Chico baby second youngest to get heart transplant at Stanford

Posted on May 17, 2010 by Stephen
Posted: 05/16/2010 12:16:36 AM PDT

CHICO "They told us it would take 10 months," Jason Peterson recalled while his daughter Mackenzie leaned against his knees and balanced on her wobbly toddler legs.

That's how long it might take to get a donor heart for little Mackenzie who was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy at the age of 3 months.

Finally Ready

Posted on May 16, 2010 by Stephen

Yesterday I took the boat over to Les Schwab in Livermore to have new ST215 75R14 tires put on the trailer. The staff was excellent and the facilities were easy to navigate with the trailer in tow. It took a little bit of planning to make all of the turns with the boat, but there was plenty of room to maneuver the truck and trailer.

10 Reasons Beer is better than Religion

Posted on May 04, 2010 by Stephen

1) No one will kill you for not drinking beer.
2) Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex.
3) Beer has never caused a major war.
4) They don't force beer on minors who can't think for themselves.
5) When you have beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to give it away.
6) Nobody's ever been: burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured to death over his brand of beer.
7) You don't have to wait 2,000+ years for a second beer.
8) There are laws saying that beer labels can't lie to you.
9) You can prove you have a beer.
10) If you have devoted your life to beer, there are groups to help you stop.

Clean Boat!

Posted on May 02, 2010 by Stephen

We finally made it out to clean the boat! We used the vacuum bay to vacuum the dust off of our winter cover and the snap-covers. The vacuum made the covers much cleaner. We washed the outside and inside of the boat. I had to remove the snap-in carpet so I could clean the floor of the boat. I swear that when the water first hit the boat's interior and exterior, mud slowly caked off of the gel-coat. Thank goodness for scupper holes! I washed the boat's floor with water and pushed most of the dirt and gunk towards the scupper holes. After about 3 and a half hours of work, the boat looks almost new. A problem with leaving the boat in storage so long is that the battery has only 8V of charge. We bought a trickle charger from West Marine (2/10/15 Amp) 3 stage charger. I just have to get the battery out of the boat and take it home to charge.

Relay for Life

Posted on May 01, 2010 by Stephen

Who would have thought that their luminary bag would be found at the Bakersfield Relay for Life? I didn't eve know I had a bag until I got a picture of it from my brother. My mom had bought the bag to help raise money for cancer research. During the walk, my brother's co-worker BJ found it and took a picture with his phone. He sent it to my brother who then forwarded it on to me. I had to call my mom to see if she had bought it. I never thought I would be on this side of the cancer line. Cancer Sucks!