My mom is finally back at home safe and sound. She is really doing well and is so very happy to be out of the hospital. She has her phone now and is well enough to get back to everyone via phone or text. Knowing her I am sure she has already been able to talk to most of you in person already. We are all so grateful for all of your love and support!!
on a separate note- if anyone is concerned while reading about the awful flooding/debris flow disaster going on close to santa barbara (in montecito) don't worry because my mom and Joel's house is way outside of the flood area and they are safe and have power and water etc.