Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Early Sunday night, Mrs. Van Horn went into labor, and a little after noon yesterday, she gave birth to a healthy, handsome little boy. This has caught your author a little off-balance: Our son was due ten days from yesterday and everything from my wife's last trip to her doctor indicated that, if anything, he would be late. (He did couch what he said, with words to the effect of, "I gave up on predicting delivery dates long ago.")
Oh, and thank goodness my mother-in-law was already here! It was good to be able to leave our almost two-year-old daughter at home that night. That said, we had thought we had a few days to prepare for guests, including my daughter's two-year-old cousin, and a few after that to (1) get the house ready for the newest member of the family, and (2) make some changes for my daughter, such as putting her toddler bed together.
Obviously, my presence here will be irregular and minimal for about the next week, until I catch up a little bit.
Thanks as usual for stopping by, and for your patience over the next few days.
P.S. A few relatives and friends follow this blog. Pictures will have to wait a little: Thanks to the latest moronic Gmail interface change, I was unable to attach pictures to correspondence or find some addresses while on my phone. (If Google isn't good for search, as I recall someone saying, what's it good for?) When the dust settles, I'll put something together on a real computer. Thanks again for your patience.