Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Foot Update

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After seeing the doctor today he decided to keep me off work for awhile longer. I can walk with my boot and a little with my Sketcher shoes. It is healing slow though.

Our cats

Shadow drifting in and out of sleep, using Pixel as a pillow. Click on image to enlarge,

Sue and I are a little nuts about our cats. They are everywhere we are. When we are awake they seem to have a magical ability to appear on our laps. I will look down and a cat will be there. I have no memory of how it got there.

They sleep with and on us, well mostly on me. To get an idea what that is like when you go to bed get a couple of 10 pound bags of rice and have someone lay them on you and keep them there all night.

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, one of them will decide to sing to us, nice.

Yup, that's our life. We love them.

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Trains are on Twitter

Trains on Twitter on Flipboard on an iPad.
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Here's something new school. I have taken an old Twitter feed I was using for a class I was teaching and am now using it as a Train Photo Feed. This enables folks to get to these photos on a wide range of devices from a cell phone to an iPad to a desktop computer. If you have any interest in Trains on Twitter please check it out.

Remember the feed was used for something else before so you can just ignore the month's old non-train posts there. It is here:

I am not expecting this to be everybody's cup of tea. For some, creating a Twitter Feed for your train photos might be a way to share your pictures with others. If you have a a twitter Train Feed I would love to hear about it.

Here is a photo of another post viewed on an iPhone using Twitterific.

Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think.


~Steve Sloan

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jeff passed his last CPA Exam

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Last week we got the exciting news that Jeff passed his last CPA exam. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the statutory title of qualified accountants in the United States who have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have met additional state education and experience requirements for certification as a CPA. This is very exciting. Jeff graduated from SJSU with an accounting degree less than a year ago and went right into studying for and passing his four exams. He didn't skip a beat. Jeff is now working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s pre-eminent professional services organizations. He has to serve under a CPA for a certain amount of time before he becomes a CPA himself.

The photo above was taken last weekend at my birthday celebration at our home.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Burmese Appendage

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As I type this I am reaching over my Burmese cat Pixel to reach the keyboard of my laptop. Pixel is pretty attached to me. He adores me in fact. He follows me everywhere. He is in my lap all the time. He sleeps between my legs at night. Since I have been off work after my work injury he has become my new appendage.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The view from the World Trade Center

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In June of 1996 my wife Sue, son Kenneth and I went to New York City and to the top of the World Trade Center. I will never forget that trip and the amazing view from up there. Who would have guessed that in just a little over five years our country would change forever and that change would happen right here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Oh sweet freedom

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On Thursday I got a walking boot. I cannot wear it all the time. I have to keep my foot up a lot to reduce swelling and I seem to be reacting to whatever kind of foam the thing is lined with. But, I can walk now!

The day I got it I felt like singing like Aretha Franklin:

Oh freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, yeah freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, ooh freedom!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Getting by with help from family and friends

Youngest son Kenneth and I. Click on photo to enlarge.

I am getting by with help from family and friends. Susie has done so much for me. Son Jeff made my shower accessible. Since I cannot drive on Tuesday youngest son Kenneth spent his only day off work in two weeks with me. We went to the whine and dine social time together. Amy Marsh led my ride for me. I am on the slow road to recovery. I really appreciate all the help and support.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

3 cats on the bed

Our bed is their bed. Click on photo to enlarge!

Shadow, Tupper and Pixel grab avalable space between our bodies and legs! I wonder why we sometimes have neck and back aches in the morning?

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

My Jones Fracture

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About 25 years ago I worked as a photo lab tech at UC Med Center in San Francisco. I never thought then I would be scanning my own X-rays. But, here they are. This is of the fifth metatarsal in my right foot. This is the bone that leads up to the pinkie toe inside my right foot.