Rob 'n Deb's Web Page
June/July Portland, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon
Miscellaneous comments and items
Various news and comments -
On the 12th of September Deb went into the hospital with severe
gut pains. Turns out she had a blockage of her small intestine,
apparently related to an operation she had about six years ago.
They operated and everything seems to be ok. She is recovering.
We have been out walking every day.
We had some pig damage in our yard. On Thursday September 12th I
got up to pee, looked out the window and saw at least six pigs
in our back yard. When Deb tried to take a picture they all ran
away. They didn't do much to our yard but a nearby neighbors
yard looks like it had been rototilled in areas.
We have been having damage to our yard from other
critters which is why I peeked out to see if anything was out
there. The neighbor has trapped four skunks and two raccoons so
far. Apparently they are all after grubs. I put out grub poison,
so we'll see if that is the answer.
Strange that after 30 years in this house it should
suddenly happen now. I suspect it's related to the death of
several bobcats near here.
A few fun pictures
Cleaning out our garage. 6-15
Number 09 is pig damage on our trail.
Tree trimming. 16-19
Over the 4th of July we visited Peggy, Amber & Daniel and
the boys. As I've began to write it up it seems it was an epic
trip. Peg and Debbie helped on the timeline. We had a great
Here is a picture of my latest sculpture
project plus grapes.
Guess Adam and Eve are looking at the sun shaped like an
Major Trips -
Trip 2011 - Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Venice, Florence and
Trip Report 2009
2006 - Tweaked 7/7/2011
Trip Report 2004
Report 2002 - Major tweak 3/13/2011
Trip Report 2001
Old UK Trip Report
1999 - I can't seem to find the pictures.
Report 1998 - Tweaked 9/6/2012
Unfortunately Marshall, Deb's Dad, died October 21, 2012. He
seemed to be doing well at Angel Wings assisted living home but
then one morning he was drooling and not responding during
breakfast. He seemed to recover but they had already called 911.
We talked with him on the phone at the hospital and it seemed
like he was going to get some fluids and recover. Then we got a
call that he'd had a major heart attack. That was later on
Friday. Saturday we jumped in the car and drove to Show Low. We
arrived about 1:15pm Sunday. By then he had had three more heart
attacks and was not going to make it. They turned off blood
pressure support and told us it would be minutes or hours...
Over three hours later he finally passed. His last hours were
not comfortable. He seemed to be aware up to the last minutes.
He communicated with hand squeezes.
He had a long 92 year life filled with many
experiences. He was a marine in WWII and Korea. A professor at
Arizona State. Previously an engineer and executive at American
Steel Foundries in Indiana. Of course two children.
He was cremated and his ashes will be put into the
Grand Canyon next summer. A small stone was added to his long
time companions' grave - Mabry Szoke.
Late September 2012 we went to Portland for the birth of Brandon
(Sept 24th). Ten pounds one ounce. Pretty uneventful. The baby
is beautiful. A little jaundice kept him in an extra day. Robbie
is taking it all in stride. Enjoyed seeing Peggy and Ilene as
(Think I'll leave this here for a while...)
August 23rd Marshall decided he couldn't get around any more so
called 911. We arrived on Aug 25th and found him in the
hospital. We had to find an assisted living place for him to
stay. We thought the best was "Angel Wings" near Vernon AZ. We
took care of various things for him at home and moved him to his
new place. We hope he gains strength and can get back to his
place soon. A sad and stress filled few days. Jana, his
daughter-in-law will visit regularly. We hope to get back near
the end of October.
We've been having a bit of an adventure trying to
figure out the financial stuff for Marshall.
A few pictures from our
some experimental 3D photos.
A few months ago we finished the 14 book series we listened to
on the last several long driving trips. We will miss Precious
Romatswe, Maa Makutsi, JLB Macatoni and "The #1 Ladies Detective
Agency" from Botswana.
Here is a PBS Forum that
discusses diet. Here is a link to
a rather long lecture by Robert H. Lustig. Here
is a short version. We used the book "Why We Get Fat: And What
to Do About it" by Gary Taubes.
Take a look at www.youtube.com
under "gary taubes why we get fat". There are several lectures
available which are pretty much the same as the book.
Robs magnificent chair
Report on our August 2011
Arizona trip to see Marshall.
We bought a new car. New to us, a 2007 Infinity M35. Perhaps the
fanciest car I've ever driven. It even has a rear view TV for
backing up. Also a sensor to detect cars in front while in
cruise. We have found the GPS to be quite useful.
I have made contact with some cousins we haven't dealt with for
a while and discovered another batch of cousins. There was a
note on ancestry.com asking if anybody knew who my Grandmother
Imerson was. I gave a smart ass reply. Then found out this other
Imerson family existed. Long story... Very much fun
communicating with all.
It has put me on a quest to gather more Imerson
I added some pictures of a hobby of mine under " paper models".
We are taking a class
in Western Civilization. We are repeating it after an 8 year
absence. The lecturer is really good and the classes fun and
LA CTA/NEA Trips
DC NEA Trip 2004 - Guess I lost this
NEA in San Diego July 2009 - NEA09
Other trips -
Miscellaneous items -
Cruise May 15th 2011
Arizona Christmas Trip
& Daniel Visit June 2010
on global warming.
Rob's Paper Models New
Inspirational Running Message
Robs Newseum report(movie) - NEA 08
Deb has made a heroic effort to move a bunch of
genealogy stuff from our ancient Macintosh to this website. Lots
of stuff here, not all of it is linked correctly but most of it
Roof Refurbish 2012
This is Deb's school Sculpture
This is Rob's sculpture
A few recipes
Mail Me at rimerson(at)pacbell.net