Monday, January 18, 2010
Current blog at HouseofCarr.com
It's been a few years since I've posted over here; I didn't even remember what kind of layout I had. Still, I use this as a cyber-bookmark to make sure people can trace me down. Check out my current website at houseofcarr.com.
yet another musing of steve-o @ 8:19:00 AM   0 comments
Monday, May 14, 2007
IMPORTANT NEWS YOU MISSED
If you're reading this, then chances are you still haven't figured out that I moved my blog. All my stuff is now over at beitcarr.com. It's a wonderful place, where all you're internet dreams can come true. Unless you're a pervert. Then you need help.

Use a RSS reader? Here's the link to the new blog feed: feed://echochurch.org/beitcarr/?feed=rss2
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Monday, April 23, 2007
Movin' On Over
So far, things have gone well with the change over to the new blog at beitcarr.com. If you link to this blog, you might want to edit the old blogspot address to the new one.

Some of you might be wondering about the new RSS feed. If you have a feed reader like Google, drop this link feed://echochurch.org/beitcarr/?feed=rss2 into your RSS reader and you should be good to go.

Hope that info helps.
yet another musing of steve-o @ 11:52:00 AM   0 comments
Monday, April 16, 2007
We've Moved
Well, friends, it's about time to wrap up this beitcarr.blogspot.com site. I was able to pull all of my posts over to the new beitcarr.com site. I'll still leave this site up for awhile until I'm 100% sure there's nothing else I need, but for my regular blogging, you'll now have to check out beitcarr.com. That's beitcarr.com . For RSS feeds, check out the bottom of the page there.

Make a note of it.

Did I mention beitcarr.com?
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006
I Don't Swim In Your Toilet . . .
I left Kelly at the hospital this afternoon so I could return home and get ready for our prayer gathering. I spent about two and a half hours in the NICU; I keep feeling better and better.

Anyway, I hit a red light at the intersection of Dorchester and Reading, where there's a little garden area on the side of the road. I noticed a man standing by the landscaping, staring down at it intently. I then noticed a stream being projected from his midsection.

Yes friends, the guy was peeing on the garden.

Now this wasn't the first time I have witnessed public urination in an urban setting. I grew up going to church in Price Hill so you could say I have a unique understanding of the communal whiz. But here's what I found puzzling about this gentleman I observed this afternoon:

1) It was in broad daylight. If you are going to take a leak out in the open, it's best to wait until after hours. If it was night, this guy could've gone on the sidewalk and the cover of darkness would've made it too difficult to discern what he was doing.

2) It was during rush hour. The clock hit 5:00 as I was driving through the intersection. This is the busiest time of day for this particular intersection. Seriously, any other time of day and fewer cars drive by. This guy picked the ultimate drive-time in which to let loose.

3) There were acceptable alternatives available. This little garden area butts up to a wooded area. Accessing the wooded area only required an additional six steps and would've allowed optimal coverage.

So even now, I'm confused. I wish I had rolled down the window and asked the guy why he decided to micturate before all God's people next to that landscaping. But any guy crazy enough to tinkle on a garden in broad daylight would most likely be crazy enough to kill me. So maybe I made the right decision in not asking, but this will most definitely haunt me for years to come.

And to think: I get gun-shy in airport bathrooms . . .
yet another musing of steve-o @ 5:38:00 PM   2 comments
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Still Yellow, But Less Mellow
This is me . . . turning the corner.

By far, the best day of the past couple of weeks. I'm still a little out of it, but I'm heading out into the clearing.

This morning Kelly and I were preparing to go to her doctor appointment. Her appointment got cancelled so we went out and bought Kaelyn a crib. We now officially have everything we need to bring the little girl home.

And speaking of the little girl, my nine-day hiatus ended this evening as I felt good enough to spend an hour with her. Holding her was great; she had this grin of contentment on her face as I explained to her where daddy has been.

Kaelyn is growing well; she's regained the weight she lost and is now at 4 pounds, 8 ounces. Unfortunately, she had another apnea episode last night so it restarts the clock. She has to go seven days with no episodes. So now we just wait till she's ready to come home.

Life's getting better. It looks like we've made it.
yet another musing of steve-o @ 9:12:00 PM   1 comments
Monday, February 27, 2006
Day By Day
This was probably the most depressing week of my life. To go an entire week without getting to see your new child is nothing but suck. I think I've turned a corner, but I'm still struggling. I'm still trying to keep a positive attitude about things, but if I don't get back to normal this week I might have to go on a shooting spree.

In an effort to let you in on my world, here's some of my observations about my Hepatitis A.
  • It's felt like someone punching you in the gut. I guess it's a swollen liver that puts stress on your stomach that makes you feel this way. My appetite vanished; I finally forced myself to start eating on Thursday. And even though I haven't eaten, I feel bloated.
  • My temperature would spike in the evenings. So I'd feel OK through most of the afternoon only to get a fever at night. Fortunately I've had two nights in a row with no incidents, which is another thing that has led me to believe I'm on the back end of this.
  • I'm jaundiced. Kaelyn had some jaundice and I struggled to see it; mine is noticeable. Since my liver isn't working right, I have a yellow pigmentation in my face and upper body that looks freaky. The worst is that the whites of my eyes are yellow too. So far this has no sign of stopping.
  • I'm constantly exhausted. Simply walking a few steps causes me to lose my breath.
  • In addition to all this, I lost my ability to concentrate which made it almost impossible to read. So it was a full week of watching television. I forgot how much bad TV is televised in the course of a week. And this is the first day I've felt like typing in a few days as well.
But, like I said, I think the end is near. Tomorrow marks two weeks since I first developed symptoms so that's quite long enough as far as I'm concerned.

So here's to no more Hepatitis. That would rock.
yet another musing of steve-o @ 2:21:00 PM   4 comments
Friday, February 24, 2006
Cutie



Our little peanut!
The tube you see in the picture is actually no longer there as of today. Kaelyn yanked it out (for about the fifth time!). She let them know she was done with that! Anyway, she's eating more from the bottle now so she may not have to have the tube back in. All of this is progress toward getting her home! : )
yet another musing of steve-o @ 10:00:00 PM   11 comments
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Thriller Night

Well, since Steve is on hiatus with his hepatitis status, I figured I should entertain the masses in his place.

Steve's jaundice gives him a look as if he has a bit of a tan. Except for those yellow eyes. A little creepy and yet kind of cool at the same time. Reminds me of the Michael Jackson Thriller video. Remember it? I had the video with the whole behind the scenes making of stuff (that we take for granted on DVDs today). Anyway, I remember when they showed how they made Michael Jackson into the werewolf character pictured here. They put these HUGE yellow contact-like things that covered his entire eyeball. Ick! I can't imagine what that felt like! Anyway, when I see Steve right now, I am reminded of these yellow contacts.
yet another musing of steve-o @ 8:55:00 PM   4 comments
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Me and My Hepatitis
Why the silence? I've still been sick. Really sick.

Went to the doctor [again] and this time they ran blood work on me. They even sent me over to Deaconess Hospital to get an ultrasound of my gall bladder [it's a boy]. The bloodwork confirmed:

I have acute viral hepatitis A.

Ain't I special?

Unfortunately there are no antibiotics they can give me so I'm left to ride it out, which could be up to two weeks.

Overall, we're upbeat about things but this is getting a little crazy.
yet another musing of steve-o @ 12:06:00 PM   4 comments

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