Summer Graduation

4 Jul

We just returned from a great trip in California. The motivation was our eldest child’s graduation from Cal Poly. He recently completed a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering. My parents joined us for the week, just north of San Luis Obispo, … Read More »

Mother’s Day Follow-up

20 May

The month of May has been quite busy for us.  We’ve had lots of visitors in town. First our nephew (with his sweet daughter) stayed with us for a few nights. They joined us at the YMCA for one of our swimming … Read More »

Grandpa Fred McCarthy

3 Jan

Just before New Years, my father-in-law (Fred McCarthy) passed away.  He was just shy of 95 years old.  Fred and Susie’s mom (Leora) married almost twenty years ago.  Our children have known him as their grandfather.  Fred and Leora have … Read More »

Time for a Summer Vacation

17 Aug

Susie and I returned from her Neuro-Oncologist appointment today.  It has been quite a whirlwind last four months.  After three months of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Susie had a brainstem stroke in April.  She met with many doctors and has completed around three … Read More »

June Graduation

6 Jun

It certainly feels like summer in Austin.  We’ve had a handful of days in the high 90s with spotty rain that has cooled days down into the 80s.  I think nights with 60 degree temperatures are gone for a few … Read More »

A Happy Mother’s Day

14 May

We’ve made it to the middle of May, which is no small feat considering Susie had a brain stem stroke two weeks ago.  This last week was a few steps forward.  Susie’s brother Doug was in town to help.  We … Read More »

July Cancer Check-Up

11 Jul

We are now approaching the middle of July.  First the good news.  Susie and I returned from MD Anderson this last week.  Her scans are stable, no growth/ significant changes to report.  So, this weekend we are collecting our thoughts … Read More »

Texas Flood

7 Jun

We’ve crossed into June and May has been quite eventful for Central Texas.  We experienced terrible storms over Memorial Day.  They were more than just Thunder Storms.  They included strong winds, up to around 65 mph, and water that caused … Read More »

Pesach Sameach and Happy Easter!

3 Apr

The Spring holiday weekend is nearly upon us.  Last year at this season, we were approaching life on a week by week basis.  It looked like Susie might be finishing up blood treatments for kickstarting her bone marrow’s production of platelets.  I was … Read More »