Had a brief visit to the doctor today for a follow-up. He said the bone is healing well, and that I can return to activities such as swimming as long as there is no pain. Hoping to start ramping things up soon.
Fourteen years ago today, George Harris Powell came into our lives. Fourteen years of excitement and wonder and watching (and holding our breath), and marveling at the wonderful young man you’re turning out to be.
All Our Love,
Dad and Mom
George celebrated his birthday today with his friends. Rather than have a party, George decided he really wanted to invite some of his friends for an afternoon flying kites at the beach. Joyce gathered them all into the van, and off they went. Afterwards, they all came back here for a pasta dinner, cake, ice cream and movies for an evening ‘sleep over’.
George has good friends.
Another beautiful sunny Sunday morning, after a cold and damp Saturday. Colors are nearing peak here, with leaves falling from the trees fast.
Yes, fall is here. Had to turn on the heat this afternoon. It’s only in the mid 40’s outside, and even Joyce was saying it was a bit ‘chilly’ inside for her.
Hello fall, good by $22 gas bills. Hope to see you again next summer.
A bright, sunny day today, drying out after the dreary, rainy day yesterday. Fall colors are here, but we’re still no where near peak. Just took a meander around the yard and down the street.
Colors should get more intense over the next few weeks. I hope to post a few more galleries before they all fall from the trees.
Gave up on upgrading the Gnome desktop environment, after it appeared to have broke the apache web server and associated components of WordPress. Had to strip out all of Gnome and all the components that appeared to be associated, and then rebuilt the server platform. After a few last glitches, it appears that all is running again. I will have to think about reinstalling any desktop environment.
Many thanks to ‘iceflatline’ (http://www.iceflatline.com/2011/11/how-to-install-apache-mysql-php-and-phpmyadmin-on-freebsd/) for his write-up on putting this all together.
Getting upgrades for the FreeBSD O/S installed. X-Windows interface still not working. Webserver and database systems all seem fine. Posting just to test systems.
Was riding to work this morning on my bike. I had just crossed into Lowell along Pawtucket Blvd, where the road is relatively wide, with a wide shoulder good for cycling. I must have hit something in the road, or some broken pavement, because my front wheel twisted and I went down on my right shoulder. After getting up, and getting myself brushed off (and thanking the Lowell Police offer who stopped to ask if I was OK), I realized that my right shoulder was sore, and I wasn’t going to make it to work on my bike.
I rode home, and after taking off my reflective vest, jacket and other cool weather gear, I went up and had to wake Joyce. Joyce took one look at my right shoulder, and said “… you’re going to the emergency room.” After checking to ensure the kids knew we were leaving and they were to get themselves ready and out the door for school, off we went.
After x-rays confirming my collarbone was broken, the doctor said no exercise for the next four weeks. Baystate Marathon is out this year. With luck, I will be able to run Tyngsboro Trot and get myself ready for Mill Cities Relay.
The goal for 4,000 miles under my own power for the year is probably out as well. I did make it (to date) to 3,157 miles, perhaps I can add a few miles more after this all heals in November and December.