Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

On Monday, to pass the time while sitting with Helen in the hospital in Houston (red blood cell transfusion), I showed her the rendering of Muggie, making reference to my one personal splurge, seeing as how I’ve been acting as her financial manager.  I made reference to Edward Gorey’s pen and ink characters, for which Muggie has been compared.


This all happened because I got my new laptop battery, and I had the laptop with me to pass the four plus hours on the hospital wifi.  I Googled some of Edward Gorey’s illustration for Helen, which led to a deeper search, which led to the online purchase of the four Amphigorey books (anthologies of his stories, I – IV).  All four books have currently shipped.


So I guess my purchase of Muggie was justified after all, as I created a fellow convert. To quote Fats Waller, “One never knows, do one?”


A flush of kidney stones today, a typical spell opener, with over a dozen small stones, what I call a gravel shot.  Groan.  I thought that was behind me with the surgery.  I guess not.  At least now I know why I’ve been tired this last week.

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