If there’s anyone even checking this blog anymore, I want you to know that I’m still here and planning to be back more regularly soon. You know the deal… life gets in the way.

Work has been hell and will continue to be through the end of the year as my employer prepares for its centennial year. All kinds of extra projects are being handed out to everyone.

One of my parrots has been ill for nearly three months. She got an aspergillus (mold) infection that has required twice daily nebulization treatments (for the first month) and daily oral medications (ongoing). Keeping weight on the bird has been a nightmare. The vet bills have reached almost $2k at this point and the most recent round of blood work shows values worse than the previous test. Yet, now the bird seems almost fine. Go figure.

The gas company tore up my driveway to fix a gas leak. The contractor they sent to fix it was asked for an estimate to replace the entire driveway but they never got back to me. Finally, the gas company sent a check to buy out on the portion that would be attributed to their damage. However, there is another gas leak in the same area and I don’t want to have the work done until they fix that too. Their position is that it’s too low of a priority to fix because it’s not a significant leak. Bleh, like I want them to come f*ck up my new driveway once they finally decide to fix it… So I am in the wait and argue game.

On the positive side, my MS symptoms have become less frequent. The biggest problem is hot weather which can make it hard for me to walk and easy for me to piss myself if I’m not careful. I’m much better now than I was this spring.

I also managed to clean out my home office this summer, netting about $750 between eBay and two garage sales. You can actually see the floor in that room now! There’s still quite a bit to be done in there – I’d call it halfway finished – but the difference is encouraging.

I became an aunt for the second time on Father’s Day. Today, my brother, his wife and my two nephews are in Newport, RI where my brother is making his fourth attempt at a spot in the Olympics for sailing.

My brother left for the Navy on Tuesday. As he’s the youngest and most spoiled, the service ought to help with that “silver spoon” mentality. 😉

That’s it for now! I hope you’re all well.


  1. Wow, I haven’t looked at my blog in a week and now there’s 4 comments on this post – almost a record! Thanks for the support folks… I’m trying to be around more!

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