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Door County Vacation at last! July 25, 2014

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in Mike's Big Adventure in Liver Transplant.
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I never thought we’d see the day, and never stopped believing it would happen.
Today we drove up to Door County for a long overdue road trip. Mike is finally able to make the 4 hour ride.
Mike packed the truck while I finished dressing and we were out by 8:30 am.
Yep, there it is, the Knitting Bag. All. The. Way. In. The. Back.
Igor is not going to get it.


I started out and got us through the Milwaukee leg, then we switched in Grafton. We passed the worlds tallest flagpole in Sheboygen, there she flies in all her glory!

Determined to get my bag….

Breakfast of Road trip Champions


a sight we haven’t seen in a loooong time

We only had one minor delay; I missed the exit so we doubled back over a very BIG bridge and were on our way!


What a day it’s been! We stopped in Fish Creek and saw Mike’s sister’s lot where they were supervising tree trimming before construction.
After a short break at the condo, we went up to the tip of the Thumb to Charlie’s Fish Shack in Gills Rock and got some smoked whitefish and ate at a local county park.
You never know what you’ll spot in Wisconsin, home of everything weird and BIG!
One BIG Gnome! And lots of Shipwreck reference signage


After Mike’s sis and hubs were done with the tree trimming, we had pizza, then went for a ride to see a couple sights
First stop, Eagle Point Lighthouse



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Last stop, a Pioneer Cemetery and a quick stop for a look at the bay





Stellar Updates | Zymol Man Returns! July 11, 2014

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in Mike's Big Adventure in Liver Transplant.
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Happy July 4th (a bit later) The Fourth of July weekend was a huge success-4 couples from Chicago, old friends of Mike’s all came up to see him. Only one couple had already seen him post-transplant, so it was a grand reunion for everyone involved!

Pete and Roni had so generously gifted Mike a mini-motorcycle back when he was in the hospital in October of 2013. Mike was itching to get it running, but had problems with starting it, so it sat until now, unused and neglected. Well, I can’t say neglected; Mike did spend an afternoon waxing his new toy with his favorite product, Zymol Cleaner Wax! He just couldn’t figure out how to start the thing.

So, with a little help from his friends, they got it running and took turns around the block with it. When it came to Mike’s turn, all eyes were on him!

Never thought we’d see the day, never stopped BELIEVING it would happen!


Zymol Man rides his new toy for the first time!

A lot has happened since Mike’s liver transplant and homecoming on Dec. 22, 2013. He continues to improve more each day, and is as we speak, out on his rider mower for the 3rd time this season. It is something he spend literally months dreaming of doing again, and now he can!!!

I took on a job outside of our home-based business, to help defray some of the mounting medical bills. It’s not much, never seems like enough, but it helps. So, I must close for now, and get ready to leave for work, but will return tonight with more pictures and news!

Life is starting to look GOOD again!


Thanks to dear friend Rasa, for the lovely image. 🙂