Why did I do this?

When I found out that Kevin had had his stroke, it took me about two minutes to respond to Shelly, “Let me know when you need me there.” Those two minutes were me looking for my phone. But why? Kevin is not my brother or even a relative but a friend I’ve known since 1994….

And now we start.

Shelly and I agreed to me coming up on Thursday, 7 November, so I can get set up in the basement and meet Kev. The drive was absolutely horrid. My mentality was to just complete the trip; not trying for a land-speed record or personal best or anything like that. However. The idiots around me…

Let’s try that again.

Alright, Shelly thinks that Kev would benefit by having me up there whilst he’s still in rehab as he seems to improve at a better rate when family are there. Hopefully, the local MRI shop will get their copy of the Tricare referral on Monday and I can get that scheduled. If not, I’m goin…

Gringo

In January 1990, after returning to the States following Operation Just Cause, we were driving off of Travis Air Force Base and were stopped at the last traffic light before leaving the base. We were dead tired from 20+ hours of traveling and everyone was napping on the bus. When the light turned green, Andrew…

And we wait…

Kev had a set back on 19 October and was transferred to Cardiology because of diminished blood flow, instead of Acute Rehab. Therefore, I’m still waiting to get up there. He got into sub-acute rehab on 23 October and could be there 2-3 weeks. Or he could be released tomorrow. After priming everyone with my…

Standing by to standby is over.

Kevin has progressed well, was admitted to a rehab facility on Tuesday, and is scheduled to be discharged next Thursday, 24 October. That means I’ll be going up there on the 23rd so I can get myself settled and ready to get Kev back home. Also, there will be some home care provider and I…

Adventures with Kev

The oldest friends I have are Kevin and Shelly Archer. They’d moved into the house across the street from us back in 1995 and our kids grew up together. Once Kevin retired and moved up to the Baltimore area, our families would meet on Labor Day and Memorial Day to go camping. We did this…