Everything Comes Together . . .

When I was blogging about the two movies we saw on Saturday, Maleficent and The Edge of Tomorrow, I spent some time Googling about the films.

The first thing I found out was that Tom Cruise’s part in Edge was originally written for Brad Pitt. But when he dropped out, it was rewritten for Cruise.

In fact, the entire script was written and rewritten several times, including even after filming had started. They didn’t even have a ending to the movie when they started.

As far as Maleficent, they really did a great job matching up the original Disney Sleeping Beauty Maleficent

Maleficent - Old

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with the Angelina Jolie version.

Maleficent

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One thing I found funny was concerning a scene in the movie where Maleficent  meets up with Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) as a young child.

Maleficent and Aurora

They tried three different young girls to play the part, but even after Angelina got to know them and played with them ahead of time, they would run away screaming as soon as they saw her in costume.

Then someone noticed that in between takes, Angelina’s daughter would run over to her and ask to be picked up.

So someone got smart and suddenly Brad Pitt and Jolie’s daughter Vivienne was in the movie.

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Nick and Terry finally got back from their Michigan road trip about 2pm, which was a good thing, since things had been entirely too quiet around here.

Then around 4pm we all headed out to celebrate Terry’s birthday with a meal at King Wha, our favorite local Chinese place. Our meal was great, and as usual, we had enough to bring home.

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For the last couple of weeks we’ve been wondering how things were going to play out over the next couple of weeks. We’re scheduled to leave here July 7th, and head down to the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails Resort at Batesville, IN.

But we’ve had two things in the works that might have disrupted that schedule. The first is getting our cracked passenger-side windshield replaced before we leave the area,

We set everything in motion a few weeks ago, but then everything seemed to grind to a halt.

And also a couple of weeks ago, I went to a dermatologist because I thought a bump that suddenly appeared on my head might be skin cancer. So we’ve been waiting for the pathology report to come back.

But then today, everything fell into place.

I had called my National General Insurance agent, Chris Yust, of C and C RV Insurance this weekend to see what she could do. She and her husband, Charles, are RV’ing up in Alaska, so there’s a 4 hour time difference, and since it was the weekend there wasn’t a lot she could do until this morning, but boy, did she get things moving.

I got an email forwarded from NG by saying the claim had been approved and RV Glass had been notified. About 5 minutes later I got a phone call from RV Glass telling me the claim had approved and they had contacted the repair place. And about 30 minutes after that I got a call from Josh at the repair place giving me a tentative repair date of this Friday at 8am.

Then at about 2pm I got a call from the dermatologist’s office confirming the initial diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma, and after finding out they had a cancellation for tomorrow morning, I’m scheduled to have MOHS surgery, starting at 8am and lasting from 2 to 4 hours. It will be done under a local anesthetic as an outpatient.

So by the time most of you read this, they’ll be carving a new hole in my head. And as hard-headed as I am, I figure it will take the entire 4 hours.
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Thought for the Day:

Stop Expecting Me To Be Normal

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11 Responses

  1. Glad things are falling in place.thoughts and prayers on your surgery.

  2. So sorry to hear this, Greg…will be praying all goes well and that they get it all. I am glad you are having it taken care of now!! But ouch!! Hopefully you will be pampered for a few days and take it easy!!

  3. Good luck with the surgery, Greg. I had the same thing on my neck several years ago. Thanks for the movie reviews.

    Bobby

  4. I might have known, that since Nick has skin cancer you two are so much alike you’d have it too. Seriously though, good luck on the surgery.

  5. Y’all have a busy week all of a sudden. Sent up a quick prayer for an easy surgery for the doc and a speedy recovery.

  6. Praying the surgery goes well.

  7. Praying that surgey goes well and is successful!

  8. Will be sending healing thoughts your way and prayers for a quick recovery and a clean diagnosis. Give my best to Jan!

  9. Thank goodness you do not often stand on your head! Hey, Batesville is closer to us…just south of Indy in Greenwood.

  10. Good luck on both counts, I hope your surgery is successful and your recovery quick. Nice to get these things out of the way and onto the fun stuff. 🙂

  11. Thanks, Bobby

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