Saturday, July 07, 2007

News; or Why I Haven't Been Posting

Recent events:
June 6: Received a call from Houston, saying we should come be with Papa; things don't look good.
June 7: Fly down to Houston, met by Maire and Biren and Maya at the airport, wrong shuttle to car rental makes us wait about an hour longer. Get to spend some time with Papa at the hospital, go home to Tita's house while she stays at the hospital.
June 8: Hospital with Papa most of the day.
June 9: Hospital with Papa most of the day; went back to Webster for vespers. Received news of assignment. Went home to Tita's house to eat dinner. Received news of Papa's death. Dn. Virgil and I went back to the hospital, carried things for Tita; Peggy Atwood was there.
Sunday, June 10: Dn. Virgil dragged me out to church. Neighbors brought too much food. Saw George, got cell phones. Made arrangements for a truck. Tita made arrangements for men from Casa Juan Diego, and Marcus, her handyman, to load the truck in Houston.
Wednesday, June 13: Get the truck, call for AAA maps and triptiks, have men to load the truck. Stop any more things from getting on the truck, drive to Louisiana.
Thursday-Friday, June 14-15: Drive to Boston, MA, arriving at midnight.
Sunday, June 17: Father's Day. Load truck with lots of help. Popsicles and new babies.
June 18-19: Drive from Boston, MA, to Clearwater, FL, staying at a hotel and eating at Waffle House.
Wednesday, June 20: Sign one-year lease on new house. Turn on utilities. Unload most of truck (Dn. Virgil). Jerry-rig toilet (Magda). Have dinner with Fr. Dimitri (James) and Pres. Vasso.
Thursday, June 21: Finish unloading truck. Return truck. Have dinner with Ted, Lisa, and Michael Vlahos.
Sunday, June 24: Serve as "visiting deacon and wife" at Holy Trinity in Clearwater.
Monday, June 25: Make ob/gyn appointment for Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 27: Have ob/gyn appointment (get in at 9:06 am for 9:30 appointment, get seen at 10:45 - yuck): placenta size is 9 weeks, 2 days; no sign of fetal development. Need a D & C; scheduled for Monday.
Thursday, June 28: Drive to Savannah, GA. Pick up Tita for vespers. Post-vesperal dinner, with remarks from Metr. Alexios. Check into hotel on Tybee Island. Get vestments from Fr. Anthony Salzman.
Friday, June 29: Dn. Virgil becomes Fr. Peter on the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul at the church of St. Paul in Savannah. Heather and David Hewer; Lissa and Gabi Angtuaco. Luncheon in church hall. Spend time with guests, schedule D&C arrangments for Monday. Dinner across from hotel at Stingrays; ice cream and sno cones afterwards. Hewers leave, Angtuacos and Andronaches on beach.
Saturday, June 30: Travel to Hilton Head with Metr. Alexios and Fr. Grigorios and Tita. Celebrates his first service (as second priest; Metr. Alexios chants, co-opting Pres. Magda to chant stand). Go to look at RC chapel, use of which is offered to Hilton Head parish. Have lunch at Olympia Cafe with Metr. A and Fr. G. Take Fr. G back to the Tybee hotel, take Tita to her hotel and crash. Get stuff from Tita; drive back to Tybee Island hotel instead of going to dinner. Watch Lord Peter Wimsey; watch moonrise as walking on the beach.
Sunday, July 1: Celebrate second service as priest at St. Paul's in Savannah; skip farewell luncheon. Drive back to Clearwater is punctuated by severe diarrhea (two stops: on each, thwarted by closed and out-of-order bathrooms); swear off McDonald's forever. Thunderstorms reduce speed to as low as 35 mph, with flashers, much of the way.
Monday, July 2: Ultrasound and D&C at Morton Plant hospital.
Wednesday, July 4: Enjoy matinee of Ratatouille.
Thursday, July 5: Get washer, dryer, internet, and cable. Mow lawn, clean house (still in progress).

Upcoming events:
Monday, July 9: Follow-up appointment to D&C.
Tuesday, July 10: Fly to Romania.

Links of interest:
Savannah Now (official) pictures of the ordination
Our pictures of the ordination

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Blogger Elizabeth said...

Oh, Magda !
What a difficult six weeks. .....
Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Sun Jul 08, 10:07:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Mimi said...

OH my goodness! I am so sorry to hear of both of your losses. May their Memories be Eternal.

Hugs and prayers and love.

Congratulations on the move and on Father's posting. And, to you Presbytera!

Sun Jul 08, 06:28:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

What an emotional roller coaster you've been on! When do you get to rest?

I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby. And congrats to you and Fr. Peter on his ordination and assignment!

Fri Jul 13, 09:00:00 PM CDT  

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