Ahhh-ooooooooo! Werewolves of San Rafael. So much has happened since my last update -- most of it very good, some of it not so great. I will provide a medical update, share some highlights and a few pics.
On a personal note, trick or treating in San Rafael last night was awesome. It was a balmy 69 degrees after sundown, and it seemed that everyone in town converged on the Gerstle Park neighborhood. Fortunately, Eyan got some good pics of the fam. Also some of the houses were absolutely spooktacular -- didn't get many pics of these.
Oh, and all you NorEasters who are sick of us left-coasters hazing you about the weather out here, you can kiss my skinny white touchas! :) The hazing will never stop (until the big earthquake hits, then the tables will be turned.)
Floyd's tiger outfit from last year still fit him, and Orion wore Floyd's old Monkey costume.
|H and O|
|Hobbes - I mean, Floyd|
|Ryder, Sarah, Heather, and Orion|
The other big event was the LLS' Light the Night walk in San Francisco. There was an amazing turnout and overall the LLS raised close to $500,000 from all the teams and walkers. The top team was "Love for Landers," sponsored by the SF Giants raising almost $85k. Salesforce came in 2nd with $45k. Most of the company matches aren't counted yet, so I bet we'll get up to $60k. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
|$45k in four weeks! Not bad!|
Patrick Landers works for the SF Giants and has already been through hell in his battle. His "Day -8" was yesterday -- how crazy is that -- so his transplant is coming up in 7 days.
YOU WILL KICK ITS ASS, PATRICK!!!
Patrick's story here: http://pages.lightthenight.org/sf/SanFran11/SanFranciscoGiants
Final Salesforce numbers here: http://pages.lightthenight.org/sf/SanFran11/salesforce
My numbers here: http://pages.lightthenight.org/sf/SanFran11/JGreene
Donations are still being accepted on all pages. On a lighter note, I did a tune with the Cheeseballs before the walk.
|Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale!|
The news on my condition remains very good. I had a minor setback this weekend though. My fatigue level was just insane. Honestly, it felt like I had regressed three months. I spent most of Saturday and Sunday in bed -- not Sunday night though :) Wooooo Iggles!
I was pretty beat yesterday when I saw my team... my doctor thinks it was just fatigue or maybe I was fighting something, because the counts look good. I'm running myself a bit ragged at work, so I guess I need to slow down a bit -- easier said than done. Other than the pace, work is awesome. It's so great to be making a real impact on the success of a great company and to be on a team where you love everyone you work with. We'll see how it goes.
The other thing that's driving me nuts is my feet. They feel like they are all puffy -- they're not -- and they are always much colder than they should be. It's currently 69 degrees in the garoffice but I'm soaking 'em in warm water. I mean, really. Soaking my feet? Aren't you supposed to be like 80 years old for that? Before I go to bed, I put a heating pad between the two blankets down by where my feet are going to be so that area's all warm. Oy vey. At least it didn't snow here ;)
Maybe I shouldn't have said anything. Sunny and 75 tomorrow, but it's gonna cool down and rain later in the week.
Little Arrows gigs continue as well. Today was really fun, and no, Matty, I didn't record anything -- kinda wish I had. I lost myself in Standing On The Moon, and played a rockin The Last Time among others. One of the kids -- ironically, named Harmony -- took to giving me big bear hugs during many of the songs. Good stuff.
There's so much more, obviously -- life with two kids under 4 is crazy, as many of you know -- but I gotta call it a night. Go Eagles, Go Flyers.
Full recovery bound... no matter what,