We had two more days on our Disney passes, so in April we went back. Since Emmett didn't really get to much out of his experience in Hollywood Studios we went back there and also hit up the Animal Kingdom. Obviously that was back in April so I remember we enjoyed it but not much else. Here are some pictures.
A Bug's Life themed play area.
Eating a little snackage outside New York City set.
Toy Story ride.
Singing in the rain umbrella.
AWESOME Lego store - and yes that is entirely made out of Legos!
Animal Kindgom. Most of the other pictures are animals or video - sorry.
Once the kids got out of school Carol took them to the pool and to the beach quite a bit and then in June I had an interview in Orlando. It went well and they made me an offer that I accepted and gave my two weeks notice. My first day was July 1st for a company called DSCI. For the first 5 weeks I commuted the 2 hours down and 2 hours back. We were house hunting and our real estate agent told us about an apartment complex. We got on the waiting list and moved in on the 5th of August. The contract is fairly flexible so if we find a house we can move out pretty easily.
The 5th was a Monday so we just loaded up the basics on Saturday and Sunday and drove down, unloaded as much as we could Monday morning and then while I was at work the Elders and some neighbors helped Carol finish up. The following Saturday we went back and loaded the rest of our stuff with the help of the Elders Quorum and unloaded with the Elders Quorum of our new ward.
Just before we moved my heart went back into afib (it happened just before we moved to Florida as well). Since I had just changed jobs I didn't have insurance so we went to an Urgent Care and I got my medication refilled (I still had some of the blood thinner so the major risk was mediated). It lasted for a week this time and really sucked. The second day we had insurance I went to see a cardiologist (this was after we moved). He ordered a bunch of tests including an echocardiogram (sonogram of my heart) and some blood work. My theory was that it was due to hyperthyroid. I went back for the consultation on Thursday and I was right. In addition to hyperthyroid I also have a heart valve that only has two flaps instead of three, and all of my valves are leaking. The three that are normal are only leaking a little bit, according to the doctor 1 on scale of 1-5, but the one that is abnormal is leaking more moderately or about a 3. The cardiologist said it wasn't to much of a concern now but that I need to go back every year for another echo to monitor it. Essentially my heart decided to go ahead and age 20 years without me. So now we are waiting for an opening with an endocrinologist. It is kind of good to know since it explains why I was gassed after a one mile run when a year before I ran six and half with no problem and why I can't keep weight on (I have dropped from 190 to 160 and I am sick of eating).
Besides the medical drama everything is going well. The kids are enjoying their new school and Emmett is going to Pre-K. It is from 8-2 which is a bit too long and he is struggling with it a little bit but I think he will get used to it and start enjoying it soon. The only other news is Jessica's birthday is tomorrow and Maren is 11 days later. We are excited for their birthdays but struggling with them getting older.
I suppose that is all for now,