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Keeping up with the Longwells

January kind of flew by.  The kids were home until January 5th.  So I started coming up with new ideas of things to sell in my @HomeNinja shop for geeks and for Valentine's Day.  I have a few Pokémon items in the shop now.  (Even at 14, Thor still enjoys that stuff.)  I also did some flower rings, black and white baby sneakers, yellow and white baby sneakers, pink and white flip flops and a heart bookmark.  Whew.

My dad, Roy, has been unwell for a while and finally ended up with a visit to the hospital.  He has several pending issues and they could not do surgery on a hernia that is, at this point life threatening, until they take care of other issues.  As of yesterday though, any infection has cleared up with antibiotics, he still refuses anything for pain, he has a heart murmur and they have done EKGs, Echos, Halter Monitor and really everything they can do and are awaiting results to see how he will fare in surgery.  They will call him this coming week with more information on that and hopefully set a date.

I've been looking for work to make things ... not so tight around here.  Of course no one is really hiring anything except factory (2nd/3rd shift) and truck driving but something will come up.  John has a second job working from home doing website work but it's going to be a monthly pay gig and only when he has time to get the work in. :)  We also received an order for a table, custom, and she paid up front for the wood.  In the past 14 days, John has labored 12 of them to cut, sand (three levels of sanding so takes ages), stain and varnish.  I've been able to help with the last two.  We're doing the top over the next few days so it should be done by next weekend!

The end of January and beginning of February brings us Thor's big concert in Mount Juliet.  He was the only White County student to attend the Freshmen Honors Choir.  He was selected in September and had his concert on Jan 31st.  He practiced with 50+ other students for the entire day and the concert was that evening.  I've included Ave Maria's video.  Al and Pat came and bought Thor a Tshirt and plaque they had available for him. 

This month, so far, I've started making bunny slippers for little ones. Yesterday we attended the birthday party for Seth and Sidney.  Tif made an awesome Minecraft cake! Yup that's it above. All those pics are included in the new image folder for 2015.  Expect great things in there. :D