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Successfully reached 1 year mark...

Exactly one year ago, I discovered what a great resource this community has in our local hospital when my brain decided to take its little vacation.   Now, I'm doing fairly well --- some minor memory problems (street names are still a bit of a chore to remember and I discovered while watching the latest Harry Potter movie that my entire recollection of the book was gone...)   Needless to say, I'm incredibly grateful that nothing of any great significance is gone; what minor problems I have

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DIY therapy

One of my daily enjoyments is snacking on a handful of cashews... The therapy comes into play in the fact that I am using chopsticks....

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I really shouldn't let the back yard go so long....

We had a huge crop of spring violets all over the back yard this year, so I held off on mowing so we could enjoy them as long as possible.   Then my father-in-law passed away so we had to head back to New York for a week.   Then we had a couple of weeks of rain which severely cut into the time available for yard work.   I managed to find time between showers to run the mower over the front yard a few days ago and wound up with the drive belt for the wheels jammed. (I've got a new belt ord

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Unfinished business taken care of...

Wishbone is a dalmatian of a different color. The most common color scheme is black and white, followed by the other recognized color, liver and white. Wishbone has transcended the 'common' dalmatian colors and sports a lemon/white combination that makes him highly unique...   His story is not all that uncommon --- his original owners basically never did that much with him (they were aghast at the thought of actually walking him on a daily basis). While they lived in Georgia, there were appare

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annoying...

We were about to go out and take care of a few things ---- new laser printer toner, new television, etc. Phone rang. Didn't recognize the number so I let the answering machine get it --- caller left a message telling us there was a problem with our credit card and left a call back number. I don't really trust calls like that, so we called the number on the card to discover that, indeed, there were some unauthorized charges made lately. Oh well, they're sending a new card by express mail so we'll

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TV's acting up...

Looks like we're about to join the lcd, flatscreen revolution, finally. I know it's probably just a loose connection inside and should be easy to fix, but without the right test equipment and schematics, I'd have to pay somebody else to fix it and that would cost more than a new set....   Of course, the other alternative is to just not replace it and find something else to occupy the evening hours.

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I'm ever so grateful....

Today was our monthly stroke support group meeting. I can't help but feel guilty for the way it makes me so grateful that I was a good candidate for tpa therapy and got to the hospital as quickly as I did..   I'm not 100% back to normal, yet, but I'm walking without a cane, driving, and generally doing quite well. I do have some memory problems and am not quite as quick, mentally, as I used to be, but am improving all the time and expect to continue that improvement

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Howdy....

Believe it or not, this is my first foray into Blog-dom. (it's especially ironic considering that I founded the very first local ISP in this part of the state some 15 years ago....)   Anyway, I've been trying to establish a pet photography business around here and got a little sidetracked some 6 months ago. It's still a little hard to manage the camera and get the timing right with my right hand not quite up to snuff. It's also a little hard to get down on the ground for the low angle shots I

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