April 2022

Friday 1: Still catching up. Saturday 9: The awesome flow of riveting material has been temporarily terminated due to: Me spending a lot of my time recovering from the surgery by sleeping. Me stuffing up my laptop - It went halfway across the country for repair. I'm actually amazed at how much I depend on it. As soon as it returns,…

March 2022

Tuesday 1: Wow, the month flew past without me knowing most of it, thanks to some nasty narcotic drugs. Thursday 3: The surgery area has been cleaned a bit by now. Monday 7: The sutures are out. Friday 11: Then I had to deal with this bloody thing. Apparently, my left foot suffered some "nerve damage" and it flops to the left. Apparent…

February 2022

Tuesday 1: After a good night of sleep, she relented on the photo. Thursday 3: After a suggestion by me that maybe both Julie and I could work at Staples, I applied and was accepted, just in time to go off and have more surgery. Friday 4: And on that note, I got a call from the Scheduling Nurse to arrange a rerun of the Spinal Fusion. We ag…

January 2022

Saturday 1: These vehicles are parked on the street. I wondered how they get out of there to get to work. Monday 3: OK then, let's take Julie to work. Pull the car out. Took 3 tries but did manage to get it out. Get loaded and move out. Got as far as the driveway portion. There's a car stuck in the exit path. That's OK, we can go around h…

December 2021

Wednesday 1: The spinal fusion surgery date is set for January 11, which I have known for a while, but now it's close enough to be scary. And now Julie appears to be in line for surgery to her right eye, to correct it from looking about 30 degrees to the left. We might be recovering together. Saturday 4: It looks like Julie's career as a Fingerp…

November 2021

Sunday 7: And we're off Daylight Saving time. I have decided this year to go with Movember again. It's a bit hard to profile a Mini-Mo when it looks no different, and all I have to work with is an electric shaver. Julie has picked up a new job, as a Fingerprinter at Staples in Lynnwood. She uses the Para Transit system (again) when I am not…

October 2021

Friday 1: Work has entered a new activity - using 4x4 vehicles to survey the rough country out near Snoqualmie and North Bend. Unfortunately, I don't get to drive one, but then I had plenty of that in Australia anyway. More deer. This time, there was 4 of them. One of our team got himself bogged. My suggestion was simple - "Drive out forw…

September 2021

Wednesday 1: Wow. I went to make a blood donation today and was rejected because my haemoglobin count was too low. It was 12.7 and their lower limit is 13. It's the first time I've ever been rejected, and all I thought was, "OK, I'll just go home then". Looking back on my most recent blood test two weeks ago, it was 12.1 - their range is 12.6 to 17…

August 2021

Monday 2: On our travels today, we got a lot closer to the Pacific Bonsai Museum than most people (having driven into their car park and up to the building), before taking this picture from the road. That night, the kids took over our kitchen, Yes, Duncan is that tall, towering over Julie now. Wednesday 4: Ever since I arrived here, I've …

July 2021

Thursday 1: At Julie's request, I visited the Veterans Museum and took pictures of the uniforms she wore in Guam, but they weren't quite right, so she did some research and found this instead. This is a walk analysis from my PT session today. What it means is that when my lower back is not giving me grief, I can walk normally. …