Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Albert Griffiths (Dec 4, 1940 - Nov 28, 2006)

We are saddened to inform you that Pastor Albert Griffiths passed away just before 3pm EST (12pm PST).

His body became too weakened to continue fighting, his condition worsened overnight, and after further complications the decision was made to remove life support.

Funeral details will be announced as soon as arrangements have been made. The funeral will be held in Burtt's Corner, New Brunswick.

The Griffiths family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for all the prayers, love and support that you've shown.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Life Magazine - May 17, 1963

I went to a magazine shop in Seattle last weekend and picked up a copy of this Life magazine for $20.

Life Magazine, May 17, 1963

Quite rare, hard to find... it's surprising it's not priced higher.

There are other Life magazines I saw over $100, but perhaps the condition of the magazine plays a big part in addition to the content and/or cover.

This one is popular because of the article about the cloud over Arizona, which has spiritual significance. So, anyone out there looking, you can still find them, it just takes some scrounging and asking.


Update On Albert Griffiths: Week 4

November 27, 2006 9:48 PM

There were no complications with the dialysis today, and he is now resting. No major changes beyond that. More tomorrow morning when we talk to the family.

November 27, 2006 9:29 AM

No action taken this morning. The doctor reported some improvements in the numbers, and wanted to wait one more day. No word on any possible brain damage.

Of biggest concern right now is the dialysis. We just got word that they are going to try it again this morning. It will be risky, but the doctors feel it is necessary to try it today.

Further posts will be made as soon as any news happens.

November 26, 2006 7:38 PM

It's been almost a full day since the last report, and things have not improved. Tomorrow morning, the doctors will do a full review based on the night reports. There will be no dialysis tomorrow as it is too risky. At this point, they feel that he has had brain damage due to oxygen deprivation, and their recommendation will likely be to discontinue life support (a "do not resuscitate" order is in place by the family).

All we can do now is wait overnight and see what happens in the morning. We will post tomorrow morning as soon as we hear anything from the family.

Please resist the urge to call the family at the hospital unless absolutely necessary, as we don't want to flood them with calls at this most critical moment.

November 25, 2006 9:18 PM

We received a call tonight from Victor telling us that things had taken a turn for the worse. The doctor called for Natasha's Mom to go to the hospital. His heart rate has become a problem, and his breathing has worsened to the point that he is back to 100% on the breathing machine.

Over the past few days, we have been under the impression that things have been better, at least slightly. However, we're being told now that overall things are actually worse. In fact, the doctors are not sure sure he'll make it through the night, or more than a few days if he continues to get worse.

We believe there's still hope even with the doctors worst warnings. It's late, and we've only been able to contact a few people. We will post further updates as soon as we hear anything. As always, we appreciate your prayers as this is probably the most critical time yet.


Friday, November 24, 2006

TrooperScoop In The Media

This is big news for me. The story with Natasha's Dad has spread far and wide, particularly on the east coast, and it was picked up by a reporter in New Brunswick who wrote an article about a benefit concert being held for him.

The article is in The Daily Gleaner, a Fredericton newspaper, and you can view the article here. An exerpt from the article:

"Albert Griffiths, of the family singing group known as the Eagle Mountain Singers, was critically injured in Lee, Mass., in a car-pedestrian accident.

Griffiths, 66, was taken to Berkshire Medical Centre in Pittsfield, Mass., where he remains in critical condition.

Natasha Hoyer, Griffiths's daughter, said many people are using her husband Andrew's blog at trooperscoop.blogspot.com to send messages of concern and get updates on her dad's condition."

The newspaper has a circulation of about 26,000 people from the information I can gather, so I'm very pleased to have this kind of publicity. I am told the article showed up on page four of the main section of the paper.

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Update On Albert Griffiths: Week 3

November 24, 2006 6:13 PM

We received an update this morning, and at that time things were about the same. His blood oxygen level was up again, so it's a good trend as far as that goes. The doctors say that generally he is in better shape than at the beginning of this week.

Colin, Natasha's brother is going back home, and Victor will be coming down to spend the next week at the hospital.

November 23, 2006 8:25 PM

Today's news is positive. The blood oxygen level increased a small amount and seems to be holding. The other problems with his organs, infection, etc seem to be about the same... no reported changes at least. The doctors ran his dialysis for longer yesterday, and today there will be none. So, only a slightly positive report today, but any good news is welcome at this point in time.

November 22, 2006 12:19 PM

Short update today. Dialysis continues as normal. He's currently being given some kind of medication that keeps him from moving, in order to try to increase the blood oxygen level in his system.

Colin is staying there this week and is sending daily update emails. No major updates today, but you'll hear about it as soon as we do.

November 21, 2006 12:18 PM

A relatively brief update this afternoon. There's not much change from yesterday. He's in stable condition but still quite serious. We try to let everyone know the good and the bad, but we want everyone to know that he is still in danger, but at this point he's stable.

The doctors have found some kind of bacteria and are looking into how to deal with it. I don't know whether or not this is the source of the infection, but we will probably hear more about this later.

Also, they're still making use of the respirator to get his blood oxygen level up to where it should be as this has been a problem over the past few days. There was a small increase overnight, so a slight improvement in that area.

November 20, 2006 8:32 AM

Now that Natasha is back at home, we're receiving daily updates from her brother Colin who is currently staying there. Things haven't changed too much since before the weekend, but here's an update on the issues currently being dealt with.

The doctors are still concerned over the amount of oxygen in his blood. They've given him some medication to stop him from moving around as much in hope that this will help the oxygen levels stay up.

The source of infection is still unknown, and they're doing another CAT scan today to try to find out more. This is probably the biggest problem now, as it's been around for some time, and is something that can't be treated without knowing what's going on. Clearing it up may be the path to bigger steps in recovery.

November 19, 2006 9:40 PM

Natasha's Dad has improved since the middle of last week when things weren't going very well. Over the past few days, he's been getting dialysis, and they've removed seven liters of fluid from his system over the course of three treatments. This has greatly reduced the swelling and he's looking a lot better. The doctors are hopeful that this will help him recover from the pneumonia as the dialysis cleans the blood and removes fluid from the body.

He is still considered critical and continues to fight infection that is still undetermined but is largely due to the pneumonia.


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

To all you Americans who are celebrating Thanksgiving today (and probably getting tomorrow off too!), hope you have a great time with family and friends. Enjoy the food too!

Our feasting will have to wait a month 'till Christmas. Mmm-mmm-mmm! I'm making a claim on the chicken gizzard already!


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Firefox 2.0 - Now Available

For those of you who are using the Firefox web browser already, you should upgrade to version 2.0 as soon as possible. I've installed it, and like what I see. It looks better, and even works better (a few bugs I've noticed don't happen anymore). It's almost always a good idea to keep up with the latest software available, and in this case it's definitely worth it.

Those of you still using Internet Explorer, consider switching! At least give Firefox a try. If you don't like it, you can always uninstall it. Visit the site below to read the benefits of the browser, its features, and its excellent security.

Download Firefox Here!

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Happy 30th, Mom & Dad!

It's my parent's 30th anniversary today (Andrew's parents, in case any of you were confused)! Congratulations on the milestone, and hope you have many more years together!

They are both traveling in the States right now, visiting both of my sisters and their families.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Natasha's Coming Home!

That's right! She was planning on staying for an additional week, but made the decision to come home tomorrow instead, which was the original return date. She felt it was time to go home, and it helped a lot that her Dad is doing much better today than the last few days.

I'm excited to have her back, and I'm sure everyone is looking forward to seeing her again. We're going to stay the night in Seattle and spend Sunday there as well. So, for those of you who typically see us on Sunday, you probably won't. If you can wait a couple more days, we'll see you then. =)

We'll be away from the computer for a day, so nothing much will be going on here. We will, of course, be posting periodic updates on Natasha's Dad's condition during the next few weeks and months, so keep the blog in your list of sites to visit!

That's all I have time for... it's a mad rush to clean the house up now! hee! ;o)


Lots Of Rain, Muddy Water

After the storm on Wednesday and all the rain that fell with it, the tap water in Vancouver and surrounding cities has become dirty and potentially contaminated. Apparently there was a mudslide into a reservoir and probably other factors as well. The water where I live is pretty clear. Here at work, it's definitely murky.

The advisory is to boil water for at least 1 minute. I've done that, and am filtering it through the Brita filter after that as well.

I heard on the radio that this is the most extensive water advisory in Canada's history. Some coffee shops, like Starbucks, aren't even selling drinks unless they're bottled.

They say it could last for days, possibly over a week. This is highly inconvenient at the least, and distressing at worst. I think I might drop by Costco and pick up a flat of bottled water.


Update On Albert Griffiths: Week 2

November 17, 2006 9:19 AM

Today is two weeks from the day Natasha's Dad was hit by a car. There have been many ups and downs, but he's made it this far and we have high hopes that he will continue to improve. A huge thanks to everyone who has shown your support in all kinds of ways. It is greatly appreciated.

This morning they were able to start the dialysis which will run for a couple of hours. Natasha tells me he rested well last night, and is stable enough for the doctors to continue their work.

Further updates for today will be posted here, and tomorrow we will start the "Week 3" post.

November 16, 2006 10:02 PM

A big thank you from Natasha, her Mom, and family for all of your prayers, and for all the messages that we received today. They read every one and it really meant a lot. If you haven't sent one yet, please do so... just fill out the form on the right!

November 16, 2006 3:06 PM

Update via text message from Natasha. Her Dad won't be starting dialysis tonight. He is stable and the doctors want him to rest overnight. They will start dialysis tomorrow morning if everything is okay.

Sounds positive. Always good to end the day on the upswing. If I hear anything more today, it'll be posted within 4 hours. Otherwise, check back in the morning.

November 16, 2006 9:52 AM

I really dislike posting bad news because we're expecting good things, but I want to keep everyone up to date.

His current situation is worse yet than yesterday, and the doctor said he's desperately ill. All of the things from yesterday are worse. Dialysis is supposed to happen and he's been prepared for it, but they won't start it until he stabilizes.

Some of the family is on their way back there.

Natasha and her Mom are doing alright. I talked to her just a few minutes ago. I told her earlier that she's done everything she can. We've prayed, lots of others have prayed. She went down to support her Mom and the family. We've done everything we can. If it's his time to go, it would be best if he went quickly. If he's going to live, this will just be a bump in the road to recovery.

If you'd like to send Natasha a message of encouragement, fill out the form on the right side of the page and it'll go to her email.

As always, we will post updates if anything happens. Please be sure to refresh the page whenever you come back to check.

November 15, 2006 2:57 PM

Just recieved this email from Natasha:

"Please update the blog with this further information and please put right at the top of the update that we are asking everyone to pray...

The Kidney specialist came and talked to us this afternoon and said the last few days Dads kidney function has been getting worse, he hasn't been urinating enough and getting rid of fluids, his blood pressure has been low, and his blood isn't getting properly cleaned, all problems from the kidney. Today has been a little better as far as the kidney however they are monitoring him very closely and tomorrow will decide whether or not to do dialysis. If his numbers are still bad they will start dialysis as early as tomorrow evening. There are some risks involved both if they do or do not do dialysis mainly because his lungs are in a very bad state and everything they do affects the lungs as well. They still have not found the source of the infection he has and that is of great concern. The Pulmonary Specialists, Kidney Specialists, and Infection Disease Specialists are all monitoring him very closely and are all concerned about his condition. We need prayer in this crucial time."

November 15, 2006 9:33 AM

Today's a bit of a 'down' day, with a few problems coming up or resurfacing. His kidney function is slightly worse but not bad enough to create a need for dialysis. Breathing is worse and the oxygen supply had to be increased. And his temperature was slightly elevated.

The plan is to do a CAT scan today to get a better idea of what's happening in his chest and abdomen.

We'll get an update tonight and post again to let you know how things went during the day.

November 14, 2006 9:41 PM

No news tonight. I received a picture of Natasha's Dad from a while ago that I thought would be nice to post.

Albert Griffiths, playing the bass guitar at home

November 14, 2006 9:14 AM

Got an email update from Natasha this morning. I'll do a quick summary as I usually do, and I'm going to just put a clip of what she wrote.

The news from the doctor is that neurologically everything is good, pneumonia is about the same, his white blood cell count is down from 32,000 to 30,000 so a slight improvement but they are still watching his lungs closely. They'll still need to wait for the lab results over the next few days to find out what's causing it.

Natasha and her Mom spent some time with him this morning. She wrote, "Mom and I went in with Dad and I read him some scripture, John Chapter 1 and Malachi Chapter 4. When I first went in and spoke he opened his eyes and I asked "Dad, Can you see me?" and he nodded his head :). He did the same with Mom."

"Mom and I prayed with him and he seems to be resting peacefully. He looks good this morning, more lucid than I've seen him in the past. I think he's trying to communicate with us but Mom and I haven't figured out what his hand signals all mean yet :). He has taps and waves and all kinds of things. We'll get it all figured out."

November 13, 2006 8:33 PM

About four o'clock today the family was informed that they had decided to take Natasha's Dad down to surgery and draw some fluid from him that is collecting in the cavities where the kidney and spleen were. The procedure went fine and they have samples to culture overnight and figure out what the infection is. He is heavily sedated again, and was only responding slightly after the operation.

So, the day ends on a good note, and hopefully this complication will be put into the history books and we can move on.


We had a cell phone photo from our main correspondant, Natasha, which was posted two days ago. Her oldest brother, Victor, took some more pictures and sent me a couple, which are posted below.

Berkshire Medical Center

November 13, 2006 12:30 PM

Today's update isn't as good as usual. The doctors have said there will be some good days and some bad days, so it's to be expected.

Natasha's Dad's white blood count is three times the normal level, increasing over the last few days. There may be two reasons for this. The first is that the doctors are saying he has pneumonia for sure. The second is that there is a fluid buildup where his kidney and speen were, and they think there may be an infection. His good kidney is functioning well and they aren't worried about it.

So, right now, the infection is the biggest concern and needs to be dealt with before anything else happens. I'd say these are minor setbacks considering what he's come through already, and we're confident he'll continue getting better over the next week.

November 12, 2006 8:27 AM

I had a quick chat with Natasha, and things are going well. The family is all there so there's a little more support, and she and her Mom and a few others are going to go out around the town for a couple of hours to have a break. No new news about her Dad. If anything happens by tonight, I'll post again. Otherwise, we'll post again tomorrow.

November 11, 2006 1:42PM

Natasha had limited access to computers, and no easy way to transfer photos back to me. However, she used her cell phone to get a picture of the hospital.

Berkshire Medical Center

November 11, 2006 7:28 AM

Early morning update from Natasha. There's been no word from doctors today, probably because it's a Saturday. However, there is general news that is worth reporting.

Firstly, Natasha and Randy were in talking to her Dad today, and he opened his eyes at least partially. He turned his head towards Natasha, and when she asked him if he could see her, he squeezed her hand. Also, he's able to move on both sides now, as for a while it was limited to just the left side.

Secondly, a report about other patients in the same area. There are two other men in the hospital who were also hit by cars, one in his 40's, the other is 70. The older gentleman's name is Gerry Gugino, an orthodontist from Buffalo, NY, has been there for two weeks, the other for five weeks. Gerry's family has asked that they and anyone else remember him in prayer as well. Compared to them, Natasha's Dad is recovering quickly and has bypassed them in the one week he's been there, and the doctors, nurses, and others around have been impressed by it.

And lastly, the second wave of relatives have arrived. Victor has returned from New Brunswick with Debbie and Chantel, and also along with them are Tammy (Randy's wife), and Shawn (Natasha's brother). So, it's a busy time around there this weekend.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Weather Warnings

Wow, big storm today, lots of rain, wind, and power out all over the place. I was in Langley today and was amazed at all the buildings and lights that were out. Not very safe driving though. Lots of people don't like to do the four-way-stop at intersections where the lights are out.

Most interesting to me is that I woke up this morning to rolling thunder, about 15 seconds worth. Lightening is a rare thing around here. I've probably only seen lightening and heard thunder three or four times in the seven years I've lived here.

That's one thing I miss about living on the praries. The spectacular thunderstorms!


We Are Canadian

Yesterday, I received our new Canadian Passports in the mail. They look great, excluding the pictures inside. They are both bad. Luckily, the only people who will see them are border guards, so it doesn't really matter.

Ready to travel the world, but no money to do it with!!

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Remembrance Day, 2006

It's Remembrance Day today, commemorating the end of World War I, 88 years ago. I read a few days ago that there are only three known survivors still alive.

If you don't have a poppy, go to the nearest mall, donate a quarter, and pick one up. We should all remember the people who went to war to keep our country, and the world, free. Many of us still have living relatives who were in the second world war. Both my grandfathers were (incidentally, one on either side). I've heard some very interesting stories, and was able to edit and compile one of their life stories (not yet released for the public), much of which has to do with the war.

Take a moment today to remember...

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Update On Albert Griffiths: Week 1

November 10, 2006 10:44 AM

Today is one week from the day of the accident. We thank you all for your concern, your prayers, and your support, and ask that you keep him in your prayers. Natasha's Dad, in only one week, has come from a condition where the doctors said he may not live, to a place where he's fairly stable and showing daily signs of improvement.

However, he is still in serious condition and has a long way to go to full recovery. Earlier today, the doctors said that he may have pneumonia. They're not totally certain though, as he's on a breathing machine and they've made some adjustments in case it's not working perfectly, making it look like pneumonia. As soon as we get more information on this, we'll post it.

November 9, 2006 10:25 PM

I've had a lot of people asking me exactly how the accident happened. Until just recently I didn't know the specifics, but thanks to Natasha's help with the details and a diagram, we can now fill you in.

Accident Diagram

What you see here is that Natasha's Mom and Dad were crossing between the restaurant and hotel in a middle-of-the-road crosswalk, no corners. This road is quite busy as it connects nearby to the highway. There are no cars parked on either side as the road is narrow and has only one lane each way. We have learned that a number of people have been hit on this same stretch of road recently, so it's obviously quite dangerous.

What happened? Natasha's Mom was walking a few steps ahead and made it across the street. Her Dad, just slightly behind, was hit by a car likely going the speed limit, which is 35 miles/hour (about 60km/hour). We don't have the official word on that, but there is nothing else on that road so it's unlikely someone would be going slowly. The driver was an elderly lady who said she saw Natasha's Mom but not her Dad. Being that it was on an open road, and although it was at dusk, it seems that this accident could have been avoided. The police are currently investigating, and if any more details come out, we'll let you know.

November 9, 2006 3:40 PM

The Opthamologist was in and checked out his eyes on the MRI that they did today and said that everything is hooked up and looks normal, no damage to the optic nerve as was suspected. They won't really know how his eyes are until he can talk to us and tell us though.

A small update regarding his teeth. Initial reports indicated that some were missing. Randy, Natasha's brother, took a look (his background in Mechanics gives him at least partial qualification in Dentistry) and didn't see any missing, or ones that look broken. The Dentist will confirm the official status, but the good news is that things look like they're okay.

November 8, 2006 9:22 PM

Just got off of my nightly chat with Natasha. Good news from down there. Her Dad came through the operation successfully. He's breathing better and is more relaxed. He's been on a respirator, but it starting to breath more on his own now as well. Definite improvments today, which is great to hear.

November 8, 2006 8:14 AM

Some more news from Natasha. Her Dad is going into the operating room again today to have a Tracheotomy which will help his breathing. He's also having a feeding tube inserted into his stomach which will do a better job than the IV tubes.

There is also one further injury to report, a fractured thoracic disc. What this means is that he'll have to wear a neck collar for four to six weeks until it heals.

November 8, 2006 6:48 AM

No major changes to report this morning. Doctors say he will likely remain in the Critical Care Unit for at least three more weeks. His kidney is still holding up and there's no pneumonia, so at this time, things are stable.

November 7, 2006 8:11 AM

Positive news today. His kidney is stable. Also, he was able to give them a strong "thumbs up" which is a great sign as it means his motor skills are good. The Neurologist report was good as well, but I haven't been given any specific details.

November 6, 2006 10:40 PM

I've had some requests for a picture of Natasha's Dad, so I found a nice one that was taken on their trip to visit us back in March.

Natasha's Dad and Mom, Harrison Hot Springs, March 2006

November 6, 2006 1:35 PM

The latest report I've received is that the kidney is holding up and dialysis has not yet been necessary. Also, I now hear that one bone in his left lower arm is broken, and his left ankle may also be fractured. On Saturday I retracted that information but apparently I was mis-informed and it's actually the case.

November 6, 2006 8:17 AM

There are a few updates since yesterday. Natasha called me this morning to tell me what's going on. Her Dad had some kidney problems last night, due to how much work it's doing from the accident, and the anti-biotics, etc. Basically, any kind of drug or other chemical they are using makes the kidney work harder, and there's only one now. He may need to go on dialysis at least temporarily, although I don't think that has taken place yet. I'll find out more specifics on this for later today.

There is also concern over his lungs as they are badly bruised, and there is a risk of pneumonia. He's being given anti-biotics for this, but while it helps in one way, the side effect is that it's bad for the kidney.

Lastly, once the more major problems are under control, the doctors will move their attention to reconstructing some of the bones on his face. His upper jaw is detatched, and the bones that make up the eye sockets have been broken as well.

As the doctors have said, the next few days are really going to tell us how things will go. Today's news is a bit negative, but it's been worse, and we believe he'll keep on improving every day.

Thanks again to everyone who's keeping in touch. We really appreciate it! I will post another update later today if anything happens.

November 5, 2006 5:34 PM

Hello, everyone. I've been getting reports that there are a lot of people from all over that are checking this blog for updates. Thank you for keeping in touch, for all your kind words, and for your prayers and support.

The news coming from Natasha has been positive today. He's had a brain monitor because of the swelling, but it's improved to the point that it's not needed any longer and they've removed it. The head injuries have been the biggest concern thus far, and probably still are.

He's had some better responses though, including opening one of his eyes, and definite responses by squeezing hands.

Thanks again to everyone who's talked to me today, and phoned the house. I will do my best to get back to you if at all possible, but your concern is definitely appreciated.

November 4, 2006 7:40 PM

Natasha called again tonight, and as it's a 3 hour time difference, they're heading to bed shortly. There is nothing new to report, which generally is a good thing, I think. No news means no bad news.

I'll continue updating tomorrow afternoon / evening.

November 4, 2006 11:21 AM

I just got off the phone with Natasha. She's at the hospital, along with the rest of the family and a number of friends who have also gone there.

The latest news is that the bone doctor is involved now. Her Dad has a broken collar bone, and a dislocated shoulder on the other side. He'll be going for another surgery sometime soon to deal with the collar bone. The previous report that there might be a broken leg or ankle was incorrect, and Natasha says none of those bones are broken.

The doctors have told them that the next four days will be key in really knowing how things will turn out. As always, I will keep you informed as much as possible. Natasha's got a calling card now, and can contact me directly whenever needed.

November 4, 2006 9:22 AM

Natasha has arrived in Hartford. She was picked up by a few friends and is likely at the hospital already (it's an hour or so drive to the town where he is in Massachusetts). Her Dad's condition is on an hour by hour and minute by minute basis so it's difficult to tell you what's going on. After one dangerous time early this morning where his blood pressure fell, he seems to have stabilized again.

Randy, one of Natasha's brothers, was trying to speak to him (as he's been unresponsive so far) and asked him to squeeze his hand if he could hear. And he got a squeeze! So, at this moment, things are on the up beat.

Now that Natasha is there, I expect I'll start receiving more direct and complete information, and will pass it on as it comes in.

November 4, 2006 2:56 AM

The last 10 hours have been an absolute whirl wind. Some of you will already know what's happened. The rest of you, sorry we couldn't update you earlier, but time didn't permit us more than contact with the family and a few others.

Yesterday afternoon (Nov 3), Natasha's Dad was hit by a car while crossing a street on a trip down in the states (Massachusetts). Natasha's Mom was with him at the time, only a few steps ahead when it happened.

He was taken to the hospital where the doctors actually said there was little hope of him surviving. However, a few hours later, he was taken into surgery to remove a kidney and his spleen and he is now in more stable but very serious condition. There was some bleeding and swelling of the brain but that has also gone down. We're unsure of the other details but we believe he has a broken bone in one of his legs or ankles, and that he's suffered some injury to his face including losing a few teeth.

We want to thank everyone who has been praying for him and ask that you continue to do so. Considering there was no hope at the start, he's doing very well, and we are expecting him to continue to improve.

Most of Natasha's family is heading to where her Dad is now, and she wanted to be there as well. We booked a flight and I just got back from driving her to the airport in Seattle.

The next few days will be critical, and I'll try to post updates here when possible. Thanks to everyone for your support, it is much appreciated.


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Big Two Seven

Need I say more?


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Bob Barker Retires!

Bob Barker announced his retirement on October 31, 2006. He's best known for his long running TV Game Show, The Price Is Right.

Bob Barker

I haven't seen the show in ages, but if even if someone else takes his place, I don't think it'll quite be the same.

PS. Help control pet population! Have your pets spayed or neutered!


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy November 2006!

Welcome to November, everyone! There hasn't been much time to write these days as I just started a new job. We're into the last two months of the year with only 52 days until Christmas Eve. Pretty soon the malls will start to be packed with people, and you'll want to avoid any large malls with limited parking. I always like to tell the story about how I drove around the parking lot for 25 minutes before I got a spot (ask me sometime, I'll tell you about it).

Hope you all have a great fall, and best wishes going into the holiday season.

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