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It's been an "interesting" month. I thought that things would settle in when I got back from this training last month, but instead they have gone absolutely crazy. I feel like when I try to explain things to the guys at work lately it is more like I'm scolding my children for not cleaning their room. Why do grown men and women play dumb about the most simple task like throwing something in the garbage as compared to dropping it where they stand?

So work is busy, and family is busy. I guess that's a good thing. We are doing "stuff". Not sure if it's all good stuff, but at least we are moving forward. My kids are planning to drive my wife completely crazy I think. They know that they only have 3 months to do it before school starts and things become a bit more normal. I give the boys credit because they are troopers and have come up with some truly inventive ways to make my wife pull her hair out. I try to run interference, but I'm learning that makes me a target so I think that I'll stay out of that one... :)

The biggest thing really going on right now is with my pop. He has bad lungs. He's had this condition for a long time, but recently it's become worse, and they have decided to send him to Stanford and San Francisco to look into the possibility of a lung transplant. To say that he's nervous would be an understatement. I do know that this would be a great thing if they accepted him into the transplant program. Quality of life is something that many of us don't stop and think on. Without it we are just using oxygen (some of us not as much as others). He's not happy, and I think this could be the difference for him. After everything he has sacrificed I think he deserves this (ok, I'm a bit biased on this one). So we are crossing fingers, toes and every other appendage that will cross. If you are into the whole praying thing, PLEASE add my pop to the list.

So I am trying to balance, everything, and obviously my blogging has suffered (that also depends on if you consider my blog worth reading). I think I have it worked out and am trying to get here regular now.

So enjoy the summer ( unless you are on the east coast..yuck heatwave). I hit the beach today and it was a cool 63 degrees with a nice breeze blowing. I could get used to that, unfortunately the beach is a few hours away so we will have to wait for another trip to the water.

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Will be keeping your Pops in my thoughts and prayers.

Sure would be nice to see 63 degrees here. We don't even get that at night.

July 11, 2010 at 12:34 AM

My advice on the lung transplant: get a second opinion. If you already have, get a third opinion. Medical breakthroughs happen fast, and there are a growing number of medical professionals who lean toward less invasive ways of contolling serious illness.

If you're not the researcher type, find someone who is and turn them loose on the internet. You never know what may be out there.

July 11, 2010 at 3:42 AM

I understand the need for the blogging break. Life continues and we can't stop the action in order have more time for blogging. Family is much more important anyway. Best Wishes for your father.

July 11, 2010 at 5:52 AM

I was getting worrieddddd..I was gonna have a shout-out on my blog, because everyone seems to be disappearing (Kato, ABAO, Jerry..) Glad you're back.

And yes, making your parents go insane is part of the package deal that comes with kids..I did a lot of those things too, for the sake of seeing my parents react :S

I really do hope that your father is going to have the best lifestyle he can.

July 11, 2010 at 7:33 AM

I will add him to my list... hope it all goes well. My grandpa and uncle had lung problems so I know how awful that can be.

July 11, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Oh, Ben...I will be praying for Pop.
Good advice there about the second opinion...and third...and fourth...

July 11, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Thanks guys...As far as the 2nd, 3rd and 4th opinions we have had that many and a few more...This next step is basically another opinion. They just word it as an assessment. Whatever they decide I hope it is the best thing for him that's all..

July 11, 2010 at 11:53 PM

i'm sorry about your pop.
i'm not a praying kind of person, but i'll keep my fingers crossed for your pop.
i hope everything goes well.

thanks for keeping us posted :)

July 12, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Will be praying for your Pops and will be hoping you get back to the beach soon.

Glad to see you back here today.

July 12, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Remember to take time to breathe and I will be praying for your pops. Hugs.

July 12, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I hope things are improving for him. All the positive vibes I can muster are headed your way....
hang in there buddy!

July 17, 2010 at 8:42 AM

I'm glad the beach was good for you bud.

I'm sorry to hear about your pops, if you need anything man you know where to find me. I really hope everything works out. I'll keep him in my thoughts.

July 20, 2010 at 10:46 AM

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