Just talked to Patti - and her surgery is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon!
It sounds like the surgeon expects her to be in considerable pain afterward; she's already got Rx for some heavier-duty pain meds as well as antibiotics and some other things. She'll go back on Friday for a cast, and then Gary leaves (for another week) on Saturday. So I will start back on duty then.
Between the pain and the meds making her groggy I expect she'll need a lot of help, so my plan is to be all ready for Quilt Camp by Friday.
Wanda was a big help with the pillow, though we couldn't quite finish because I don't have any glue. She, of course, has lots at home but didn't know we'd be needing it. She also helped me look at some fabrics in my stash and choose a great sashing for my spools-of-thread quilt which I hope to work on up in Flagstaff. Next year's February deadline could be here before I know it....
The desktop computer is getting more and more squirrelly today, so <sigh> I will not be too surprised when it quits working altogether. Wish I could say I am able to navigate the laptop easily, but you wouldn't want me to lie, would you?