A lot has happened recently, good and bad.
At the beginning of the summer my dad had open heart surgery, it took the family by surprise and it was a close call. I spent four weeks with my mom and brother living at the hospital keeping him company. After close to three weeks he came home and was looking better than when he went in, but then he suddenly got worse again; now with Bronchitis and Malaria (from a deer tic in RI). He's finally better, and I am extremely thankful for his good fortune :)
During that time I got a job at a local costume shop named Big Nazo, I got to do a few parades and festivals that were a l