Joe Beernink

Monthly Archives: May 2012

Remember that ice storm we had back in January? Well, some of the neighbors are still cleaning up from it. On Thursday, they brought in some folks to top the poplar trees behind our house. The kids had a great time watching these arborists climb up and down. And I was so glad it wasn’t me (or them) up there. And the final results, this morning. By the way, that little mountain… Read More

My wife and I are making a yearly thing of getting away for a weekend in May to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We drop the kids off at Grandma’s house, and then treat ourselves to a relaxing trip somewhere not too far away. Last year, we went to a wonderful bed and breakfast in Wenatchee, Washington. This year, we spent two nights at the Cave-B Inn and Vineyard near George, Washington. Yes,… Read More

Today is the 7th anniversary of our move into this house, so I decided to celebrate it by getting hitched. What’s that? I’m already married? Yes, of course I am. But Washington is a very liberal state. They’ll let you do almost anything on Cinco de Mayo. Here’s a couple of pictures of the big day. Yes, it’s a brand new trailer hitch and bike rack! How cool is that?

I didn’t know anything about GBS until I got it three months ago. Chances are, you hadn’t heard about it either, unless you know someone who has had it. So May is the month to spread the word that this disease is out there. What exactly does spreading the word do? Well, most importantly, raising awareness amongst the population raises its profile in the medical community and that assists doctors in making… Read More

Today marked the 3 month mark in my battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Well, actually, yesterday was the 3 month mark of the first symptoms, but it wasn’t identified as GBS until the next day, so we’ll call it good and move on. At this point, I’m working about 6 hours a day, though I think that lately I’ve been pushing it just a bit too hard, and back-sliding health-wise just a bit…. Read More