how blessed I feel. Over the past week I've been talking a great deal with my sister who is taking vacation (or family medical leave act - she isn't sure which) to be with me at Mayo. She's doing the Mayo end because we just couldn't find staff/placement that could handle kt during times of crisis. So husband stays here. In the meantime, my sister has set up so many of th details that I've just completely not thought about. My brothers got together with my father & are going to use a week's vacation time in late April or early May to come up here & help Steve build stair ramps as it's getting harder & harder to get in & out of the house. My sister called one of my brothers & recommended that they could help me out by doing this; the next day it had been arranged. As men seem to need something tangible to do, the boys grabbed onto this as something they could do to help - it's physical & something they know they can do. My older brother & my husband are both gruntwork guys; my dad & younger brother are the engineers & design guys. Between the 4 of them they figure they can get this accomplished in a week's time. Apparently Dad decided he is supervisor & in charge of handing out beers. And I feel truly blessed that my family would take vacation time to come up simply to do hard labor & work on my home. Just wanted to share this positive with you - I'm so stuck on my family. Couldn't ask for better.