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KWeaver
Dallas Texas
I teach technology and computer science in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002. I blog about both of those topics, along with training my dogs.
Interests: Dog Agility, Diabetes, Computer Science, Java, Visual Basic, programming, web design
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It's been estimated at just under $19,000 and 5 days. They showed up on time. They have huge piles of dirt in front of the house and in the back of the house and they just keep getting bigger. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I've gotten a bit side tracked on web development because I have been dealing with some chronic injuries. Good news, they are getting better. I'm doing a website for a friend. The first step was to determine what the website... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Friday I had a bunch of injections in my knee. Dextrose, I believe. It has not affected my blood sugar and my knee is not bothered me. They asked me to not take my Celebrex as it would affect healing.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I have been having trouble with the Dexcom G6 staying on me for the full ten days. A lot of us have been having this issue, according to Dr Google ;) I have figured out the overlay tape doesn't last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
For those of you who think breeders are the problem with dogs, you are so wrong. They are doing the best they can to keep their breeds improving. They are thrilled when puppies get great homes, even the ones that aren’t showing. Beagles are generally easy keepers. It doesn’t take much food to keep them alive and healthy, doesn’t take much owner interaction. I once read a statistic that only 3 out of 5 puppies born make it to adulthood. Some days that number seems high. This is one of them. A reputable breeder just lost the two puppies her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
People were surprised he was bigger. He is teething so didn't like having to show his bite. However, he is still infinitely better than Summer was on the table. He stands still and lets me fool with him. Same with the judge. Also likes loving on the judge. He is really great on the leash, which surprises me as we have only had a few leash outings. First confirmation class, Nordstrom's visit, and the vet. He really seems to enjoy the attention. And he learned! He learned that you don't play with chihuahua's but that pugs are fun. I hope... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
I just cancelled my Nationwide Policies. When Marcie had a pancreatitis attack that cost a $1000 a day, I got pet insurance. I have kept it for 10 years, but cancelled all my policies this week. My original plan, was to breed a litter of beagles, and include the pet insurance with the purchase of the puppies. That meant no preexisting conditions exclusions. However, I called and asked about coverage for breeding costs, and they told me after this year, they weren't covering any breeding costs. I didn't explore that further, but let it rumble around in my brain. Then... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
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There are a couple of reasons to take a pup to the vet the first week you get them. In Texas, the microchip is important if there is every a loose dog and ownership issue. In fact, our city has been paying for resident's dogs. In males, if you want to show, they need both testicles. Obi has both of them. My conformation instructor thought so, I thought so, but its best to get it from the vet. Free heart worm preventive. So we have his records set up at the vet's office, he's chipped and has been declared healthy.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
Yesterday, Obi figured out that he could climb the slates of the play pen. He was also extremely sharkie - as was his sister — which I am sure is caused by teething. Everytime he bites, he gets a loud ”Ouch” or ”No” and a little tap on the face. I also praise every time he licks or interacts appropriately with my hand. Today was MUCH better, though he is testing the limits. He did stay in the pen for a few minutes today, and didn’t try to climb it, but I didn’t push it. I am looking for another... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
He came close to getting out tonight by pushing the pen close to the sofa and using a blanket. I caught him just in time. Actually he has made more attempts, so he can't be left in the pen unattended any more. Time to puppy proof! We have been having thunderstorms and like the rest of the beagles could care less, though he doesn't like being wet. Today's excursion was Nordstrom's -- I had to return something so he went with. He loved getting admired, loved on and generally spoiled. Walking on a lead is going quite well. Didn't like... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
He came close to getting out tonight by pushing the pen close to the sofa and using a blanket. I caught him just in time. Actually he has made more attempts, so he can't be left in the pen unattended any more. Time to puppy proof! We have been having thunderstorms and like the rest of the beagles could care less, though he doesn't like being wet. Today's excursion was Nordstrom's -- I had to return something so he went with. He loved getting admired, loved on and generally spoiled. Walking on a lead is going quite well. Didn't like... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
We just took a walk on a lead -- ended up going across the street and past 3 houses. I predicted he would take a nap, and he did. He came with me the whole way. Some of the time I was too slow for him and he tried to climb my leg, but other than that, he did great. He also got some socialization, he didn't want her to pet him until I stacked him on the ground, but that's fine. After that, he was all good with her. We've spent the time learning how to be a beagle,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
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I have a new puppy! He was delivered to me yesterday (Friday, December 21). it's one of those things -- a friend of mine has two females she has shown and is now breeding but lives in an apartment. She ended up with a nice female and a nice male, but doesn't have room for both, so she asked if I would grow it out and do at least some of the showing. His father is Anakin --CH Maple Ridge Northern Lights and his mother is Bunni - Ch Longhorn-MegVu Watercoloured Dreams so it's something you just don't turn down.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
I have lost over 10 pounds! That is even with upping my calories a bit yesterday. Loving the ModSquad! Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I’ve hinted about this place in two previous posts. They are on Inwood Rd, just across from the Galleria. I can’t get over how clean and nice this gym is. It’s small, not a lot of space and they specialize... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I love my Tom's and have a huge Tom's collection. However, the last time I wore my Tom's was walking to and from the Fort Worth Dog show and parking lot, I suffered a huge plantar fasciitis attack. I went... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
GoDaddy has an interesting policy. The website I am speaking of, belongs to a non-profit website. GoDaddy hosted it for a period of time for $49 a year, and when they stopped, I found someone who would host it for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I have been having severe arthritis pain. I've been gaining weight. I recently found a new gym with a nutrition component and I'm losing weight. They did have me frustrated and in tears on Friday but we worked it out. Basically they tried to get me to go to fast and forgot it was my first Friday. Next week will be better because they are doing a restart for everyone. It's near the house, it's expensive, but it's easy to walk away -- just a 30 day notice. I've lost 5 pounds in two weeks, even traveling to a dog... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
I keep looking. Weight loss help. I have been stuck and it’s hard to find the answer. I know I can’t do it on my own. I tried a company that heavily advertising in the area but their plan doesn’t... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
The MWS program was interesting and probably typical of what we would be asked to do in a job -- take a very mobile unfriendly website and make it mobile / offline first. I'm going to build a "new" website,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
The Udacity course had us take a regular web site and turn it into a mobile web site. Those are also called progressive web apps. The point is that the web site is available both on and off line, that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
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Over the next few days, I'll be blogging about that experience Somewhere in my internet travels, or maybe my email, I got the opportunity to apply for a Udacity nano-degree scholarship. I had seen the program years ago and I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Over the next few days, I'll be blogging about that experience Somewhere in my internet travels, or maybe my email, I got the opportunity to apply for a Udacity nano-degree scholarship. I had seen the program years ago and I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Technology and CS in Dallas
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My biggest issue is remembering if I have taken something, especially when routine changes. So I mark my patches too. I still haven’t found a system for inhalers. This is my patches. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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I do great organizing my pills and I finally figured out to keep track of my injections. I use a sharpie and put a date on each pen needle. I pull out the tab and put them in the an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband