Archive for 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

by Bingle on Nov.24, 2016, under Richard Bingle Family

In a lot of ways, the last 12 months has been “not good” and it can be hard to be thankful: Mom’s passing; Karen’s cancer diagnosis; Job; Chemo; Karen’s mom”s passing; Chemo-radiation; Trying to sell mom’s house. Surgery; Hurricane Matthew; More chemo; The election.

But we do have a lot to be thankful for: Compassionate and skilled doctors and surgeons; Nurses and techs; Family; Successful chemo, chemo-radiation, and surgery; Job; Friends; Our country; Insurance.

Happy Thanksgiving!

– Rich

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Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

by Bingle on Nov.02, 2016, under Richard Bingle

When I was a kid, Dad would take me to a baseball game for my birthday each year. Back then, I was a Cubs fan. In fact, we were in attendance at Wrigley Field in 1979 when the Phillies beat the Cubs 23 to 22 in a slugfest for the ages.

I pretty much stopped watching baseball after the strike in 1994, but still would consider myself a Cubs fan if pressed to pick a team.

When the Cubs tied up the series at 3 games a piece I decided I’d never forgive myself if I missed game 7, so I forced Karen to watch it with me.

Well, they have finally done it! After a 108 year drought, the Cubs have won the World Series!

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Holy Cow!

– Rich

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Hurricane Matthew – The Postlude

by Bingle on Oct.08, 2016, under Richard Bingle Family

While our house in Orlando survived the winds, the house in Viera did not fare nearly as well. Most of the shingles were ripped off of the back of the house that faces north. The house will need a new roof.

My brother-in-law and I went out to the house this morning to take down the shutters and do something about the roof. We had arranged to meet with a roofer today so once we got the shutters off we decided to take a break (it was hot work) and wait for the roofer’s advice before we tried to cover the roof ourselves. Thankfully, the roofer was able to cover the roof with a tarp and tar paper (properly) for us so that we didn’t have to get up on the roof ourselves. Unfortunately, it wasn’t free, although the roofer said that it could just be added to our insurance claim. Yes, we have hurricane insurance on that house, but the deductible is substantial. Oh well, at least now when we re-list the house for sale we can say “brand new roof!”

– Rich

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