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21st-Oct-2016 05:54 pm
While we were working today, we heard a beeping from the other room, which is currently our most common way of taking phone calls--the "missed call" noise goes off, which alerts us to the fact that somebody tried to call, and then I call them back. When I got my phone and saw who it was that called, I didn't want to finish the process. It was Dad, and I thought, "Oh no, he's called to tell us the worst. Time to start looking at air fare." It was kind of a shock to the system.

We kept working until the CD we were listening to ended, and then I called him back anyway. He wanted to let us know that his surgery has been scheduled, and they think they can get all the cancer out and he'll be able to stop taking radiation treatments. Oh. Well, that's actually very good news! Yay! After that, we had a nice conversation about the scriptures. So that was a pleasant update.

Later, in unrelated news, Page started getting antsy at one point, so we thought about what might be causing it and we realized we heard a truck outside. We hear cars outside all the time, and if it's a big truck, it's usually the garbage truck, which wouldn't be anything for Page to worry about. But sometimes it's the UPS truck, and the delivery guy comes and knocks on the door and makes Page nervous (because everybody makes her nervous). The truck stopped and Page ran out of the room to go find a hiding place, and we heard some beeping outside like the kind you hear from delivery people who are scanning packages. And finally, there was a knock on the door. The UPS guy handed me a big box, which at first I assumed was comp copies of Corpse Party, but it turned out to be books for us to translate! Yay!

And that was just amusing because of Page's apparent precognition of the fact that it was a delivery and not just the garbage truck. And because it was a lot of shiny new books.

Today I'm thankful for getting good news from Dad, having a box of shiny new books, getting a Pizza Hut coupon on a day when we were reeeeeally wanting to order pizza, finishing the translation that was due today, and our little observant kitty cat.
21st-Oct-2016 11:06 pm (UTC)
Ohhh that is great news from your dad!! Wonderful! I hope he continues to heal and that there's no return of cancer anywhere! ♥

Yay for big boxes of shiny new books! Man, I've had so many deliveries this week it feels unreal—yesterday CDJapan, two days ago a box like the one I imagine you just got, and then today every time I walked by the front door there was something new! :D Yen comps, Kodansha comps (so you can probably expect those on monday or tues), and a fabric order for the quilt I'm finally going to finish no really. And they all came by way of different carriers... (and while I'm trying to clear out the spare room that has all my books in it, too!)
21st-Oct-2016 11:19 pm (UTC)
It's very happy! Thanks for the support!

We have had weeks of many deliveries. I think we even got two UPS deliveries at different times in one day once. Same delivery guy and everything, so it really made me wonder. It's always so exciting to get packages!
22nd-Oct-2016 06:42 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic news from your dad! I must have missed your post about your dad having cancer (I'm so sorry - if I had seen it, I would have commented), but I went back and found it, and I agree that can be such scary news. But it all sounds as if things are going to work out fine, and that is something to be very thankful for indeed.

22nd-Oct-2016 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's pretty intense. But things are looking pretty good. Thanks for the support! *hugs*
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