Homer's Travels: Weekly Ephemera #7

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Weekly Ephemera #7

  •  I had to restrict my diet slightly in preparation for my colonoscopy on Friday.  I had to remove my homemade trail mix, one of my main snacks, because it has nuts and seeds.  In the middle of the week fresh fruit and vegetables were removed.  Since I'm already restricting my diet to reduce my A1C and blood sugars - i.e. reduced carbs and sugar - the only thing I have left is mostly protein.  

    Thursday I switched to an all liquid diet.  Who knew that Jello is considered a liquid and, fortunately,  I like it and Jello happens to be surprisingly filling.  I also started taking and drinking the prep meds which always leads to undesirable effects not to mention the salty, ocean water taste of the prep drink.

    The procedure went well.  Slept through it.  Nothing obviously bad.  Lab results should be available in a few days.
  • We had an in-Law family get together on Saturday afternoon.  It was a delayed Christmas party delayed due to schedules and cases of Covid.  The kids had a fun time opening presents and the grownups had fun opening white elephant gifts.

    The Brother-in-law and Wife stayed at our place last night.  We had good time talking and telling stories.  This morning we enjoyed breakfast before they left for an evening of Disney on Ice.  I ate way too much this weekend overcompensating for the lack of food during the procedure prep.  I will have to rein in my diet again.
  • Back in January when our new windows were installed a few issues were found.  Missing caulking on one window, a missing crank cover for another, and a cracked frame for one of the crank out windows in our bedroom.  They returned on Tuesday to fix the issues.  Unfortunately the replacement window was wrong.  The window was suppose to have the hinge on the left and open on the right.  They brought the opposite.  It appears there was confusion on how to describe the window.  The installers described it from the inside of the house.  The factory interpreted it as if you were looking from the outside.  Sigh.  This resulted in me getting a call from the window company owner apologizing for the mix-up.  Looks like we won't finish this job until March.  It's been a year since we started this process.
  • The author of the book I reviewed this week retweeted my post.  Always cools when this happens.
  • My last computer, that I replaced back in 2020, has been running distributed computing jobs twenty-four a day since it was replaced.  It has contributed to childhood cancer, covid, and climate research tirelessly.  Sometime last week the trusty computer gave up the ghost and will no longer boot up.  I can't remember when I bought it.  It may have been around 2015-2016 but I'm not sure.  It will be heading to Goodwill where it's parts may help someone who needs them. 

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