Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Good day in Astoria

We spent a good day in Astoria, Oregon. We went there to see our grandson wrestle. In between matches we went to Fort Stevens State Park. I have been there before, but I explored it more today. It is full of history. There is a wonderful museum, picnic area, and many trails.

This is some of the information in the museum.

Now, for the reason we went. Logan, a senior at Banks High School, wrestled in district matches for a position at state. He had a forfeit and a pin yesterday. Today he had one of the top wrestlers in the district as an opponent the first match. it was a tough match, but he lost 3 - 0. He won the next two matches and took third place. He goes to state next weekend in Portland.

He is wearing a nose protection, because he broke his nose earlier in the season.
Proud Grandma & Grandpa

Logan and his girlfriend, Dannielle.

A real winner.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


What a beautiful day. I convinced Mike that we needed to walk around the lake. Mike is doing well. The doctor and I wondered if his head was still bleeding between the skull and the brain because some of his symptoms has reappeared after the surgery. Another CAT scan was done on Friday, and yes there is a little bleeding, but when we went to the doctor yesterday, we reported that the symptoms were less noticeable. The doctor said we would watch for symptoms, but he said the bleeding could stop on its own and eventually go away with out further treatment. When Mike was released from the hospital, the doctor told him that he needed to contact an ear, nose, and throat surgeon, because he had a tumor somewhere in the area of behind his nose, and to the left side. We have contacted a surgeon at Oregon Health Sciences University and he has an appointment for next Tuesday. WOW!
On Monday I played bridge. I am pleased to report that I was the winner for that day.
We had a Red Hat outing Monday evening. One of my good friends and red hat sisters had a stroke on the same day that Mike found out about his clots. She has been in the hospital and is now in Providence rehab center. She is doing great. She is walking with a cane, speaking quite clearly, and even using her left hand and arm some. We didn't want to have a party without Betty, so we took the party to Betty. After the visit we had dinner at Sweet Tomato. It was a wonderful February red hat event.
A lovely day at the lake, even for ducks.

Mike and Roxi are enjoying the walk.

We saw Daniel and Scott on our walk. Daniel was trying to catch a fish.

Eldonna drove the church van, so that we could all go together to see Betty. Thank you, Eldonna.

Dinner at Sweet Tomato.






Betty with her new red hat.

The party was enjoyed by all, especially Betty.

Daniel is out the door on his way to school. This was his first day of school in Vernonia.