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Jun. 29, 2009 10:11 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2009 7:02 pm
 I'm exhausted. claire had the feeding tube inserted friday morning. her trach surgery was finished this morning. both with excellent results. no more tubes in her mouth and down her throat. it had been  21 days today, too long according to her sisters. i wanted to give her more time… MORE
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Jun. 25, 2009 8:22 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009 6:45 pm
i offered her a trip to ireland or italy for our 27th wedding anniversary, may 1st. she declined, but wanted me to go with her to port angeles, washington to visit and celebrate her great-aunt's 100th birthday. i agreed, we planned to leave july 30th and return a week later. we haven't been on… MORE
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Jun. 22, 2009 10:48 pm 
Updated: Jun. 26, 2009 9:18 am
i'm so weak...my heart is breaking. i'm trying to show a strong outside for moose and gator ..it's getting harder to maintain. she's physically better but she is not yet with me. she still needs a breathing and feeding tube. she is still in the icu. the nurses have been great. the cards… MORE
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Jun. 18, 2009 7:47 pm 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009 11:45 am
 my wife of 27 years has started making her own blood cells (platets) which clogs the bleeding in the right-side of her brain. great news i agree ! doctors say the problem is her self-immune system is also causing blood clots in other parts of her body. she has blood clots in both lungs,… MORE
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Jun. 15, 2009 8:17 pm 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2009 4:53 am
so much to tell, so little to say. it's been a full week since her 2 operations. i know so many of you have been thru these trying times and held up better than i have. i try to maintain for my daughters the resolve i've always shown in their mishaps. this is so different, i feel like my world… MORE
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Jun. 12, 2009 9:45 pm 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2009 7:23 am
my heart breaks for all the similar stories posted on my earlier blog....no one lives in a vacuum. i pray for each and all of you to hopefully have a positive result to the misfortunes placed before you. we are so fortunate to have the support of such a terrific, diverse group of caring… MORE
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Jun. 9, 2009 3:21 am 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 7:49 pm
 This is my 1st blog since i became a supporting member. i have been togerther with my wife of almost 34 years, married 2.7 this past may 1st. we have 2 wonderful daughters, 24 and 19...both college students. my wife has taught at the same middle school for the past 23 years. she is a… MORE
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i enjoy cooking. the wife considers it a chore. i hate yard work. she loves it. we mesh. i love bass fishing, reading, music, baseball, college football and my family.
My favorite things to cook
i love vegetables, soups, and italian cusine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
holidays are a big deal! christmas is my time to shine. i try to add a new recipe each year, but the family demands pretty much the same menu. kinda frustrating!
My cooking triumphs
i cared for my mother in law about 3 months when she had shattered her shoulder. i didn't work, so money was tight. we survived on only wife's paycheck during that time. ma-n-law had diet restrictions. it was difficult to make cheap, nutritious meals everyone would eat. we prospered as a family and learned alot about each other's strenghths and weaknesses.
My cooking tragedies
a stove top fire. i explained that one already. the grill falling over was another one...oops grill season is here! i love the tragedies...those are the ones that i'll always remember!
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