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Friday, August 21, 2015

2015-08-18 Melissa broke her elbow

 Melissa fell playing tennis and landed on her left elbow which we resulted in a so called  'terrible triad'. A traumatic injury pattern of the elbow characterized by elbow dislocation (often associated with posterolateral dislocation or LCL injury), radial head fracture, and coronoid (top the radius fracture. She saw a doctor recommended by our neighbor, Jim Morgan, and had surgery on Thursday afternoon. Now she has a new ball on the end of her radius bone and lots of rehab in her future.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2014-12-12 Heath sibling dinner

Here are a few family photos over the years. This is with my mother, Marie Thomas in about 1957.

The second photo is with my stepmother, Barbara Kitchens in about 1964.

The third is March 1984 when Paula and I came out for Heidi and Holly's weddings and we skied at Alta with our children. That's why I am sunburned.

The fourth photo was taken in St George in July 1993 after our father passed away.

The fifth photo was taken September 2001 at our home.

The last photo was taken December 2014. Fred has moved to North Carolina so he wasn't at our sibling dinner.

2014-12-17 Roylance Family

Paula gathered her family for a luncheon on December 17, 2014 at our home, and we took advantage of the good weather to capture a few photographs in our back yard. This was the only Roylance Christmas activity that we had during the season.
This photograph of the family was taken in April 2002.

2014 Our Christmas Card

We decided to feature our grandchildren in our Christmas card this year.

Monday, November 24, 2014

2014-11-24 Egbert's new home

The Egbert's new home in progressing. Michelle sent a couple of photos of the inside and this photo of the outside of the home. Their current home is now listed, but there hasn't been much early interest. Our banker e-mailed to say that he wanted to pledge some of our assets to allow a bridge loan to the Egberts for the new house. When they sell their current home our assets will be released.

We've loaned money to Conleys for Jeff to buy an accounting franchise when they moved to Colorado Springs. This loan was paid off with interest.

We've loaned Egberts money to finance their dental practice in Colorado Springs. Hans pays principal and interest faithfully each month.

We've loaned money to Christensens to allow them to get a lower interest rate on their home refinance in 2013. They pay us interest each month.

We've loaned the Fords money to move to their home on Browning, to pay for remodeling, and to dig them out of a financial black hole. They paid us $3,000 but no interest or other principal. I suppose we'll need to note all this in our will.

2011-11-20 Grandma Donna breaks her hip

I had the inspiration to call the Legacy Care Center to see about visiting Grandma Donna, and the receptionist told me that she had been taken to Riverton Hospital the day before because she fell and broke her hip. She had surgery to repair her hip and is dizzy and disoriented. Her adopted son, Rob Buttle, was at the hospital, but he was more interested in telling me woes than telling me what he knew about Donna's condition.

Donna thought that she had fallen two months ago. She also said she had to wait for 5 years to have her teeth fixed. She wanted to go back to Legacy as soon as possible and didn't want to be moved to a rehab place.

Donnalyn moved her to the Rocky Mountain Rehabilitation Center on 12600 South and 3400 West where she will stay for at least the next six weeks. She can't put weight on her hip for that long (or longer).

2014-11-20 Jack plays Egeus in Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream

Jack played the role of Egeus in Midsummer Nights Dream at the 6th grade Shakespeare festival at Bonneville Elementary. This is Melissa's last elementary school Shakespeare play. Thomas was in 'As You Like It', Joshua was in Midsummer Nights Dream, and Benjamin was in Twelfth Night. The school with all its volunteers does a wonderful job of putting the play together.

Egeus -  Hermia’s father, who brings a complaint against his daughter to Theseus: Egeus has given Demetrius permission to marry Hermia, but Hermia, in love with Lysander, refuses to marry Demetrius. Egeus’s severe insistence that Hermia either respect his wishes or be held accountable to Athenian law places him squarely outside the whimsical dream realm of the forest.