Howdy folks!  Just a quick note to let you know that I had shoulder surgery on November 11th to repair a tear in the rotator cuff and remove some excess bone on my arm and shoulder that was causing the problem.   We are camped out in Harlingen, Texas, right now and will be here until January 10th, 2003.  I hope to be pretty well recovered by then.   Kalyn has been designated both wet nurse and personal trainer by my orthopedic surgeon and has been charged with getting me “back in shape.”   I was kind of hoping for a different shape by the time all this is completed.  Happy holidays!!!   Hugs and kisses, Chuck & Kalyn 

Several hours afterward . . .  (Better living through chemistry!) 

Howdy Folks!                                                       November 22, 2002

An hour prior to surgery . . . (As a lamb to the slaughter)