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FatherPOV version 2.0

Most of you have already discovered that I have “re-branded” if you will. I needed a fresh start and everything just sort of fell into place for the New Year.  I have not yet decided if I will migrate the content here or link to it. There is a Feed for my new home in the sidebar to your right.

Thank you all for reading and following me here and I hope that you will journey over and subscribe to my “upgrade.” I will see you over at my new home!

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Body by Google

I discovered this article during some reading this morning and found it fascinating. Much like Google Earth, the Body Browser, also by Google, is a 3-D rendering of the human body. There are certain browser limitations it seems for now and the article explains this. It will be interesting to see how this evolves.

Visit bodybrowser.googlelabs.com to check this out.

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Humor Today: Just For Fun

There is an old saying, “You do not really know someone until you have lived with them.” Well in a sense our nurses, when we have them, are here 8 hours a day 5 days a week. We have two that are working with my son now and they both have a habit that is just kind of annoying to me. More of a pet peeve. This isn’t a rant about skills and quite honestly is going to sound very odd coming from a man. “Is it that hard to put the toilet lid down?” There I said it and I’m sure you are laughing hysterically now. We have had many nurses over the past few years and we have never had this issue. Oddly I am experiencing it with two simultaneously. It is a conspiracy! Now to clarify I am not talking about the seat, which many men are guilty of leaving up. No, I’m referring to the lid to the toilet. Now this is probably a quirky thing for me and my wife, but we always close the lid. My wife has trained me well, so there is hope for those who are trying!

When you go into someone’s home, at least I am, more conscious of how I handle and leave things. They are not mine. I treat other people’s property with respect. Yes, that includes their toilet in my case, I leave it as I found it. Now as a guest it is possible to forget and just do what you do at home, but you would think that after several weeks of lifting the lid to use the bathroom each time it might click. The other bizarre behavior is no putting toilet paper on the holder. I know this is getting odder by the minute isn’t it. I tested to see how long it would go. After 2 1/2 rolls I finally placed the 1/2 roll on the holder. I wonder if they noticed? Probably as much as they noticed my following them and closing the lid. Mind you, we have 4 bathrooms in our house, one of which is exclusively used by his nurses because it is by his room. This is why I know it is them and not some secret test by my wife. Okay, now I’m being silly. I just find it interesting that these things happen and they just got me to thinking. That in turn was the inception of the idea and creative spark that is this post.  I do not get out much, but that is evident now more than ever I think.

Ironically, I was thinking about this today as I went about doing the housework while we actually had a nurse present and I began to also notice that one of them is constantly leaving lights on. Finally today, she used the microwave for her lunch.  I watched her remove her food and walk away without closing the door. I was shocked. So for kicks I left it open. When she was done eating she returned to the kitchen and moved the door out of her way, but did not close it, to keep it from hitting her in the head. I suppose I should note that the microwave hangs under the cabinet over the stove. When open though as soon as you turn the corner to the kitchen it is in your face, poor design! Again, nothing serious but more humor. It got me to wondering? Does her microwave at home stay open when not in use? Does she leave all the lights on in her house all day? Is she every man’s dream woman because he won’t have to worry about putting the toilet seat down? Just food for thought, but it is interesting the little things you notice about individuals when they are in your house for long periods of time. Hope this brightens someone’s day or provides a much needed laugh to ease the stress of the day.

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A Quote to Share

Read this quote and just felt that it connected with my situation and the drive my son shows me each and every day. My son is not different, it is just that everyone can not do what he does.

“We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone can do what we’re doing!”

-Lynn_Johnston

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Zemanta Joins WordPress

This update is a bit off topic, but I thought I’d share this with my readers since you too may enjoy

The logo of the blogging software WordPress.

this for your blog. I was delighted to see an announcement that Zemanta has been added to the available options for wordpress blogs. I have used this on other blogging platforms and have really enjoyed the added content it brings to blog post. The related content and imaging will hopefully come in as handy here as it has with my previous usage. One item I did notice to be different it the tag recommendations, that might come in handy. We shall see how it goes the next few weeks. Hope everyone is having a great night!

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Been MIA

Sorry I have been MIA the past few days. I have been dealing with some illness issues with my son. I am hoping to get some blogging done today. I appreciate you taking the time to read. You can sign up for site updates by email or follow me on twitter for postings. Hope everyone has a great weekend and hope I have some great reading up for you later.

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Welcome

I am “just a father” who has been placed in the unique experience of being a caregiver for my young son that has very complex medical needs due to a very rare deadly disease. Circumstances forced the issue for myself to leave my job in order to provide a quality of life for my child in our home versus an institution. Ironic isn’t it? My wife and I would sacrifice everything as we did if we were forced to do things over. It was worth it, but now we struggle as the falsely promised resources have never materialized to the extent that those in positions to help us described. We also had some very bad advising through this process by social & case workers who should have been more knowledgeable or sought out the proper answers more vigilantly. Regardless of that, we are together as a family as we should be and those sacrifices and errors are worth having that.

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