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A few notes on status here at CQ ...
After my back surgery, I have been on medical disability and not able to do much but sit and blog. That may sound like heaven to some -- and it has been fun -- but it gets wearisome when you have few other choices. That comes to an end tomorrow. I will return to my job for the first time in eight weeks, and I'm glad to be getting back to normal. In fact, I got a nice phone call from one of my peers to tell me how much he looked forward to having me back in the office.
Of course, this means my productivity will return to normal levels, somewhere between 4-6 posts a day most days. I've had fun posting 12-15 times a day during the week, but unfortunately I can't match that pace under normal conditions.
It's been a tough summer, but I should mention how well the First Mate is doing and thank you for all your prayers and support. Her anemia has pretty much disappeared and the viral infections have almost all cleared up. Her energy has returned and her stamina has been excellent, especially in the last two or three weeks. She really seems more like herself than she has in months, and it's been wonderful to see that.
She'll have a tough adjustment when I go back to work in having a really empty house without our dogs Cory and Angel. Based on a reader recommendation, I bought the book Dog Heaven and read it to both the FM and Little Admiral this afternoon. Cynthia Rylant wrote and illustrated a wonderful book, and it really was comforting to all three of us. I know it helped our four-year-old granddaughter understand about the death of her furry friends.
I hope all of you have a better summer than we have, and stick around -- there'll be plenty to debate here at CQ.Sphere It View blog reactions
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