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On Twitter they called our weekend blizzard the DC Snowpocalypse. Hyperbole, indeed. But it did claim a victim in that my husband appears to have shoveled out our driveway one time too many. He had an odd and very abrupt episode yesterday an hour after he came in from shoveling— no chest pains but really bad nausea and dizziness. He could not even walk. I had persuaded him to let me take him to the emergency room only after it didn't get better in a few hours. When he couldn't make it to the car, we had to call an ambulance.

I stopped worrying as much when we got to the ER because they checked him out quickly and then made us wait. We are now trapped in an episode of House; he actually feels much better but he is still in the hospital undergoing test after test while they try to figure out what happened.

His birthday is in January. I am getting him a snow blower.

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Dec. 23rd, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Ach! So sorry to hear this! Keep us posted, and let me know if there's anything I can do to help!
Dec. 23rd, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mindy. We're holding up OK so far.
Dec. 23rd, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Jason's birthday is in January, too. Those Capricorns.

But I hope you get out of your episode of House very quickly, like right away, and that all turns out for the best and he comes home tomorrow and there's nothing wrong or there's a pretty basic explanation for what happened. In the meantime, I'll be thinking of you two.

Dec. 23rd, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Thanks, Oz. Nice to have friends.
Dec. 23rd, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Crikey! I hope he's ok. My husband drives me crazy with his shoveling. He HAS a snow-blower! But he likes to shovel. In the predawn hours. Because heaven forbid someone DRIVE on the driveway before he shovels it. Most of the time, I don't even know he's up and he's already out there shoveling. Scares the piss out of me!

Sending good thoughts your way.
Dec. 23rd, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
They sounds like twins! Keep an eye on him, too, then. And thanks.
Dec. 23rd, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Sending good wishes from here - hope he is ok - a warning is a good thing, no matter what it is a warning of. So here's hoping it is figured out quickly and completely.
Will keep you in my thoughts.
Dec. 23rd, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Dec. 23rd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! Next year, hide the shovels! I learned long ago that shoveling could at its best, throw out my back, and at its worst, give me a heart attack, so I don't do it. I only push. Or use a broom. And do it multiple times through a storm.

Luckily, this year, when it wasn't enough, we had neighbors who came by with a lawn tractor and a snow blower.

So I guess you should move here!

Give that guy our best. And give him beer!
Dec. 23rd, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'll pass that on, Scott!
Jan. 30th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Bezos, Jobs, & ebooks
Hi, Karen,

I came to your journal by way of a prescient and hilarious comment you made in response to a recent Publishing Perspective ("Apple is Up to Something Publishers May Not Like"). Bezos and Jobs/Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun, indeed. I was delighted to find your journal equally witty and dead-on accurate, and I wish you every success with TURNABOUT. Regarding the discussion of enhanced ebooks, as luck would have it my next novel lends itself well to the technology, and publisher and I are just now plotting a strategy to exploit it. Should prove interesting.

My best,

Glenn Kleier
author, "The Last Day" (Warner Books, 1998)
"The Knowledge of Good & Evil" (Macmillan/TOR/Forge, Feb. 2011)
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Bezos, Jobs, & ebooks
Why, thank you, Glenn! Good luck with the new book-- just so it's not a vook. I really don't see the point of those.
Glenn Kleier
Feb. 3rd, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Bezos, Jobs, & ebooks
No concerns, Karen, not a vook. BTW, release for THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL is now scheduled for July 19, 2011. Here's a FB link, if you'd like a sneak peek.


All the best,

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