Archive for 2008

My New Office

December 14th, 2008 | Category: General

First, a mini update: my mom is doing good.

Now, on to the blog entry…

OK, gang this might seem kind of lame and whatnot, but it’s all me and so don’t ridicule me too much.  I recently deconstructed the ManCave and tore down the Wall-O-CDs(tm).  I know it’s sad.  But the great part is my wife helped me by painting the patched up wall a beautiful cobalt blue.  I have hung all kinds of new “art work” aka posters and stuff I like.  Rather than bore you with the details, I bore you with this fabulous video!

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My Mom

October 13th, 2008 | Category: Close to Home,News

Hiya everyone. I’m cross-posting this entry from kooyer.com so that I can cover the most ground.

As many of you know a little less than a month ago my mom underwent surgery for a dime sized lump. Breast cancer is a common occurrence among women on her side of the family. Both her mother and her sister had it… and her aunt. All have been survivors of their cancers. At the time of surgery, the main hope for everyone was that the cancer had not spread to the lymph nodes. In cases that it has, treatment is much more difficult. We were all pleased when the results for the lymph node tests came back negative.

Last week she met with her oncologist for the first time since the surgery. It was also the first time that the pathology report was thoroughly explained. Unfortunately, the news was not as good as we had hoped. Her cancer is not estrogen driven but rather it is an aggressive form of cancer that requires immediate additional treatment. My mom will undergo a series of chemotherapy treatments starting this Thursday. Many of you will recognize this as the day my dad died three years ago. Please keep her in your hopes and prayers as she fights this cancer. This will be a long battle for the next year and she needs our love and support.

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Up North

September 03rd, 2008 | Category: Vacation

Last weekend we visited Grand Marais on the north shore of Minnesota.  I’ve always known that the North Shore was a MN hot-spot, what I didn’t know is how many times I would say, “I can’t believe this beautiful place is in my own state!”  Our friends Adam and Dena have frequented Grand Marais and invited Heather and I along with friends Tom and Gwen to join them in a weekend of outdoor recreation and fun in the sun.  The weather was simply amazing all weekend long–we didn’t even need our warm clothes! The sites, food and friendship were even better!  We would spend all day walking around, retire for refreshments and then a game of Catchphrase.

Anyway, I just posted my photos early this morning.  Have a gander here!

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