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Pei Wei. Engineering. Web work.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 - Phoenix AZ

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My Thai Dynamite from Pei Wei


We had dinner at Pei Wei tonight, not that we planned to. For the time in 31 years, Elaine had to throw out the meal she prepared! That's quite a record. Something went wrong, and the sauce curdled. So we headed out instead. We were going to Denny's but ran into Pete Petersen on our way out and he mentioned Pei Wei,so we changed our plans once again. I had the Thai Dynamite with Shrimp on salad, Elaine had the Teriyaki Chicken. Thai Dynamite is Sriracha chile soy sauce, fresh lime, scallions, red bell peppers, carrots, and Thai basil. It is moderately spicy. Pete had suggested that we have them on salad instead of rice, and that was a good choice.




Dick Violette birthday. Warming up. Computer swap. New drive.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Phoenix AZ

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Mom and Dad from around 2005. Mom would have been 99 yesterday, Dad 100 today.


As a measure of how time flies, I had to do some remembering and some math to get the numbers for Mom and Dad. Today would have been Dad's 100th birthday, and yesterday would have been Mom's 99th. They both died in 2013; Mom in July and Dad in September. And they are so close in my mind that it seems like only yesterday. I still get the urge to call them on the phone, only to realize I can no longer do that. I miss them terribly. There are so many questions I want to ask them, and wish I had while they were still alive. But back then I guess I knew I could ask anytime so there was no pressure. It is only since they are gone that all those questions about their past and their lives and their families have arisen. I tell you this so maybe you will not waste such opportunities while you still have them - while your own parents or maybe even grandparents are still living. Don't let yourself get too busy or too wrapped up in your current affairs to not think about your history.




Women's Club. Computer off.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - Phoenix AZ

It was cold this morning, but Elaine decided to take the golf cart to the meeting even though it was about 42°. The low was about 36°. But before she headed out she asked if I would take the toilet risers that were in the back over to the medical shed. I did. And as I headed out the door Gizmo was ahead of me, and he went directly to the golf cart. I knew he was going to be cold, but took him anyway. And he shivered the whole time we were driving. I waited another hour or so to take them out for their morning walk.




Cold, windy. Computer swap.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - Phoenix AZ

On Sunday it was 76° and nice and sunny, though on Sunday evening we had heavy rain and strong winds. On Monday it was 55° with threats of rain and it was very windy. Today (Tuesday) we had sunshine but it stayed at 55° and the wind stayed with us. And while we expect it to be in the mid-50s again tomorrow, we are also expecting high 70s by Sunday. Hooray! Those rising temps will be great for the Phoenix Open golf event this weekend. That always brings lots of people to Phoenix, and it is much better if the weather cooperates.




Skin doctor, dog doctor.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016 - Phoenix AZ

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Dr Zellman and assistant work on spot on Elaine's nose


We started off our day with a visit to the skin clinic who did the screening at Royal Palm Community a couple of weeks ago. Both Elaine and I had spots that needed attention, and Dr Zellman took care of us both. I had about six spots that needed freezing treatment to stop their growth - they are pre-cancerous. And I had one other spot that they took a biopsy sample of. Elaine has a spot on her nose that has not been healing; they also did a biopsy sample of that one. We both have a small bandage on the biopsy spots, but the frozen spots are left to scab and heal. I have had to have both freezing and biopsy/removal of skin cancers for several years now, though there seems to be more each year. This is Elaine's first experience with skin issues.




Refrigerator work. Backups. Photos.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Phoenix AZ

It is still humming fulltime - our refrigerator. I had called LG support last week and was told it should be set so that the front is one inch higher than the rear, so Marv Fitchett came over this noon and adjusted the front supports to make that change. They also said to cut the power to the refrig for at least five minutes to let any frost on the fans melt and to reset the refrigerator. That seemed to work for a while, but later this afternoon I noticed that it was still running continuously, not just after opening a door. So it's bck on the phone to LG tomorrow.