Not much new to report

From Aunt Gay’s daily email – Tues 9/29 3PM.  Joe is still in ICU, still on the ventilator, still running a fever of about 102.  The consensus among the docs is that he doesn’t have an infection, he has an inflammation of the pancreas.  As far as I can tell, …

Uncle Joe update

I just had a lovely conversation with Aunt Gay, and they’ve finally gotten Unca Joe’s fever down. This is the email she sent out earlier today – Joe’s still running a high fever that won’t come down.  They’ve cultured everything but probably won’t have results for several days.  They’re leaving …

Linen Crest

Yarn: Louet Euroflax Originals, which Jag and Antony gifted to me long enough ago as to be embarrassing that I haven’t used the yarn yet! (Clearly it was just waiting for the right project…) Pattern: Based on a sock pattern I’ve done a couple of times, Crest of the Wave. …

Your daily Unca Joe update

Basically just quoting an email Aunt Gay sent out a little bit ago – As many of you already know, Joe had emergency abdominal surgery Saturday night, Sept. 19. It’s now Tuesday and he’s recovering slowly. He’s still in Intensive Care. They scared me pretty badly this morning when they …

Linkdump

Here’s one for Betharoopie – The Best Muppet Show Beatles Covers. The surprising links between anger and time perception. Rotting Stench From Mysterious Apartment Not a Dead Person, for Once. Here’s one for Sharon – How to saber open a bottle of champagne. Jonathan Coulton as Fall TV series oracle. …

Bork bork bork!

Funny story – about a week ago, I noticed that my laptop wasn’t always getting power. I started to have to wiggle the cord (close to that little magic black power box, not close to the laptop) in order to get any power. So yesterday I ordered a replacement power …