Archive for October, 2007

Bank Robbery

October 24, 2007

So with everything else that has been going on with our family in the last week or so with surgeries, shuttling parents around etc etc.

My brother David, this last Friday while Jim is recovering in the hospital, had a little incident on the job in Laguna Beach.

All photos are from the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot
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UPDATE Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery

October 22, 2007

Update on Jim,  he has now been moved out of ICU and into his own room. img384.jpgimg3831.jpgimg386.jpg

PS I also figured out how to compensate my exposures with a camera phone, by the time this over I might be really good at camera phones…

Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery

October 17, 2007

Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery

My step father Jim Vlcek needs to have a lung transplant due to Pulmonary Fibrosis. Yesterday he went to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for a sets of tests to confirm that he would be strong enough to stand up to trauma of transplant surgery. This would be his second transplant surgery, in 1998 he had a liver transplant. His liver was a result of Hepatitis C he got in Viet Nam.

So yesterday in the course of having a catheter in his heart to check it, the doctor announced to him “Mr Vlcek you will not be going home tonight, tomorrow you will have bypass surgery” well it turns out he needed triple bypass surgery. Now at 7:17 p.m. I am sitting here with my mother in the ICU waiting room. The surgeon just came to us and said Jim did just fine and in about a 1/2 hour they would move him up here. Mom will get the chance to see him and then they will kick her out of the hospital until the morning. Tonight she will stay with Christi and I…

I also just realized how crappy the photos from my (Motorola Q) phone are! I have never had an occasion to bring a phone snap into Photo-Shop before, but I am bored and the whole hospital has WiFi, so try and almost enjoy these photos, squint it will help.


Tibetan Elders

October 13, 2007


Christi & Shadows

October 12, 2007


the weaver girl

October 6, 2007


Focusing or the lack of…

October 6, 2007

Christi claims I am like a cat, not stealthy just scatter brained, for instance I will suddenly make the decision I need to be in the other room at all costs and run down the hall, only to then ponder why am I here? In other words a lot of the time I will work on everything in the world except what I set out to do.
A teacher of mine use to say “if it was not the last minutes, you would have no minutes at all”
Case in point; I am working on images right now, found one I wanted to post, logged on, spent 45 minutes reading all the blogs in my reader, GLAD TO SEE BILL IS BLOGGING NOW!, ran across this comic from What The Duck and now Christi just asked me if I was ready to go? Wow I set out 2 hours ago to get ready this morning we are going to photo swap meet in OC, so now I need to quickly shower and get ready…

Tibet Randoms

October 5, 2007


This is the first person I have ever seen chewing bubble gum in Tibet.