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Update: A part isn't working on the e-cig and he has started smoking again! I am hoping this is not a permanent or month-long thing (we are on a very limited budget and thus might have to hold off on the new part).
Update: The broken part and some stress really threw things off. He is smoking again but intends to try quitting again. There are a few events this Summer and Fall that might be an environment that would encourage another attempt at quitting.
-----Iowa's governor has declared a State of Emergency due to Avian Flu outbreak. Iowa is the top egg-producing state. Experts seem divided as to whether this will raise egg prices (particularly in the Midwest). Of course, this outbreak will affect farms involved. Hopefully, the outbreak can be contained and there is no mutation.
-----A relative with terminal cancer and his devastated wife. He is only on pain medicine and things are quickly getting worse.
-----Friends of South Asian descent who are having their business vandalized because people assume they are Muslim. (Note that I am not saying there would be anything lesser about them if they were Muslim.)
-----I need to be in better physical shape and beat the symptoms of several thyroid problems. I also need to find a place that does a digital mammogram (my Mother died of breast cancer).
-----All who battle mental illness.
-----A couple I know who would like to afford getting married. This has been an issue for them for a while now.
|At JPUSA. Summer 2011.|