Electronic hostage


Here’s a hostage I’ve taken during the last few days. I know it doesn’t look much like a hostage, but it’s definitely doing the job. Turns out LRN1 left his beloved mouse here when he went home the other day. It also turns out he has my pneumatic wrench. So we reached an agreement – one mouse for one wrench. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken yesterday as proof of life during intensive negotiations, and part of my famous Machinery series.

I think I need to start an Electronics series. Any opinions, Loyal Readers?

Pretty good day today. LRN4 is doing well, although there are a few worrying signs. Mainly, she has a fever today. It’s apparently just over 100 degrees. She visited her doctor today. They took her temperature several times just to make sure the reading was accurate. It was. The doctor kind of shrugged his shoulders and said there’s really nothing to do about it until she starts showing some kind of other symptoms. He listened carefully to her lungs, of course, and did whatever else doctors do. So we’re watching and waiting, just like we are with a hundred other things.

In other LRN4 news, we have reservations to go to Houston to do the evaluation for the new clinical trial. We’ll be there for four days, starting on the 16th of this month. After that, we’ll see. Our doctor here told LRN4 today that the doctor conducting this trial is the premier FLT3 specialist in the world, which sounds pretty good to us. We have a lot of hopes pinned on this thing right now.

LRN4 has to be off of chemo for two weeks before the clinical trial, so they discontinued those treatments today for the time being. They need to keep a close eye on her white cell count while we wait.

On a sad note, LRN3 went home yesterday evening. The whole family is now gone. We had such a great time having everybody here and it’s sad that it’s over, possibly not to be repeated for a very long time. At least we have our memories. And I have LRN1’s mouse.

I’ve been working on the iPhone app for LRN23 some more today. I made some major changes to the previous version. It’s currently working on the iPad only; I’ll get the mods made to the iPhone version tomorrow. I’m having fun working on the app. It’s pretty simple conceptually, but it’s always a challenge to make everything work just right and look just right. I think this will be a nice app when it’s done.

For various reasons, I decided to reinstall Windows on my Bootcamp drive yesterday. Spent a very large part of the day accomplishing that, and then I spent some time today getting the medical app working on it again. I’ll get back to my documentation efforts on that program tomorrow. I registered (and paid a whole lot of money) for the February conference in Seattle where we plan to introduce the application. We have a 10×10 booth in the exhibition hall. Now all we need is the final product (scheduled to be completed by the end of this month), documentation and training materials (scheduled to be completed during January), promotional materials for the conference (January also), and the ability to take people’s money, including collecting sales tax and amending my business license accordingly. Lots to do, but I’m excited about it.

LRN2 and I took my beloved pickup to the upholstery shop today to have its driver’s seat cushion recovered. Sadly, the guy there got the wrong material for it, so he has delayed it until Saturday. Hopefully, the right thing will come in by then. This has been a bit of a slow process.

And it’s late, so I’ll end here for the day. I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: rock-eating dog!

See you tomorrow.

4 Responses to “Electronic hostage”

  1. Sandy Says:

    I think your hostage idea is brilliant – I’ll have to keep this in mind when some of my stuff ends up at my kids houses! And I would definitely like to see an Electronics series.

  2. michael Says:

    Well . . . I have to admit that LRN1 suggested the hostage exchange. But I’m totally in favor of it.

  3. Shannon Says:

    Are you missing Russia? Lots of pictures from there.

  4. michael Says:

    No, not really. I’ve just been going through a bunch of old photos and found several I liked.

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