Thursday, August 30, 2012

And then we almost died...

So we are in Portland right now. Such a beautiful city. Very easy to get around with free streetcars and trains. Had the BEST fish and chips ever today for lunch. Seriously, the BEST! We had a bit of excitement on the drive down the other night when our left front tire of our car blew (like fully blew apart) while we were driving on the I-5. Luckily we both heard a weird whining sound and T slowed down before it fully blew, otherwise we might both be dead if we were still going 75 mph...Luckily there wasn't much traffic so T was able to get across 3 lanes and pull to the side. The next adventure was putting on the spare tire as huge trucks flew by so quickly...T made me stand far away so at least one of us would survive if another car swerved towards us! We can't catch a break! Ironically, one of our planned purchases for our time in Oregon was new tires for the car! No sales tax makes big purchases a lot nicer. So glad T was driving when that happened, he stayed so calm.

In fertility news, I had my hysteroscopy on Wednesday. Unfortunately they found I still have a bit of a septum left. The doc who did it doesn't think I will need more surgery and that the small septum shouldn't be affected my fertility but still, it makes me worried. I guess I'll hear when I go back to the clinic on Tuesday whether we can go ahead with the IVF cycle or not. Definitely not the news I was looking for but hey, why would I be thinking I would get good news? Sheesh...

Besides the near-death experience we are having a lovely vacation. We spent a nice few days with T's parents fishing. I caught a 18 pound salmon and T caught a 22 pound one! Unfortunately our bad luck rubbed off on T's mom and she fell and broke her wrist while we were there. Hard to fish with one arm!

Tomorrow we are off to the coast for 3 days of camping and surfing. Hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. I am jealous of this vacation... Aside from all the mini-catastrophes. ;)

    Camp & surf for me, lovely, toast a weiner to me or something. ;)

  2. Yikes! Glad your hubby was able to remain so calm during your near disaster!

    Sorry to hear your hysteroscopy didn't go as well as you'd anticipated. I'm hoping right along with you that you receive good news about your IVF cycle when you return from vacation.

  3. I wish I was there, so jealous. I LOVE Oregon! If you dig beer you should totally hit the Rogue Brewery! I'm glad you didn't die and I hope you can enjoy the rest of the vacation. I hope your uterus behaves and you can go ahead with the cycle, delays SUCK!