The wind has been blowing pretty hard off of the ocean for over a week and became really bad the past few days with this nor'easter, which takes away the fun of the cooler September weather. But, the sun was out for much of today, and the winds and rain are mostly gone, so maybe we'll get to enjoy some nice September days after all.
A new movie opening today, "Nights In Rodanthe" was set and shot about an hour south of us. The movie was adapted from a book of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, a NC author who sets all of his novels along the coast of NC (you may have seen "The Notebook", and our personal favorite, "A Walk To Remember"). I'm not going to tell you to go see the movie, but if you do, I hear it gives a pretty accurate portrayal of life on the southern OBX (minus the movie stars). In fact, the pic below was taken just yesterday during our big storm of the house where the movie was filmed.
Read more about this house Here.
We'll be traveling back to Duke in just a few weeks to find out if the chemo is doing what it should to Tricia's lymphoma. We're hoping and praying for the best news possible, and anticipating that, with the last of her treatments in a few months, we'll have most of this difficult medical stuff (minus Gwyneth's continuing meds and appointments and Tricia's normal post-transplant issues) behind us. With the contract to buy the house, we're actually allowing ourselves to believe that our lives might appear and feel as close to "normal" as they ever have in our time together...
Also, Tricia's 6 month transplant anniversary and Gwyneth's 9 month birthday are coming up in the next few weeks, and hopefully we can spare a day to find someway to celebrate! We've been shooting a lot of video the past few days, trying to get some of Gwyneth's new tricks and discoveries on camera...I'll try to share some of it with you soon.
Anyway, that's about all I have to share about today.