Nicks stumps have shrunk quite a bit. He’s already double layering 3 and 5 ply prosthetic socks because his sockets are getting too loose. Phil, his prosthetist, measured them today and compared it to just six weeks ago. His left stump has reduced in circumference by over an inch in some places. He’ll be getting fit for the next sockets in January or February. We’ll also be getting him some water legs at that time, for swimming and showering.
Been having some car “issues” lately. Actually, it started back when we were at the hospital over the summer. Thankfully, my beat up, but trusty, little red 2001 Ford Escort never left us stranded while these issues went unresolved. A few months ago, three different mechanics looked at it but found nothing wrong. Now, these past few weeks it’s really been acting up on me. Also, for the past three weeks, we’ve been actively car shopping, online and at dealerships. Since we need a second car anyway (his truck was a stick shift, so we got rid of it) we might as well get it now before the Escort strands us on the side of a freeway. We even borrowed The Nootbaars’ Denali to ride to Vegas in comfort, safety, and style. While on vacation, we had my car looked at again. (I swear this long, boring car drama story is almost over.) Well, $427 later and a new fuel pump installed, we are still car shopping. Especially since it sputtered out and turned off while waiting at a traffic light today, just hours after leaving the mechanic. And Nick swears he’s going to get another 100,000 miles out of this thing! It’s at 142,000 already! Life just can’t get more exciting than this!