Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Welcome to Houston!
We made it to Houston! We flew out of Chicago yesterday afternoon after some hard goodbyes to the kids. Thank you, Mary Margaret for giving us a ride to O'Hare! It was snowing in Wisconsin when we left and planes in and out of Houston were delayed or cancelled due to "terrible" weather in Houston. Although we arrived substantially late, we were happy to be one of the planes that made it into Houston International Airport. We were actually entertained to learn that in Houston "terrible" weather consists of 35 degree temperatures with a threat of rain. The roads were dry, yet offices closed early, schools were closed, and people stocked up at the grocery store in anticipation of being stranded by the storm! This morning it is 32 degrees, and our hosts, Kevin and Melissa, advised us to call the hospital to make sure that Jeff's appointments will not be cancelled due to the weather. Jeff has two appointments today: one at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he will meet his new oncologist and one with a different oncologist at St. Luke's medical center. We have heard nothing but wonderful things about the Anderson Center and are both eager and nervous to hear what they have to tell us. We'll update you again tonight after the meetings. Until then . . .thank you to our very generous hosts, Kevin, Melissa, and Trey Gardner. Kevin was Jeff's roommate at Notre Dame and was a groomsman at our wedding. It's been great to see him again. He's always good for a laugh which is definitely what we need right now. Thanks for everything, Gardners!