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July 14th, 2005
09:59 am


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Nice visit with my sister... Bill's allergies... etc.
My sister came to visit from July 3 to July 10, which was terrific. We had a nice fourth of July hanging out with family friends, though we didn't set anything on fire. Not the norm for us. It was pouring rain, see.

The last day Sarah was here (Saturday) the family went to the lake at one of the local metroparks and had a really nice lazy afternoon, topped off by an evening stint listening to music at the Top of the Park. Ran into an old high school teacher there, Steve Eisenberg, and had fun seeing him. I actually see him fairly often, but Sarah doesn't.

Sunday was also a nice day with a SFOHA meeting and a nice dinner with friends and some phone calls from other friends. Then we went home and Bill proceeded to have a fairly nasty allergic reaction to we-still-know-not-what. In the middle of the night I did some research and applied cold compresses and cortizone cream 'case he couldn't sleep for the itching. That helped. The next day I sent him to the doctor because his eyelids were swelling up and he was starting to feel it was dificult to open his eyes. So she had him go on benadril, which is helping, but is also making him want to sleep 14 hours a day.

Today some new part of him was itching so we decided that whatever is bothering him is probably still around. I replaced the filter on the furnace and threw out a bunch of stuff around the kitchen and did some cleaning. I'm going to vaccum the bedroom before work. We already changed the sheets. We haven't changed any detergents, though Bill did use a new soap for mopping the kitchen floor the day before Sarah got here. But that's a long time ago now.

Suggestions as to other things to look for are welcome.

Other than that, life is good. My ankle is slowly getting better. We're making plans for the house and for other visits with friends. Work is good, if busy and stressful. I put together some solid text and even a graphic for a contract proposal this week and that felt good. Work decided to send me to a conference in Vegas that's next week and I'm looking forward to visiting with friends there. Laura has suggested she might be able to visit, which would be way cool, and Tim said he might even come visit in the fall sometime? hurrah! Though I'm tempted to really campaign that earthtomeryl should come here for grad school, I will try not to seem too, um, biased or anything. But the U of M has a good Econ school. I'm just sayin'.

Our general message to friends lately is that we're awful about calling people but we really do want to talk to you and see you, so call us. yeah. I guess that's about it for now.

*hugs to everyone*


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Date:July 14th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
:) Trust me, it's on the list. You guys are already an extra pull for U Mich. The visit, whether it happens this year or next, will help, but the rest will depend on how much we like Ann Arbor in general (weather patterns being key) and where I get accepted, so I'm afraid it's out of your hands.

Can't wait to hang out properly!
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Date:July 14th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Other than that, life is good. My ankle is slowly getting better.

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Date:July 14th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, exactly what I just came back to say!
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Date:July 14th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
Today some new part of him was itching so we decided that whatever is bothering him is probably still around.

Some article of clothing or other item with which he makes routine unconsidered contact. I'm hunting a replacement watchband at the moment, for my (not-right-now) everyday working watch, because it has evidently acquired some substance, probably plant- or insect-produced, that I cannot get out of the leather.

If it was an insect toxin on his shirt, for example, and survived the next washing, it could now be on anything else that was in the same washer, dryer, folding stack, drawer...

Good hunting.
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