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One Busy (and scary) Weekend!

Another busy weekend...

Saturday started with a trip to Super Car Guys to try to find Kaitlin a used car. After almost 3 hrs spent there, she walked out with a 2006 Isuzu Ascender SUV. (more on that later)...

From there the family split up a bit. Corby & Brandon went to Dillons to do our grocery shopping, while Kaitlin and I met my BFF/sista Melody to get pedicures. It was Kaitlin's first, and though she was a bit nervous, I think she enjoyed it! We had a wonderful visit and as usual, I enjoyed the massage chair!

Kaitlin and I went home for about an hour, and then we all left to meet Melody and her brother, Woody, at Luciano's in Mulvane for dinner. We had never been there before, but had heard good things about it.

My overall impression? Very good food, but pricey! Melody, Woody & Corby had some wine with the meal, while I had a couple of Italian margaritas. Yummy!

We then tried our hands at the slots at Kansas Star Casino. After losing $40, I decided to go for a 25 cent machine. Thank goodness! I won $133.00, so after Corby lost a bit, we still came out ahead!

We went back to Melody's to see the improvements she's made in her house since our last visit, and then sat out on her lovely patio and visited. Diane's boyfriend Colin came home after seeing his new baby brother who was born that afternoon. Diane got home from work about 9:30 and we continued our visit on the patio until it started raining. We moved to the garage, where Melody, Colin and Brandon proceeded to play darts. About 45 minutes later I noticed Corby looked funny. He was leaning against Melody's cabinets in her garage, and when I told him to come sit down, he took 2 steps and passed out. While Kaitlin called 911, I kept talking to him, and he came to in about 30 seconds. EMS arrived very quickly, and after examining him said he needed to go to the hospital. They were concerned about his heart rate. While EMS loaded him into the ambulance, the kids and I got into Kaitlin's Ascender, and lo and behold, the frickin' headlights DID NOT WORK! Colin drove Diane's car, with Melody and Diane, leading us to St. Francis. Thank goodness we did not get stopped by the police. After a couple of hours in the ER, Corby was released. He's had a problem with fainting in the past, usually when he's in extreme pain. We think this episode was caused by three things: not eating enough that day, his dosage of blood pressure medicine that may be too high since he's lost about 60 lbs in the last year, and the humidity. Needless to say he scared the crap out of all of us! We got about about 2:15am, where I promptly made him go to bed!

Yesterday we took it pretty easy, but did go to see the new Dark Knight Rises movie - I had already purchased IMAX tickets earlier in the week. While we were waiting in line (first in the line!) Terry, Sandy and Nick showed up. We saved seats for them so we all sat together! LOVED the movie and there were some cool twists in it!

I tried to get Corby to stay home from work today (I'm on vacation for 2 days), but he's so stubborn he refused.

Kaitlin took her car to the Super Car Guys and they determined they couldn't fix the headlights there, so they will pick it up at work tomorrow, leave her a loaner car, and take it to Suzuki to get it fixed. She should sign final paperwork on it in a day or two.

Had a great weekend, but really don't want to repeat the fainting spell of the hubby!


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