Friday, February 13, 2009

Nathan and his new Go-Cart.
Hercules and his usual laying position

Debbie and Monte stuck ... hahahahahahahaha

More Debbie and Monte stuck

And even more of Debbie and Monte and Tecia and Ben stuck. They tried to baha it through a snow drift ... just didn't work too well. :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I have to park my car on a hill at work because there is not sufficient parking at my work. So today at work, like every other day at work, I park my car, put the emergency brake on and go to work. At about 11:00 AM I get the message that someone hit my car. I go out and there is a trailer right up next to the front of it. They have me back up and look at what I see, except the fender/bumper part is up against my BRAND NEW tire on the drivers side. Well I guess a guy was driving his truck and trailer down the hill and he looks over and his trailer had passed him and slammed into my car, moving my car back a ways (skid marks are on the road). The trailer had wood and metal (trash) in it and apparently it was heavy and apparently it came off the back of the truck. These pictures don't do it any justice but if you had seen the stuff that the cop and whoever else was digging out of the front of my car you wouldn't think this was an easy thing. My grill is gone, the inside is broken all to bits, the bumper has cracks in it and the fenders on both sides have been broken on the inside. All those lights are broken. Now I get to drive the green dump truck. Lucky me. :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Brain Scans and Jenna's Report

Well, I finally got around to taking pictures of my mom's brain scan so I can post it on here ... I'm sure she won't mind. :)

This one is a picture drawn by Dr. Perry Cook at the Lander Regional Medical Center (in case any of you don't know who she is) explaining what an aneurysm is. It is a hernia in the wall of a blood vessel. They can happen anywhere. My Grandpa Shaffer had a AAA which is an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Anyway, to the next picture ...
This is a picture that Dr. Perry Cook drew of what a normal brain should look like without blood etc. The dark outside circle is the skull. The next circle would be the dura (hard) mater (membrane). Blood that gets inbetween the skull and the dura mater is called epi (above) dural blood usually caused from an outside injury. The next circle would be the arachnoid membrane. Blood that is between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane is called the sub dural blood. Blood that collects on the other side of the arachnoid membrane is called the subarachoid blood. The blood vessels and arteries that have aneurysms are in the subarachnoid space. The center would be the brain.
This is an angiogram of someone else who has an aneurysm that hasn't burst yet. Can you tell where it is? HINT it is about the size of birdseed and it is in the center upper portion of the brain. Here is a closer picture of what it looks like. Very tiny.

The top photo is a photo of mom's scan and the bottom is a normal brain scan. Mom's has a lot of dark color and you can't see the lines in the brain too well meaning a lot of blood in the brain. The blood is dark in the scans.

Again the top photo is mom's and the bottom is someone elses. She had said that mom must have been moving a little because her head is tilted a little.

This is Jenna's grade. She did very well in my opinion! :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Your Name - Tanya
Four letter word - toad
Boy name - Tanner
Girl name - Taylor
Occupation - transcriptionist
Color - tan
Beverage - tea
Something found in a bathroom - towel
A Place - Tetons
Reason for being late - tired
Food - Tacos
Something you shout - That's It!