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Isabel is out of the hospital and is doing fine. Fine being a relative term for a person who underwent major surgery and is out of the hospital 2 days later. She had to get out of Penrose so she could get over to Memorial and be with Savannah.

Savannah had an EKG yesterday and her heart is good. She is very strong. I have a good feeling about her. As I was praying for her last night, I just had this overwhelming feeling of peace come over me. You know, any of us only have one day at a time and we have to appreciate each day we get, no matter what comes. Wow! That sounds pretty upbeat and positive to come out of me. I guess it’s because I trust God. He knows. We did get one update. The baby’s tube-feeding now includes momma’s milk! Yea!

You guys remember when I did the blog entry about the word “blog” (10/20/2004)? Well, apparently I wasn’t using the right references, because I found this article on Reuters Odd News page today. saying that the word “blog” was one of the most looked-up words . I hadn’t used Merriam-Webster because it was a pay service, but I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one.

Okay, my picture updates at have been called Savannah Day 1, Savannah Day 2, etc. Well, the updated pictures will be slower in coming since, (AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!) my stupid digital camera broke! They still will come, just a little slower. Anyway, about the dating of them, I have a question, I think I will put in a poll. By the way, thanks to all of you who voted in the Carter Blog poll.

Savannah was born at 9:22 a.m. on Sunday, November, 28, 2004. I say she was 1 day old at the same time on the 29th, which would make the 29th Day 1. Margaret says that that is actually Day 2, because the first 24 hours she was alive was her first day. I say that was day 0. Of course, I said that the new millennium started January 1, 2001, not 2000 because the year 1 A.D. would have been after the year 0. Although I guess the argument could be made that there was no year 0, but I am not really interested in all that. I just wanted to make an interesting poll and see if anyone answers. I think the polls are fun and they are part of the same deal that .

While I was trying to get Margaret to her first client, steam started to pour out from under the hood. I turned off the heater, even though it was -6 with the wind chill. Pulled into the 7-11 and found a leaky heater hose while Margaret tried the new flavored coffee called “Bananas Foster” which she will rave to you about because it tastes like banana cream pie and coffee. She adds steamed milk. I still really like just the plain old black coffee. 7-11 has superior coffee to any of the other C-Store chains around here. I bypassed the heater core because where the leak in the hose was I couldn’t cut it off and put it back on. I found out later that it is a special elbow hose that also holds the heater control valve in place. We made our rounds without heat until I could get to a parts store and buy what I thought I needed, a length of 5/8 inch heater hose. The “Heater Control Valve” in a ’93 Dodge Grand Caravan is a special plastic piece that is held in place by the elbow hose. If you try to put a regular piece of hose on it and the valve falls down it can break. Why do they use plastic? Why, oh why?!? My car is now in the shop and we couldn’t get up to take any pictures and I walked home from the shop.

The shop is 8 miles away from the house and it was getting dark and cold. Fortunately, I have a nice goose-down jacket that Margaret got for me last year. The route is along 2 busy highways and the bridges have no shoulder and Fort Carson is getting off work and some of those people drive like…like…a bunch of GI’s. I just marched myself home, singing old Army cadences and making up new verses for them.

Anyway, I am really sorry there are no new pics. We will be using disposable cameras and have to put a few days on each one until I can either get my digital working or replaced. I hope to have more info for you all though in a few days.

We had some dipping veggies left over from Thanksgiving that needed to be used, so I had them chop them up and I made omelettes. Cheese, Black Olives, Peppers, Green Onions, Tomatoes, Mushrooms and, for those who wanted, broccoli and celery. I make them to order and they are delicious. Now I am really tired from having the belly full. I guess that will end this convoluted little blurb.

Remember, as the good book says, “If quitters never win, and winners never quit, who came up with, “Quit while you’re ahead”?”

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