The serious news is farther below. But there is very good news to start with.
We have some happy news from Peru. Our goddaughter Kusi had her baby today in a hospital in Puno, the provincial capital on the west side of Lake Titicaca.
Normal birth, normal weight, all seem to be well.
Here in Gunnison we have had a nice break from the weekly chemotherapy. Ellen gets every fourth week off. So as her energy has surged back, we have had the enormous pleasure of time together outdoors.
We are going skiing every morning early. It is sometimes quite cold. But cold can be beautiful.
We have been going with friends. Here is Ellen with Kim Bemis.
And wherever we have skied, Marketa Zubkova has mostly been there. As she is for us always.
This Thursday, February 6, it is back to work for Ellen. She is scheduled for chemotherapy at 9:00 am.
We will walk to the hospital, leaving our house at 7:45 am.
And we hope that if you can, you will walk with us. It would be nice to see you!!