Sept 20, 2003
Saturday, and all is well. We did not get one drop of rain from Hurricane Isabel; I predicted we would at least get something, but Richard was right (as usual). I've spent the morning on Lesson 2 of my CSS class with Macromedia University, and am staring unhappily at my Flash MX book trying to decide if my brain has enough juice left in it to conquer Lesson 2 in that course. For what it's worth, I'm learning a good deal from the CSS course, so it is definitely money and time well spent for what I can offer in templates and design for the future!
Pigeon Forge Cabins
I've picked up a custom job in Tennessee, for a change (well, we have a few in the state, but most of our work is concentrated elsewhere). The web owners were using a template of mine, but the webmaster wasn't quite using it to its potential. See before (left) and after (right) of the work in progress. Nice cabins they have, too, so it's lots of fun to work on!!!
I started this Blog a few days after Stephen (my son, 17) recovered from a two-week bout with a severe infection and tonsillitis. He ended up hospitalized for 3 days (long story, but it appears he had developed a fever allergy to Penicillin-based drugs, which EVERYONE was treating him with, in higher and higher strengths).
Three days ago, he became quite sick again. Within 24 hours, fever was up to 103.1. Another trip to the ENT, another round of medicine (no, NOT penicillin-based), and the guarantee that the only practical thing to do is have his tonsils removed as soon as the current infection is cleared. It appears the price of such a thing is $15,000. It also appears our insurance company will cover a MAXIMUM of $9,000, after we've met the $3,000 deductible. WHAT?
More on the Hummingbirds...
As promised the other day, I've managed to get some better photos of the now constant hummingbirds. These were taken at a distance of around 5 feet - I guess if you can fly as fast as a hummingbird, you don't really mind getting in the face of someone holding a camera!