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Grant’s 18 in 10 days

Holy Cow!  On March 6th, my oldest son will be able to vote.  His seventeenth birthday meant that we couldn’t claim him as a deduction on our taxes.  This means that he has to register for the Selective Service which, among other things (I think), makes him eligible for the draft.   The next thing…

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Who left the lid up!?!

Normally, those 5 words make the males in my house very nervous.  We’re all trying to retrace our footsteps and remember where and when we last went to the bathroom.  It is tough, considering we can’t even remember what we had for breakfast.  We have new toilets at our house that prevent the lids from…

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Film at 11:00

What does “Film at 11:00” mean?  I’ll get to that.  What it doesn’t mean is that you’ll be seeing me post my current picture any time soon. I’m happy to report that the surgery went well.  Connie spoke with the doctor and he seemed content.  I suppose the healing process has begun but, for now,…

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What we have here is a failure to communicate!

Well, I’m in trouble.  I forgot to tell my mom and, secondarily, all of you that I’m having the Frontalis Sling Surgery on Wednesday morning.  It will be an outpatient procedure with “general” anaethesia. In case you don’t remember, my last post ended….. “My appointment was on Monday, the 31st.  He told me that it…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Is it too late for me to say that…or too early?  I said “Happy New Year” to one of my customers, Friday.  He and I had been back to work since Wednesday and both thought that now would be a good time to stop with the holiday blessings.  Maybe…

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We all need a Mentor!

I don’t care who you are or what you do, we all need a mentor.  It doesn’t have to be someone that, you perceive, is “better” than you.  It does need to be someone that you can learn from and share ideas with.  My dad lost his mentor, Bob Dibling, more than a year ago….

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Crossroads

What a great week it has been!  We had a nice long weekend and spent time with family over Thanksgiving.  After that, we came back to Columbus and went to the Ohio State vs. Michigan game.  It was cold and even snowed a little, but the Buckeyes won!  So, it was worth it. During the…

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The update to the update!

I forgot to tell you about my check up last Friday.  Dr. Katz said that he was happy with the way my eye’s are progressing after surgery.  At this point, he’s considering the “frontal sling” surgery on my right eye.  My next appointment is….in…(wait for it)… 6 weeks.  December 31st to exact.    

Happy Thanksgiving!

Of course I’m thankful for my family, both personal and extended.  I’m thankful for food and shelter and coffee.  I’m also thankful for friends.  Long lasting relationships mean a lot to me.  I don’t just mean Facebook friends.  I’m talking about the ones that would (and some that have) fly across the country to support…

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Why not?

In my last post I left you with a Chinese Proverb.  “It’s always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”  I have gone through some pretty dark days during the 20 months.  This was not one of them.  Today was “All Saints Day” at church.  This is a church holiday for those…

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