Yet another blog post

A moment of seriousness.  A very good friend of my mom’s passed away in August and her husband didn’t think to tell my mom until my mom sent her friend a card saying what’s up.  That is sad.  My mom and her friend had been friends for 50 years or so, you’d think someone would call her.  Rest in peace, Jackie, may you have been right and you are in heaven.

My friend’s wife passed away a week or so ago.  I hadn’t actually spoken to my friend in a long while, but this one hit me kinda hard.  Jason basically saved me a couple times while I lived in Ridgecrest, and it sucks that I haven’t been a good friend to him now that we have reconnected via Facebook.  Jason is like 8 years older than me, his wife was 20ish years younger than Jason.  Died resting on his shoulder in her sleep.  I don’t know many details (or any details as the case is) but I know that has to be really hard to wake up to your loved one on your shoulder cold.  Jason, I don’t know if you read this blog ever, but you can find my number in my profile and call me, I am here for you man.  I hope Mary is in a better place too.


Now on to the regular scheduled show….

I am on Day 5 of being sick.  I feel ok as long as I don’t cough.  Unfortunately, I am coughing quite a bit, especially in the morning (read that as starting at  4am) and the late evening.  During the day, if I am up and moving around I am mostly ok.  I do not think I am gonna be well by Saturday 😦  Not going to be able to go to Light the Night or definitely not be able to help out.  I am bummed about that.


I’m about to start learning CSS, you know the style sheet thing that goes with html on websites.  I have always wanted to learn since CSS came out, but never had a need or was willing to dedicate the time.  Now, my project that I am still not going to talk about needs a website.  Don’t have enough money to pay someone to do the website, so I am gonna do it.  After CSS, I will learn JavaScript.  Then I will be able to rock a website, then maybe I will be ready to share information about what I am doing.


Lou Malnatti’s Pizza is on the menu for dinner tonight again.  We order them frozen from http://www.tasteofchicago.com .  Good stuff.  Better than any pizza we can get fresh here. Well, to be fair, there is a couple pizza places a half hour or so away that are pretty good.  But I still think I like Lou Malnatti’s pizzas better.


I still haven’t played any games over the last few days.  Just not in the mood.  Guess I got other things on my mind.  My project and the website and learning CSS and JavaScript.  Other things.


Teresa is feeling a whole lot better, but she got antibiotics to move her along.  Kinda sucks for me to see her feeling so good while I am still so sick.  And I got 5 more days to go.  But I am happy for her, she was miserable for enough days, she needs to be healthy so she can go to work, so she can take off the days between Thanksgivingfest and Thanksgiving proper.  If they will even give her those days off, that is uncertain at this time too.


I may get booed by some of my friends for this.  But it looks like the Cubs are gonna be out of the playoffs.  Kinda feel bad for their fans, but from what I understand the Dodgers are just rockin right now and the Cubs aren’t.  Hey, it happens.  Now, I would love for the Cubs to go win the next 3 games, but lets be realistic.


Tomorrow’s D&D game might have to be put off a week.  I have a definite cough at the end of every sentence I speak.  I don’t want to cough into my microphone and blow everybody’s ears.  Besides, I am not much on sitting up either right now, get light headed.


Cori said that the music I have been posting with these blog posts “Sucks”.  I happen to like punk.  But today I will go out and find something more appealing to the masses

Now I’m sick, and is her fault

Now I can blame Teresa for my illness. Upper respiratory infection.  Of course, doc says they can’t give you anything for it for 10 days, I am officially on day 4.  Bleck.  Tried taking a nap but coughing too much, nose running too much, and Mojo scratching the hell out of my back (which has nothing to do with my sickness, just wanting to whine some more.  I HATE being sick.  I really do.  Weird thing is, I haven’t ran a fever.  Guess not weird, have to be on my death bed to run fevers normally.


I am going to have to cancel my lunch with my friend again.  I am not going to be healthy by Wednesday.   Good thing I have nothing else scheduled for a long while.  As of this minute, I have nothing scheduled until the first week of November.  Plenty time to get healthy.


We started on the first puzzle yesterday.  Heh, the pieces are transparent glass, so you see colors on both sides.  Luckily, one side is shiny (the top) and one is dull.  Still if you aren’t paying attention you are looking at a piece wrong.  It took us a couple hours just to put together the outer edge, this is gonna take a long time I think.  But it’s fun, so it’s all good.


I have a phone call to return, but my voice is fried.  I sound horrible when I can talk at all.  So, that phone call is gonna wait a few more days.


I still have stuff to talk to Teresa about, but now instead of waiting for her to feel good enough to listen , we are gonna wait til I feel good enough to talk.  Disneyworld, we need to decide on.  A short getaway for our 25th anniversary, we need to talk about.  I know there are more things, but those are the two issues that come to mind.


34 days til Thanksgivingfest.  Woot.  Yes, I am counting.  No, I still don’t know how I am getting to Indy, but it’s all good.  I’ll get there.  Good food, good friends, good times, who wouldn’t be looking forward to spending 12 hours that way?


Sunny and cool is the weather forecast until the weekend.  NICE.  we needed a dry week.  We’ve had so much rain it caused the airport to shut down cuz a spot on the tarmac broke apart.  Planes couldn’t get to the runways.  So all air traffic in and out was cancelled or diverted for about 14 hours.  All because of the foot or so of rain we got over last week.


I just answered my phone, had a 30 second conversation and I am totally winded.  SUCKS to be sick.


Something is wrong with WordPress, it keeps failing to save a draft.  Oh well, I am not gonna do anything to make what I have wrote go away, so I’m good.


I think I forgot to take my Flexeril this morning.  Guess I will know this evening.  This morning is a cough filled blur.


Heh, the problem wasn’t with WordPress, it was with my cable modem.  Anyhow, it’s fixed now.  But I am cutting this post short.  I’m feeling o rotten atm.

Another day, more coughing

New day, same sickness.  I cough, therefore I am.  I think I am getting better though, as long as I don’t get up.  Getting up makes me super dizzy.  Even when I get up slow.  This is my biggest complaint about this illness, dizziness sucks.  But the cough is sounding better and the nose isn’t running quite as much, so I should be better by Monday, I hope I am better by Monday.

Teresa at times seems to be feeling better but at other times she seems to be worse.  I don’t know if I trust these doctors you can see online.  But the doctor did get her amoxicillin and that is what a real in your face doctor would have probably given her.  So I shouldn’t complain about him.  I just hope she gets better soon, I hate seeing her suffer like this.


I feel bad about cancelling Friday night D&D last night.  I think my players are more than ready to end this story arc.  And no, the current one didn’t suck, it’s just I think the next piece of the campaign is a little cooler cuz I know more about balancing fights/party.


I got a new project in the works.  I can’t talk much about it yet.  But I am pretty excited right now.  Get me off my butt and out into the real world again.  That will make me happier and make my therapist happier too.  And it might make me a little money to boot.  But until it is a little more than thoughtware, I am not gonna say any more.


It just dawned on me that Light the Night is next weekend. They still need a lot of volunteers.  I hope the local LLS chapter gets the people they need to fill the volunteer roles so they don’t have to cover stuff themselves.  Oh yeah, I have the link to my page if you want to donate to the Light the Night walk & the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   http://pages.lightthenight.org/ia/DesMineL17/JCampbellahi   It’s nice that WordPress sees that as a url and makes it clickable.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated.


I am sure I made the right choice decided NOT to go to school in the Spring.  Especially if this winter is going to be as bad as they are predicting.  Yeah, every year they say it’s going to be bad, but after last years non-winter, I think this year we are due for a doozy.  We shall see in a couple months.


Pucky and Mojo have completely recovered from their teeth cleaning.  Mojo’s mouth was puffy til late last night, but he had 5 teeth extracted, and if you had 5 teeth extracted all at once, you’d be puffy for a few days too.  But now they are playing and chewing on things and eating dry food and generally back to normal.  No more vet visits til December when Mojo’s shots are due.


Got our furnace fixed yesterday.  Took the repair guy less than 1/2 hour to fix it.  Somehow water got into a tube that is not supposed to have water in it.  He was confused, I felt like crap so I didn’t offer any theory and still don’t have a theory as to how that happened.  But he found the problem and boom it was blowing hot air.  NICE.  He only charged us for 1/2 hour service call too.  So doubly NICE.


I haven’t played any computer games for longer than 5 minutes in the last 3 days.  I must really be feeling rotten cuz that is so unlike me.  Lack of attention span.  Even these blog posts are taking me a LONG time to write cuz I keep getting distracted.  LOL.  Yesterday’s took me over 2 1/2 hours.   This one, at least, is gonna be done in about 45 minutes I think.


I did go to play Mutant Football League today and for some reason the game wouldn’t see my controller.  The computer did, but the game didn’t.  I have no clue how to fix it.  It’s obviously not the controller or the computer, so its something with the game.  I’ll try it again tomorrow and if it doesn’t work I will appeal to the beta board.


It seems the Publisher’s Clearing House did not have a winner match this time for 1000 dollars a day.  They sent me like 4 things stating this fact.  I have no clue when they are gonna draw it again or even if they are gonna draw it again.  But heh, I could use 1000 dollars a day.  Even if after the government got done I would only 570ish.  It would still be nice.  But what has really piqued my interest is the December giveaway, 2.6 million upfront and 5k a week for life.  Yeah, I could be happy with that kind of money and income even after the government takes their share.  I will never win, but a boy can dream, right?


The first puzzle arrived today, neither of us felt like working on it.  So the box is sitting on the table, basically untouched.  Well, wait, I think Teresa looked at the box when she was passing by it.  But beyond that, I touched it getting it out of the bigger box it was in, Teresa touched it when passing by, and the rest of the time it just sat there.  Maybe I’ll break into it tomorrow if I am feeling better.


I still have a lot to talk to Teresa about, and she still isn’t healthy enough for me to talk about everything I want to talk about with her.  She actually took a 1/2 hour nap at 8:45pm tonight.  1.  She never takes naps 2.  She never nods off and 3.  She never naps that late at night if she does nap.  She is still very sick in my opinion and hardly getting better.


Well folks, it’s late.  I am late taking my meds.  So I will leave you with a video again… which one will it be?

I feel bad and its not Teresa’s fault

I do feel crappy today.  However, I don’t think I am gonna get this as bad as Teresa has/had it.  My voice is toast.  I have a pretty wicked sounding cough.  But I am not running a fever.  I am not all congested.  As a matter of fact, I may have something completely different than what Teresa has.  Heh, who knows.  I just figure I will feel crappy for the weekend and be ok by Monday.  That is normally how illnesses go in this house, I feel crappy for a few days, Teresa sits on her death bed for a week.  I guess that is good because right now my immune system is compromised.

editor note:  Teresa did not get me sick.


Way back when, Teresa and I did a big puzzle together, had a lot of fun doing it too.  Teresa had decided she wanted to do an adult lego kit build, but those are really expensive.  I convinced her to buy a couple puzzles.  We ended up getting a 1500 piece Disney Stained Art one, and a 1000 piece Disney characters one.  We have a table in our bedroom which will be perfect to do puzzles on.  I am looking forward to doing these puzzles with my wife.  I love spending that kind of time with her.


I made it to Leukemia chat last night.  Stayed for a little over an hour (it runs for 2).  It was a good chat.  Because it’s so specialized and you have to fill out a big form to get to it, we don’t have trolls.  And even whiners (not that anyone last night was a whiner) at least whine on topic.  I look forward to next week.


I signed up to volunteer to work the survivor’s tent at the Light the Night event this year. I really try to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in any way I can.  I hope that the LLS is getting to more of the people who can use them.  I didn’t know about the LLS until AFTER I was out of treatment.  Heh.  Not when I had questions and doc was tip toeing around the answers.  Anyhow, the LLS is a great organization which really tries.  Anyhow, Light the Night is their big fund raiser for the year.  I am accepting donations for the Light the Night walk.  I don’t have the page to send you to yet.  But I have the app on my phone.  So if you are interested in donating, leave a comment here or msg me on Facebook, and I’ll be glad to help you out.


I have decided NOT to try school again.  Firstly, I don’t want to have the argument with Teresa and Secondly, I have screwed up too many times, I don’t want to do it again.  So, I am not gonna do it.  I think I could do it in a real semester, but I don’t want to go into debt to see if I can or can’t.  So no school for me.


Because I have a little voice and a sore throat tonight, Friday night D&D has been postponed 1 week, possibly 2 weeks if 3 of the players aren’t available next week.  I want to finish this story arc so bad… but fate keeps pushing it off.  Most disappointing.  But we will get this done and move on to the next story arc which is cooler than this one.  And hopefully we will be able to do it straight thru or close to it.


I love Zyrtec.  Fall is normally terrible to my allergies, but I have been pretty much allergy issue free so far.  1 pill a day and no runny nose or itchy eyes.  That’s a good trade in my opinion. If I take it too early it makes me sleepy, so it gets taken with all my other 10pm meds.  I take too many pills at 10pm, but Zyrtec is one I am not willing to give up.


I’m looking forward to Thanksgivingfest.  My friends who go to that I only get to see once a year, which in my opinion is not often enough.  But it’s all we can do.  I live too far away and direct flights are just too damn expensive.  So, once a year is what we get.  And I like to make the most of it.  The only other time they all get together is Superbowl and football is so not my thing.  So, I don’t make any effort to see them then.  If I made a trip to Indy any other time, I would only get to see a few of them.   Sometimes I just wish I lived closer to them.


It could be worse, I guess

Ugh and oh no.  I took a nap.  When I woke up, I feel like I was ran over by a truck and I got a cough.  This is how Teresa’s illness started.  I don’t want to be sick for 6 or 7 days.  I don’t want to have to go to the doctor and get antibiotic.  I DON’T WANT TO BE SICK!!! I got things to do, people to see, places to go.  No time for illness, I am a busy man next week.  Oh well, almost all of it can be rescheduled. <COUGH COUGH> Timing on this could be worse, so at least I think I am getting sick now so I don’t have to worry about being sick later.  Teresa is about over her sickness, 2 day incubation, 4 day dying.  I am on day 1/2.  Got a long week to look forward to.


Had my blood check at the cancer center.  Platelets are down even more.  In a healthy person, platelets are between 150k and 450k.  Mine are now officially at 33k and falling.  I have my cancer doc stumped.  He is going to appeal to a more knowledgeable power, UofI Cancer Center. I hope they have some idea.  We tried the mega dose of steroids, so it is NOT the common thing that happens after chemo, not the thing he knows how to fix.  Dr Google has failed me on both finding out why this is happening and finding out how to fix it.  For now, I just have to be very careful not to cut myself or bump anything that causes a bruise, cuz the last paper cut I got bled for 6 hours.  Heh and bleh.


I’d drag all my records up from the basement, but I don’t think we have anywhere I can store them.  Records are big, cds are small.  Simple as that.  I will try to figure out a place for them here in the bedroom.  I want to listen to some of them now that I have a working record player.  Teresa would be mad at me if I just brought them up and set them in the middle of the room.  I will figure something out, maybe go buy a Album Rack, I had one as a kid, I know they have to exist again since records are making a comeback.


Our Furnace is not working right.  It’s blowing air, but the air isn’t hot or warm for that matter.  Called the furnace repair people and they are trying to get someone out today.  Heh, I love living in a small town, same day service.  It’s probably the same problem we have had a couple times over the years.  Little gizmo needs replacing.  Didn’t think we were going to have a problem this year, I even think I talked about it here, but I was wrong.  Another bill this month.


I hope I feel up to seeing my shrink tomorrow.  Would really suck if I missed it.  He would still prescribe me meds and they would reschedule me til next month if I asked.  As I sit here and cough I wonder if I will feel worse tomorrow or not.


Teresa is finally feeling better, not well, but better.  She is surprised that her cough didn’t wake me at night.  Heh, I sleep the sleep of the dead thanks to clonazepam (Klonnie) and Flexeril.  lol.  Once I am asleep, I SLEEP.


I need to talk to Teresa.  I need to talk to her about several things.  I wonder if she is finally ok enough to hear what I have to say?  The only pressing issue I have discuss with her is how I am getting from the Region to Indy for Thanksgivingfest.  The rest of the stuff I have to discuss is actually months away.  Then again, by the rate this year is going by, months seem like weeks and before I know it it’ll be a new year.


Leukemia chat is tonight.  Gotta try to remember to do that.  I always seem to remember too late.  I hope every one who participates in the chat is doing well.  I should be around to do it.


I told you guys about my chronic cough, well it’s gone.  Long story that I don’t want to get into, but be happy for me that I am not hacking up a lung every night.  STUPID ME though..


Next month my appointment is actually with Dr Wehbe and not one of his nurses.  Dr Wehbe is my cancer doctor.  He is a really knowledgeable guy.  We have had some really smart and funny conversations.  It’ll be good to actually have his undivided attention for a while and hopefully he will have some new information about my platelet problem.  He has a month to talk to the gods on high at UofI.


Here ya go.  A little Sex Pistols for you watching and listening pleasure…

It’s a Night, Oh yeah

Well, the battery was dead in Teresa’s car.  Not a big deal I guess.  Car repair place got the battery out and a new battery in with no issue.  Didn’t even lose the radio stations.  Heh, yeah, Tuesday was an expensive day but it could’ve been a heck of lot worse.


The dogs both came thru their teeth cleanings very well. Well, Mojo had a whole lot more dental work done than anyone would have been prepared for.  So he is still a little tender tonight.  But he and Pucky are eating their dry food without problem and eating hard rice cracker treats, so it’s all good.


Wednesday nights high-level D&D went off with 1 cancel, 1 no show, and 1 new guy.  So the adventure I made for 6 I had to nerf down to 4 people, but with exception of the very last fight, they handle things very well.  I was rolling ridiculously well for most of the night though, that didn’t help the party any.  I had one monster’s rolls have 3 critical hits out of 3 possible hits and I do criticals a little weird, it’s double everything.  So the player took 88 points of damage putting him DOWN.  Yeah, crits in my game are serious things.  But it goes both way, players can do crits just as well, all it takes is a natural 20.


I am ready for Friday nights D&D game too.  As long as the player who everything revolves around shows up.  lol.  If he doesn’t show up there will be no game.  Sad, I really screwed up on this one, but it has to be how it has to be.


My back has handled me sitting for over 3 hours thanks to Flexeril.  Now at 4 plus my back is really starting to hurt.  OK, know your limits.   This is good to know.  It’s almost time for my next Flexeril anyway, so I guess that this falls under it’s all good too.


Teresa stayed home from work today.  She has a bad migraine and is still coughing and hacking from her cold.  I am so lucky and so glad I didn’t catch it.  She really got a bad illness this time.


Well, Thanksgivingfest is a bit over a month away and I have no clue how I am getting from the Region to Indy on Friday night or Saturday early.  I don’t think I can drive 3 1/2 hours to Indy without ending up in a lot of pain.  I could fly but that is 202 dollars.  I just don’t know at this time.  I guess I got a bit of time to figure this out.


I bought myself a record player.   Well it play records, cds, tapes, Bluetooth devices, AM/FM radio and some other stuff.  I got to listen to the Fools – World Dance Party for the first time in over 27 years.  Heh, it is probably my favorite album of all time.  I am so glad that my old record player which didn’t actually play records fell and broke.  Teresa would have had a fit at me for buying a new one if that old one hadn’t broke.  The wood case of the record player clashes with the wood of my office furniture, but heh, the one that did match was 10 more bucks and I would be damned if I was gonna pay 10 bucks more for it just to match.


The Fools-World Dance Party album introduced me to the songs “Life Sucks and Then You Die” and “World Dance Party”.  I linked the World Dance Party video here a week or so ago.  Today I will link a video for Life Sucks and Then You Die, it’s funny and totally inappropriate.


I have a blood check tomorrow that I am very not looking forward to.  It’s silly that I have to go pay a 50 dollar copay every month just to see my blood numbers drop again and again.  But not by much.  So down my numbers go and every month its the same thing down a little more.  Going every 4 months would make more sense to me.  It would show much more of a change.   It’s not like anyone is going to do anything until my platelets get down below 10.  It’s in the mid-high 30s now.  Bah, I just like to bitch about copays, sorry.


Friday morning I have a shrink appointment.  I really need to see him.  Especially if I am going to go to school in the Spring.  Remember, I ask that no one mention school to Teresa.  When I was going to go to school he prescribed a 2nd klonnie, which I couldn’t take cuz it knocks me out better than anything.  Boom, 4 hours of sleep guaranteed no matter when I take it.  The one I take at night helps me go to sleep and is not as wicked as Ambien.


I think I am hungry.  I think I am gonna go.  Let me grab that “Life Sucks and Then You Die” video for you all….

I’m alone and it’s weird

It is quiet and lonely in the house this morning.  The dogs are at the vets, Teresa is at work, I am here, possibly for the first time ever, totally alone in my house (we have always had pets since we moved here).  It’s a weird feeling, I almost don’t know what to do with myself.  I don’t think being this alone is good for me.  Weird stuff is running thru my brain.


Teresa’s car needed a jump this morning.  We jumped it, I let it sit for an hour, even took it for a little drive around a couple blocks.  Teresa took my car to work.  After the hour, I turned the car off and it started right up.  I am like cool.  I shut it off again, then went inside for a while.  Did I mention it’s 43 degrees and raining fairly hard?  I went back out 20 minutes later.  Tried to start it, DEAD again.  Luckily we live only a few blocks from the place that fixes our cars and they are cool people.  Called them up and they sent a guy over with a jump pack to jump the car.   We jumped it real quick and then I drove it over to the repair place.  They then gave me a ride home after telling me they will check everything and give me a call with a price.  What a morning.  I am waiting now for said call.  Alone, in my home, having weird thoughts.


My lunch that was tomorrow, got moved to Thursday, but then I was reminded that I have a cancer blood check appointment on Thursday, so that rules Thursday out.  Friday is shrink appointment, so that rules Friday out, so we are now having lunch some time next week.  LOL, it’s ok, he is a good friend, we will get together.  It’s his turn to buy lunch anyway.


We actually turned the heat on last night (and its gonna probably stay on).  Cold and wet is most of the forecast ahead for the next week.  Thank the gods that the furnace didn’t have trouble again when we turned it on.  It’s all good when it works, but a couple times over the last several years the furnace has had problems with a little gizmo inside it.  Same part every time.  Heh.  The repair place for furnaces sends the same tech out every time and he had actually not charged us labor for the last time, he just walked in with the little gizmo and swapped it out and walked out like 3 minutes later.  It’s almost ridiculous.


The dogs were really nervous when we dropped them off this morning.  They always get nervous over visits to the vet.  But when the vet tech picked them off to take them to the back, they both got super nervous.  I don’t think Mojo has ever been taken back, and the last 2 times Pucky went to the back, he had knee surgery.  This time they are just having their teeth deep cleaned.  But that does take putting them under, so I’m a little nervous for them.  By now, they are probably done and in recovery.  Won’t know how it went til later this afternoon.  But for now, no news is good news.


The high-level D&D game starts back tomorrow night.  I posted what the Paladin detected as his last action last time.  The reactions have been humorous.  Undead to the right, Devils to the left, Vampire in the middle.  LOL, if they play it right, it’ll be a challenge but not impossible.  If they screw around, there will be a total party kill before they get to the final guys.  I nerfed every encounter a little bit, so they should be able to handle this.


The low-level D&D game starts back on Friday night.  This will be the final adventure of the story arc that actually started like 4 months ago.  It might even be delayed another week due to the player whose character is the main focus of the finale might have to give his daughter a birthday party thing on Friday night.  I really should ask him if that is the case so we can announce that the game will be postponed 1 week.  I don’t want to run this final part without him actually playing his character as his character has a significant role in this set of encounters.


Flexeril is still keeping my back feeling pretty good.  But I can’t seem to do any stretches without a lot of pain.  My physical therapist said that’s not good, so he told me to stop going to him.  So, I called my pain doctors office to get on the list to try to get a sooner appointment, right now I am set to see him December 22nd.  DOH.  Anyhow, I am now on the list, that’s good.  Plus they called me in a refill on my Flexeril, I don’t know if I am gonna be on it forever, but for now, it’s good to have a supply.  And the grumpy lady who answers the phone at the pain doc’s office was actually pleasant with me, I made her laugh, I’m good at that.


Blood check is Thursday morning.  I’m not looking forward to my platelets (and rest of blood levels) going down more.  I feel nervous enough about where the platelets are, I don’t need added stress about them going down more.  And like I mentioned before, no one but me is noticing the other stats are going down a little bit each month, not as noticeably as the platelets, but still it is happening.


Teresa just Skyped me that she is coming home in an hour or so and finishing the day from home.  Can’t say how happy I am that she is going to be here sooner as opposed to later.  She is still sick, she shouldn’t have went to work in the first place.  I’m sure that the workers around her are making her leave.  I’m not afraid of her germs, heck I’ve lived thru all of Teresa’s illnesses over the years and only got 1 worse than her, most I have somehow magically evaded them all, only feeling bad for a day or so compared to her 4 or 5 days of being SICK.


Gonna mention this here.  I am toying with the idea of trying school one more time.  Starting in the Spring.  January actually.  I filled out the FAFSA.  I have figured out a schedule.  I know I can’t do online in the summer.  But I think I could do in person during a real semester.  I still have to talk to Teresa about it, so PLEASE no one mention this to her.  I will bring it up when she is feeling better.  This is very much in the kicking around the idea stage.   I think I could do a real semester.  Not sure.  But dammit, I think I am gonna try.