News about Nathan and Heather Straz

Tuesday, 29 May, 2007
Vacation Ends
Time for surgery
by nate

It's early Tuesday morning and I'm already sitting in the Surgical Waiting Room. We got to the hospital around 6:30 this morning and by 8:00 they came to take Heather to surgery. It turns out the hospital added free WiFi so I should be able to update everyone easily. Perhaps I can even get some work done. I also noticed a sign on the wall that they are building a new surgical waiting room, it couldn't be done soon enough.

Our weekend was great, we really needed the break. We drove up to Saratoga and stayed with Jer and Danielle. It was great to see them and Ian again. Danielle is ready to pop! She could deliever Campbell before we fly back to Minnesota. We also got to see Dug and Sharon and Chuck and Caleb. We played croquet and wiffle ball. I haven't swung a bat since I was in little league for one year in elementary school. I was surprised I could hit the ball at all. I think I was having a little too much fun hitting the ball because my right forearm is still sore.

On Saturday we started looking at houses in the areas around Saratoga. We didn't find anything we wanted to put an offer on, but we got a better idea of what was around and our realtor got to know our tastes better. I think it'll be a challenge to find a house remotely. We'll probably have to move into a rental after our townhouse sells then restart our house hunt in earnest.


Uncle Tom and Aunt Cheryl said on May 29 at 09:07 a.m.:

Heather,we are praying that your surgery goes well and that you have a fast recovery. We'll be watching your blog for further information. Nate, we admire your dedication and patience and how you are such a great husband to Heather.

andy said on May 29 at 10:03 a.m.:

Best of luck with the surgery.

Saratoga is a pretty expensive area to live. If you don't need to be too close to a major city, definitely look farther out to the north, east & west.

Things will only get more expensive as AMD's facility in Ballston Spa comes closer to reality. My brother is renting a decent-sized 2BR apartment between Albany & Saratoga for under $700/month - email me if you're interested and I'll get a name/# for you to call for more info.

Lacie said on May 29 at 10:45 a.m.:

In My Prayers

Even though we haven't met ~ I follow you blog and know that you are in my prayers ~ especially I pray for a speedy recovery!

Linda Straz said on May 29 at 10:49 a.m.:

I'm glad the hospital has WiFi now so you can communicate more easily. Hope your wait will end early in the afternoon and that Dr. B will have encouraging news. We're all thinking of you two and supporting you over the miles. Love, Mom

Kristi & Kenny said on May 29 at 10:53 a.m.:

Kenny and I are praying for you guys. I am really missing Heather and working out together! We trust God will be with you both during this time and meet your every need. Keep in touch!