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    The highlight of my day today will be getting a new phone.

    scoping out the park

    So we’re back. The first thing I did, after I unloaded my car of all my luggage and gave Toby the run down on the family saga, was head off to the park with Bug. I didn’t even open my laptop, which is unheard of for me. You can usually count off the minutes before I crack open the portal to my virtual world. I guess it was just too hot and I was too tired and the park sounded good.

    Amazingly Bug played with some new friends for quite a long time, giving me many minutes to just sit on the sidelines and think. Which is what I really need right now. I feel like I’ve been away from home more than I’ve been at home lately. It’s sort of a lost feeling, like I’m bouncing from drama circle to drama circle and not completely solving any problems anywhere. BUT! It’s not really as bad as it sounds. I should be thankful that I’m welcome so many places. I just need to make home base feel more like home base, if you know what I mean.

    somebody is getting a new phone today

    So we are home and I’m going to get some stuff done here for a change. First order of business is to get a new phone. This old razor piece o’ crap has seen it’s last day. I’ve been putting up with the half screen for a while and lately it’s taken to zapping me. I open it up to make a call and OUCH!! I get a charlie horse in my ear. I already hate talking on the phone enough as it is…this has been making it worse! Sadly, I’m not in the market for an iphone. I just can’t budget that $60-$80 monthly payment in but anything new that doesn’t zap me will totally make my day.

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    The news on my brother is that he is home. They made it home safe yesterday around noon and went straight to his doctor. He’s been referred to a cardiologist and is scheduled (or will be scheduled) for a stress test and an ultra-sound to look for a blood clot in his legs. He’s officially off work for a month with no pay because the company he works for is based out of Nebraska and they don’t offer sick pay/disability (or something, I’m not quite clear on those details). BUT they are eligible for food stamps. I think we’ll be getting creative as a family to make that work. Mostly I think a lot of the load will fall on my Dad so please pray for my Dad, he works hard enough as it is.