(NOTE: This post is an update to this post - if you want some context, read this first) Pretty exciting times around the Hyjek household yesterday! I picked up my new wheelchair and it's pretty sweet!  I bought it from a place here in London called Precision Home Medical Equipment.
Maybe I've been living under a rock all these years, but I didn't know that October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. Not a big deal I suppose, because apparently October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Autism Awareness Month, Down Syndrome Awareness, SIDS Awareness Month...as well as a number of
I'm a big fan of drive-thru windows at restaurants, especially Starbucks . I use them often and when I'm by myself, it's easy. I know what I want and I order it. It's far more complicated with more people in the car. Drive-thrus are also great if you have mobility
Don't you just hate the process of moving? Packing boxes, cleaning, trying to convince your family and friends to spend the day helping you move in exchange for a couple of pieces of pizza? Well, we dislike it about as much as you do and we've done it 10 times
Growing up in the country and then moving to "the big city" (London,) when I was 24 years old has given me an interesting perspective on life in the country vs. life in the city. Overall, growing up in the country was AWESOME! I would not trade growing up in
Every story has at least 2 sides and it's always fascinating to look at the 2 (or more) sides to a story or situation and try to understand the "other" view. We all look at a situation and only see it from one perspective, which leads to walking around blind
If you're old like me...(over 40) :), you will remember that famous intro as Johnny Carson was being introduced on "The Tonight Show." It seems so familiar but the only way I was able to hear this opening was if I was staying up late on a school night. Johnny
Today is a BIG day. Today is my Dad's 70th Birthday! It's hard to even put into words how much my Dad has influenced me over the years right up until the present day. Some of my earliest memories are of my Dad working outside on the farm, driving the
I could have also titled this blog post "Young and Stupid" but, I will let you make the judgement call on this after reading. (Photo gallery at the end of the post) In the past couple of weeks, I've been in vacation planning mode. We have a trip to the
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