with my brother and sister-in-law.  The surgery went better than the doctors were hoping for, so that was good news.  They were just starting to wake her up slowly Thursday afternoon.  I have yet to see her post-surgery, as only parents/guardians have been allowed in the recovery room so far.  Her parents are holding up quite well, I think.

On top of all that, last Saturday a water line broke in Weston, which meant that all of Boston was under a drinking water ban, as the water could be contaminated.  You had to boil the water for at least 2 minutes to make it safe for drinking or washing dishes.  You also could wash dishes by adding some bleach to it.  Well, I didn’t have bleach and wasn’t about to buy it for only a couple of days’ use.  I had made a large dinner Friday night, and since I am not one of these “wash dishes instantly” women, I had planned on washing them Saturday.  Ooops.  Between everything else going on, I didn’t have a chance to wash them, along with all the other dishes dirtied during the incident, until Wednesday night.  I got to spend many many hours doing dishes, let me tell you.

All in all a busy week, but not a bad one.  Happy weekends, all!