Month: October 2015

IRB Application Closer and Closer

My IRB application is essentially complete.

I spoke by Skype with the Professor Neenah Estrella-Luna, who is responsible for coordinating IRB applications prior to submission to the Principal Investigator, and to the IRB rep. Professor Estrella-Luna asked me to make some changes based on new rules not yet reflected in the current application form, but those change are extremely minor.

This is a great relief because I know have data collection in sight, if not yet underway.


Pipes Are SUCH a Problem

While my own ‘pipes’ are healing, and I had my internal liner (stent) removed a few days ago, the main sewer clay pipe for my home failed. I suppose that’s not a surprise after 35 years of service.

To fix the sewer, we had an internal liner installed. One liner out; one liner in.

Just another reminder that life gets in the way of life, sometimes.