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A List of Handy Mac Apps

I love apps, specifically Mac apps. I’m always on the lookout for something new, something to make my day easier, or just something fun to try. Occasionally I find something great, and I’d like to share some of those apps with you. Paste Not sure how anyone can live with just one clipboard. Paste gives […]

Into the Unknown – Wolf Ridge Winter Camping

This week Lily and I are headed to Wolf Ridge with her class to take in nature. We’ll be spending most of our day outdoors doing winter things. Nothing like spending all day outdoors in Northern MN in the middle of January. I’ve talked to a few people who have gone in past years and, […]

I’m getting a chemo port for Christmas.

One of the recommendations from friends when starting chemo was to get a chemo port. However, in talking with our doctor, he said that I had good veins, and we didn’t have to go that route. In hindsight, I wish he would have pushed a lot more on the port as everything I hear about […]

WLED Programmable Christmas Lights

This year, I put up some programmable LED Christmas lights. I’ve been wanting to give this a try for a while, and took the leap this year. I had to learn a few things but, I’m happy with the outcome. With these lights I can choose the colors, the effect, and so much more with […]

I made it through the first week of chemo.

I’ve completed my first week of chemo, and chemo sucks. I never thought it’d be easy, but it’s also not quite what my doctor made it out to be. When we met with our oncologist, and came up with a plan, they said that it shouldn’t affect my day to day too much. I could […]

Chemo. Here we go!

We met with and oncologist this week, and we figured out details on my cancer and a plan going forward.  We found out I have stage 3b colon cancer, and they recommend chemo. The good news is that they should have gotten all the cancer removed in the surgery, however I’ll be starting chemo soon […]

WLED – Turn lights On or Off on a schedule.

If you’re new to WLED, one of the things you’re probably wondering is how you can turn the lights on at a specific time and off at a specific time. This is pretty easy, but I find this a bit confusing due to how things are named in WLED, so I wrote up a how-to. […]

3 Week Post Surgery Update

It’s been three weeks since my colon cancer surgery and, if you didn’t know, you probably couldn’t tell by looking at me that I even had surgery.  The only restriction I have left is lifting more than 20 pounds. I have another week of that, and then it should be removed. It was also suggested […]