Santa table


Here’s our table full of Santas. All ready for Christmas. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPad-cam, taken on December 7, 2013 at home in Las Vegas, and part of my famous Event and Las Vegas series.

Christmas is an event, right?

Well, LRN4 is in the hospital, as predicted. We called our doctor on Wednesday morning and told him what was going on. He told us to go to the emergency room. So we did. The hospital was really busy – they had to keep her in the emergency room for about 12 hours before they could find her a room – and the nurses were quite busy, but they always give nice service there. They started the antibiotics flowing right away.

She had another feverish night last night. We’ve been concerned that the antibiotics might not be working. It appears that things are starting to improve by now, though. She was running a bit of a fever this afternoon again, so they gave her some Tylenol and it went away quickly. As of 10:00 this evening when I left the hospital, it wasn’t back. The rash continues to spread, but it seems to be fading where it first appeared. So what does that mean? I don’t know, But they still tell us they think we’ll be out of there by Sunday at the latest.

We were delighted to see Dr. Lipman, our old infectious disease specialist. He’s a really nice guy and an excellent doctor. We feel very confident that he’ll get LRN4 fixed up and do it in time for our Houston trip if it can be done.

Made some additional arrangements this evening with the airline for next week’s trip. We’re going on Spirit, which appeared to be cheaper than Southwest when LRN4 made the reservations. However, the price just went up by $200 when we prepaid for our carryon luggage and seat assignments. Next time, we’ll go on Southwest, I suspect. They don’t charge extra for everything under the sun and their planes are a bit more comfortable to boot.

Little work yesterday and today. I’m waiting for LRN23 to define some test cases for the app I wrote for him, after which we’ll finish testing and submit. I’m trying to get that done before Apple’s Christmas shutdown. I got a bunch of information on my booth at the February conference today and LRN4 and I spent some time brainstorming how we want to set it up. So there’s a bit of progress there.  We’re planning to do some layouts and finalize our plans very soon. I still have a ton of testing and documentation to get done. The deadline for a working app and a draft user’s manual is still the end of this month.  Busy, busy, busy!

Lots of other things to do while LRN4 is in the clink. We got our Christmas cards all addressed (I printed labels today), return addressed (used labels we already had), stuffed, stamped, and licked. Actually, LRN4 did all the work except printing the labels and carrying them back and forth to the hospital. And I hepped! Tomorrow, LRN2 and I are wrapping all the out-of-town presents and sending them out. While I’m at it, I think I’ll wrap the gifts I have for LRN4 too. Might as well have something under the tree, huh?

And I’ll head for bed and leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: jaw-dislocating hamburger! This time, it was the food that committed the violence.

See you tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Santa table”

  1. Julie Pita Says:

    Hope you’re feeling better and on your way to Texas! Does Spirit increase the price if you’ve already purchased and it goes up???

  2. Shannon Says:

    Low grade fever, but no Tylenol and it isn’t going up so that is good. I’m taking it as a sign that I’m getting better!

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