|The feast is ready|
We spent Thanksgiving this year with the Durrant side. Once again the bad became the funny memory. The guys were all trying to fix a clog in grandma's sink that had been acting up for a really long time. They were all plunging hard for quite awhile and nothing would budge, so Mario and Aaron went to the hardware store and bought some high powered drain acid. It sat in the pipes while we ate our feast.Then, they went and plunged again as some of us were sitting around playing games. Suddenly, a smell like no other hit us without warning. Everyone was yelling and running for the nearest exit to the great outdoors. It was bad!!! Acidic raw sewage bad! I could not even stand the smell outside because it was traveling out there. I felt guilty for this because the guys had to stay at the sink and actually remove the stuff into buckets and get it outside. There was a very long time period that passed, and a lot of smell candles lit, before anyone ate any pie.
|Ian and Tyler making gingerbread houses|
|One of many games in session|
Last night Mario had to go to the clinic to do an emergency C-section on a huge south African bull mastiff. He knew he would need some help and it was 10:30pm, so he asked me to bring Ian and Josh and come and help him. We were there until 2am trying to bring these puppies into the world and keep them alive. 2 out of 4 made it. It was all really stressful! I don't know how Mario does that every day both mentally and physically. Mario said that this lady sells this breed for 2-3 thousand/puppy. Not to mention, she acted like this dog was her child and it was up to Mario to keep anything bad from happening. Mario was running back and forth from the surgery table to the puppies (one had a lot of fluid in the lungs and was not breathing well at all). It also seemed like a blood bath in there to me. I was worried about getting light headed and wanting to escape. Instead, it was a really incredible thing to see and be in on. Even though they were dogs, I felt a really strong feeling about what a miracle life is and how truly amazing it is that a baby is born and the instinct is just there with both baby and mother. When the 2 puppies were in the clear, the owner put them down by the mom and they immediately crawled as close to her as possible and latched on to eat. I thought maybe I should ask for a job at the clinic again. Then I remembered I did that when Isaac went to kindergarten and the boss wouldn't hire me. He claims that I wouldn't like him if I saw how he was at work every day.