Buddha went into surgery today; it all went as expected and at last report he was fine. While I'm not particularly afraid for his safety, I do admit to being rather stressed about the whole thing. I've spent the past several days on edge and unable to concentrate for more than a few minutes on anything more taxing than staring into space. Unfortunately, I've got a project at work that's overdue and getting more overdue by the minute, which is not really getting anywhere because I find myself staring at the screen instead of working.
We wanted to wait on the surgery until after FC and after we'd put our finances back into slightly better shape. We've got savings to cover it all, but between the dryer, laurie_robey
's computer, Christmas, and Buddha's medical problems, we're certainly feeling the pinch.
Tomorrow at oh-dark-thirty I fly out to California; I brought up the possibility of canceling my con appearance to stay home and help laurie_robey
ministrate to Buddha's convalescence, but in the end we came to the conclusion that at this point canceling the con would probably cause more problems than it would solve, so I'm going to go.