Yes. That is definitely the sound of God laughing. You know the sound. The one where when you try to make plans, life happens.
Vern has a kidney stone. Not just any kidney stone, but a world record setting kidney stone. A kidney stone that is at least the size of a ping pong ball.
There's not going to be any passing this one. This is going to require surgery, a significant hospital stay, and a few weeks at home recovering.
Which, of course, means that all work on the house comes to a screeching halt.
I guess it really is true - - - life is what happens when you make other plans.