Sunday, April 14, 2013

Week of January 21, 2013

Hello men!  So good to sit down to write you a little bit tonight.  It is my usual Sunday night time slot. 

Well, there were some events of particular note this week.  Don’t know if I should rank them by time or by importance this week. 

Hmmm.  Well we had a CHOMP concert this week.  Lainey played both trombone and tuba for it.  She was great!  Mr. Dunlop told us again that she is improving all the time. 

We planned to go to Waldport (1/2 hour south of Newport) and see Uncle David.  He has purchased a “new” house. We had to rent a car since ours has terrible issues with its transmission right now.  We drove down and expected to eat a fun lunch with Aunt Lynn, Heather and her two kiddos, Grandma Hopper, Wayne and Patty, and of course Uncle David. 

Well, when we got there, we found Aunt Lynn on the phone with the Bay Area Hospital and Grandma Hopper pulled us aside and let us know that Grandpa Hopper was in intensive care.  They were both sick with a gastro crud last week and Saturday morning at about 2am, he woke grandma up and they called 911.  He wasn’t doing well.  They admitted him.  So, they put him on pain meds  and he had very low blood pressure, so they put him in a coma, intubated him and gave him meds to get his bp stabilized.  They diagnosed him with pancreatitis and they have been watching his progress.  His blood pressure is now up again and they are bringing him out of the coma slowly and watching his progress.  That’s all I know about that for now.  I’ll keep you in the loop as we hear more. 

So, we got back into town last night and Molly and Seth had both gotten white envelopes in the mail!  So, Molly opened hers last night and Seth opened his today.  I was able to be there for both.  Wanna know where and when they are going?????? I bet you do.  Hmmm.  I should make you wait!  I love having control.  You’re probably skipping my random talk to see anyway.  So, here you are. 

Molly is reporting to the MTC in Provo on March 6th and will serve, speaking English in the Nevada, Las Vegas mission!  And Seth will report to the Provo MTC on April 3rd and will serve, speaking English in the Colorado, Denver North mission, which is the mission his dad served in 30 years ago! 

How’s that??????
So exciting!

When you two return, they will be looking at one year in the mission.  So fun!

Oh, and Grace Huskey is waiting for her call.  And Olivia Huskey is almost done with her papers!

A not so great thing happened today at church.  Sister Hancock, who is the Huskey girls’ grandma (Renee Butcher’s mom) took a fall today right after Sacrament Meeting in the back of the chapel.  Don’t know what happened, she was just standing there one second and she was down the next.  She landed pretty much on her face.  Her glasses took a toll on her face and she now has 12 stitches and an arm splint.  Poor girl!

Here’s a photo from the ER.  Luckily, we have two triage nurses in our Ward now!  They both sprang into action!  It was awesome!

So, I was in the hallway (aftermath of the fall) and when Sunday school let out, out walks the Spanish Branch missionaries from the Gospel Essentials class!  They were new to me, so I called to them and told them I didn’t recognize them and introduced myself.  They knew the name, had heard about you two and had seen your photos in the missionary case in the other hall.  I told them a little about you and then said something about Drew’s speaking spanish and his new Tongan companion.  One of the missionaries got a big smile on his face and said, “I’m from New Zealand!”  They were happy to chat with me for a bit and we found out that they would both still be here when the two of you get off of your missions!  They are excited to meet you!

So, that’s a full week!

It is the end of the semester here, so we get Thursday and Friday off.  Looking forward to it!!

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