We got the results back from Toby's biopsy early. The Dr's office scared the crap out of us, because they called yesterday, and said "we got the results back very quickly, we would REALLY like you to reschedule your Oct 18th appointment. Can you come in tomorrow?" with no indication of what the results were.
Well usually when they want to see you after a biopsy, THAT fast, it doesn't bode well.
So we spent a sleepless night, and went in today, and the Dr said Toby's results were good, no cancer, whew! He still has to have the TURP procedure done, but that is a lot less scary. We have been very relieved, and we brought home some fireball whiskey and some amaretto to celebrate
The tree guy came, and was able to get that dead tree out, without us having to take the shed or barn down. He just climbed that thing like a spider monkey, and after some prep work on the trees behind it, worked his way UP limbing it, then worked his way down, taking the tree out in fireplace sized chunks.
Now, we have a tree mess to clean up, but much better that then a broken house/shed/barn mess from the tree crushing it.
So for us life is smoothing out, and we are hoping for an easy winter. Been doing a lot of praying for the folks south of us in Redwood valley and santa rosa. We have friends down there who are in the thick of it, but so far they are ok. Their family however has lost everything. It really hurts my heart. This almost happened to us, because PG&E has been too damned lazy to check trees around their power lines.
The fact that it can happen in such an urban area seems criminal somehow.
Anyway, I hope everyone is safe, keep the shiny side up =).