I went to my pre-op Dr.s appt yesterday and they took a whole slew of X-rays. The good news is they have found some active healing in the rear portion of my tibia. If you imagine the gap of missing bone in my leg as a wedge with the largest gap in front of my tibia with the rear gap only .5 to 1 cm big. This is where the healing is taking place. This is good news because this is the one place the docs can't put bone graft material! I may just get through this after all!
I passed the first interview with SFD and I am scheduled to conduct my second oral board panel interview on Mondy the 26th at 9:30am. This interview consists of seven questions asked by three Seattle Fire Dept. Captains. You have twenty minutes to complete all answers and information does NOT carry over from question to question, so you end up repeating yourself quite abit. Then sometime around September 1st they will have the scores and rankings. One's score is a combined score of both interviews (50% each) and veterans preferance points if one has any. If I don't pass this interview I am out, but if I do pass then I will be ranked on the hiring list and the top 25% move on to the actual employment process. So I am not holding my breath especially because of my leg situation.
I rode Abiigael around in the bicycle sidecar trailer on Monday and she had a BLAST!!! She threw a fit when we got home because she did not want to get out or take her helmet off. I had to ride around the block to calm her down!! She also likes to ride her bike next to me while I am on the trainer in the house!! She is getting the hang of the whole pedaling thing there is alot of coordination involved!! Here is a video of the two of us:
I also picked up my custom track stem from David Wilson Industries last week. I am still trying to decide if I should get it chromed to match theoverall scheme of the bike or have it powdercoated to match the bone white of the frame???? If anyone knows of an inexpensive place that does chrome please drop a comment, the cheapest I have found it was $125 to $175 OUCH!!!!