Not sure what to expect from the forecasted blizzard here in Boston, we opened the hotel window yesterday to an arctic blast. We called Dana-Farber to make sure they were still open, and managed to get a taxi to my appointment. Conveying to the driver our surprise that he was able to drive in these conditions, he replied “This isn’t my first rodeo” in a deep Boston accent. Seemed ironic having just flown up from Fort Worth, Texas.
My appointment takes the full day due to the blood sample and EKG frequencies, but for a majority of the time we are just waiting around. No worries, Dana-Farber takes really good care of their patients providing reading materials, snacks and lunch, television, and if desired iPads. Shannon uses this opportunity to get caught up on her email and tabloids. This is also a great opportunity for me to get caught up on my email and blogging.
While waiting waiting around at my appointment, Shannon was checking in on the flight status for our return to Fort Worth. After showing up as on schedule for most of the day, the flight was finally canceled in the afternoon. Being very proactive, Shan was able to get us on the same evening flight the following day. With some extra time I had to share some music and photos I recently received…
Before starting our road trip, I was driving down the road listening to Rochester’s 88.5 WRUR, when a great song came on the radio. Unfamiliar with it, I listened closely for the name of the band, committed it to memory, and then 5 minutes down the road lost it. I let it go until a couple of weeks ago when Brian, my good friend from high school, sent me a ton of music files. After hours of downloading, I was going through the music and was shocked when I came across “40 Day Dream” by Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, the same song I had been searching for a couple of months earlier. Brian, thanks for all of the great road music, I especially enjoyed all of the Edward Sharpe tunes!!
Brian’s father also shared some fun pictures from back in the day, and I had to post a couple of them. Great memories!