This past Monday morning Tim took Nathan & Nicholas to the Perrella's to help them fix their dock. Well, they left our house pretty early so as not to wake the rest of us up, so they went to McDonald's for breakfast (after stopping by the Perrella's to find out they weren't ready to start yet). They went ahead and went into the restaurant to eat, and Nathan made a fatal mistake with his retainer that he had forgotten to take out before they left the house. He put it on the tray! Argh. Monday night he went to go put his retainer in and realized what had happened to it. Tim and I were thinking about going dumpster diving the next morning, but a call to Nathan's orthodontist, Dr. Hess, revealed that he offered him a one-time grace for a 2 page written paper on how he lost it and a bag of non-perishable food items for a local food bank. Wow - gotta LOVE Dr. Hess! Those retainers usually cost hundreds of dollars! We stopped by on the way down to Port Charlotte on Wednesday for them to do an impression on his teeth and picked up the retainer (they had it on a hangar outside their office) last night on the way back home! Amazing!
And finally - Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for! As I said above, we drove down to Port Charlotte on Wednesday, spent the night, and then came back home last night. We brought the turkey and all the trimmings, and Tim and I made a really nice meal, if I do say so myself! :-)