Old School

May 4, 2015 — 40 Comments

See this fella? This was taken back when we Steve was but a youngish youngster, right around High School graduation time.

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Sixty Months.

May 1, 2015 — 44 Comments

Five years ago this month, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy. 

You know what I found out during that (unfun) time?  I learned that things that had once seemed impossible and undoable are actually quite doable when you have no choice.

I did cancer. I was not undone by cancer.  And as of this month, I am a 60-month survivor.

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I promise that this is my very last post about our Easter Drama; however, we just got the finished DVD of the production back (which the videographer spent thirty hours compiling from three performances) and we are so excited about it that I just have to do one more post!

Here is a trailer.

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(I first posted this three years ago.  I got to thinking about the story again this morning and just had to revisit it with you all. Too funny!) 

 On Steve’s day off last Friday he decided to do replace the faucet in Sarah’s bathroom. (Which also doubles as the guest bathroom.) I had moved all the stuff out from under the bathroom sink to give him room to work and I had also piled some clean laundry outside the bedroom that needed to be put away. Doesn’t all the chaos made for such a poignant pictorial presentation?

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Before I get into today’s post I wanted to let you know a few things going on with Sarah.

We recently found out that she is going to need oral surgery to have two wisdom teeth removed, which she will be sedated for. When she gets fully recovered, she will then have another procedure to correct an extruding top molar.(An extruded tooth is one that has migrated beyond its normal position.) And then when she is over all of THAT, she will be sedated again for her follow-up colonoscopy.  (If you remember last year, several polyps were found.) So a few not-so-fun things ahead for our girl! 

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Hello, wonderful people.  It’s good to be back after my 3-day offline snafu. You would not even believe the phone calls I made and the hoops I jumped through to resolve my problem. 

The worst part of the day was when one guy kept tying to inform me he could find no record of me or my blog even though I’ve had an account with his company for five years. And then somehow when I called him yet again, late into the evening, he magically produced my customer ID number which enabled me to change my primary DNS server and get back online

So. Long story (sorta) short, I am ever so happy to be up and running again. 

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Courage and Compassion

April 9, 2015 — 37 Comments

Two months ago, in a small church in Duck, NC, a man was murdered.

The murderer was homeless. So was the man he killed.

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The Weekend End.

April 6, 2015 — 16 Comments

Last Friday was our first day off after all the busyness of preparing for (and performing)  the Easter Drama.  In the days leading up to the drama, days off were in short supply so we were both quite happy to wake up to a day where nothing absolutely had to be done.

We puttered around all morning doing this and that and then around lunch, we packed a picnic lunch and rode our bikes up to a favorite water front area to eat.

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