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I feel like I should provide a doctor's note to explain my recent dry spell in posting. Laurel had a cold last weekend and as she started feeling better, I started coughing. I spent most of the week waiting for my immune system to stage a response and Vogon took a personal day Wednesday to make me sleep as much as possible to encourage said immune response; once it finally did, my psoriasis flared up too, so I don't need to dress up for Halloween anymore.

On Thursday, Himself's mother sent us an e-mail that Captain Bob was in the hospital and not expected to make it. We called the next day to see how things were going and I found out he died Thursday night after staying on life support for six hours to say goodbye to family. There will be a small service at Fort Logan on Monday.

I mostly caught up on laundry on Friday -- folded a load I'd left in the dryer, did and dealt with four more. There's one finished load sitting in the dryer but it's mine, so folding it is low on my priorities at the moment.

We made it up to Hickory Creek Park on Saturday just in time for our dutch ovens to be inducted into Scouting use with dutch oven cobbler. Laurel was thrilled at the playground right across from the covered picnic table our den was using and played there alternately between decorating her mini pumpkin, visiting with a little dog that had come with one of the families in our pack, helping me assemble two foil packs so our den could learn about how to assemble and cook them, and later giving out light sticks for the pumpkins and kids. She behaved beautifully at campfire time, eating peach cobbler and a few bites of my cherry cobbler, and even raised her hand to tell a joke although she got a little nervous in front of everyone. We got home in time for me to catch SNL, but I fell asleep during Weekend Update.

I've got to get back to cleaning now, but I'm not particularly looking forward to it because I've been having a hard time concentrating. Having the noise of two competing TVs and not being able to use my wireless headphones (wearing them exacerbates the psoriasis behind my ears, usually okay but bad now) is going to make doing quality work a challenge. Since I have to replace anything of value I pitch (which contributed significantly to how the kitchen got so cluttered) I've been leaving stuff that's not obviously trash or mine where I find it and now I have to figure out how to neatly rearrange it. Wish me luck, or something.

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oddharmonic
Nov. 1st, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)
I like Tina Fey. d;
lenabud
Oct. 31st, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
I hate the cold season, I hope you feel better soon.:) *hugs*
oddharmonic
Nov. 3rd, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
It's always cold season for me, so I'm just grumpy since this one's stuck around for more than a week. Thanks for your good wishes!
rainingvodka
Oct. 31st, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
RIP Cpt Bob =(
oddharmonic
Nov. 1st, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
My little sister's Spanish class is making shoebox shrines for Dia de Los Muertos and I suggested she make one for him with some of the photos of him I have online, plastic Army men, and models of mountaineering gear. I wasn't sure how to incorporate an A-10 or some good times on leave, but if I were going to make a shrine for any departed relative, it'd be for him.

I thought I saw him in the edge of my vision on Sunday night. I am humbled by how we grieve.
may_lyn
Nov. 1st, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
luck or something?

heh, if you're gone for a bit, we assume life has been busy for you. love reading your posts, but i can wait till you're in the swing of things again. :D

(p.s. do you and vogon think you'll be making it to the wedding? you didn't rsvp....)
oddharmonic
Nov. 3rd, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)
Luck and a trip to an office supply store for two carpet mats for the sewing area (cheaper and easier than finding carpet casters for the sewing carts) helped my cleaning efforts greatly. The living room looks wonderful, I freed up a drawer unit for my desk area so it's less cluttered, and we *finally* got a storage unit within our complex! We'll be clearing out stuff earmarked for storage as soon as our car's back from the shop.

Sadly, our RSVP will be regrets since the car repair took a hit on our budget. A few quick questions, though: does Killi have a copy of Joy of Cooking yet? And do either of the happy couple drink coffee?
may_lyn
Nov. 3rd, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry you won't be able to make it. would love to have you some other time, though.

yeah, her copy of joy of cooking is brand new! mine is 27 years old, and in 3 pieces. funny, it broke right at the cookie part! *laughs*

oh, they're coffee afficianados. addicted. :D

how long have you lived there, and they only just got you a storage unit? wowsers.
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