Sunday, March 4, 2012


I went to the doctor this past week to be probed and tested for the annual check up. Turns out I might actually be fine. I have one more task to complete before I get a clean bill. I can't believe how much blood they draw for the testing. Tomorrow morning I have to be in Tacoma very early in the morning for an ultrasound scan of my abdominal aorta. Seems this is the largest artery in the body with the most pounds per square inch pumping though it. The concern is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). Basically, if you smoked during your earlier years or still do and you are 65 and older there is a chance you could have an aortic aneurysm. John Ritter died from this. Essentially you bleed to death internally and there isn't time for anyone to help. Doesn't sound like a fun way to go. I don't have any blood issues but I still seem to have some numbness, at times, in my lower legs which may be circulation issues. I guess we'll find out sometime later this week.

I certainly hope that anyone who is in the mid-west is safe and still has a place to live. It is still amazing what mother nature can do in a short period of time. I hope she is done for a while.

I had a really good week at work and accomplished most of what I set out to do. There are some personnel issues and we are working on them, but overall, things seem to be improving as we move into the new year. We are attracting more customers and hope to continue this process as the we move ahead.

While I am looking forward to my retirement I am very excited to take the department to the next level and leave it on a high to a new manager to be named in the next year or so.

Life is good and we are looking forward to getting the trailer unlocked from the winter and start visiting Gold Bar on the weekends. Long walks with Honey in the neighbor have been interesting and we look forward to taking her to the woods and watching her reaction.

Hope everyone is safe.

1 comment:

  1. glad to hear that you got a clean bill of health and we hope that the ultrasound goes well, too!..nic eto hear that Honey is fitting in well with her new family!