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.