Wednesday, December 28
Friday, December 23
The latest about Renee' is that they discovered that she started having siezures. I have no idea why, but they told me she is now getting medicine to treat them. Once they get that problem managed, they'll be better able to assess what more can be done to give her more ability to come out of the coma. Compared to the last few days, tonight she looked more at ease and appeared to actually be sleeping. Tomorrow (Sat.) they'll do more scans (catscan, MRI, etc) to figure-out why this is happening (the coma?). She did have a heart attack, but there were no warning signs - total shock to everyone!
We really miss her! Can hardly wait to talk to her, kiss her, hug her. She our everything - and we'll NEVER let her forget that, ever.
Meanwhile, we're trying to stay strong enough to get everythng on a more regular schedule (groceries, houeshold stuff, bills).
Right now we're down to only one computer (Renee's) and currently getting free wi-fi. Once I can get a USB wi-fi connector, I'll be able to do more regular updates. Just keep doing what you're doing; it's truly helping. Angelica's laptop got a virus and we can't seem to figure out how to her her back online using the other
Windows-7 user account. The comput itself works, just can't connect online.
Got a $25 TV today, and have cable television, so at least we don't have to sit in silence anymore.
Tomorrow I need to call a few/some bill senders (car payments, prescription-D, medicare) and let them know that we WILL be catching-up, it's just going to take a little bit longer than expected.
We like our new apartment. It has an ecercise gym, hot tub, and a swimming pool. We're able to get to the hospital and back home quicker now. We can get to Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens for medication, and so forth. It's hard emotionally, for sure. Angelica & Eldin are being as grown-up about everything as they can. We're hanging in there. Having such awesome friends is awesome.
That's all there really is to update. All we need is love! Furniture (sofa/loveseat, dining table chairs, etc) would be nice, but at least we have air-beds and blankets.
I hope everyone has a great Christmas/Yule/whatever you celebrate this time of year.
Monday, December 19
Friday, December 16
Thursday, December 15
The only thing that is kind of an emergency, is getting the on-hold mail taken care of ASAP because I'm completely out of the LDN I take as a Multiple Sclerosis treatment. I've been out for 2 days and not had a problem. I'm just a little nervous about it though because I really don't want for MS health issues to worsen. I don't!
Sunday, December 11
Yesterday afternoon I was bored, so I knelt down if front of the closet door (which was open) and started pulling bags of items we had packed in said bags and brought with us, just to look through the stuff. No pain. Didn't think I was straining to pick stuff up. Then a couple of hours later I stood up, after laying on the bed watching television. Suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my lower back and my knees almost buckled. What the fuck? I haven't experienced pain that intense for a very, very long time.
I've tried stretching while laying on the floor. Not much luck, it felt like a vertebra was about to pop out. Took a nice, long, very hot bath. I am taking 3 Ibuprofen every 4 or so hours. Nothing helps. Rain has gone to the store to get some Arnica gel to message into my back, and a hot pad.
I can walk maybe ten steps before I have to either sit down, or collapse on the nearest thing available.
Fuck! It hurts!
In other news... I've turned in 1 assignment for each college course I'm in, and have already received a 100% grade on one of them. I just turned in the 2nd one not long ago. I'm still waiting on a grade for it.
The move to Texas has been good so far. Still waiting on the result of the move-in application at one apartment. The signs (numerology #'s 11 & 22 [room # 1122) say it's meant to be. "New beginnings" (#11). I can't remember what the #22 means, but it fit and it was good when I heard it.
Sunday, November 27
There's only about 10 minutes until the Sunday Night, NFL football game starts, so I don't want to spend enough time on the computer to write a long post. But as you can literally see (as opposed to not really seeing? lol) that 'the countdowns' have begun. The left is until my birthday. Well, they're labeled, so I don't need to tell you. It's going to be weird once/if people start buying the big stuff like the fridge, oven, sofas, computer desks, and the like. The Mega Moving Sale begins on this coming Thursday at 9 am to 4 pm. Happens during the exact same hours on
Thursday Friday. On Friday we start packing the car with everything that'll fit, and wait for our friends to visit (depending on the weather (which is supposed to be "not bad"), and whether or not there is anything left for them to sell for us once we're out of state. Other than that, we just got to try not to watch the clock. Also going to try and enjoy the end of one chapter with happy anticipation of beginning the next, in Texas.
Flickr : austin, countdown, garage, garagesale, long lane, missouri, moving, movingsale, relocation, sale, texas, timer, timers, yard, yardsale
Technorati : austin, countdown, garage, garagesale, long lane, missouri, moving, movingsale, relocation, sale, texas, timer, timers, yard, yardsale
Tuesday, November 22
Flickr : Contributor, Economy, Major, The, To, U.S, cash, cashflow, depression, economics, energy, fuel, gas, money, oil companies, petrol, recession
Technorati : Contributor, Economy, Major, The, To, U.S, cash, cashflow, depression, economics, energy, fuel, gas, money, oil companies, petrol, recession
Flickr : Contributor, Economy, Major, The, To, U.S, cash, cashflow, depression, economics, energy, fuel, gas, money, oil companies, petrol
Technorati : Contributor, Economy, Major, The, To, U.S, cash, cashflow, depression, economics, energy, fuel, gas, money, oil companies, petrol
We're pretty much ready to move. All that really left to do is collect the move-in deposit (obviously we have a buyer), have a yard sale to sell what our friends don't want/need/need to sell for us, put in a change-of-address in at the post office, and of course cancel the phone, Internet, and electric services. Those last three won't be done until the day of our move-out. We've got the motel we'll be staying at in Austin, TX, while we look for an apartment/house to rent, reserved. We have a place to stay out of the wind and rain once we get there, so that's good. My prescription-D (Medicare prescription) drug plan is national, which means I'll just have to give them a new address to send statements to. That'll be easy enough. Besides, I've got until December 7 to choose a new plan if I need to. We've got time.
==> Both cats have had the Texas, animal, required rabies shot now. Next we'll need to get them used to wearing their harness's and having a leash attached to that, so we can stop and give them restroom breaks on the way there. Hopefully they'll get on a stop-schedule similar to ours, thus reducing the amount of stops needed.
==> My school book(s) and/or software should be here before next Saturday. All I'll need to do is give the school our new post office box number. Since it's an online-only course, that's all I hope needs to be done. Speaking of school. It's an interesting feeling knowing you have no more required home-work to do, a week and a half before the end of the class. I don't know if I should feel the need to be learning more about the class, or see what I can learn about my next one. I guess I could do both.
==> There ya go. You now know the scoop on our life happenings. Thanks for staying and reading this far.
==> http://ramblemans.blogspot.com <==
Flickr : austin, buffalo, long lane, missouri, mo, move, moving, relacation, relocate, relocating, texas, tx
Technorati : austin, buffalo, long lane, missouri, mo, move, moving, relacation, relocate, relocating, texas, tx
Sunday, November 20
Saturday, November 19
Friday, November 18
I'm sending you my VisualCV with information on my background and qualifications for your consideration. View my VisualCV by clicking on the link. Hopefully you find the information in my VisualCV useful. I would love to hear what you think about it.
Todd Milligan's VisualCV:
|Employers, did you know you can post jobs for FREE on VisualCV? Learn more...|
Tuesday, November 15
Monday, November 14
...is more up your alley. That you're enjoying it a lot more. When you have 5 assignments due this week...
...and You Are Done With Three Of Them Already. And it's only Monday.
P.S. Another thing that says This is my kind of class is that although I set up a schedule to make sure I don't burn myself out, I don't feel the need to worry about how much time I am actually spending on my classwork. Not only that, but the work is enjoyable and almost seems a bit too easy. I'm not saying it won't get more difficult in these last 3 weeks. I'm saying that I'm looking forward to them, no matter how difficult they get.
Thursday, November 10
It's been a fairly emotional week. The decision to actually move to Austin, Texas has been confirmed. We're doing this. A little scary because I really don't like changes in a big, life altering way. However, I understand completely the reasons for our change, and I'm okay with them. 100%. We want change, and yes, I know that's cliche, considering the political crap that's been going on for almost 5 years now. I say 5 because I'm taking the time of political campaigns that brought the idea that people feel that change is all part of evolution. As much as I don't deal with drastic change great, I understand that the quote that says, "The only true constant in the universe is change." School continues. Right now I'm enjoying learning all about typography and it's history. I do not know what my next class, starts in December, will be. Should be interesting, I suspect.
Wednesday, November 9
This is a virtual yard sale. ALL items will HAVE to be picked up in Long Lane, MISSOURI (Dallas County). If necessary we can deliver as far as Buffalo, MO, but absolutely no further. All prices ARE negotiable :-) So make an offer.
Bench seat from a full size Chevy Conversion van. $25 O.B.O.
Very used Adirondack chairs $5 each, O.B.O
Ancient skateboard. FREE to whoever wants it.
Flickr : adirondack, benchseat, chair, conversion van seat, flea market, must sell, skateboard, vanseat, yard sale
Technorati : adirondack, benchseat, chair, conversion van seat, flea market, must sell, skateboard, vanseat, yard sale
Tuesday, November 8
Anyone know just how widespread & how fast the high speed internet is in Austin, Texas?
Saturday, November 5
If you are willing to drive to Long Lane, Missouri, USA and make us an offer for 1 or more of these bicycles, or the snowboard. Christmas could be very happy for someone.
Every one of these will get bigger (to 640x480) if you click.
Friday, November 4
Sorry about the blur, I couldn't find my tripod and I tend to wobble. Anyway, this is Mango, whom we should probably have named something more like 'The Oozer', or 'Mr. Limbo/Laid-back/Chillin' or somerthing.
Thursday, November 3
Wednesday, November 2
For $1500 you can move in and get all the appliances (electric cook stove/oven, refrigerator, heavy duty upright deep freezer, microwave, washing machine, dryer, 3 window air conditioning units). For only $500 more ($2000 total), you can move into a fully furnished home (2 full-size sofas, of which one is a pseudo-leather fold-out sleeper, 2 queen size beds, 2 computer desks w/chairs, a Lazy Boy recliner, 2 solid oak tables (1 round, 1 that seats at least 6)) PLUS all of the appliances.
Then you sign a contract agreeing that you'll be pay us $500 a month to BUY the house on 9.44 acres, with your own well. Then in an agreed upon amount of time for us to move out, you can move in.
Or you can get your own home loan to buy it through a bank at any time. Current balance owed = a little over $60,000.
Comment on this blog or on Facebook if you're interested.
Tuesday, November 1
Monday, October 31
Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 23
Question I asked about the course's last assignment.
You have summarized some expenses. that is fine. The goal is not that you have a magic list but that you can accomplish the project requirements. Please proceed.
Wagner Cable Company would like for you to write an accounting application that must report the day of the week when a bill must be paid. If a bill would be due on a Saturday or Sunday, it should consider that bill due on the previous Friday. What code will you use to meet the requirements? The data about the due date of the bill will be read from a database you will create.
Hoping I do well enough on the final exam today that even with an "F" on the last assignment, and a current grade of 86%, that I pass the class. Whatever.