rainy then sunny, cool, temps 18
Very rainy this morning. Fortunately we have raincoats and umbrellas. Got up early and were at Nick's for breakfast by 7:30. Hopped in a cab (actually found one!) and got to the dentist in time for the 9am appointment. Michael brought a book and waited, but it didn't take long. Then we walked toward his 11am eye appointment, but that gave us plenty of time to wander. By then the rain was just spitting, and by the time we got there the sun was breaking through.
The news from the eye doc was a bit mixed. On the plus side - and this is huge - he's confident the operation will do thge trick. He'd actually going to graft some donated eye tissue onto Michael's eye - among other things he'll be doing. He says eyes donated - by someone who has often died tragically young - can help save the sight of up to 40 people. Including Michael. How beautiful is that. And how devestating. And how grateful we are to the family who had to make a terrible decision. And made it.
The not great news is that his sight is failing in that eye and the doc says it's turning slightly opaque.
But we have decided to believe all that will be reversed by the amazing operation and the great gift of donated tissue.
So the operation is set for Oct 1st. I was supposed to go to Connecticut that day, but have put it off until the next day...the doc says Michael will be fine, and he has an 8:20 appointment for a check up that day...so the doc will also be caring for him. And at least I'll be there for the operation and that night. Then home the next day.
Will rent him some DVD's, get him a mountain of pastries and call every hour.
got home in time for our friends Jack and Jane to arrive. Jack said he'd install some blinds we had made. Turns out the blinds are too small...so while Jack and Michael then decideed to install a ceiling lamp instead JaNE AND i took refuge in the living room.
We adore Jack and Jane and end up yakking and laughing about all sorts of things. Like us they love antiques and traveling...Jane is a gifted interior decorator and works with Kirk - and helps us. And Jack - among many talents - builds furniture.
So we had a great time. And now the sun is out, we're heading off for an early dinner...and driving to Elora, Ontario tomorrow...Won't blog for a few days...probably not until we hit the SoHo Met Hotel in Toronto on Monday.
Speak to you then. Counting the sleeps until THE BRUTAL TELLING is launched!