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comment by Meriadoc
Meriadoc  ·  1212 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 27, 2016

Mom had her surgery. It went well. She was in the ICU for a week, then in the recovery rooms, and went home the other day. Getting more info from her is like pulling teeth, but she sounds like she's in great shape.

She would be better, but apparently on one of her last days, her mother called and wasn't making any sense. A check later and they determined she had a stroke. Major surgery that gets rid of cancer, and then her mother's in the hospital. This poor woman can't catch a break.

But all in all, good news for her future it seems.

In other news, we survived the storm in DC this weekend. arguewithatree and I went walking in the blizzard on Saturday for fun. My beard got... a bit frozen.

Today was the first day back at work too. We had every day from Friday until Tuesday with the entire city shut the fuck down because they, even with nearly two weeks' warning, couldn't properly coordinate clearing the roads. They're still a mess in most places.

I'll also be back around these parts. I took a break from pretty much everything for a while because I'd been working an obscene amount between my job and bartending and stress was just weighing me down hard.

Additionally, is anyone here familiar with Maine? Chelsea and I are tentatively planning on driving up for her second Spring Break (She calls in Jesusween because they have spring break and Easter break, because Jesuits are serious about this shit) and wanted to see if anyone had suggestions. We were thinking of going to Portland, because if we're up there we absolutely have to, and maybe do some nature trips, but I don't know enough to know where exactly.

WanderingEng  ·  1211 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad to hear things are going ok. :)

humanodon  ·  1209 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Portland is really small, but is a good base to operate from if you're down for day trips via car or train. You can even take a ferry to Nova Scotia (10 hours) but honestly, the town they drop you in is crap.

mk  ·  1210 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad to hear that the surgery went well, Meriadoc.

It's been a long time since I have been to Maine, but I remember that we found a shack where you could eat fresh lobster next to the river and drink soda from a machine.