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Broken Humerus, Ebola, Anniversaries, Blood and #theBestFin4TheWeek

An eventful week at the C8j household, with young Master C8j breaking his humerus while playing on the Monkey Bars at camp. It was a long process to get him fixed up, Mrs. C8j carried the brunt of the load, but now Master C8j has 4 Kirschner Wires in his elbow and a while until he gets to climb on the Monkey Bars again. This is what 9-year-olds do, is what I am told by the surgeon (he says there are many of these same procedures done on kids at CHEO every year). Yesterday all I could think of was Bill Cosby’s old standup routine about the Playground (I have included it at the end of this in the Video Section), but, indeed, you never see any grownups on the monkey bars!

Here is a useful like to Donate to CHEO as well.

It is in you to give
Yup, that is my arm

During stressful situations, you meet the most interesting folks, and during Master C8j’s repairs, one of the Doctors we met at CHEO, actually is a leading EBOLA doctor (why he was working in the Emergency Room of CHEO, just shows Doctors do lots of interesting things). He made one very interesting comment about the current problems in Africa, it is not as much a medical issue, as it is a Policing of Patients issue. People want to visit their family in the hospital, and don’t know why they can’t, worse still the patients don’t want to be in Hospital so they keep trying to leave! Fascinating very short chat we had.

Congrats to the Canadian Women’s Rugby 15’s team for winning the Silver Medal at the World Cup of Rugby for Women. Canadian Women are tough broads (I should know, I have 3 daughters (one that plays Rugby)).

Under the “That’s Incredible” section of things, Mrs. C8j has been married to me for 27 years today, I believe that is the “You Realize, You Are Still Wrong!” anniversary, or something like that. Mrs. C8j is a patient loving woman, who has very poor taste in choosing mates, of which I took full advantage.

I also gave blood this week and have been selected to be a Blood Platelets donor.

My Writings for the Week Ending August 22nd

Given all the excitement down at the Big C8j Hacienda, didn’t get a lot written this week (and I am on vacation next week too), but I did get a couple of good ones in, for your reading pleasure, Good Reader.

This Week’s Finest

We still live in very troubled times, let us hope things can calm down sometime soon, but I suspect that may not be for a very long while:

Ear Worms

This is your ear worm for the weekend, 80’s synth music.

Tattoo Removal

A new growth industry! Here is another idea, DON’T GET THE TATTOO IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!

Random Thoughts for 2014

Lots of these kinds of Best of articles in 2014. Here is a list of them.

My Twitter feed is where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off-colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)).

Feel Free to Comment

  1. Thanks for the mention Alan.

    Sorry to hear about the young man’s accident, but he’ll be as good as new in good time. The folks at CHEO are a gift to this community.

    Great of you to give blood, truly the gift of life.


  2. Hey Alan,

    Thanks for the shout out, I could have stretched it out to 9 but I think those extra 2 may have been a bit controversial so I had to back down.

    Following just one of the tips could shave years off your mortgage.

  3. The infographic works for the bills, but I doubt the coins would burn much. This isn’t as bad as a fund graphic I saw once. It was a set of gears intending to symbolize hard work and synergy. Unfortunately, there were 3 inter-locked gears. There was no way they could all turn — they were hopelessly deadlocked. This symbol of failure turned out to be accurate.

    Thanks for the mention.

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