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[Aug. 5th, 2008|08:56 am]
Darth Paradox
Mom's doing better. She's nowhere near out of the woods yet - she still has cancer in multiple places - but she's responding to the antibiotics she's been given for pneumonia, which means it was likely bacterial instead of cancerous. So that's fantastic news.

We'll be coming back into Seattle on Thursday evening, so we're planning on doing the unpacking this weekend. So, help would be appreciated - obviously, some of you who had planned on helping last weekend won't be available this time, and that's fine. But if you weren't available last weekend and you can help out this weekend, that would of course be appreciated as well. Just let us know.

Finally, we're trying to work out what's going on with GenCon. Sora's not going - she doesn't have the time-off to spare at this point. I may or may not go - I have to weigh not leaving Sora behind and getting stuff done at work against not wasting the money we've put down for this already and actually going to see friends that we missed at SDCC in addition to spending time with local friends. Obviously, we'll be paying for the hotel space reserved on our behalf in any case.

[User Picture]From: polarbee
2008-08-05 05:07 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear the antibiotics are knocking it back. That should make her more comfortable.
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2008-08-05 05:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that your Mom's doing better. Having this come up like that has to be decidedly stressful.


If you can figure out what you're doing before Thursday (preferably, before Wednesday night), that gives me some flexibility with arranging the rooms. Here are the options I'm looking at:

1) You go. No change. 9 people in 3 rooms, and I'll need to ask for an extra $40 per person in order to cover the 2 slots that never got filled. Obviously, I'm very hesitant to do this for fear of feeling like a debt collector.

2) You go. I successfully request a cot, and we put 5 of us (Nico and I, you, wattshumphrey, and another college friend) in the room I'm controlling. The other room (controlled by a friend) stays at 4. I'll probably be able to give the people in the 5-room a slight cost break, but it'll be more crowded. This would probably run you $180-200 for the room. Oookay, yeah, no cots in 2-double rooms. Fire marshal won't let them.

3) You don't go. I cancel the 3rd room at only a penalty of $50 (provided I do it by Thursday). We have 8 people, then. I'd only ask for $50 instead of $400 from you for the room.

4) We figure out something else.

If you have any other ideas to supplement this, I'd love to hear them, too. As a closing note, I know that Nico was looking forward to trying out some board games with you at the Board Game Library, but if you end up needing to stay home, that's fine, too. You need to make sure you take enough time for you.
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2008-08-05 05:50 pm (UTC)
Also, I need to talk with Nico about helping this weekend. I know we both need haircuts, but I can't remember if we have any other standing plans...
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2008-08-05 09:01 pm (UTC)

iPhoning it...

Okay. Just talked to Nico in the car (which we are actually still in). I am heavily considering cancelling that 3rd room. If you don't want me to, please let me know post haste!

What we can then do, if you are still interested in going, is watching who else shows up for the con. If one of the two military folks ends up having their leave declined at last minute, then that's an extra bed. Otherwise, folks in the 5 person room can each take 1 night camping the floor. Nico has said he would be willing to do this, and I would as well.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-08-05 11:10 pm (UTC)

Re: iPhoning it...

Let's go ahead and cancel it, then. I've been reconsidering whether I want to spend the vacation time anyway - given that I've got an appointment on Monday and a Comcast visit on Tuesday, I'd be taking nearly two full weeks off in total - and if we can recoup most of that cost via a cancellation, that's really better than I could have hoped for. The $50's a bargain for us at this point; let's make that the plan, and I'll get you the money as soon as possible - ideally this weekend. Just let us know if you'll be coming by - we'd be hugely grateful if you could manage it, but obviously we're asking on short notice.
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2008-08-06 03:59 am (UTC)
Okay. Consider it canceled, then. I hope things go a bit more smoothly for you guys from here on out.

I spoke with Nico, and we're tentatively planning on helping you guys move this weekend (mostly depending on how Nico feels with his classes, I think). Chris was planning on helping as well. I'll be working from home on Monday, so I won't need to worry too badly about finding enough time to pack, either.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-08-06 02:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you so much! I'll post address details soon...
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[User Picture]From: xaandria
2008-08-05 06:23 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear it's bacterial.

(That does sound a bit odd out of context: "Yay, it's an infection!")

I hope she pulls through the rest of the ailments with flying colors. She seems like a fighter and she'll be in my...well...not prayers, but well-wishes.

Quite unfortunately, I am working this coming weekend. :( If there's anything else you need help with later on (painting, organizing, etc) let me know, though.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-08-06 02:51 pm (UTC)
She is a fighter, and she is grateful for your thoughts.

As am I. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: mcmartin
2008-08-06 03:46 pm (UTC)
(That does sound a bit odd out of context: "Yay, it's an infection!")

That was also the second thing through my head reading the post.

But yeah, that's something of a relief.
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From: yts88
2008-08-06 01:53 am (UTC)
I will definitely help with the moving. Its great to hear things are going better. I assume you're taking Friday off?
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-08-06 02:50 pm (UTC)
Awesome. Thank you! I'll post address info soon.

I'll actually be working Friday. I'm kinda running low on vacation time...
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