Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tonsil complications

Helen and the kids were out on Thursday night when Rachel's throat started bleeding. This was one of the complications that we had been warned about. Helen called me and I called the doctor. After coordinating everything, Helen dropped AJ off with me and she took Rachel in to the ER. They did minor surgery to cauterize the location that was bleeding. Rachel is doing fine now and did not seem to be too bothered by the surgery.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

MS 150 2008

A while back I decided that I was going to ride in the MS 150 again this year. I just got around to registering recently. This means that I don't have much time for fundraising. If anyone would like to support me they can go to my fundraising page.

I'll probably do the century route both days again this year. I won't be doing anything crazy like I did last year.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tonsils out

Rachel had her tonsils out on Monday and been pretty miserable this week. The doctor warned us that the third day may be the worst so I hope this means that she will start improving today.

We had a thunderstorm on Tuesday night that knocked down a mimosa tree. It's a tree that I had wanted to get rid of since it was right next to the garage and was starting to crush the gutter on that side. The tree fell into the yard or our neighbor who lives behind our garage.

I bought a chainsaw after work on Wednesday and cut the tree into sections small enough to throw over the fence and back into our yard. I will cut the tree into more manageable pieces later. I bought an electric chainsaw because I don't plan on using it very often and I didn't want to mess around with a gas powered tool. It's also better for the environment. I switched to an electric lawn mower a few years ago and I've been happy with that.