Sharon is here!
Due to my traveling limitations, the beautiful one has come to be with me (and my family) for the weekend. Today Sharon's birthday, so if you wish to wish her Many Happy Returns or something, I shall convey any comments to that effect to her directly.
We have been having lots of fun: eating strawberry shortcake, playing Star-Munchkin with her and the brothers, Dutch Blitz, watching old movies, and (of course) running about the Westfall seeing friends and killing baddies. (Did you know Barbour was a female Night Elf?)
Today's plans involve fixing computers, breakfast (and a big one!), possibilities for cake, blueberry pie, a very large fire, and X-3.
Updates will be posted if more food develops.
I am safely back home from my wanderings in Ohio, having purchased a number of cheap dandies. An inventory will be posted sooner or later.
The vision thing seems to be over, probably a side effect of the starter dose of 1000 mg, compared to my daily dose of 300 mg.
Why does no one sell TFT's cheap?
This update is being posted from a hotel neary Dayton, as we prepare for a day of walking around the world's largest radio and computer flea market and show.
Most muscles in my body are sore due to the seizure, from my jaw (you'd think it was pretty tough) to my neck, shoulders, arms and legs. Its the feeling you have after you take up doing weights suddenly and your body complains.
I'll be walking about the market with my 1 year younger brother Daniel, searching for computer deals and other interesting things.
I visited another Doctor yesterday, and she has scheduled me for some bloodwork on Monday. They will want a EEG to be done before too long, and a neurosurgeon to take a look at the results. I'm already on Phenytoin, a anti-seizure medication. It is giving me very slightly blurred vision, similar to standing up quickly after 5 hours reading. This may be due to the starting dosage of 1000 mg, 3.1 times normal size. Blurred vision is listed as one of the possible side effects.
Thus I am looking forward to a (slightly sore) fun day making deals and hanging out with Dan. He will be driving us back home later tonight, as my Dad is heading on East for work-related stuff.
Thank you so much for all your prayers, I shall keep you all updated as the situation progresses.
I don't have much time right now, but here is my event for this summer.
Yesterday, at the beginning of a 5 hour drive to Dayton, Ohio, I felt sick just moments after leaving the neighborhood. I felt woozy and dizzy, and contemplated pulling the car over. The next thing I knew, a paramedic was telling me I had a seizure.
I had pulled the car over and stopped it safely before the seizure had begun. I'm feeling much better now, and my brother will be doing the driving.
I've got to go, ta-tah!
There is an interesting enigma related to graduating. During the months preceding graduation, I was quite worried about the Rest Of Life, and what I would do with it. Once that became settled (for the next few years, at least), only a couple weeks before the end of the semester, I relaxed and stopped worrying about such things. Then summer arrived, and I realized I had no work lined up. Normally (in past years) I would have been worrying about what I would do with the summer. In a sense my perspective has been drawn further out. Now I feel old.
Right now it looks as though my summer will be spent working on an important (and rather nasty) porting project. Wings is a radio station automation system, in essence, a program that runs a radio station via predefined scheduling rules, satellite feeds, local recording, and recording other radio stations. My dad wrote it over a number of years, beginning in the mid 90's. It is currently in use in around 100 stations in countries from Eastern Europe to my own county. It was written to run under DOS, and never moved to windows because windows has never been stable enough to run for months at a time. The now-ancient Wings systems of the world are slowing fading out as finding hardware to support their then state-of-the-art abilities is no longer possible.
The job for the summer is to move Wings to the Linux operating system, thus allowing Christian radio stations around the world to keep using their radio stations with a mininum of expense and effort.
What does this mean for me? Its time to start coding in Linux, something I have yet to seriously attempt.
I have my worries, learning a new environment, attempting to mess with 10 year-old code, and being more useful than confused, but I also have hopes of doing something truly significant this summer. I could go back to painting walls with my old Spanish teacher, but this is probably more important.
After many miles and much craziness, I have arrived safely at home in Indiana. Seeing as it has been a while since I have posted, I shall now attempt to define several basic big things that have happened.
I have graduated from LeTourneau with my B.S. in Computer Science Engineering.
I have accepted an offer from the University of Notre Dame to study for my Doctorate in Computer Science. Notre Dame is located about 50 miles from my family here in Indiana.
I am not quite sure what I will be doing for the summer.
My family continues to spread across the world, with brothers going to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Singapore this year.
I will soon be an Uncle, as my eldest brother, Enoch, and his wife, Tiffany, are "great with child".
I am saddened and happy to be graduated and leaving all my friends from LetU.
In light of all these events, I am seeking to send out mass e-mails updating my contact information. My new e-mail address is osomoore, and at gmail.com. (Direct representation of the address invites spammers.)
I shall attempt to keep people updated on the status of the universe.
Thanks for reading!