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September 9th, 2018 at 02:21 pm

Hmm--It's been a week or so since last I blogged, and what a busy week it's been. DH had more interviews, but has taken the contract at his former employer that he left about 20 months ago. It's a great hourly rate, and honestly, he really likes it there. We think he starts on Wednesday after all the checks. Glad we got his drug test in before his surgery.

So yes, he's also had ear surgery. Last Thursday we drove to a hospital about an hour west of us at (ugh) 4:30 a.m. for his stapedectomy. He's never had any surgeries or much medical, and he was a nervous wreck. But all went well, and I think he was a bit sobered by folks getting pacemakers, stents, and much more serious things. We'll know in a few weeks how successful it's been restoring his hearing. Right now his ear is full of packing which will be removed on Friday

School started for DD; all's well there. School also started for me, and while my classes seem fine, my new administrative function is headache inducing. There are plenty of my colleagues who would rather not speak to one another, so they've decided I'm their intermediary. Because I'm in charge of class scheduling, I've had everything from pleas, to demands, to outright anger about next semester's schedule. All of a sudden I can see who the easy folks are, and who is decidedly difficult. It's going to be an interesting time.

This afternoon DD and I bought a Harry Potter package at the local theater. We got tickets for 9 shows--all the Potter movies and Fantastic Beasts for $27. We go the next eight Sundays. I really enjoyed seeing HP1 on the big screen. So much grander than DVDs at home.
It's fun for us to hang out too--if there's a week I can't go, she can always take a friend.

I've been busily using our garden and CSA veggies. Friday night it was Southern Tomato Pie, followed by Croatian Chicken last night, and tonight veggie curry.
Time to ramp up a bit of frugality. We've been too lax lately.

7 Responses to “Lots to Report”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so glad your husband has work and his surgery went well. Good luck with your new duties.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Glad DH's surgery went well and hopefully the results will be worth it.

    Sorry you have some pains in the patootie as far as folks you work with. Some people are NEVER happy and are happy never to be happy. If that makes sense.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Completely understand, Rob. My least favorite person on the staff is known to be angry and unhappy if she doesn't get what she wants--and angry and unhappy is she does. Scheduling is interesting--hard to plan when enrollments are so variable.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    I hope the surgery was effective!

    That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger? (re: work)

    Awesome deal on HP!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Hopefully you don't have to be around such an angry and unhappy person very much. I never could figure out why some people like to be that way.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Glad to know DH is soon to be employed again and his surgery is done!

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear your DH has a job again! I hope the admin stuff becomes less of a headache.

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