Sorry about that hiatus there--I'm back now! Last week was my work week of craziness and I'm happy to report that I survived! Ninety-one hours, most of which was on my feet, did a number on my body but I held up pretty well overall. Nothing a massage can't fix.
Yesterday was the kidney transplant and I'm also VERY happy to report that both of my brothers-in-law fared just fine and are now recovering in the hospital. They'll probably be there until Friday or Saturday and then they'll make the transition to our house. It was a fascinating thing to be a part of and in many aspects it reminded me of flying in an airplane: it's something that is mind-blowing in theory to most of us, but to the surgeons and pilots that perform their duties, it's something routine and actually rather boring. And boring is not always a bad thing: I think you generally want "boring" when it comes to surgeries and flights!
So, anyway. There's a brief update. Sorry for the lack of pretty pictures and house projects lately. It'll pick back up again in the coming weeks as life returns to normal. Thanks for understanding!