We made our semi-annual visit for Erin to have an MRI, followed by our semi-annual visit to JImBoy Tacos. Erin had the MRI at 1pm followed by an appointment at 2:15 pm with Dr. Lallana, the neuro-oncologist, who reads his own MRIs. He said her MRI was great! If anything there has been a slight decrease in the enhanced area of scar tissue. Erin complained about a lump on the back of her neck. He said it is probably a lypoma – a benign fatty tumor, but arranged for her to have a CAT scan. He called radiology and they said that they would fit her in today.
When we got down to radiology, they said that one machine was tied up, so that only one was being used for regular appointments and drop-ins, so that there would be an hour to 2 hour wait, but they could schedule another appointment another day. We decided to wait it out, which took almost an hour and a half. So, we ended up spending 3 1/2 hours at Kaiser.
Erin seems in good spirits.
For our Tuesday lunch out today we went to a little hole-in-the-wall, called Dad’s on Folsom. We have walked by it a lot in the evening when we go next door to What’s the Scoop. I expected a tottering old man behind the counter. Instead there were 5 young Vietanamese workers busy producing sandwiches as they were ordered.
We walked in just as 5 men from nearby SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) arrived. There was one other couple eating. By the time we left, every table was taken. There were 20 people: 16 men and 4 women.
When I got home, I looked on the internet and found out that there is a Dad’s on J and a Dad’s on S, both downtown. Erin enjoyed her Lockdown sandwich: chicken, bacon, and mushrooms, and her fries.
Afterwards, we walked nearby to Office Max, and on the way back to the car thought we would pick up some Gunther’s coffee ice cream at What’s the Scoop, but alas, we were too early. It doesn’t open until 1pm.
Colleen is returning home to Boulder tomorrow, so when she stopped by tonight to say good-bye, we celebrated her birthday a week early. Erin wasn’t in the mood to be in the picture. Colleen and Wheeler had gone to a movie and dinner after he got out of class, and she had dropped him off at the motel, before she came over to say “Good-bye”, so he wasn’t available for the picture.
Colleen is about to blow out the candles. When I suggested that she and Wheeler drop by for some Ettore fruit tart, she didn’t realize that it was going to be a birthday celebration.
It was nice having her in town for a few days.
I have been unsuccessful at trying to post the video of Paco bowling. I was able to send the video from my messages to my own email, but when I try to send it to the blog’s email, the attached video doesn’t appear.
Colleen says that the free blog doesn’t allow videos and that I have to use UTube which I don’t know how to do.
Sorry if you have been trying to view the video. The necessary arrow to press on doesn’t appear.
Colleen was at Arden Fair and sent a text saying that she that on the way home she was going to pick up a sandwich for Wheeler at Bruchi’s and was wondering what she could get for us. She brought home a Philly sandwich for Clark and Caesar salad for Erin. (I was going to eat leftovers.) And while she was waiting at Bruchi’s, she went next door to Mel’s to get a couple of requested shakes.
Since she can’t get See’s candy in Boulder, she stopped and got a custom box of See’s with pecan roll pieces which I couldn’t resist.
No rain today. Much nicer weather!
Wheeler and Erin are waiting for Colleen to arrive for dinner at Roxy. Even though we don’t see much of him, Erin loves having her nephew Wheeler in the house.
I received a phone call from Colleen last night while I was at bridge. She had made a surprise visit from Boulder to Sacramento for a few days. She had expected warm weather and brought shorts. But, today it was pouring rain in the morning, and as we left for dinner it was so windy and cold that I came back inside to get a jacket.
Roxy is one of Colleen’s favorite restaurants in Sacramento. My very rare salmon on a chopped salad was fixed perfectly. After eating a calamari appetizer, Erin had carrot soup, but didn’t even start on her turkey burger. We have leftovers for tomorrow!