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A Health Update and a Thank you

Posted by Mark on May 20, 2005

Wow. You don’t realize who drops by the blog until you close it for a day or two! Thanks to everybody for your comments and your emails. It’s greatly appreciated. Both the wife and Number One Daughter are home. Both were laying on the couch and watching TVLand when I left to go work out. Daughter is down to neb treatments only every 4 to 6 hours, which meant I got 5 hours sleep in a row last night. That beats treatments every 2 to 3 hours a couple of nights ago. That makes for a very long night, and even George Noory and Laura Ingraham replays can’t keep me awake that long.

The Mrs. is doing better, but still very weak. I’ll be taking both of them back to the doctor later today. I’ll likely be seeing an MD too, as I’m coughing again/ All in all, the house sounds like a TB ward. My Number One son is the only healthy one among us, and is really bummed about it. He keeps asking his Mom to lick him so he can miss school too…sigh.

Don’t forget the many great blogs in the blogroll, especially Ancient Eyes, Devil’s Advocate, Birth of a Neo-Con, and The New Oklahoma Democrat. Take a run by Gun Toting Liberal while you’re at it.

I’ll be watching the Senate Debate, if I can hear it over the screams of protest from the ladies of the house, who just want to watch the corruption of Oprah. Thank God we have two TVs in the house. Sigh.

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It was a Tuesday…(Originally posted April 8th, 2005)

Posted by zaphriel on May 20, 2005

I am very busy ast work, and I am currently working on a few posts for the coming days, both for the BoP and here, but I have to polish them some more, so until tomarrow, here is a post I originally wrote on April 8th.

It was a Tuesday morning after a guard drill, so for me it was the first day of my workweek. Because we live relatively close to work, I was riding my mountain bike into work, as a way to keep fit and try to loose weight. It was chilly, about 50 degrees, a normal fall morning in this part of the country. I sped past the guard at the gate, he was a friend of mine, I knew he recognized me and I really didn’t feel like stopping that day (it is so hard to get going again from a dead stop). I peddled to my building and locked up my bike. It was early still, only Charlie was at work already, but he was always there early, he liked to make the coffee and get in a little news before anyone else got there. As I walked in, helmet in hand, Charlie said in his mumbled Texan accent “Ya know someone just crashed a plane into the world trade center.? “You mean like the plane that hit the Empire State building?? I said. “Yep,? he said. “HMM,? I thought. Interesting but not really alarming, so I changed into my uniform, sat down at my computer, and turned on my radio. The usual banter was not there, the jovial jocularity was replaced with a very somber and almost panicked tone. “Two airliners have been crashed by unknown hijackers into the world trade center towers,? came the somber voice.

OH MY GOD, it wasn’t just a small plane that happened to go wayward, it was a big plane, and not one but TWO, we were under attack. I went into OH CRAP mode. I worked in the military, how did I not hear about anything like this? It was my job to protect this nation, and I was helpless. We went into a flurry, trying to find something, anything that explained what was happening. Nothing, there was nothing. As everybody started to filter into work, the TV lit up with the news channels, and we watched, morbidly, helplessly, as they fell, as thousands died. It felt a world away, and yet it felt like it was right next-door. I could do nothing; there was nothing to do, not then, not for what seemed like way too long. The waiting for orders was the worst. Wanting to do something, but not being allowed to, was excruciating.

That Tuesday was the day the last of my innocence died.

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A Health Update and a Thank you

Posted by Mark on May 20, 2005

Wow. You don’t realize who drops by the blog until you close it for a day or two! Thanks to everybody for your comments and your emails. It’s greatly appreciated. Both the wife and Number One Daughter are home. Both were laying on the couch and watching TVLand when I left to go work out. Daughter is down to neb treatments only every 4 to 6 hours, which meant I got 5 hours sleep in a row last night. That beats treatments every 2 to 3 hours a couple of nights ago. That makes for a very long night, and even George Noory and Laura Ingraham replays can’t keep me awake that long.

The Mrs. is doing better, but still very weak. I’ll be taking both of them back to the doctor later today. I’ll likely be seeing an MD too, as I’m coughing again/ All in all, the house sounds like a TB ward. My Number One son is the only healthy one among us, and is really bummed about it. He keeps asking his Mom to lick him so he can miss school too…sigh.

Don’t forget the many great blogs in the blogroll, especially Ancient Eyes, Devil’s Advocate, Birth of a Neo-Con, and The New Oklahoma Democrat. Take a run by Gun Toting Liberal while you’re at it.

I’ll be watching the Senate Debate, if I can hear it over the screams of protest from the ladies of the house, who just want to watch the corruption of Oprah. Thank God we have two TVs in the house. Sigh.

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