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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] wanted to give everyone an update on me. Well, first off today is my wife’s birthday. So, we are going out to dinner tonight and watching at band. My son is home from his first semester at WSU. As well as my wife is going to pick up my daughter down at Greenlake -where she lives above PC Markets. We will have the entire family back together for the holidays. 

I am a bit over 2 weeks now recovering from my broken ribs (8 and 9).  I was goKarting and hit the wall on the right side and I think my ribs took the impact from the seat. Needless to say, I haven’t been doing anything lately. I am going to try and hit some tennis balls tomorrow with a guy on my USTA team. Our tennis season starts 1/7/18 and hopefully it will be another fun year. I am also going to play on an 18 and over team too! Plus I will continue to see how high I can get my ranking in singles in the 55’s division. 

It will be 1 year on my new left hip come 2/17/2018. I am also going to be 2 years since my Prostate Cancer on 8/25/2018 and MOST important, I will be 15 years since my AD on 8/22/2018.

I need to really concentrate on my blood pressure as I still continue to have it. And, I need  to do a better job of taking my meds daily. I still managed to take my Lexapro 20mgs.  

It’s funny I am watching Elf for the 4th time and I just love this movie. I also like the Grinch with Jim Carey. I also just watched an interesting racing documentary called Senna. It was very well done, and had a sad ending. But.. fantastic story about racing. 

In summary, I hope 2018 brings each and everyone of you the best year ever. We have so much to be thankful for. Family, friends, jobs, pets, and most importantly our faith. 

May the GOOD LORD watch upon you!

Brian 🙂

God’s Roadmap to the end

Worth your time to watch.
God Bless You,

Brian 🙂

Hip Surgery… Over now

I just got my left hip replaced (total hip replaced via the Anterior Approach). I got to surgery about 11:00am and my wife said it was ONLY like an hour. Dr. Claebeaux at Virginia Mason is awesome. My pain level is very low, no narcotics, just Tylenol and Advil. I am able to walk a few labs around my first floor of my house and took a shower today and was able to go up and down the stairs. I am taking 2 weeks off of work, but with my laptop allows me to do a few things if needed.

I can’t believe it’s over. I was offered the choice of a spinal and I took that for a better overall procedure. I can’t remember a thing after I got the needle in my back, absolutely nothing!!!It was a miracle!

God Bless,
Brian 🙂

What’s new with Brian

Hi,

It’s been a while since I posted something personally. So, here it goes. I was scheduled to have my left hip replaced (2nd attempt) on 4/4/2016. One of the requirements is a physical exam within 30 days of the operation. It just happened that my doctor decided to order a PSA test w/o my knowledge. So, I got that call that “Brian, everything looks good… but…. Your PSA is at 5.0” and I recommend you see a urologist. So, the next day I got to Edmonds Urological Associates and see their PA. She proceeds to give me a DRE exam and then says, “normal” and that we should order a Free PSA test. That was ordered and it came back, at 4.7 and a free PSA of 8.6%. Which anything below 10% is more probable of cancer. So, with that result, I put on my medical hat and started doing research. I read that a Prostate Pelvic 3T MRI was the way to go. But… after 2nd level appeals to worthless Blue Cross, they feel you should do it the other way, have the TRUS biopsy and if they don’t find anything and your PSA is still high, then get the MRI. However, from what I learned and paid out of my own pocket $1400.00 (paid $700.00 down and making payments on the balance) is that the MRI finds the more dangerous cancers and the TRUS finds the lower grade cancers and slow growing.

I got the MRI done and had it sent to the Urologist at Virgina Mason, John Corman. He read the review and I got the call that not only was their a small lesion (PRA-3) and that I would need another MRI for a fusion biopsy and plus the TRUS biopsy, so now up to 18 needles! Ouch! So, I began to really freak myself out.. I got the call the next day and she said she was calling to schedule my TRUS biopsy. I said, “what about the fusion one?” she said, Oh… Dr. Corman and the VM radiology team review the films and discovered that the Seattle Radiologist did not make the correct diagnosis. My urologist said according to the 2016 guidelines, my lesion would be a PRA-2 and that doesn’t warrant a MRI. I got a second opinion on the MRI for review by one of the worlds leading radiologist, Dr. Fergous Cokely. He’s at Oregon Health and Sciences, he too reviewed my films and said the same thing as Dr. Corman and the VM Radiology staff. What a relief! But… Dr. Cokely said that there’s still a 5-20% chance my TRUS biopsy could show something. But.. I am hopeful that it will be nothing.. July 15th is my biopsy date.

If you have ever thought or wished to make a donation to the site, I could SURE use the help.. Really could use it!

All the best!
Brian 🙂

I could really use your help

Hi Everyone,

If you ever wanted to make a donation, now would be a good time! I have my website hosting notice that I need to renew for this site. My car, 1998 Dodge Durango’s transmission is going out and my daughters alternator is bad and car is just sitting in driveway.

I know that this is a tough time for everyone and I get it. Again, this is ONLY an ask if you happen to be able to help.

All the best to you!
Your friend,.
Brian 🙂

Ron Corcoron-A TRUE FRIEND…………. He will be missed….

Remembering my long time tennis buddy and wonderful man whom I had the pleasure to know. My mom told me that he passed away recently and I was unaware. However, I wanted him and others to know what a special and wonderful person Ron was. He was a TRUE kind heated loving man.

Article source:

Coach, Christmas serial author Corcoran dies

I was born (sixty-six years ago) and raised in Bremerton, Washington and locally schooled through (of all things) a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 1965.
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My career included two stints in California and one in Scotland, and culminated in my being a program manager for the Department of the Navy – the last twenty-six years of which were at (what became) the Trident Submarine Base at Bangor, Washington.

I’ve “extracurricularly dabbled” in the newspaper business for the last twenty-five years as a publisher, an editor, and a columnist – having a great deal of fun in the process. For the past four years, I have contributed serialized Children’s Christmas stories to The Kitsap SUN as a volunteer endeavor to re-institute a sixty year old Holiday season tradition at The SUN and “give back” to my community via a self-stylized attempt to increase the interest of local elementary-aged children in reading and, even better, creative writing.

My wife (and high school sweetheart) Judy and I live in Bremerton and are both retired and avid tennis players.

Ron Corcoran

A message from the Cross by Billy Graham

A great Easter Message, he died on the CROSS and HE IS RISEN!

Thanks,
Brian 🙂

Something worth watching and making a decision on your faith

I know that GOD spared me a second chance at life, I also know that I am not perfect and that I am a sinner. I know that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and rose again on the third day and is seated at the right hand of the father. I also know for a fact that he’s coming back soon to remove the church and then the tribulation will begin -a time of Jacob’s trouble it’s called. You can say, “oh Brian………… you are crazy, the Bible isn’t true, there’s no Jesus, no GOD, everything is just going to work out”. However, what if you are wrong? What if these signs (in the video) of these prophetic events are true? What if there is a HELL? It’s just my hope to not pass judgement, rather to offer you another chance to perhaps reconsider your external future?

12 Years Anniversary!!!! 8/22/2014

Well, they said I had a 50/50 chance of living after my initial open heart surgery. Then they said I had 50% chance of making it past 10 years, so here I am! I made it and continue to live each day very thankful. I am feeling pretty darn good, my tennis game is in a bit of a pickle as I have a bad case of Osteoarthritis in my left hip. I have seen 3 surgeons and they all agree. I got a cortisone shot and it feels a bit better and I am making due with it, it’s not that painful, just hard to put on my left shoe and sock. I have a special sock tool and my wife or kids help me tie my left shoe.




I just got taken to the cleaners on a bad Craigslist deal while buying a gift for my wife. I was going to surprise her, and drove 150 miles, rented a car, and when I got there to purchase what I was told was an excellent condition interior and a car “my wife would drive” I found out that it was missing the back seat and roof rack (which I didn’t know) till my wife told me. After I put a new muffler on it (my choice) I had the oil changed and was told the front left tie-rod was shot, so $500.00 later, $300 for the muffler and then $1200.00 for both front and back brakes plus the left front air ride shock was shot and had to get new ones up front. Lesson learned, don’t by on emotions even though I was trying to do a good thing for my wife. Now, the title will be here tomorrow and I have to spend another $500.00 to license it.

Financially, I have been pretty good, haven’t received any donations, but this site isn’t about me, it’s about giving back to others -that was the main goal of the site. I am glad that it’s been 12 years, I have not had a chance to get back to the ER and my thoracic surgeon, Dr. James Brevig to thank them.

All in all, I am thankful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am not perfect my any means and struggle daily with depression, been on Lexapro for 12 years and top that off with 200 mgs of Toporol XL, I am struggling in other areas as well 🙂

I wish you all the best and will continue to count my blessing and give thanks to the Good Lord for allowing me extra time on this stage.

Kind Regards,
Brian 🙂

My left hip pain

I had my cortisone shot in my left hip today. I have been diagnosed with some early signs of osteoarthritis and have been having trouble getting on my left shoe and sock on. I have a sock device and long shoe horn to help me. So, I went to the best hip doctor around in Washington State and they recommended a cortisone shot. However, I am getting a MRI next week. The doctor that did my shot today was great, it was really like a mini surgery, I was nervous and my wife had to drive me home.



I am hoping to get back on the tennis courts this weekend. My BP was really high this morning and I think mostly due to the fact of my nervousness. Otherwise, things are going pretty good for me. My daughter got an internship at JunebugWeddings.com -a wedding site and she’s going back to the U of W in fall. She just turned 19 and my son is 15 and driving now! We need a new car as our main car, 1997 Expedition has 202,000 miles on it and my car has 198,000 and my son will need a car soon! Yikes! 🙂

Take care,
Brian 🙂

10SNE1?

Ifound this drawing today searching around. It’s very good at showing all the various parts of the aorta. It’s Saturday and my wife is studying, my son’s playing X-box and I have been trying to do some studying myself. I am trying to get back into studying for my CCENT/CCNA exams. I got side-tracked and was working on my other website, www.briantinsley.com and I had spent quite a bit of time working on it. However, I am not sure that I really wanted to have another website about me, when this site, is truly my passion and it’s really about me and my life -living with an aorticdissection.

My daughter went to some Christian band concert in Seattle with her friends and I am hoping that they have a good time and make it back safely. She’s going to be taking her driver’s license test soon -she’s already passed the written. I have been playing tennis again and we won our first USTA league match last week. However, I am going to miss this next weeks match, it’s the talent show and my daughter is singing and playing the guitar. As well as, my parents are going to be coming over as well. Oh well, I’ll have to get a substitute for me. I think we’ll still have a strong team.

I signed up for the new Comcast home security monitoring and I cancelled my ADT today. Comcast is now getting into the home security business and I will be one of the first ones around here. It’s all wireless and I am going to have a camera inside the house so I can spy on my dog when I am at work! LOL!

Well, it’s getting to be dinner time and my goodness, my dog stinks…. I took her for a walk and let her get into the lake down the street and wooooooooooooosh… she’s sitting next to me and I think she smell like duck poop! 🙂

Sunday morning on the couch reflecting

Ilove birds! I have a bird feeder outside my house and I could watch the birds all day come and visit the bird feeder for a quick bite to eat. Now the squirrels, well, they are OK too! It’s been a while since I actually posted anything about me and what I have been up to so I thought I would update everyone. We just got back from our family vacation with my parents and my brother and his family. We go over the mountains to Lake Chelan for 3 nights and 4 days. Thanks again Mom and Dad! I enjoyed seeing you and really like the morning coffee and toast!

I have been playing tennis and really trying to get my weight down. I played twice yesterday (singles) for a total of 3 hours! It’s amazing that I can still play tennis after my dissection and actually play better now at 48 that I did at 35! I feel that I am playing the best tennis of my life and that I can run with any 20 year old all day long out there. I sometimes will almost have an out of body experience in that I just stop and really think about what happened to me. Why did I survive? Why did the guy who went to the ER 40 days before me have to die? What is GOD’s plan in all this?

I have been trying to do a little fishing, I was unable to catch anything at Lake Chelan, but the dad with the 2 dollar pole and worms did! I had my fancy lure on there and didn’t even get a bite! So, I went down to the lake by our house and tried yesterday and no luck again. Well, on the way out, I saw this guy tucked away in the bushes fishing and he’d just caught 2 bass and I got some tips and then went to Wal-Mart to get the right bait and hooks/weight set up and I am ready. I had my neighbor come over and show me the right way to tie the hooks too! So, I am ready to go try again. And…. that’s the message about life… getting up and trying it again… Just like in tennis, you play the match, you might win or loose, but… either way, you come back for the next match, the next day, the next day living with an aortic dissection. It’s all how you view your situation. It’s easy in tennis to get caught up in the set score and realize you are down a set and that you have to win the second set to stay in the match and hope to still win. But… if you look at it that way, it becomes easy to get distracted. However, if you break it down into just one point at a time, it’s an easier pill to swallow and for that brief moment, you are in the game trying your best to win that point.

I am excited about my new T-shirts and I hope to have my other design (for family members) done very soon. I have my shirts now for survivors (personal) done and they are very nice looking shirts. Well, it’s a beautiful day outside and church starts at 10:30am and I need to get ready. I hope everyone is doing well and all the best to you and yours!

God Bless,

Brian Tinsley

My Son turned 12 today!

Ifound this picture searching for something “beautiful” under the picture section. It’s been a while since I have posted anything about me.

I have been working at my new job for almost 3 months now. I will get my insurance again come June 16th, 2011. That’s a must! I am also going to be able to get more life insurance coverage as well from my new employer.

I have mentioned that I have been turned down because of my AD condition by about 5 life insurance companies. I am listening to the French Open tennis tourney in the background and my daughter singing upstairs. My wife went to pick up my son at youth group. My son turned 12 today and he really wanted an iPhone. We went to the Verizon Wireless store, but they said he had to wait till 8/28/2011 to be eligible for an upgrade. So, I got home and called the Verizon customer service and I think I am going to be able to get him one by next Thursday. He’s also trying out for select lacrosse and I am happy that he’s really liking the sport. My wife is going to try and become a medical assistant and is starting classes this summer, her substituting is not working that well and teachers just seem to be getting laid off and now are having to take pay cuts. I am playing some singles in the morning (0530am) and it’s about my normal bedtime (8:30pm) and I just wanted to say hello to everyone.

Have a great day tomorrow!
Brian

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW…Hopefully a better New!

Today was my last day at my old job. It was a 2 year to the date career move after my 6 month stent at Global Crossing and prior to that my six day short of 20 years at MCI/Verizon. I start my new career at Comcast on 3/14 and I have the next week off to get ready for the changes that are ahead. I am hoping to finish our my career with a “dream job” and I am looking forward to the change. I decided that I am working towards my CCNA and I am studying for the level right below that right now and will take that first test and then move onto the CCNA and eventually become a CCNA with the the VOIP certification. It’s a great goal and I WILL do it!

I got my bill for my MRA that was actually a two-part MRA, one of my chest (heart) and the other from the heart down to my ankles. It’s going to cost me $1100.00. I am hoping that I can make payments! My calf has also been bothering me, it’s the calf that they said they saw some “stenosis” behind my right calf in the peroneal(sp) artery. I am scheduled for a test a week from today. I did have Dr. David Liang review my MRA’s and he said that it looked fine and that it was a “blood clot” from my original dissection back on 8/22/2003.

My daughter has made the JV tennis team at her highschool and she’s wanting to be the best singles player on JV and try to move up. She took it kind of hard that she didn’t make varsity, but.. she’s only just started playing and is a sophomore. I am trying to help teach here. I finished #5 in the PNW for the Men’s 45 age division! I made the hall of fame at our club and get my picture put up in a ceremony this month. I am also the captain of the 4.5 Men’s USTA team for our club as well, and we have our first match coming up on the 20th and the following weekend, I am going to Portland for the big tourney in Oregon.

I got a new coffee maker today, I bought it off ebay and it’s a Capresso and I just wanted a good cup of drip coffee. Granted, I have a Keurig, but it was just not doing it for me! I like the process of grinding the beans, the water and the smell!!!

Have a nice weekend!
Brian 🙂

Thank Goodness for Second Opinions and a positive outlook on life

Perhaps the best way to live life is with a “blessed hope” that everything is going to work out. I recently has my first MRA done and was concerned with a comment that was made by the “fellow” who read me the radiologist report. The report said that I had some stenosis behind my right calf. Well, the bad thing about the internet, you can read some negative worse case scenarios. I am scheduled to see the vascular surgeon on the 10th of March after my first appointment for some vascular tests. However, I got a second opinion of my MRA by Dr. David Liang of Stanford. And he said this about my situation:

Your MRI looks great. The aortic root is stable at 4.5-4.6 cm and there appears to be only a little leakage from the valve. The arch and the rest of the aorta are dissected, but only minimally dilated. The arch measures 3.2 cm and the distal abdominal aorta measures 3.0 cm.

The stenosis they mention looks like an occlusion of one of the three calf arteries on the right(the peroneal branch). The occlusion is probably a very old one, perhpas from a blood clot at the time of the original dissection. The occluded artery is bypassed very well both from above and below by very well formed natural bypass blood vessels. The degree to which they have developed explains why you have no symptoms and also supports that the blockage has been there for a long time. The other branches look absolutely normal so if you take care of yourself there should be no issue in the future.

No need for surgery of any kind.

David

My point is this, you need to make sure you get more than one opinion and gather enough data to hopefully get a satisfactory vote on what it is you might think you have or have not. In this case, I appreciate David’s opinion very much. I played tennis the last 4 days in a row and I am feeling lots better. I had hurt my back about 5 weeks ago and it’s great to be back.

I am changing jobs, and gave my two week notice last Friday. I can’t wait to move on and get with a more solid company. I am super excited to learn and grow. My dad came over yesterday morning and took my son out for breakfast. I took my daughter and friend over to the local tennis courts to give them a 2 hour lesson. My daughter is trying out for the high school tennis team – I hope she makes it.

Have a great day!

Brian

Good Morning-Happy Saturday!

This is kind of an optical illusion that I found searching the web. I thought it was pretty interesting. It’s been a while since my last post. I just posted a couple of new incredible stories. I am also looking for a site sponsor and hoping that something works out there. I really think that a company that is in the related field would do well on my site. I get readers from all over the world.

It’s Saturday and I am still having some back issues. I played in the WA State Open Tennis tournament, lost in the first round again….. I don’t think I have won a round in that tournament ever! I started in the 35’s! I decided after my loss, well.. it has to be the rackets (LOL), so I got on line and found a guy in Florida, who had bought the rackets I wanted to switch to. He’d actually bought 6 of them and 3 had a 4 1/2 grip and 3 with 4 3/8. And, the really cool thing… he had put leather grips on them. But, they were too big, he kept the 4 3/8 and sold me the 4 1/2 ones. They are supposed to arrive this Monday/Tuesday. And, I am going to a lower string tension. This apparently is a little secret that you can do with the “poly” strings and I am excited.

My daughter is taking driver’s ed now and I am going to have to get her a call in a year or so. She’s driving my 1995 Camry with 198,000 miles on it. Wow… I need a newer car. We also have a 1997 Expedition (gas guzzler) that has 165,000 miles on it. I need a financial miracle so I can get a newer car that is better on gas! I am coming up on my 7 year anniversary (8/22/2010) as well as my 16 year wedding anniversary. But the most important date is my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on 8/21/2010.

I am feeling a little groggy this morning, not to mention a headache. I had Honey Nut Cheerios for dinner and then I walked over to my neighbors and asked him for a beer. I had 2.5 Coors beers. Since I don’t really like to drink and never have, I am paying for it a little this morning. The swing set is working out and I am still trying to get the grass growing around it.

Take care,
Brian

Busy Saturday….


Perfect beauty-God’s wonderful creations. The butterfly! I love this picture as it’s so peaceful to me. Well, it’s been a bit since I posted. I am hopefully going to finish up my daughter’s swing set tomorrow. My dad is coming over again and this time with my brother as well. I just got back from Lowe’s and bought 12 80lbs bags of quickcrete and 10 60 lbs as well. I have 2 giagantic holes to set the posts in for the set.

I am also in the semi-finals of the tennis tournament in Lakewood Tacoma WA today at 4pm. I will plan on wining this match and making it to the final on Sunday morning. If all goes well and according to plan, I will be in my first 45’s final on Sunday. And… have a shot a winning it!

My daughter just got her driving permit and starts drivers ed this next Monday. My wife has taken her to a few parking lots to practice. OMG… what happened to my little girl! My sons growing like a weed too! He’s got an echo cardiogram schedule for early August at Children’s and I pray to the GOOD LORD that he’s got a normal size aorta. It also turns out that my brother has a mild case of Mitral Valve prolaspe.  I have referred him to my cardiologist, Dr. Alex Sytman and hopefully he’s keeping an eye on it. I will remind him when I see him tonight for my victory beer celebration after I win my semi-final match.

I need to get my echo cardiogram scheduled for myself as well. It will be 7 years on 8/22/2010. I think I am going to do my next CT/Angio in 2 years. Man…. I can’t seem to think straight.. My AD was on 8/22/2003.  I am so thankful to be alive and able to spend time with my family and playing tennis again.

OK.. Take care!

Brian 🙂

TGIF-Moonlight reflection


The moon is shining all over the world at one time or another. I like this picture as it reminds me of the “LIGHT” we need to carry on with our everyday lives. This “LIGHT” can mean many things to many people – for me, it’s the JESUS. For others, it could be super powers that the moon gives them! Who knows.. Just thought it was interesting how it’s reflected as well. Speaking of reflecting, as I head into Father’s Day weekend, I can’t but thank the GOOD LORD for my father. He’s a tremendous man – a great man and father and more importantly, a man of GOD. You could NOT find a better man that my dad whom I love to the moon and back. I am so proud to have a father like him, I am so blessed to have him near by and see him as often as our families can get together. I admire him and all the things he’s done. But.. he’s a simple and honest man, and a person whom everyone likes and loves. I love my dad always and forever!

I had been wondering what had happened to the AD stories and why I hadn’t seen them. Well, I actually filled out a test story form today and discovered that my email address that sends the results was going to an old email address that I was no longer using! LOL! So, I fixed it and found that I had 7 new stories to publish. I hope they help!

I am playing some doubles in the morning and will mow the lawn tomorrow. It’s getting long! I have been a bit of a slump lately not wanting to study anymore for the PMP exam. I had got about 1/2 way done and hit a wall. I need to push through and continue on and take the exam. And pass it!

IMAGES BY HOGNE

Good night.
Brian

Happy Valentines Day

I hope everyone is as lucky as me to have a Valentine. My wife is my mine! I am so thankful to have one. I also got my kids each a card, chocolate and a teddy bear for her and a dancing thing for my son. We went and saw the Percy Hawkins movie last night with the kids and a couple of their friends-it was really a good movie.

I am not sure if the Daytona 500 is on today or tomorrow, but I would like to watch it. I am also taking Monday off as both of my kids are out of school. Speaking of schools, we are probably going to pull my daughter out of ABM and send he to the new public high school next year and my son to the new middle school. With the housing market in the toilet, I am hoping we can move back where we used to live sometime this summer.

I seem to have this recurring dream that I am one class short of graduating from college and that I have to go back and take summer school to pass the course and get my diploma… I had this dream again last night and man…. it’s like it’s almost so real, then I wake up and go whooooooooooooooosh… What is the issue? My wife says I have unfinished business I need to do! LOL! I do!  I need to get my new website finished-not sure what happened here? But… the person I hired has completely left me out in the cold. The project was supposed to start last Wednesday and I have not heard from the person since. I paid her $150.00 and have left her emails, posts on the project web and voice mails and no response. I am not sure what to do?  I am also going to have my Forum redone as well, that is supposed to start on Monday. And, then my filing of the 501 (c) form for my non profit. My buddy said to do it myself and he’s an accountant. So, I might try it today.  I also emailed the Marfan.org group to ask them for help, I haven’t heard from them yet.

Don’t forget, if you live in the NY area, to go to the Aortic Symposium 2010 I encourage you to attend if you have the chance, this is the Experts convention. Thanks to Gabe for letting me know about this and his news letter.

My USTA tennis season starts next week and we have our first match on the 20th. My son’s lacrosse starts next week as well and on the 19th, we going to watch the Stealth play again. They are great! If you ever get a chance to see professional lacrosse-go check it out!

I am looking into possibly getting new carpet for the house. Our new dog has chewed it up in a few places, we have spilled Ink from the dog getting a hold of an ink pin and if we do try and sell the house, we will have to get new carpet. Yikes! We are also selling our old couch and love seat on CL and hoping to get $150.00 for them!

Have a great day!

Brian

Almost 10pm on Thursday evening-long day!

I played tennis with my friend George Haughn. He beat me 6-4-7-5 today. I served like crap and was a bit tired, I had 2 beers yesterday at dinner! Light weight!  And, we played at 0700am versus our usual 05:15am start time. Oh yah… I didn’t sleep that well either.  Ok..enough excuses!

I got the Webinar from the fearlessflying.com site and started listening/watching the presentation. It’s about 2.5 hours and I got through the first 30 minutes. I am really believing that this will be the final step. I am possibly going to be speaking with Ron Neilsen and another fellow student who sounds a lot like me and was able to overcome his fear and get on a plane.

I received my interview schedule for my postion of Client Services Manager at Strata8.com and I hope that everything goes well. I am looking forward to the opportunity to really make a difference there!

I still have some other irons in the fire, but nothing as hot as this prospect. They are in Bellevue, WA and it would not be that bad of a commute for me.

I screwed around with some other Word Press theme today and finally got it to work, but decided that it’s too much work and I really think this one works just fine and I am sticking with it.

I sold my Total Gym today and my ladder to the same guy. As much as I had wanted to keep the Total Gym, it as too big for the garage and the kids all got on it and abused it. So, it’s down the road and I am trying to obtain my VisionQuest HRT 3600 bike again. That’s what I really need! I have weights at the club, a ton of them and the exercise bike would be great and my wife liked the last one that I had too! There’s a guy in San Diego that has one and I am trying to figure out how to ship it up here relatively cheap.

Good night!

Brian

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