Sunday, April 19, 2009

Home Improvement

Krista spent day recovering from yesterday's outing. My mother stayed with her while the boys and I went to church. It is strange to see our picture up all over the hallways at church, but it is encouraging people to donate blood and platelets locally -- and that will help somebody. Fortunately, Krista hasn't been in need of a transfusion in 11 days, but her time will come again eventually. Her platelets were up to 50,000 on Friday, making a slow and steady increase. The normal range for platelets is 150,000-400,000. Red blood has a longer lifetime, but the production factory is the last to mature -- most likely taking place once the platelet level reaches normal. Until then, she'll probably need O-negative blood transfusions every 3-4 weeks.

The Marton's had the boys over at their house this afternoon for a play date, so I was able to get to some projects around the house that I had been unable to get around to. Both of our toilets were in need of new flushing mechanisms. It was easy enough to do, but it took a couple of hours to finish and test both of them. There were also some valences that we had bought earlier at Tuesday Morning for $10 each. With my mother's help we got half of them up today. Don't they look nice? Thanks Mom for the help!

As you come to him, the living Stone — rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him — you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
(1 Peter 2:4-5)

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