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Our daughter Laurissa is coming down from Brooklyn to visit us tomorrow or Friday.  We'll get to see our grandchildren again, Miles and Evey.  Son-in-law Ryan will take turns with Laurissa driving the six hour trip.

I was hoping to give myself the weekly three hour injection of Hizentra today before they got here; don't want to scare the grandchildren with the four injection site tubing coming from my abdomen.  They're only subcutaneous but it might be frightening for them.  It would seem strange to hide in another room.

The delivery of the medication and injection tubing never arrived today. There was a mix up by FedEx. The package should be here tomorrow. I have a dentist appointment at 1:30 but there should be enough time to finish the injection before they get here.

Just in case you want to see details I have these two videos.

The first is a video with instructions. I use more; four sites and three syringe-fulls. There is no pain involved except for the tape pulling on my tummy hairs when I'm done.



The second video is about CIDP.  I use the newer subcutaneous injection instead of intravenous.  I can do it at home each week instead of at the hospital infusion center every six weeks.  The weekly injections allow for a more steady level of treatment.





We'll be celebrating Miles' birthday.  It'll be great to see Miles and his sister Evey again.
I wish we lived closer.


This Week's Image

This one is my own.
Click on it for a darker background.



Clarke County Fair 2018

Lynette's Rose Marzipan Chocolates with white sanding sugar dew drops

Lynette entered these candies in the fair, along with banana bread and fudge. She also entered flowers: zinnias and dahlias; a very busy week for her.

Packed and ready to go






English Kind of Sounds Good This Way

Notice how the narrator's pronunciation changes as the video plays.
What do you think?

I couldn't download the video but here is the link



Strandbeest

I just had to share this with you. It's fantastic. I wonder if this might evolve into a new form of transportation or more realistically a beach side fun ride. 

"Dutch engineer/artist Theo Jansen is known for his Strandbeests, giant kinetic sculptures  that move along the beach on their own, powered only by the wind. Over time, the Strandbeests have evolved to be bigger, lighter, and faster. They seem to be living beings, although they are made of PVC pipe, string, and zip ties."
From the blog:

Try full screen.





This Week's Image

My Granddaughter 
(Photo taken by my son-in-law)

Wired for EEG

I'm scheduled to take another EEG exam for three days.  I'll have the electrodes put in tomorrow, wear them all weekend, then have them removed on Monday.  I will go home wearing the wires on my head. It's not painful, just annoying.
  
This weekend I'll keep learning how to use the new iPhone I just bought.  My flip-phone would not recharge. This is the second flip-phone I've had that did this.  Besides, it was time for me to finally get a "smart phone".  Kidding around I used to call my old phone a "dumb phone" because all it could do was to make and receive calls and text.  It was easy with almost nothing to learn about using it.
 The EEG will be checking all the areas of my brain. I must be in there somewhere. Maybe the combination of all the functioning areas make up a soul. Maybe the soul just goes for a ride in the body, like a person riding in a car. Who knows for sure. It would be great for me to have more faith in God and a meaningful existence.

The last EEG from a few years ago showed a spot something like the one in the image.
 I hope it did not get worse.




This video is about Sophia, an advanced human-like robot who seems to have feelings. Is Sophia real or just an advanced ventriloquist's puppet?  For now I think she is an independently thinking machine following programmed pathways something like an advanced chess playing robot.  Someday a robot will be created to be as real as a human, like in science fiction movies. There might even be robots with human parts.
Will such a robot have a soul? 


Remember Northern Exposure?

I was cleaning up my desk when I came across an old music CD on the TV series Northern Exposure.  I enjoyed that series so much!

Here are a few videos:

Theme Song

Scenes from the Series

Reunion

I Don't Want a Tattoo!

What happens if a mistake is made?

I bet many of these tattoos are actually only body paint. I hope so!

Isn't she hiding her natural beauty?

With a False Mustache? It must be the only hair left on his bald head. 

Maybe it's not as bad as the others.


Not Worth the Pain


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