Archive for June, 2012

William’s head wound

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Sorry for the gory pics… I had to put them somewhere :)

Kaisie and I were running and errand across the valley and got a calm call from our oldest daughter: “Um where are you?”  Then she said William was bleeding out of a wound on his head, but he was okay, and when would we be home?  A neighbor was there taking care of him…

We headed back home to see what was going on, but before we got there we were on the phone with our neighbor and agreed for her to meet us at the urgent care at the hospital.  Lucky the urgent care was in the hospital because they scooted us over to the emergency room right away.

It was a long night… especially for him.  He was terrified to get stitches.  We were home in bed by 1am, and he was okay.  His stitches and staples are now out, and I saw his wound yesterday and it looks really, really good!  He can almost sleep with his head resting on the back…

Here’s the funny thing… “the story” of what happened changed over a couple of days.  What really happened had more mischievousness than what we originally thought :p  Isn’t that how it always happens?


This is right after the nurse flushed it out with saline solution.  He’s laying on the hospital bed… happy that part is over.

Note the difference between the wound and the tip of the arrow… the nurse lifted up the skin and it went all the way up to the tip of the arrow.  This was a deep wound that required internal stitches before they would put staples and stitches on the outside.

I’m grateful for many blessings, including modern medicine, and that this was not any worse than it was :)


Making Money with CafePress

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Did you know you can easily get into the t-shirt business?

I really don’t want to, but I want to test it out… and Cafepress makes it easy for me to have this “business” without doing anything more than getting an account.

Here’s the post you must read about how much you can make.  Honestly, it’s not a lot.  But the alternatives include (a) get an inventory or (b) buying the stuff to have a t-shirt making factory (my friend has one in his basement).  With either option you have to worry about sizes, colors, styles, etc.  Seems like you could get a big warehouse of shirts and you’d still have someone ask for something you don’t have.

I’ll choose cafepress for now :)  Here’s my shop.  Here’s my first design… can you tell what the text stands for?

Now, if you’ll excuse me while I go look at some yacht and jet websites so I can plan on what do to with all the money I’ll make :)

Seriously though, this might be a way for people to make a few hundred (or thousand) dollars a month.  And that’s what 101 Alternatives is all about :)