Kind of a fun day today. The morning started out with us getting up at around 07:00 and me getting ready for a bike ride. Jason didn't have any appointments for himself, just for Gracie. Linda was up and taking care of some things she wanted to get done, and it was one of those feel good days where none of us had any immediate pressing issues. I got in about 21.5 miles, so that's two days of 20+ rides. Tomorrow I might go for another one, but it all depends on how things work out. Jason had to get Gracie over to the veterinarian, and have some dental work done. Apparently she had to have a tooth pulled, as well as some other dental work done. The tooth being pulled was the major issue, and apparently it was a tooth that had been bad for some time, just never caught before. The roots were pretty much non-existent and it was simply being held in place by the gums and some pressure from the other teeth next to it. It wasn't infected or any other problem with it, just that it might have become a real problem, so it was pulled.
The girls are with us for the next couple of days, and when they came Linda had some decorating fun ready for them. The tree is up and I have all the lights working, so now it is up to the three of them to finish with the rest of the decorating. Linda let the girls hang all the ornaments, and the tree sits up on a table, so it is effectively about 6.5 feet high at the top. Stacy figured out to get the stool, so she could reach higher, yet still not high enough to make it to the top. All the ornaments sit in a 3-foot band around the tree and it looks wonderful. When they finally get everything done I'll post a picture of the master piece.
I just about got our Christmas letter finished, so we'll probably be sending out our cards in the next few days. They might even reach everyone before Christmas this year. Over the past few years we just weren't able to get cards out, so it is important to us to get it done this year. Otherwise, we didn't do much today, except take care of a couple of errands and get the paramobile down out of Jason's truck and back into the garage (we're expecting rain soon). The other thing to update everyone on is the van, and the lift mechanism. The folks at Ability Center have had the van for about a week now and have been working with Ford (one of the dealers - not sure which one) and no one can seem to figure out what has gone wrong with the Interlock System - the van's transmission still won't come out of park. When I spoke with them today they said they have done everything they can, including setting a new programmed module for the interlock and it still won't work. The van is going back to Ford and we're hoping that whatever is hung up can get fixed. I'd like to have the van back. It was nice having a larger vehicle to carry everyone comfortably. I'll keep you updated as I learn more, so for now... Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.