Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Well we've gotten our doctor visits pretty much finished up and it is time to leave New Jersey for points south. But we've stayed here just long enough for the fall foliage colors to peak.
The fall colors are absolutely stunning right now. And not just in the forests and hills.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
My brother and I used to mow lawns and rake leaves for a living, back in our high school days. With our trusty bamboo rakes (actually our dad's rakes) and giant tarps, we removed truckloads of leaves from ours and our neighbor's yards.
Our son, Richard, has lots of trees (and leaves) in his sizable yard. He and his neighbor, Jamie, have pooled their resources and gone hi tech.
They can now cut the grass and suck up the leaves in one fell swoop, and then dump the compacted mixture on Jamie's compost heap.
Here is a picture of Jamie trying out the new leaf sucker. He graciously left some leaves for Richard to play with tomorrow when he returns from an overnight trip. :)
A couple days after Sandra finished her video EEG test, I had a pre-cancerous mole removed from my right leg. It was down between my Achilles tendon, and there wasn't much "meat" to work with. So a plastic surgeon did it and I've been on crutches since then to avoid damaging the surprisingly large incision that they made. Nothing like being able to quote doctors orders to justify my lounging around.
Yes, I'm still allergic to cats, but they make the most amazing allergy pills and inhalers now...
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sandra was in the hospital all last week for a long term video EEG test. It went well, the Dr. got good data on some seizures, and the full report will be ready in about two weeks.
The preliminary finding is that Sandra's seizures aren't going to be as easy to treat as we had originally hoped.