Sun Jul 08 2001 19:51: Sunday. No wrought iron gate guy showed up today. Bleah. I'm soooo tired of this. Amanda did surgery on my foot this morning, utilizing all the expertise she has acquired at the veterinary hospital. She eventually extracted a small but deep thorn as well as a great deal of my sole. During the operation, Rachel reverted to her childhood role, i.e., to wince and cry for the patient.