Tuesday, January 30, 2007

With two cats in the yard pt. 2

We recently dropped about $4000 on new furniture for our new house. For the record:

  • a sofa
  • an armoire
  • a china cabinet
  • a dining table and four chairs

As the owner of two cats (or, more precisely, as the the proprietor of a cat hostelry with a current occupancy of two), I have come to appreciate the benefits of microfiber.

I really like the new place. If you know me enough to invite yourself over, please do.

Friday, January 05, 2007


You may recall that my father-in-law has acute myelogous leukemia (aml). As I mentioned before, the typical prognosis for an aml diagnosis is 6-9 months from date of diagnosis, and he was diagnosed in August of 2006.

Well, apparently MD Anderson, a cancer clinic in Houston, is in Phase II trials of a new drug for aml. My father-in-law is going down in the next couple of weeks to be interviewed to see if he qualifies.

I'm not getting my hopes up too high; he could either not qualify for the program or not respond to the drug. I had a good friend go through several trials (phases I, II and III) for non-Hodgkins lymphoma a few years ago with no apparent results. I miss him to this day.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Finally moved

We're finally moved into the new house. I pretty much killed my already bad knees in the process. I went back to wearing a knee brace I hadn't had to wear for a while. Oh well.

We don't have DSL at home yet - I'm posting this from work.

Wish my knees well.