Monday, July 2, 2018


Busy month
Rehab three times a week. Think I am making decent progress. 
Father's day was nice at springwood. Got to see herb and Sandy as well as the family. 

The blessings of the vestments at St Anthony's was very nice and well attended. Going to the center bar was just a nice touch. Everyone relaxed and enjoyed one another. 

Eric Cook's father passed. 
Michelle staab's grandmother passed
Tracy's father passed that's three funerals this month

House is on the market, just hoping for the best

Can't believe geneen and Grant are moving back to Colonia. Will be easier for me to see their kids but the commute will suck.

Saw Dr closkey yesterday, said I can go play golf. Just start off slowly and build my self up. Went to galloping hills and hit a small bucket. No pain 

June 29 played nine holes with Dr Yaremczak. All good so far. Then we went to Rossi's for a great hamburger. AP, doc, Frank fig and myself just enjoyed ourselves

Went to see Uncle Jimmy he seemed to be in good spirits. 

The shore is nice but not for me. 
Went to outlets with Joseph and Isabelle to buy a hat, never found a hat lol but bought the kids a few things

Saw Incredibles 2, not bad movie. Ate at Bobby flay's burgers. Really not bad excellent onion rings

"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Monday, June 18, 2018


Rehab at RWJohnsen Rahway so far so good. Two weeks into rehab. The theropist said he thinks I am doing well. 

Adelina graduation from grammar school was so nice. She is a good kid. Says she wants to play golf, took her to galloping hills for a set of clubs. I will get her lessons too.

Father day this Sunday.
Nothing new on the house sale.

Went to dinner with Gary always fun. His mother is in her 90s. That's nice. I think he would move to Florida permanently if Linda would agree. He is a warm weather person.

Getting ichy to play golf just need to have the Dr say okay.

The other day I called CVS about two of my meds. They said that the Dr's office has not been responding. I said did you think to call me? Silence! They had the wrong fax number. It's amazing, this is for meds not a cup of coffee. Someone could have serious complications. I'm sorry just doesn't seem to be enough. 

I met with my accountant and got my 2017 taxes done. I like ralph but I am not a big fan of his assistant. Lou just seems underwhelmed no sense of urgency.

Trip to India seems to be moving forward. Looking forward to it.

Have had a very bad run cards. Which leads to bad playing. I know it will change hopefully soon.

Father's Day weekend

Saturday watched Jack play baseball. He is a good player, great arm, speed and instincts hope he stays with the game.

Drove some of the girls from Miller's Ale house to Rahway as part of Isabelle's birthday party. Just so funny they sit at tables but all are constantly on their phones. Isabelle runs hot and cold she gets too confrontational with her mother. She should be smarter but still tries to win arguments

Father's Day at Springwood it was very nice a bit warm. As usual I over ate and felt crappy, I do know better. It is fun trying too be non political with Mrs. Kneller - think Sandy is really a Barry Sanders liberal but just can't say it.

As much as a pain that he can be I miss Joseph. A whole week without him is going to be rough.

GMK jr took some shot to break a tooth, he is a tough guy but it must have really hurt.

"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

One month

May 7 hip replacement surgery done
Out of hospital on the 10th
Visiting nurse, home PT, home health aide done
Mother day at MGCC okay but not great plus a little blue
Ocean orthopedic saw Dr closkey, stitches and Staples removed
Home services completed
Driving and setting up going to rwjohnson rahway for out patient PT
Going to MGCC for Wednesday night gin game plus an occasional Saturday
Estate sale done, house listing done, house cleaning done
Three dumpster plus what was sold and still stuff in garage amazing amount of stuff.
Gave Ed the grey scooter he is now mobile
Asked out for dinner and I said no just not ready
Planning India trip with the guys, I think I will be able to handle it. I'M sure it will be exhausting.
Very busy time BB games, dance competitions, recital, and 8th grade dance for Adelina ( growing up so fast). 
School is almost over
Tank removal and remediation done. 
Went to Rahway library, it's was disappointing. 

"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Adelina 8th grade dance.

Lunch with AP and doc yaremczak at barnecle bills very nice hamburger.
Dance competition in Somerset, GMK jr tee ball Hamilton CYO plus raeanna dance recital. Days are full
"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June horizon

Memorial day weekend was full of mixed emotions as well as mixed weather

Saturday great weather, took kids to New Balance and cubbies. I think they enjoy it.

Sunday was a wash out

Monday, springwood barbecue all good but I did get tired. Plus I ate too much. Lots of deja Vu

Tuesday went to foot Dr
Think everything is finalized with listing
Stafford Rd house looks huge plus I think it will show well. 
Went to chef table for dinner with loop, Joey and Rajiv to plan India trip. Had shrimp, Lamb chop, lamb stew plus other stuff. Actually it was very good.

Just had last PT session on Friday I go to out patient PT at rwjohnson rahway for evaluation. Jessie says he thinks I did very well. 
I'm going to post and go out for coffee. 

"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Saturday, May 26, 2018


Went to Dr Closkey yesterday, he was happy with my progress. He suggested that I work with PT getting in and out of the car. He said healing was right on point. 

Went to MGCC last night ( Wednesday). Lisajoy dropped me off and Poli brought me home. Just nice to be out with the guys

Sears at house cleaning carpets. Charging more than I expected but got to get it done. 

Am driving about, with no particular place to go. Just nice to be free. Called rwjohnson rahway set up evaluation for out patient PT next Friday. Have one more session with Jessie next week. 

I am so pleased with the frontal replacement, rehab is about 50% of the posterior. 

Can't believe how big the Stafford Rd house is. We had so much stuff that the house seemed cramped. 

Have a great memorial day weekend.

"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Good luck on your retirement Sharon Smithers over 45 yrs I believe at MGCC. She has been a mainstay at MGCC and was a great help to me when I was on the MGCC board 

Everyone have a great Memorial Day weekend. 

The weather for the weekend looks promising.

With schools closing in the next month more and more kids on bikes will be on the road. Drive defensively and safely 

Shame about the Metuchen Cup being a causality of the weather, Mother Nature is a very tough lady 

"A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Estate sale

Hip rehab going as well as I could have hoped. I think in another week I may be able to drive. 

Adelina growing up so fast. She is an absolutely beautiful young lady, still very sensitive but getting stronger. 

Wednesday night went to Stafford Rd house, just amazing amount of stuff that a family accumulates over the years. No doubt about it Rae was a Horder, nothing ever left. 

Fratterolo clan came over, Bella came, geneen, Lisajoy and me. It was sad but I feel a new chapter is starting. Saying goodbye is just hard

Day one of sale seemed to go well. Only bumps in the road were. Joanne wanted a certain piece of llardro which we could not retrieve. Plus Bella somehow got the cigarette holder out of the house. 

Went to Comcast to return boxes. Made a technical error telling them that we are shutting off the service. Lost 7325740459 but worked to get it back and transported it to Rahway house. 

PT is going well. Jesse seems to feel by next week Dr closkey will release me to out patient PT.  He also feels that by  next week I will be allowed to drive. Visiting nurse and I had a  missed communication. Have yet to see the home aide. OT person will be back Friday, to make sure I have the correct shower chair. Taking sponge bath is getting old. 

Thinking I need to stay up later, been waking up at 230 and just watch TV. No internet at 3 am, it gets turned off till 6am as a control. 

Friday very busy day
Tank removal, PT, nurses aid, OT and visiting nurse. Either everything or nothing. Had a shower which felt great. Just eating too much because I am here. No other reason, I am here and so is the food. Need to drink more seltzer. Jesse thinks I need three bottles a day. 

Gary picked up lunch for me from d'talia. I told him just let Chris pick for me. Cheese steak California style plus well done fries. Outstanding

Each of the rehab people are impressed by my BP. I guess because of my size they expect it to be high. 

Craig Kapoff called, I was on the phone a good half hour.

The kids have all been super supportive. 
"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


May 7 hip replacement surgery all good. Frontal so much easier than posterior. Moving along had PT for two days in community.  So far so good. 

Had Lisajoy stop by Rae's Terrace on the way to Rahway house. Lady walking around cemetery. We asked if she needed help. Answer no thank you just playing Pokemon go.  People are crazy.

Not sure how we navigated the steps but we did. Friday morning first big test. PT at home. Jesse arrives seems nice. Do a bunch of exercises. He seems pleased, I feel constantly tired. 

Lauren the visiting nurse was next. I think we may be her first case. Seems nice but a little unsure. She has a work phone which is a flip phone. We try and set up a schedule for next week.

Adelina is a big help. Amazing the transition to Rahway seems smooth for the kids. When you are young you adapt so much quicker. Occasionally someone seems concerned about Joe but I think they know what is going on. 

Friday night Lisajoy's friends come over and they attack the Rahway basement. I sit in the corner squirming. I have slight pain but just cannot get comfortable. I do get scattered reports of progress with the estate sale people. 

Saturday is a blurr. 

Sunday mother's day, dressed went to the masoleum. So far so good. Went to MGCC for the brunch. Moving about with the walker. Just too soon for me. I am tired, cranky and ate too much. Thank God the week is done.

"Success is a life long journey not a destination"

Saturday, May 12, 2018


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