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Things that relate more to me than to you.

Participated in our first 5k over the weekend.

This past weekend, my daughter and I participated in our first 5k.  I’ve been wanting to do a 5k for a while, but I never went for it. I like to walk, but I’m not a big runner, so convincing myself was hurdle #1. Hurdle #2 was having someone to do it with, as I […]

A week after colon cancer surgery and I feel good.

It’s been about a week since my colon cancer surgery and I feel good! This whole process thus far has seemed to go quite smoothly, and I’m amazed at how quickly I’m recovering. The day of the surgery was the worst. Between the nerves going in and the pain afterwords, that was a hard day. […]

How did we find my colon cancer? By donating blood.

People have asked how I found out I had colon cancer. As I noted in my first post my warning signs were pretty minor. The only symptom I had was getting light-headed when standing. This isn’t too out of the ordinary and, even though it seemed to be happening more often, I just thought it […]

I Have Colon Cancer

When I was in high school, I remember hearing a stat that 1 in 3 men in the US will develop cancer within their lifetime. This was a bit shocking to me as I knew nobody with cancer. Granted, people probably had it, but they weren’t talking about it, or I wasn’t paying attention. But […]

Turns out weed & feed works!

We’ve used weed & feed on the lawn in the past, but this year it left dark green lines everywhere it was put down. You can see exactly where it was applied and where it wasn’t. It definitely is working and I guess the grass was very hungry. I used granular so knowing exactly where […]

Say hello to Monster, Oscar, Imposter, and Carl

This year, I’m determined to get a good crop of pumpkins. Meet Monster, Oscar, Imposter, and Carl my pumpkin boxes protecting the seedlings from rabbits and other critters. I haven’t had great luck growing pumpkins in my yard due to all the great trees, so this year I asked my neighbor if I could utilize […]

I traded in a morning commute for a morning walk.

When the pandemic started, I was excited to be working from home. One thing I soon realized however is that I didn’t move very much. Walking from the parking lot to the office, and then around the office at work, added up. Not a lot of steps, but way more than I was getting when […]