This is so cool! A friend of a friend read the blog earlier in the week and saw the prayer request for us to find/catch our cat and get her back in the house--she had been away for almost two months. So this person calls my friend Steve and offers a live trap that would be the right size for cat-catching. So Steve brings the trap. First night we set it up we caught a raccoon. Hmmmm.
But last night the girls found pumpkin in a hole under our neighbors house--they saw her run in there from the yard. So anyhow, they put the trap right in front of the hole and then blasted the hole/cat with the hose! Pumpkin shoots out of the hole, into the trap and voila, we have pumpkin back!!!
Pumpkin weighs almost nothing. And she is sort of smelly. But other then that she is OK. We kept her sequestered for a little bit for her to figure out that she could be a house cat again after being wild for so long, but the girls were able to hold her and pet her so we figured she hadn't gone fully feral. So she now has the run of the house. It's good to have her back and Emma (her rightful owner) is THRILLED!
I'm not sure of the name of our friend of s friend who supplied the trap but we are so thankful and grateful. I have been adding prayer requests to the end of these blogs for 7 months and to be honest, most of the time we don't get results. Now that starts a whole theological debate about prayer and how God works. I don't want to get into that in this post. I just want to say that it is very cool that a prayer request on Monday ends up being answered on Friday. Wish they all happened that way!
We are in for a relaxing weekend. Very little on the calendar. The girls started school on Wednesday so I think they are looking forward to just chilling out today as they prepare for their first full week of school starting Monday. We have church tonight. And I think we are going to do family movie afternoon tomorrow--we may watch a movie called The Sandlot that has come highly recommended. Other then that, not much happening. Joanne loves these laid-back weekends.
Brief Joanne update: She is taking a couple of weeks off from Spalding rehab. She has been in the hospital or some sort of professional therapy for 7 months now and is ready for a little break. Unfortunately during this break she has a few doctors appointments. She had to give blood yesterday to check (again) for clotting issues. And she is going to see and ENT to see if the intubation and trach (three months worth) left her vocal cords scarred.
And she is going to see and endocrinologist to see about a nodule that they found on her thyroid when she was still at Littleton Adventist. None of us even remembered that they had found one but her primary care doc found a notation in her chart so we are having it checked out.
I have to say that I am so pleased with Kaiser and Joanne's primary care doctor. She is obviously paying attention to Joanne and her chart and is on top of getting Joanne the care/tests that she needs. Thanks Dr. Vandeloo!
1. Praise, praise, praise for the return of our long lost cat Pumpkin!
2. Joanne is not sleeping well and would love to string a couple of good nights of rest together.
3. Please pray that Joanne's two week break from Spalding will be restorative for her.
4. Pray for a smooth move into the new school year for the girls. So far everything points to a great start but would love to see that continue. The girls have been through so much this last 7 months and a good school year for them this year would be huge in restoring normalcy.