Was a great time with the family. Got home in time for the chickens to free range for about 45 minutes or so only, but well, what can you do. So my dad is going in Monday to get a CRT-D device implanted to help treat his heart failure. If you could pray for him on that day, it would be appreciated. He is fairly anxious about it. I tried to explain as much as I could to him, but he is correct, surgery is always a risk, and of course, with heart failure, he is not in great shape. The good thing is if everything goes correctly, about 75 percent of patients feel better after the device is implanted. so we are really hoping. He used to be really active, but has slowed down quite a bit from the heart failure. I guess he has had one or more silent hear attacks over the years. who knew? Chickens are doing great! My molting FI is just about back to her fiesty self. She had a full crop the last couple of nights on the roost. yey!