Originally Posted by cacunn
OK in Canada they use DRY water in pools.
They have dry ice, why not dry water?
For a communications project in High School, I once made a commercial for dehydrated water. Just add water, and drink! Tastes just like regular water!
I just found out that my grandpa has cancer (multiple myeloma). We'll learn more Monday. Thus far, we've been told it isn't curable, but it is treatable. I have some idea of what's going on, by virtue of several years of biology classes, even though my parents really couldn't explain anything to me.
This is the man from whom my brother got his perpetual energy (along with his curly, blond hair and crazy-blue, smiling, sparkly eyes... I got his squinty-eyed grin, go figure
). He's been retired for probably 15 years, but he helps people with, well, pretty much anything, just because he likes to keep busy.
Here's praying that 'treatable' leaves him energy to do some of the things he's always loved. Maybe not waking up at ridiculously-early o'clock to shovel eighteen inches of snow off of the walk of younger folks (which is just insane at the best of times.), or helping to re-roof somebody's house when it's a hundred degrees out, but mowing his own grass, planting his tomatoes, riding his little motorcycle around town.
And, to round out prayer requests: I also found out my mom's cousin was just diagnosed with MS, and another cousin's son-in-law was in a bad motorcycle accident and they don't know whether he'll be paralyzed or not, as he broke several vertebrae. (I believe I've mentioned my mom's tendency to not tell me anything, and then suddenly dump a whole heap of bad news on my lap.)
Happier news: Visited Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site in Springfield with the parents today (While my brother was at the lake with his best friend's family and his new girlfriend... lucky brat). It's a nice place, lots of friendly interpretive guides.