This Monday, 2/4/12, I woke up and went to my PC to check my messages, tweets and Facebook posts. One of the messages that I’ve read took me by surprise that my good friend, Dave Mackey, has started treatment for prostate cancer. I wasn’t aware that he had been diagnosed until then, and that is what got me both acting brave and being scared to death.
Being brave is facing a bat who had flown into your house. Being scared is yelling out loud and scaring the bat to where it’ll harm you.
This isn’t the first time that cancer struck Dave’s family. His twin brother, Bob, had battle leukemia in the past, and won and even breast cancer took Dave’s first wife, Tracy, who was an elementary school special education teacher, on 10/1/05.
My thought and prayers goes out to Dave and his family has they continue to march on despite the cancer. Get well soon, Dave.
You may have heard about both the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, CO and the #TheaterShooting in Aurora, CO, each happened within a couple weeks of each other. On the contrary, you may have thought that I’ve perished during one of the two events. Well, guess what? I’m STILL alive and well.
The reason why I hadn’t been able to access a computer without worrying about the time limit is that my current PC was taken in to the repair shop and had a bad hard drive replaced with an even better one. (Don’t ask me about the internal hard drive’s space, FYI.)
Now that hard part’s over with, I’m back to tweeting, Facebooking, and such and such. 😀
(Updates on the Waldo Canyon fire containment to be updated as soon as it becomes available.)
If anyone’s reading this blog, then you know that despite the fires happening in Waldo Canyon here in Colorado Springs, I just happen to be A-OK. Concerning the big 3 network affiliates (NBC’s KOAA 5, CBS’s KKTV 11 and ABC’s KRDO 13) a great chunk of local programming, including network programming, has either been pre-empted and/or live footage shown alongside regular programming. The FOX (21) and CW (57) channels chose to keep their viewers informed via crawl while airing regular programming.
I, on the other hand, is currently living within the city limits and hoping that the fire, now 25% contained, doesn’t spread to other areas.
I’m writing this blog to let everyone know that since I do live in Colorado Springs, I’m grateful to know that there are people that I’ve met on the internet over the years who are concerned about me, and I want to say thanks.