On the Road AGAIN!

Like Willie Nelson, I just can't wait to get on the road again! I just got a (New) 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan this past week, and I am so geeked to be able to drive again after 1 year and 9 months after my stoke in May of 2003. I gave my old car to my daughter , Wendy after I had the stroke and was told that I should not drive for at least a year afterward as it was just sitting in the driveway. Well last week we went car shopping and found this beautiful car with all the bells and whistles.

I can't tell you how good it is to be able to drive again, and go where I want, when I want without having to hitch a ride. ( Not that I don't appreciate all the driving my Caroline did for me for the last almost 2 years, thank you Caroline and Wendy too.)

It just feels so good to be out on the road again! (Although I didn't forget how to.... I have to make sure I double check my mirrors and don't get this lovely car in an accident, that would just be catastrophic!)


What's been going on?

Well, first, there was the official birthday party for both Sarah and Matthew on February 4th. Sarah invited her cousins, Darin and Amber as well as some of her classmates for a birthday party (belated) for the two of them. They had a good time, and each kid got to hit two pinatas full of candy, gum and other goodies.

The kids all had a ball. And Darin got some cheat tips from his uncle and cousin on how to defeat the dinosaurs in their King Kong game.

I just got word from my physician that the lump on my neck where I had the perotid tumor removed last May is an infection that set up since the operation. They tried antibiotics to get rid of it, but to no avail. The doc set up another surgery for me for March 17th to remove it. Lord, I hate surgery, but I guess that's the best way to get rid of this thing. The only concern is, that the nerve to my face is right in the same area, so one slip of the knife and I could end up with a paralized face muscles, I know he is going to try to avoid it, but now the possibility is much more expected. Will let you know more as things progress. I just hope I don't have as much complications as last time. The hospital stay is still only going to be one night, as long as I do well.

My daughter, Wendy, has been trying to help me with the problems with trying to copy my video to dvd disc. I took back the Dazzle equipment and traded it for a dvd recorder. My problem is, my TV broke down and I had to get a new one, and with all the new stuff, I am having trouble hooking up the new dvd recorder. I think we have the problem figured out, but I need one more Coaxial cable to hook it all together to my video player in order for it to work all together. We'll see. Insane Doofus Phew Nervous High Five