Monday, July 25, 2005

tear duct infection thing

OK. Been going through the tear duct infection again.

It's been watering for the past 4 weeks or so, since a major allergy attack. Friday, it started to hurt, and by friday night it hury enough to decide to go to the er in the AM.

I had started 2x asprin and 1x tylenol every few hours. Also took a couple of old codeine tabs I had left over from last spriing's ear infection. ER doc gave me prescription for keflex, 500mg, 3x a day.

The pain was okay until 3pm or so, then started getting bad. Meds were not much help. Very painful at night and in morning. Sun AM went to eye doc, who stated it doesn't look so bad. After leaving there, very bad pain, seemingly related to sinus stuffiness... when sinuses where stuffy, pain was intense. When sinuses were clear (on that side) pain was minimal.

Sun PM pain not so bad after regimen of benadryl. Sun night, swelling started, with brown discharge. Discharge continued monday, pain minimal monday. off most pain meds monday.

Notes: when the pain is bad, meds don't do jack shit, it seems
Pain is connected to nasal stuffiness.

Friday, July 22, 2005

If WWII was fought by gamers...

*Hitler[AoE] has joined the game.*
*Eisenhower has joined the game.*
*paTTon has joined the game.*
*Churchill has joined the game.*
*benny-tow has joined the game.*
*T0J0 has joined the game.*
*Roosevelt has joined the game.*
*Stalin has joined the game.*
*deGaulle has joined the game.*
Roosevelt: hey sup
T0J0: y0
Stalin: hi
Churchill: hi
Hitler[AoE]: cool, i start with panzer tanks!
paTTon: lol more like panzy tanks
T0JO: lol
Roosevelt: o this fockin sucks i got a depression!
benny-tow: haha america sux
Stalin: hey hitler you dont fight me i dont fight u, cool?
Hitler[AoE]; sure whatever
Stalin: cool
deGaulle: fuck Hitler rushed some1 help
Hitler[AoE]: lol byebye frenchy
Roosevelt: i dont got crap to help, sry
Churchill: wtf the luftwaffle is attacking me
Roosevelt: get antiair guns
Churchill: i cant afford them
benny-tow: u n00bs know what team talk is?
paTTon: fuck
Roosevelt: o yah hit the navajo button guys
deGaulle: eisenhower ur worthless come help me quick
Eisenhower: i cant do shit til rosevelt gives me an army
paTTon: yah hurry the fock up
Churchill: d00d im gettin pounded
deGaulle: this is fockin weak u guys suck
*deGaulle has left the game.*
Roosevelt: im gonna attack the axis k?
benny-tow: with what? ur wheelchair?
benny-tow: lol did u mess up ur legs AND ur head?
Hitler[AoE]: ROFLMAO
T0J0: lol o no america im comin 4 u
Roosevelt: wtf! thats bullshit u fuks im gunna kick ur asses
T0JO: not without ur harbors u wont! lol
Roosevelt: u little biotch ill get u
Hitler[AoE]: wtf
Hitler[AoE]: america hax, u had depression and now u got a huge fockin army
Hitler[AoE]: thats bullshit u hacker
Churchill: lol no more france for u hitler
Hitler[AoE]: tojo help me!
T0J0: wtf u want me to do, im on the other side of the world retard
Hitler[AoE]: fine ill clear you a path
Stalin: u arsshoel! WE HAD A FoCKIN TRUCE
Hitler[AoE]: i changed my mind lol
benny-tow: haha
benny-tow: hey ur losing ur guys in africa im gonna need help in italy soon sum1
T0J0: o shit i cant help u i got my hands full
Hitler[AoE]: im 2 busy 2 help
Roosevelt: yah thats right biznitch im comin for ya
Stalin: church help me
Churchill: like u helped me before? sure ill just sit here
Stalin: dont be an arss
Churchill: dont be a commie. oops too late
Eisenhower: LOL
benny-tow: hahahh oh shit help
Hitler: o man ur focked
paTTon: oh what now biotch
Roosevelt: whos the cripple now lol
*benny-tow has been eliminated.*
benny-tow: lame
Roosevelt: gj patton
paTTon: thnx
Hitler[AoE]: eisenhower hax hes killing all my shit
Hitler[AoE]: quit u hacker so u dont ruin my record
Eisenhower: Nuts!
benny~tow: wtf that mean?
Eisenhower: meant to say nutsack lol finger slipped
paTTon: coming to get u hitler u paper hanging hun cocksocker
Stalin: rofl
Hitler[AoE]: u guys are fockin gay
Hitler[AoE]: ur never getting in my city
*Hitler[AoE] has been eliminated.*
benny~tow: OMG u noob you killed yourself
Eisenhower: ROFLOLOLOL
Stalin: OMG LMAO!
Hitler[AoE]: i didnt click there omg this game blows
*Hitler[AoE] has left the game*
paTTon: hahahhah
T0J0: my teammates are n00bs
benny~tow: shut up noob
Roosevelt: haha wut a moron
paTTon: wtf am i gunna do now?
Eisenhower: yah me too
T0J0: why dont u attack me o thats right u dont got no ships lololol
Eisenhower: fock u
paTTon: lemme go thru ur base commie
Stalin: go to hell lol
paTTon: fock this shit im goin afk
Eisenhower: yah this is gay
*Roosevelt has left the game.*
Hitler[AoE]: wtf?
Eisenhower: shit now we need some1 to join
*tru_m4n has joined the game.*
tru_m4n: hi all
T0J0: hey
Stalin: sup
Churchill: hi
tru_m4n: OMG OMG OMG i got all his stuff!
Stalin: d00d gimmie some plz
tru_m4n: no way i only got like a couple
Stalin: omg dont be gay gimmie nuculer secrets
T0J0: wtf is nukes?
T0J0: holy shitholyshithoylshti!!!111
*T0J0 has been eliminated.*
*The Allied team has won the game!*
Eisenhower: awesome!
Churchill: gg noobs no re
T0J0: thats bullshit u fockin suck
*T0J0 has left the game.*
*Eisenhower has left the game.*
Stalin: next game im not going to be on ur team, u guys didnt help me for shit
Churchill: wutever, we didnt need ur help neway dumbarss
tru_m4n: l8r all
benny~tow: bye
Churchill: l8r
Stalin: fock u all
tru_m4n: shut up commie lol
*tru_m4n has left the game.*
benny~tow: lololol u commie
Churchill: ROFL
Churchill: bye commie
*Churchill has left the game.*
*benny~tow has left the game.*
Stalin: i hate u all fucks
*Stalin has left the game.*
paTTon: lol no1 is left
paTTon: weeeee i got a jeep
*paTTon has been eliminated.*
paTTon: o shit!
*paTTon has left the game.*

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

large thunderstorm, some damage

Yesterday afternoon I was at work in Woburn and Molly calls, all out of breath and excited sounding. Turns out we had a fairly destructive thunderstorm that tore Tess' window off it's hinges, killed a few birds, flung our lawn furniture around and soaked the house.

This morning, Molly told Tess to go out and play on the trampoline. Tess kept coming back saying "Mommy, where's the trampoline?"

Molly and Tykie spent 10 minutes or so searching all around for the massive 15 foot diameter, 10 foot high thing.

They finally found it, across the street, crumpled and destroyed in a farmer's field, looking like a dead spider. The farmers said they'd drag it back to us.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Man it's hot

Every time someone comes to visit us during a weekend, we seem to have a heat wave.

When Nana and Grandad were here a few weeks ago, it was amazingly hot. High 90s. Now, when Molly's Finnish friends are here, it's not only amazingly hot, but humid too. All we can do is lie around and wilt.

This supposed 12,000 BTU air conditioner sure doesn't seem very powerful. It blasts in our small bedroom and only cools down the place a degree or two an hour. For an expensive portable unit, it seems to do jack shit for cooling.

We went to the beach today, my first time at a Maine Beach. It was fine, a tiny bit rocky in places, and the water seemed FREEZING at first, but after a while, I decided not to leave the water at all- it felt too good. I got out after my hands and wrists started getting quite cold, but my core temperature was still doing fine.

Last night was jsut as hot and humid, but we decided to have a fire in an outdoor fire pit thing and make s'mores with all 5 kids. The end product of Smores are definitely not worth the effort of making the fire, getting all the materials ready, and preparing them. Might be fun with older kids.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Daddy you have a gold toof!

Is what Tess told me today in the car... I;m like, What the fuck... "Where?" I ask.

"Smile Daddy!" I grin. "Look! Dere it is! You have LOTS of gold teef Daddy!"

Really time to consider a tooth whitener apparently.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Kill those damn Wops

We have some wasp nests in the new garage/office space. Upon moving in it became my first priority to kill the wasps and remove their nests so I could start renovating the space into a home office.

Tess and Nate accompanied me the day after the carnage to examine the bodies and look for stragglers, so I had a can of wasp spray with me and told them that we needed to kill any wasps we see. Nate agrees to watch out for wasps, and Tess agrees to watch out for wsap...swaps...wips...waps! Her mouth and brian very active in puzzling out this new word.

"No Tess", I say, "Not Waps, Wasps."
"No, wasps!"
"Yeah, Wops!"

She just couldn't say it correctly so I stopped correcting her.

We spent the next few days killing all the Wops we saw. Every now and then she's come in the room all excited, eyes wide saying, "Daddy! Daddy! I saw a Wops!" and I'd say "Really? Wops? Let's go kill those filthy wops!"

Good times, good times.

Hopefully all the wasps are dead now over there. They'd better be, because insulation is going up.

Lots of emergency activity in the new town

For some reason, this little town of Gorham Maine has a ton of emergency activity going on. It seems like five times a day I'm hearing a siren or two, or three, and I only live near one of the major roads. Either we live right next to a very dangerous intersection or there are a lot of siren happy cops and EMTs around.

Seriously, it's like living in Boston or Allston or somewhere. In Sudbury, if we heard a siren, we paid attention and wondered what was up. Here, it kind of blends right in.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Dictionary Nate

Nate's Word of the Day:


Friday, April 15, 2005

Some updates from recent life

Well, we certainly are moving out of Sudbury to Gorham Maine. We found a beautiful house, (Pictures Here) I feel like I've had a cold more or less since November 2004. I still have one. is great. It's only a matter of time before Google takes over Microsoft and creates their own Nation.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

hair boogies

Tess sits in my lap, looking up at me and says "Daddy, I have boogies in my dose.:
Then she puts her hands up, cradles my face in her hands, leans in close with a biiig smile and says "Daddy, you have HAIR boogies!" and starts laughing.

Really time to trim the nose hairs I think.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Secret Electical Rocket

For some reason, Nate's been all about "secret electical" stuff lately.

As for me, I've been sick for what seems like forever.

Sunday, February 20, 2005