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 I'm on vacation with my wonderful wife Laura and daughter Lois  in a beautiful condo right on the beach, over looking the Gulf. Every day has been gorgeous and there's so much interesting stuff to do. Aside from the beach itself there are a multitude of amazing seafood restaurants, some great shopping plazas, family to visit and my wife's friend Kim has even come from out of town for a few hours today, just to see Laura and enjoy the beach on her way home from her own vacation.

I wish I were having a good time.

When the trip was booked we assumed I'd be healed by now, half a year after the surgery. Instead, we had to debate the merits of me going versus me staying home. I'm here, and I'm glad I get to share this time with my family but the most exciting thing I can say about this trip is that the bed I spend most of my time in is super comfortable and if we had the extra money I'd say we need this at our house. That and I've read two books in two days. In bed. Alone.

I love that Lois, who is four, gets to spend time on the beach and play in the ocean. She gets to spend way more time with mommy than normal and see family she only sees once a year or so. I sincerely hope that some of this trip stays with her forever. I'm so very happy she's here.

I love that Laura, who has held this family together while I've recovered and who has gone through so much in such a little time, has this chance to unwind. She clearly loves the ocean and loves the time she's getting with our adorable daughter. It's awesome that once Lois goes to bed, Laura can sit back and play Skyrim, let the stress roll off her, and worry less about the world around her. And by happenstance she gets to see a friend she hasn't seen in a couple of years! This is so fantastic and needed for her.

Im excited and happy for them both. I look forward to tomorrow when I might be healthy enough to go out to lunch or maybe even dinner. I look forward to watching the two of them have the time of their lives.

I just wish I could join in on it.

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1. Woke up this morning, and my computer was dead. I need to get a reboot disk shipped to me to fix it, which is going to take a week.

2. While making potato salad for lunch, I was grinding some peppercorns when the grinder broke in half, showering the entire counter with peppercorns, and spilling most of them directly into the all-but-completed potato salad. The only things I had not yet added? Mayo and the hard boiled egg. The egg was tasty.

3. There is a plumber here, snaking the lines. Water coming back up the outtake line is NOT acceptable, especially 2 weeks after having it snaked.

Today did NOT turn out as intended. I'd like a do-over please. When I wake up tomorrow, I'd really appreciate it if it could be Sunday again, and maybe these bad things just not happen.

That'd be great. Thanks.

ETA: 4. The plumber's line snake just broke, about 3 feet short of the major clog. No, seriously.
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This morning I went in to get my kidneys checked out, and apparently I have both of them. That's good, but means a couple things that I'd rather it didn't mean, like the great possibility that I have to go have another surgery, this time with them putting me under and getting a lot more exploratory, and thus quite a bit more pain afterwards.

Not awesome.

Then my dog Monster is sick. I brought her to the vet office at a little after 1 this afternoon, and just got home, without her. She's staying overnight to go through a Barium sequence, so they can see if she's blocked up or not. I'm guessing so, but hoping not.

And now I'm home.

And I haven't even touched today's workload yet.

And I have to get Maria in about 45 minutes from work.

And I have to cook dinner.

Today is not my day.

So here's a big lizard.

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