Ozarks

July 9, 2007

Back from Lake of the Ozarks and Kelli had to take off on a business trip.  We haven’t spent the night under the same roof in 2 weeks!  One would think that would lead to serious partying, alas, no such luck.  same ole’ same ole’ around the house.

However, good times were had at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The Fettkether clan was as boisterous as ever.  Plenty of libations and good times were had by all.  I played both real and miniature golf (rocked in on the miniature, not so much on the real links).  Threw plenty of cards.  Ate and ate.  Conversed.  Swam in the lake.  And went for some boat rides.  Honestly though, anything smaller than 35 feet should stay off of that lake past 11am.  But all in all, it was a great time.

Also of note… I bought a sail boat!  A 1991 18′ Hobie Cat SE.  All sorts of fun toys come with it (new sails, beach wheels, harnesses, trailer box, etc.).  Now all I have to do is figure out how to get it from the middle of nowhere back to Tulsa.  Road trip anybody?

I’ll keep you informed and work on getting some pictures taken.  The rain is supposed to break but the heat is supposed to rise, so perhaps that will result in some indoor activity.

- Jesse

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Dr. House

July 2, 2007

I’m back up to 80% and going back to work this AM.  Which is good.  Let me back up…

Friday we had some people over, grilled some salmon  and had a few drinks.  NO big deal.  I woke up in the middle of the night not feeling my best, but figured it was nothing.  The next morning I didnt feel well at all and sure enough, ye ole spots on the throat.  So I called in sick and scheduled an appointment.  Went in, negative for strep but here are some pills.  Done and done.

Fast forward to Thursday.  Still not feeling well.  Fever 105F, heart rate 125.  Throat nearly swollen shut with white stuff.  Go back into the doctor.  Negative for strep, tonsillitis,  and everything else they tested for.  So they shot me full antibiotics (ouch, my “hip” hurt for HOURS!) and sent me home with some steroid pills.  By Saturday I was hacking up pieces of my throat that should not have been there to begin with and bursting throat puss blisters.  Not cool.  but was feeling better.  As of today I’m back up to like 80%.  So alls well that ends well I guess.  Except I missed a week of work and life in general…

Kelli and Kaldun are on vacation in Dubuque.  Kelli comes home on Thursday and I leave on Friday to meet Kaldun with the Fettkether family clan in the Lake of the Ozarks.  I had hoped to bring my new sail boat, but alas, I do not have one yet.  Yet.  Still shopping so I hope I remedy that soon.

Otherwise it continues to rain in Oklahoma and there is talk to the Corps flooding Tulsa since the lake is past full and the river already fills its banks.  My house is high and dry, but a bad prospect anyway.  Normal flow is 30,000 cf/s and the current flow is 80,000.  The lake is some 20 feet high I guess.  What a turnaround from the 10′ low it was last year!

I had better wrap up and get off to work. I was too sick to post pictures, I swear!

- Jesse

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