Hospital flowers


Here are some pretty flowers growing on a fence at the rose garden here at the hospital  Very interesting pattern on those blooms!  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and part of my famous Garden series.

If I’d had a zoom lens, this picture might have been a bit prettier, but it’ll have to do as-is.  One of the interesting things about using a phone as your main camera is learning how to work around its limitations.  And someday I plan to do that.

A pretty good couple of days have gone by.  As I write this, LRN4 is about an hour away from starting her final radiation treatment. It’s hard to believe how quickly the week has gone by.  She’s in good health and excellent spirits – she continues to do amazingly well in the face of intense treatment that brings other people to their knees, metaphorically speaking.  She’s amazing.

Next up, extremely-high-dose chemo on Saturday and Monday, and the transplant on Thursday.  Woo hoo!

Nothing else going on.  I’m feeling very frustrated with my ability to do anything productive in the flight simulation database world.  I’m trying to build a simple tool and keep coming up against both the new language/IDE/API learning curve and the extremely poorly documented library API interfaces I’m trying to work with.  Very frustrating indeed.  It makes me want to just chuck everything and go back to iPhone programming.  However, experience suggests that I usually feel this way right before I finally “get it” on such things.  So I’m sticking with it a while longer.  But these are tough days right now.  Pity me, Loyal Readers.

I’m also kind of just stumbling forward without a coherent business plan right now.  That may be okay for now, but I eventually need to figure out how I plan to make my living with this stuff.  I’ve been on my own for three months now and expected to be working productively by now.  However, LRN4’s sickness is taking the top spot on my priority list, which is exactly where it ought to be.  I’ll give myself another month or two to get things figured out and moving forward smartly.  By then, we’ll be in the Village and free for at least five days a week, so things should be a lot calmer.  LRN4 will still be top priority, but her needs will be fairly simple by then.  I’ll be doing the cooking, cleaning, and laundry, but that doesn’t take much time (especially in a one-room studio apartment, and I believe the hospital people actually clean the place and wash the sheets and towels while we’re in the village) and it can be a welcome break from development work.  So I’m looking forward to that.

I’m also really looking forward to being in the same place as LRN4 all day every day.  Really, really looking forward to it.  It’s funny – even though we’re together about 12 hours a day, I still really miss her.

And that’s it for today.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: hollandaise spill injury!

See you on Monday.

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