Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I tried - i did my best

got word this morning that the fellow i performed CPR on didn't make it. i take comfort i that i did my best, i did all that i could and that by doing so, it gave him a chance.  i believe that due to my efforts they got him to the UM medical center. had i done nothing, he would have left with a sheet over him at work.  like i said tough day - his name doesn't matter. i'm working through it but i know deep down that for whatever reason, i was supposed to be there that morning to help him. a lot of folks have told me I'm a hero for doing what i did, that they would have been scared to do what i did. i can only hope that if this was to happen to me, i would hope that if someone found me in that condition, they would not be scared and would do their best.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Two indians on the tootsie roll pop

also saved a life yesterday (monday 28 march) - at least it allowed him to get to hospital  gentleman was coming up the stairs with another employee and by the time they got by my cube, he started really having hard time breathing.  Started into the cube and hear a thud.  the gal with him called for help - i called security and requested our MERS team to come up to our area call 911.  he initially was breathing short breaths but was grabbing my hand, then went limp.  didn't feel heartbeat or hear breathing - rolled him over on his back and gave a couple beaths and started chest compressions.  about minute later he seemed to come around - so stopped - felt him grabbing me again.  gasps and then same thing - nothing - started back on chest compressions and then breaths as taught.  continued until our first responders showed up and turned over CPR to him.  he asked if i would watch for EMT and squad to show and direct folks away.  police and squad showed up. EMTs went to work. they did give him couple shocks from what i understand.

when they wheeled him out, he was having chest compressions and being bagged.  they took him to UM where he had two stents put in and is still in serious condition.  just hope he makes it.   all i could do is what i did - 3 minutes of chest appears to have helped get him to the UM alive.

i went to maple grove early Monday.  normally go to st paul but because i was going to work from home, figured i'd hit maple grove on Monday and mix it up a bit.    left early as i knew the weather was going to be nice.  got in around 6:10 or so.  Walked up the steps and thats when it all started to happen.

later had a tootsie roll pop (mini) - had two indians on it - never had one like that - maybe double lucky day for me and the fellow i did CPR on.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Been a good week

Been a busy week!
The venture crew met and got their pick together for the philmont trek - number 11 is the top choice. hope we get it!

Deb's eyes continue to improve.  So glad that is slowing coming to an end.  did have a bit of a panic when she found the note cards were not note cards (foldable) but postcard like.  getting new ones by monday!

Tuesday evening, we went walking with the kids (and parents).  we did 3.3 miles out at bunker lake park. it was about 55 when we started and 45 when we finished. the front was a coming hard.

Wednesday Ben found a house and put a offer in - and was accepted!  we are really excited for him.  next step is to get him moved.

Thursday was pretty quite  did 3.89 miles with the dawn patrol.  that's a hard workout for me but hey - if it was easy, everyone would be there!

Friday went over to Lar's new house for house warming party.  he's got a lot of cool stuff - sports memorabilia that covers all sports.  also has some cool collectable toys.

Saturday - we are helping Ben move - some stuff to Scott's and some to storage and some here.  have to work Saturday night - storage upgrades.

Continue to work on presentation for EMC world and University of Scouting next month.

Monday, March 21, 2016

A hiking we will go!

saturday / sunday 19/20 march
busy weekend - worked on getting all the info for the Venture crew for Philmont.  all their selections are in and they met last night - 
trek 11 is the top choice from the spreadsheet - they took their time and looked at the other treks and decided upon that one as the top - 11/9/1/5/3 in that order.

also got word that maddie is wanting to do grey wolf!  that was good to hear. 

tiffany came up and so did ben - tiffany gave some insight to the girls side of backpacking. i think it helped calm some nerves.

taxes are done - will file now and pay later in april.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Need to keep up! - st. patty's day!

falling down on the job of keeping up here!

so last week, got my run in via dawn patrol - right about 4 miles. Saturday was nice day - went out and talked to the greens about nylt to get lizzy signed up.

then got out on the bike and rode to MG!  16.7 one way - not too bad, 34 miles round trip.  The only thing I didn't do was bring two water bottles. Was a good ride none the less.

Sunday was rest day for me. didn't do much - worked on taxes and finished them up. will do final review this coming weekend.  still owe but not like last year.

Monday was good day to walk the route the kids will be walking. got the route checked out for the crew to start walking. 3.17 miles

Tuesday - C9 and then seemed like all the crazies came out at work -not our team, but other teams.  geez!  sometimes you wonder what people are thinking - maybe it was because it was PI day!

Wednesday - worked on crew stuff - got word that the spreadsheet was ready as were the trek books.  Looks pretty good but have one youth that I wonder about - he's listed a lot of "0"s on the sheet as far as interest goes.  We shall see.  On the same note, the girls are bunch of billy goats! We will be climbing some mountains!

Thursday - - St. Patty's day!   Dawn Patrol - 4.15 miles sweet! - slowest on the trail but better than not getting up!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wednesday / Thursday -march 9 and 10

wow - deb went in for cataract surgery wednesday.  allina picked us up and took us down.  she was seen at about 7:30, was in for the operation and came out at 9:13 AM. She can see!  that is so cool. the placed a lens in her left eye also. she can see pretty clearly without glasses and only only needs cheaters to read close up!

thursday i took her back - post op was fine - keep doing the eye drops and come back in 5 weeks. can't believe technology these days.

i actually stayed off the work computer yesterday as i took 8 hour vacation.  did work on the UoS presentation - changed it up a bit. i think it will be better.

worked from home today (thursday) got quite a bit done - worked on SRM and the charge back package.  also setup a meeting with SRM designers to discuss emc world.

need to get my tickets for flying out there.

first night as the official 3 rivers roundtable commissioner - overseeing all three of the RT starting to night. next steps are to have meetings regarding how to pull them all together.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday March 7

Monday March 7
plan to use this as well for work - so i can add things that happen for monthly reports.

Checked the SAP One with Mark,  Sent email to Rita and Theo - delayed the presentation till 16 due to being out on the 9th.

Verified the SRM environment.  things look good - ok to add the 3 vnxs -

Issue with mapbes02- rebooted the switch and all fine - Opened case with EMC regarding issue.  They have not got back to why it acted up.
I did get get the BES / Thales all setup. All the BES units have MG as the primary and Galway as the secondary now.

Learn Mark Kale passed away - 53 years old - too much drinking but that was his choice.  again was sorry to hear this but you do make your own path

worked with jeff / tim on the quantum. trying to get them to pick up things on backups

scouts - went to the troop meeting - jeff said he knew a kid that was interested in going. I want to check with the crew before saying yes. and find out more about the kid. i will not sacrifice the trek for one kid.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

starting off

5 march - figured i would try to track how my fitness is doing here. this morning weighed at 220.  will see what i can get down to by philmont in august.  already doing c9 on tuesday and dawn patrol on thursday mornings.  starting march 15 we start walking with the kids. need to map out some distance for them to follow.

that's all today