"Uncle" Matt Schaeffer, my sister in-law's brother, is staying with us this week. He's been here since Sunday and has been helping out a ton. He's got two young boys of his own (in Philly) so he knows the drill. Floyd loves playing baseball and "doing iPad" with Uncle Matt, so they are really hitting if off. I don't have any pics of them yet, but I'll take some and post on my next entry.
Here's one of Uncle Matt with Orion:
Speaking of hitting, it was nice to see the Phils bust out last night (10-3 win over the Reds) in Utley's 2011 debut.
(Dude's shirt says "METS SUCK" - haha)
(Chooch was safe -- bad call, blue)
Matt drove me to my clinic visit yesterday. I saw one of the doctors and one of the fellows on Dr. Damon's team. They essentially said that of any "Day +53" recovering stem cell marrow transplant patients, I'm in the best shape they've ever seen. Now that's pretty f*ckin cool.
I'm still tired most of the time, but I feel like the energy level is picking up a bit this week, which is great. Still no hair growth, except the tiniest of whiskers coming in on my mustache -- not sure if you can see in this pic.
(jg - 5/24/2011)
This is a far cry from how I looked oh, 15 years ago. I know these pics are really scary, but since Jackson sent me a bunch of old yeP! pics this week, I had to post these two classics.
(scary jg with Tocchet jersey, mullet, floods, and Docksides. OH MY!)
(scary jg from the back -- holy jeez!)
Still haven't heard my old band? Check out some of the shows on the Live Music Archive.
Let's see... what else is going on? In addition to shelling out way to much cash on play structure for the kids (coming this Thursday), it's clear that we're going to need to re-landscape a little in the backyard. The previous owners put the patio stones down waaaay too close to the big redwood. The stones are already being pushed up by the roots:
So we're gonna pull everything back about a foot. Not sure when though.
Last but not least, salesforce.com had a rockin quarter. Too bad my stock stops vesting while I'm on leave. Just another incentive to get back to work sooner than later! salesforce is an amazing place to work. Check out the job ops on our careers site, and let me know if you're interested in anything.
I will kick its ass,