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  1. Yup. Not fun. 99% blockage of LAD. Went by ambulance to Marquette hospital straight to Cath Lab. Went through the wrist instead of the groin. I hear that's a much better way to do it. Rest of my heart looks good. Just that one blockage. So ya, I'll be here til Wednesday.
    30 points
  2. Major update. With help of PT and nurse, Einstein stood up and used a walker to take a few steps.
    26 points
  3. Been with this company in various forms since 2009. Just got called in to discuss pay and other compensation. Walked out with the biggest single pay raise I have ever received in my life. Shocked to say the least. Completely unexpected and greatly appreciated.
    26 points
  4. G man turns 16 today. Hard for me to really grasp that he's that old. We had been working on the Toyota pickup. It was running and driving really well. But then an oil leak, and a coolant leak. Just too much stuff to track down. He loves the Jeep XJ's. So Thursday he said we should sell the Yota and get an XJ. Well the Yota sold in 8 hours. And for more than I thought it would. We found him the perfect XJ. He doesn't even know yet. We're giving it to him tonight.
    26 points
  5. My son has taken on a ready made family, and we met the kids for the first time on Saturday when they came to visit, The boy is 7, the girl is 5. I took them to the neighborhood splash park for some fun, and I figured I may as well make the trip there and back fun too.
    24 points
  6. Kirsten's (WoLW's) memorial was Sunday. It was beautiful and sunny out (had outside on the school grounds she taught at). It was beautiful and poignant. It was sad and yet joyful at the same time. Hundreds came. We sang. My pastor gave a wonderful, thoughtful message. The whole thing would have warmed the cockles of her heart; it certainly did mine. Some of us have seen miracles. But I have to think that if we see miracles every day, we'd become inured to them, kind of like having our favorite dish day after day after day. I realize that having my wife was like standing next to a miracle. Sometimes you get used to it, and it takes others to remind you periodically just how miraculous something is. And I saw hundreds of tiny miracles yesterday, in what she evoked in other people, both near and far, young, and full grown, now with jobs, maybe kids, incorporating who she was in their daily lives. Touched by who she was, and continuing to be so. I'll remember it forever, and it sustains me. I'm moving on. A few inches here, a few there, over time. I have friends. I have family. I have animals, who give both love and laughter. I don't know what the future holds; but I know I've been blessed, and I'm thankful for it. May God be praised.
    24 points
  7. 24 points
  8. For 39 years We will probably celebrate with walking downtown for a pizza and a few drinks. I'm telling ya she's a little crazy
    24 points
  9. She was working on a full size blanket for each of the twins when she died. I saw she was struggling with it and encourage her to finish it the size it is. She said no I want to add one more section or it won’t look right. She wasn’t able to finish it. I didn’t know what to do with it and my daughter in law said “I’ll finish it for you dad, Esther taught me how to crochet”. They are packing to drive back to Georgia right now. She finished the blanket this morning.
    24 points
  10. WoJSTL is Ok. One stent. Spending one more night in hospital. Great outcome.
    23 points
  11. My 11 year old granddaughter likes to mess with her daddies hair.
    23 points
  12. She hasn’t wanted to eat for two weeks. I made some chicken noodle soup for her last week because it’s one of her favorites. I got her to eat three spoonfuls and she said she didn’t want anymore. I just threw out the rest of it today. One day I got her to eat four spoonfuls of oatmeal with blueberries and honey. Most days she won’t eat anything at all. Today I made some banana pudding and drizzled Hershey syrup on it. I got her to eat what I brought her, probably a dozen bites.
    23 points
  13. The drive out was beautiful. Kansas was long, flat and straight, but I enjoyed it. Denver driving sucks ass. The truck and trailer did great. The first day we went white water rafting at Clear Creek. Elevation 8,200 ft. I got tossed from a raft. No matter how hard I tried I could not get back to the boat. I would be right there and the current would pull me away. Spent about 3-4 minutes (at least) in 40 degree water bouncing off rocks. The current was too strong to try to stand up. I had a wetsuit that was very constrictive and a life jacket also. Those combined with the water pushing me under made it very hard to catch any breath. I finally got to the side and managed to hold on to a boulder (after slipping off a few others). Staff drug my ass out of the water. Emmy had to watch the whole thing. (Griffin and Jen stayed back because of the wrist). I got beat up really good, was cold AF and out of breath. But I survived. When Emmy saw me climb up out of the water I could see her burst out in tears. The coach was right next to me. He took it really hard, like it was his fault that he couldn't get me back into the raft. Later on we learned that every year at least one dad drowns at this event while rafting. It was really close to being me. Glad it wasn't. Day two we went to red rocks and Garden of the Gods. Simply amazing. I have no words to describe the beauty. Day 3 we went to Estes Park and RMNP. We drove up the damn trail ridge road and I about shit my pants. I hate heights. The tour guide was very nice and understanding. We got to 12,000 ft. I took a pic and we got the fuck out of there. Again, beautiful. We played the rest of the days. The girls got drummed in the first game. It was a team that had no business being in our bracket. We played well the rest of the time. We won 3 games by run rule. Our other 2 losses were only 1 run losses. Made the cut to championship sunday. Came home at 5 and 3. Really made a lot of noise out there and people knew out name. I was super proud of them. Emmy played amazing. On the way home I stopped at a BP. Every other station has green handles for diesel. Except BP. I put 8 gallons in the tank before I realized it. Had to get towed to a dealership that drained my tank and changed my fuel filters. That mistake cost me about 6 hours and 500 bucks. I will never do that again. Got home at 9 last night and back at work this morning. I put 3100 miles on the truck this week. It was an amazing time.
    22 points
  14. I know most people get tired of these pics, but I just couldn't help myself. My son just sent this to me. This pic was taken right after she was told that her grandfather is a Road Runner. She seems to be doing a good job of hiding her disappointment.
    22 points
  15. My son invited me over for dinner with his family today. My grandkids are adorable.
    22 points
  16. Thankfully not a big one. She's been feeling bad for a few days and we thought it was allergies. Her eyelids and face have been puffy and itchy. She's even been to the doctor twice this week about it. Today her chest felt tight and she had me take her to the ER. Blood tests show what may be a heart attack. They will know more Monday when they do a cardiac cath. Considering that she cut the grass with a push mower yesterday and played with three grandsons today, we think that it's a 'minor' heart attack. Time will tell.
    21 points
  17. The birds we have and the birds 🦅 traveling over is so fun. We have quail all the time. There was about 50 of them in front of my house on one of our first nights at the place. In addition to having the resident quail, there is a regular flyaway. They fly from the river over Moore mountain and on towards the link river. Gosh, I love being here. It is gorgeous here and I am so incredibly 🥲 thankful.
    21 points
  18. Is how long my current wife has been putting up with me. Three years to go to match the mark set by my previous wife, but I think she can handle it. Anniversary celebration plans include a ride to the lake for a picnic lunch, and a nice takeout dinner from one of our favorite local restaurants.
    21 points
  19. This was taken today after getting up most of the railing. There is still some trim work to go. We will repaint after the new shingles are on.
    21 points
  20. Rescue ended with successful transfer of Ike to @Digital_photog
    21 points
  21. This little elderly lady has been very sick. My husband said she is this soft spoken little lady. When she saw him in her room, she said "You are the best nurse. You have taken such great care of me. I want to buy you lunch. There is this local place that has great food. I want to buy you their spicy cheeseburger. " Then she goes on to explain how it is prepared and how she wants to buy it for him. She says her friend is coming to visit and will pick up the lunch and bring it to him, cause he has helped her so much in the hospital. My husband tried to tell her no and then she says very forcefully "YOU SHUT UP!" He said the lunch was tasty.
    21 points
  22. But I think this is just about the cutest kid ever. (Maybe it is because everyone says he looks like me )
    21 points
  23. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Where there is death there is also life. Where there is heartache, there is also joy. This is the great dichotomy of life. This week, I welcomed my fourth grandchild into the world: And this one is my namesake. 😊 My heart is truly overwhelmed. And though life takes from us, it also gives. And I am truly blessed with my children and the beauty they’ve created in this world. Peace
    21 points
  24. Starting feeling poorly last night. Temp 101 today. We came home as soon as he was ill. He is vaccinated so that is good. Doctor just sent him for a covid test.
    20 points
  25. I have bike logs back to 1992, and today's ride put me at 100,001 of recorded miles. I rode prior to that but have no records. I must say, it's flippin' cool to have ridden that much
    20 points
  26. 20 points
  27. The big thing was to unpack and check out how things work. There are some minor things remaining, mostly electrical. The lights in the hallways don't work and there's no light switch at the bottom of the stairs to the 2nd floor for the upstairs hallway light. There's a cgi outlet (built in circuit breaker) in the back of the cabinet above the above-range-microwave that's not working and is supposed to be fixed tomorrow. I ran a 15W extension cord to one of the outlets above the countertop and the microwave works fine. The porch lights are dusk-to-dawn and turn on automatically if you have the light switch set to on. But the front light flashes slow and the back one flashes fast. I don't know if it's a setting problem, a bulb problem or what, but the installation foreman said the guy seemed to be in a rush. There was a tear in one of the window screens and it's being replaced. The only really disappointing thing is that when I turn on the 65" Samsung TV I got Tuesday, the screen stays black and you hear a voice say to use your mobile app or your remote control to start setup. It was really packed well and we transported it carefully. A worker who recently bought the 55" version helped me unpack and then he couldn't figure out why there was no picture either. Back to Costco tomorrow for a replacement! I borrowed my brother Tim's 24" camper TV to make sure I have FIOS TV set up right - for the high def setup you need to run an HDMI cable from the set-top box to the TV, not a coax cable. It ran fine on my Tim's TV just as it did when the technician set it up on Friday. This is my chair until my awesome recliner arrives. I hope it doesn't end up out of stock. Here's the UPS tracking info, since the 3rd party shipping the stuff "created a label," there's a good chance it's in stock. But it's been 6 days since I ordered it. Estimated Delivery: Delivery date details will be available once they are provided by the carrier. Jun 24 - Thu 2:04 PM Shipper created a label, UPS has not received the package yet. I had two "oversized tray tables" I really like - the lighter shade on the right and bought two more ($15.43 at Walmart) to be my dinner table, end table, night stand, etc. This is the bed I got. It's a queen sized Beautyrest Pressuresmart Firm (between a firm and medium compared to some other brands) and instead of boxsprings I got it with a free-4th-of-July-sale electric base that raises the head of the bed considerably - it's raised a little in the 2nd picture. I got super pillows that were $99 with a buy-one-get-one-free sale that my sister says I'll love - I liked the one of six varieties I chose: it doesn't let my head sink too far (I'm a side sleeper) but it's not stiff. I taking my time picking out a headboard, nightstand, and drawers because the one's I've liked so far are out of stock for months. I used the bed as a sorting station I'll have to clear off and put the sheets and blankets and protective pad - the warranty on the mattress is void if you don't use one: I put my dishes and flatware in their cabinets and picked up my knife block from my brother's house and my cutting board: I'm making chicken noodle soup tomorrow in the Instant Pot. I have a set of 6 32 oz soup bowls and 6 16 oz. coffee mugs, one of each in my possession and the rest stored at my brother's house. The dishes and small bowls (6 each) are very white: chip-resistant porcelain: Dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe, and microwave-safe; plates can withstand heat up to 572 degrees F. They are listed on Amazon as 10.5" large dishes, 7.5" small dishes, and 5.9" bowls but they are actually 10 15/16", 7 15/16", and 6" that holds 16 oz. up to the rim - I like 11" large dishes: you don't run out of room! The washer and dryer have a bunch of dirty clothes I was too cheap to wash at the hotel. The washer will weigh its load and tell the dryer how long it needs to dry. I can't wait to try it out. The fridge and freezer seemed to fill up fast, but there's an empty shelf on the fridge (right) side hold a bunch of shelves that do in the doors. The construction foreman told me to wait a couple days for the large ice bin to fill, then throw it all away and to run a gallon of water via the door and toss that too, to make sure no contaminants that might have gotten in are a problem. Actually, the refrigerator has a changeable filter located at the upper right of the fridge, but I'll do it anyway. I have to learn how to adjust the shelf heights so I can properly store the important stuff: Almost all the out of control vegetation is gone and the fence will be put up, supposedly this week by they may wait for sub-feels-like-105° temps forecast for next week:
    20 points
  28. Just graduated in 4 years while playing volleyball on a scholarship
    20 points
  29. She said my bloodwork was perfect, listened to my heart and lungs and said they sound good. Scheduled an echocardiogram and told me to send the vest back.
    20 points
  30. Today was the first time I used the live update on my shiny new garmin computer. Left at around 5:30 put in a 30 mile out n back. Asked my wife if she got the email (she's on the notification) and she said sure. I was kinda excited interested and followed up with how'd it look. She said it was kinda boring. The dot was moving so slow. That hurt honey, that hurt.
    20 points
  31. Had another echo today. My ejection fraction is up to about 65%. I'm pretty excited about that. It was at 35-40%.
    20 points
  32. LMAO! Mr. Hip was out there doing fence work today. The Foreman was shocked at how much he got done today. He has also seen him work driving the backhoe, and other assorted construction things that was specified as owner responsibility. The Foreman said " WOW! You got all that barbed wire out already? If you ever want a job..." My husband just laughed and replied "Not bad for a nurse, eh?"
    20 points
  33. Took a day off just for me. Surprised myself by just deciding that I cannot do it today. I went back to bed and woke up just a bit ago. Now I am going to nap.
    20 points
  34. Many of you know I love tea, I now have a supply to least me until the end of the year. I received two separate shipments this week. I know who one of you is (it was on the invoice), the other package was rather stealth. Thank you!
    19 points
  35. Mrs Z and I bought a project pop-up camper back in March. It’s a 98 Coleman/Fleetwood Seapine. We’ve been restoring/remodeling it for our trip this weekend. This is when we bought it: We completely stripped it down. Finished it up this week (talk about cutting it close). Here’s what it looks like now: I repaired/replaced sub flooring, flooring, and interior bed and side walls. Rewired, replumbed water and gas. Mrs Z and I stripped the cabinets and refinished them, painted. The ABS roof needed repairs. We used Grizzly Grip bed liner over the entire roof. Also has a new canvas. Mrs Z made the sleeping area curtains and completely altered the others. We picked out the color scheme and bought all the bedding, paints and flooring based on that and we’re pleased with the results. Anyway, virgin trip beginning this weekend. 😊
    19 points
  36. I haven’t mentioned this in the cafe but I posted about it on other parts of the forum and other places. Just thought it was time I let you in on it. Greetings John, Thank for your recent order of a new Lynskey GR300. Based on our current inventory levels, your frame is in production and your order is estimated to ship on or before 4/30/21. We will do our best to have your order ready by the estimated ship date, but if anything changes, we will reach out and provide you with an update. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we are taking every precaution with the health and safety of our staff. As such, there will be times where a shop employee will be flagged for quarantine and temporarily sidelined until it is safe for them to return to work. These actions do impede our production schedule, however we will do everything that we can to get your order shipped as soon as possible. If you would like to check on your order once we get closer to the estimated ship date, please send us an email to sales@lynskeyperformance.com requesting an update and include your Web Order #. This will allow our sales staff to communicate with our shop in a timely manner and provide you with a dedicated update. Thanks again for choosing Lynskey! In Regards, The Lynskey Team
    19 points
  37. Range hood went up this morning. I wasn’t there to see it. I’m in Colorado visiting family.
    19 points
  38. She is 10 years old, and we have had her since early November. Took her a while to adjust, but she has finally decided this is home. She thinks I am OK, since I share my blankets with her. Of course, she is partial to my wife.
    19 points
  39. When you wonder to the local watering hole and your pitcher is on the wall. One of the bars in town like to put up pictures of local people who participate in sports. and some local guy the did some time in the big leagues throwing a ball at a guy holding a stick.
    19 points
  40. Yesterday she was pretty good. This morning she was kind of out of it as we were giving her bath. Just as Jocelyn was starting down the steps to leave my wife started to gag. Jocelyn stopped and came back upstairs and asked her if she was ok. She said go ahead and go, I’ll be ok. She is not ok. She hasn’t wanted a thing to eat since I gave her breakfast at 8am. We have been looking forward To having the grandkids over tomorrow. I haven’t called it off yet. If Esther is as bad tomorrow as she is today it won’t be much fun for anyone. I just watched our Christmas Eve service online. One of my granddaughters read some scriptures and my son lead the music between scriptures. I wish I could have been there. My wife is sleeping now, when she wakes up I’ll see if she wants me to hook her up to oxygen. She hasn’t needed it for a couple months but today her breathing is labored. I better not cancel the visit tomorrow because you never know it might be the last time they see their nana. I try to convince myself that she is getting better but some things are getting worse. I fix small portions for her because she doesn’t eat much. This week I have been throwing away or feeding the feral cat half of her meals. Sorry to be such a downer on Christmas Eve but I had to get this off my chest.
    19 points
  41. I installed our cabinets but my crown at the top looked like dogshit. So our house project stalled out so close to the finished. I watched the youtubes but there is a reason that I am not a finish carpenter. My buddy that lives a street over was telling me about the new guy that just moved in. He's super cool, he's a carpenter and he just got laid off due to Covid bullshit. He was looking for side jobs. Gave him a call. He made quick work of the molding on my new cabinets. He even adjusted the hinges. He is also coming back tonight to put some matching molding up on our existing kitchen cabinets to make it all match. We gave him double what he asked and it felt really good to do so. I have never been more happy to suck at something.
    19 points
  42. So this happened on Friday. I was informed on Friday that I have been nominated and accepted to receive The BSA Silver Beaver. Was not expecting this at all and was floored by the phone call from an old friend to let me know of the honor. The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Upon nomination by their local Scout council and with the approval of the National Court of Honor, recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.[1] The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not seek it.
    19 points
  43. I married the girl of my dreams.
    19 points
  44. Prime truck just delivered this. Somebody is trying to tell me to slow down. my brother is here now. He’s bringing in wood for me.
    18 points
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