Good news. All my labs have come back in the normal range. No abnormal protein on the SPEP test. Hurray… kappa light chains at 10.9   Lambda at 9.3   ratio at 1.17

So kappa went up slightly, lambda went down slightly and the ratio went up slightly.  All still within normal parameters. So next month will be interesting, as it will be 2 months off Velcade.  I’m thrilled to have good results and feel very fortunate. I’ll take whatever I can. Sometime this fall I’ll need Zometa but not right now.

Other good news, the Questran has really been a miracle worker. No GI issues at all.  Normal everything plus there’s no urgent , better get to the restroom.  Honestly, I’m not sure why I waited so long to try this. Since we’re in Tahoe this week and the bathrooms are a walk away, I’m feeling confident I’ll be okay.  So happy with this development.

The other good news is our credit for completing 6 years of the HAMP program has been credited to our account. So we maybe going ahead with the Harp program refi but I haven’t heard back from anyone  yet.  with the interest rate due to go up again( as per the Hamp program) in October, we need this to go thru so our payments can be lower.

I emailed both loan officers and do hope to hear something about it today.

Dinner : I think I’m ordering a pizza . It’s still going to be 103 today so too hot to use the oven. Last night my daughter made a nice tomato ,fresh mozzarella salad with grilled salmon. Quite yummy. Plus I didn’t have to cook.

On another note, I went to the Koffee klatch yesterday. Nice to see everyone. But the library news is 6 hours taken from the Applegate branch. Wow, I certainly wouldn’t have a job anymore. I’m guessing only the manager will be doing those 4 hour shifts. It’s really only a matter time before they close Applegate. Actually, I was pretty shocked since with the other 2 branches closing I thought Applegate would get more hours.  Plus the hours are only going to keep circulation down since it’ll be 10-2. No after school, no working people. That will, of course, eventually support that circulation is so low, we need to close this branch.It’s a shame really to see this happen but it doesn’t surprise me with the current administration. Oh well, I have backed away and feel good about supporting Nevada County libraries. I love libraries and am always grateful  for their existence.


I haven’t felt like blogging a lot. Maybe it’s just summer and there’s other things to do or I just don’t have a lot to say right now.  But things are going well. Next week I go get my first labs since I’ve been off Velcade(4 weeks) so I’m a little anxious. But it will be what it is no matter how much I worry so I usually let it go.

Yesterday I did get the outside windows done. I use Windex that’s made for outside use. It’s in a spray nozzle bottle and really does the job and it’s pretty easy. I try and do this at least 3x a year. I do the inside windows with each zone so that’s once every 5 weeks they get done. I am going to finish the touch-up trim painting this week as our temperatures are lovely and not too hot.

The budget is okay, not much new.  We have had quite a difficult time with our Harp program refi and now they want to increase the loan amount to cover the closing costs. I said no we’re not doing that.  Plus since we had completed the modification we were suppose to get a $5000 principal reduction and that hasn’t happened. So I’m just waiting to hear what they have figured out but if they can’t get it together we will go somewhere else to do the harp refi. This program ends this year so we will need to move on it as soon as we know if our current lender is jerking us around or its a go. It has been over 10 weeks of this BS> so…. I’m losing patience.

We are going to go look at an Rv today or Saturday. We still want a small hard body and I saw one 2016 that was a good price with a nice layout and bathroom.  Not sure about doing it but we can at least check it out.  Our tent trailer is 17 years old and has been great. We still love it but now we’re a little older and ahem a bathroom is sort a necessity (for me at least)….  There’s a bed that’s already down and a little dinette that makes into a bed.  No couch since the bed is down. I think I’d prefer that.  Plus we can’t afford to buy a V8 to pull something  big so it has to be a certain weight and this one seems to fit the bill.  So we can check it out at least.  Camping is really our only recreational thing we do ( and always have). We use to backpack and tent camp but those days are long over for me.

Dinner is Taco Tuesday.