The beginning of the end

July 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm (Uncategorized)

Well, it’s still not 100% certain, but things aren’t looking good for Princess Ana. There are probably some hard decisions ahead.

So here she is, looking perfect as usual:


Update: The decision to put her to sleep has been made. We’ll tell the kids in the morning.

Update: Ana died peacefully at the vet last Saturday.

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Starship Adventures

December 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm (Uncategorized)

The square picture is for icons, the wide ones with the title are…er…title screens. The pointy ones just show up for a second as the app opens.

Or something like that.


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October 17, 2015 at 9:04 am (Uncategorized)

For those stumbling across this (retired) site, I’m at

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The Amazing Reverse-Goldilocks Belly

August 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm (Uncategorized)


Last post I wrote about how the surgeon I saw about the gap in my abdominal muscles was probably too small to be covered through the public health system. “My hands are tied,” he said. “Although you certainly need the surgery.”

I had a CT scan that revealed (among other things) the gap in my abdominal muscles is 9cm wide.


Went back to the same surgeon¬†with the CT scan results.¬†“Ooh, that’s much too big,” he said. “This hospital isn’t equipped for such a major surgery,” he said. “My hands are tied,” he said.


Another hospital, another waiting list, another surgeon.

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My job

November 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm (Uncategorized)

In the afternoons, I pick up two girls from school and mind them. Louisette comes with me. The girls actually chose the two of us over several other potential babysitters. Louisette is delighted with the girls, and they are delighted with her. I have their mum’s permission to post this photo:


Is it any wonder I love my job?

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The Reverse Man Cold

November 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm (Uncategorized)

I have what I call a bad cold – and doctors call bronchitis. I knew I’d been exposed to pneumonia, so I want to the doc to get pre-emptive antibiotics and discovered that, actually, I was quite sick.

My favourite thing about CJ today: Unlike so many spouses of either gender, he is more likely to overestimate my illnesses than the reverse.

I’ve been on meds for a few days now, and I’m on the way out of sicktown. Louisette is doing fine, although she does have a cold so CJ and I are watching her like hawks.

And here’s a random pic:


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November 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm (Uncategorized)


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Happy Monday

October 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm (Uncategorized)


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Hello, Kitty

September 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm (Uncategorized)

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August 27, 2012 at 7:37 am (Uncategorized)

1. “Mister? Mister, wake up!”

2. “What do you mean, “RUN!”? What kind of a doctor ARE you, anyway?”

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