27 years it must be love

It’s Valentine’s Day.  Teresa and I chose to stop doing anything for Valentine’s Day before we even got married.  So, no flower, no chocolates, no jewelry, I don’t have to do anything.  Weird, eh?  Beyond it being Valentine’s Day, it’s also the 27th anniversary of our first date.  27 years ago, I took her to Estrella War and fell even more in love with her.  That was the one and only time I bought her a Valentine’s gift, a pewter dragon necklace that she liked.  Maybe this year, I will get her something and throw the world off kilter.  No biggie to run down to the Family Dollar and get her a card or something.  I’ll think about it.


I had cancer of one form or the other for over 3 years.  It honestly feels a little weird (in a good way) to be cancer free.  It’s ok, I would rather feel weird and be cancer free than still have the cancer in me.


I took really deep breaths yesterday while doing the Pentamidine breathing treatment, what took almost 45 minutes last time, I was done I under 20.  Yeah, buddy.  She walked in to check on me and went “I think it’s done”, I was happily surprised.   I do not like Pentamidine, it tastes awful.


34 days till Spring.


I worked on my web development class yesterday afternoon.  Minus time for a nap and break times.  I finished the last section before the big challenge.  And then I did 7 out of 21 of the big challenge and I knew 2 of them.  Not promising.  EJS just floors me.  Worse than Bootstrap did.  The funny thing is, there isn’t a lot to EJS, I should “get it” but it escapes my grasp at this time.  There is so little to it, that there isn’t even a book on Amazon for it.  It’s ok though, I will do the 14 other steps of the big challenge and know maybe 4 of them.   She (the instructor) will go over the answers with us.  OH, we are making a very basic blog page.   No, I am not EVER going to use it, but make it I shall.  And after I finish looking like an idiot on the big challenge, we move on to SQL.


Oh ArctiCon, rumor has it we are having a snow storm on the 22nd.  Davenport, Chicago, and the Region are having nice weather.  We are have more snow.  At this juncture I do not know if I will make it or not.  Perhaps I will decide on the 22nd whether I am going to make the drive or not.  Heh, they updated the prediction and it’s now not gonna snow here until the evening.  If that is the case, I will most likely be there.   Yeah, I am being a flake about driving there.  I do not drive in snow for long distances.  I don’t even like to drive in snow for short distances.  It’s all good, we are 10 days out and I haven’t got a clue.  I want to go and if it’s not actively snowing when I am ready to leave, then it’ll probably be a go.


I’m in a holding pattern for my project/business.  I filed the paperwork to become an LLC two days ago and it still says “not submitted”.  There is no help button, so I don’t know if I screwed up or it just takes longer when you fast file online.  I knew I should have taken it down to the Secretary of States office and gotten it taken care of right away, but no, I didn’t want to go out in the cold any more than I already was.  Teach me to use new technology when the old technology still works.  People power, that’s what it’s about.

Beyond that and the class, everything else is on schedule.  I have to go up to the UPS store and get a mailbox.  But that can wait.  Everything on my to do list at least says PENDING.  I guess, this morning I will work on my class some (feel like an idiot for a while), then take a nap.  More feeling like an idiot after said nap.  And hopefully get thru the 14 remaining big challenges.  I’ll save SQL for next week.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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