Sheesh. Here it is the middle of August and we're still
waiting on word about SR's adoption being finalized. Typical bureaucracy, can't move a book from one bookcase to another without forms being filled out in quadruplicate. I swear, sometimes I think the deck is stacked against us.
Rich the Marine called from Yuma the other morning. He told me that he is definitely going to Japan either late this year or early next year. I guess he hasn't learned yet that rules are made to be broken. I've told him before, if the Marines think they need you somewhere, that's where you'll be. I hope he doesn't get sent to the sandbox, but if he does, I'm sure he'll do us proud. I've been thinking about that a lot lately (guess it's my morbid streak showing itself again), and I've been wondering how I'd react if he went to the sandbox and were killed in action. That kind of thinking usually drives me around the bend (which is usually not that far ahead, for me) so I tend to not do very much of it. Guess I'll leave it all in God's hands and let Him take care of my son.
I just sent the zoo crew to bed. Now they're upstairs talking, thinking that I can't hear them. Of course, if I weren't sitting at the bottom of the stairs typing on this, I probably wouldn't hear them, but they don't know that. And I'm not about to tell them.
OK, I'm back. KC's pump was beeping, so I had to go turn it off. As I may have mentioned in the past, KC is incapable of swallowing (liquids or solid foods), so he is fed through a G-tube (a small tube surgically implanted into his stomach through his skin). His food consists of Pediasure™ which is pumped through the tube into his stomach. The pump itself is pretty cool -- you can change the rate of feeding from 10 cc/hour up to several hundred cc/hour. It has a self-contained battery which is good for up to eight hours of use, and a holder which continually recharges the battery while the pump is attached. He's used to it (I think), but since I can't exactly ask him, I have to take the doctors' word for it.
Not much else going on around here, and I don't really want to get into a political discussion at the present time. Besides, there are many political blogs out there, and I am neither informed enough nor smart enough to try to discuss politics. All I know is (and you may quote me on this), before I'd vote for Kerry, I'd volunteer for the first manned Mars mission. On a single person ship. Using conventional propulsion methods. Do the math.