I suppose I should show up here once in awhile. Except for noting the 5th anniversary of Iraq, it's been 3 weeks. Sorry about that, but reality has been getting in the way. (Don't you hate that when it happens to you?) Weekly visits to see Zoe's mom at the hospital (Alzheimer's) takes its toll. I usually start cooking Saturday night (squash souffle). Sunday is getting everything together as well as cooking the other dishes and packaging snacks. 5 hours driving round trip and 1 to 2 hours there. We are pretty tired on Monday. We took this Sunday off. We will try to go down tomorrow or Wednesday. The good news is that her new meds seem to be working. She is not so combative. The other good news is that Sunday before last Zoe's nephew Gregg was in town for business and wanted to see his Grandomother. We had a wonderful visit. Gerry didn't recognize Gregg but thought he was pretty cute. After I had finished serving I switched places with Greg so he could be next to his Grandmother. While I don't know if she knew that Gregg was her grandson, there was a connection and they held hands. It was really good for Gerry. She was talking a mile a minute in her nonsense but was having a good time.
The bad news is that Zoe's doctor left town and she is having a problem with the other doctors taking her on in that she is complicated (Fibromyalgia and IBS and has medical records that are in two volumes.) This has been traumatic. It includes verifying to her insurance that she should still be on disability. Her former doctor would sign the form annually but now she doesn't have a doctor that knows her. This has been stressing us out. She just got off the phone with the business manager of the clinic and she thinks someone will sign the form. Our medical system really sucks.
If that wasn't enough, my camera strap sales have gone through the proverbial roof. This is a good problem but it does take time keeping up with it all. And I'm still working on three new product lines, one which is almost ready to put up. I did get up a modification of my tripod mount straps, at last. Hopefully I will get some links up today in between making straps. Stay tuned.