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I'm in Kotlik. My house shows absolutely no sign of them having done... anything, beyond ripping out the carpet. Oh, and they put in the door they were supposed to put in, last summer.
Most of my things are either here or at school, but, uh. Not everything.
My TV, apparently, is being used by the contractor. Which I don't really mind, except for the part where no one asked me. The microwave is nowhere to be found. The TiVo is absent. Pretty much everything that had been in the utility room is missing.
The bookcases did get moved (which is good). But, uh. All of the furniture that belongs to the school... gone. And that includes, say, the kitchen table which was supposed to be brought to this house because the one here was broken and had been given away already in expectation of that one being brought over.
I have a bet with the secretary-- Actually I don't, because she wouldn't take it-- that the new furniture won't be here before school starts.
In the meantime, I'm staying at the house next door. All of my stuff that's here is sort of randomly stashed, mostly in boxes. There is no internet at the house (but if I hold the laptop in the window, I can connect to the school's network for brief periods). The school internet continues to block, er, a lot of things.
I haven't found the contractor, yet, so, I'm not sure what the timeline is for finishing.
My goal is to... continue going through the boxes that are over here, and getting rid of as much stuff as I can. I'm definitely leaning toward the "if you haven't used it in the last year, get rid of it".
And I just made a date to watch a movie with my 'brother', tomorrow afternoon.

Date: 2014-07-16 06:55 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] mizkit.livejournal.com
How exciting. O.O


Date: 2014-07-16 08:38 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] penjudith.livejournal.com
You sound rather calm considering so much disruption, chaos, and things gone missing. Are you reachable by telephone? And how are you managing with your ankle and knee?
Sending you love and rapid resolution

Date: 2014-07-16 12:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] irishkate.livejournal.com
um...Somehow I am totally not surprised.


stem cells and ligament creation

Date: 2014-07-21 12:29 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] penjudith.livejournal.com
I went to Museum of Science today. They have a new exhibit called "Hall of Human Life" Perhaps the first thing I saw there was describing use of stem cells. Each of these sections of the exhibit would have 3 different stories, and one could push the button to hear. I was interested because Mantak Chia teaches a practice he calls "Stem Cell Qigong." He explains that the stem cells have to be woken up or they don't do their work of replacing cells that are old and tired. (That's a bit of a foreshortened explanation.

Anyway, the first of 3 stories was from Catherine Kuo who is apparently affiliated with Tufts in their engineering department at the Medford campus. She was being interviewed about the use of mesenchyal stem cells to replace tendons and ligaments that have been injured. She got involved in this research because she had these kinds of injuries. They remove these stem cells and use a "scaffolding". She gave more details about how they direct the stem cells at this stage. I think she might be describing an autologous transplant though she didn't use that term. She was saying that, because the ligament is made out of the patient's own cells there is less chance of rejection. Is this what you'll be getting?

Here's a link to some of the information I found about Dr. Kuo on the web. http://womeninscience.nih.gov/women_scientist/kuoc.asp


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