Caveat Emptor

“They say” a picture is worth a thousand words, but don’t these pretty pictures all look so very lovely? What a joke!!! I bought my “new to me” Mitsubishi Expo LRV after a friend found it for me on Craigslist. I used my negotiating skills and got a darn good price,...

Three-Cat Scan

I swear, Theo is only in Long Beach “on loan” —just until Rick is well enough to have him back at his house. That little jabbermouth is quite vocal and independent and fearless and he needs to be back in a one-cat household before he manages to teach my other two cats...

In other news…

Hard to believe, I know, but there are a few other things going on in my life (and rumor has it, even in the world!) besides Rick’s heart health. In the midst of all the life-or-death drama being played out at the hospital on a daily basis, I’ve still managed to move...

Patient Number 113611

The day of Rick’s surgery, I arrived at the hospital at 3:30 a.m. His surgery was scheduled for “first thing,” and I’d been told they planned to take him “downstairs” at 6:30, but often they came much earlier. Getting access to the hospital at 3:30 a.m. proved to be...

You can’t get there from here!

Technically, it’s called Marquam Hill (part of the “Tualatin Mountains”??) but I didn’t know that until I recently googled “Portland’s Pill Hill.” It’s the hill just south of downtown Portland, and it’s the home to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland...
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