Reason

January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

I was in the shower yesterday morning, washing and well …. talking to God.  I was wondering why I am still on our beautiful planet if everything is so hard.  Maybe it was just to console myself, but I think my answer was that there is a reason.  So, I shall live my life, knowing that I may have some important task to carry out, a much needed shoulder to cry on, a motivational message to someone.  Who knows, but I will remain thankful for the fact that I am here.

// = 0) {
this.isIE = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Netscape6/”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Gecko”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = 6.1;
return;
}
}

var browser = new BrowserZoomPlugin;
var dragObj = new Object;
dragObj.zIndex = 0;

function zoominto_dragStart(event, id) {
var el;
var x, y;
if (id) {
dragObj.elNode = document.getElementById(id);
} else {
if (browser.isIE) {
dragObj.elNode = window.event.srcElement;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
dragObj.elNode = event.target;
}
if (dragObj.elNode.nodeType == 3) {
dragObj.elNode = dragObj.elNode.parentNode;
}
}
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.cursorStartX = x;
dragObj.cursorStartY = y;
dragObj.elStartLeft = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.left, 10);
dragObj.elStartTop = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.top, 10);
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartLeft)) {
dragObj.elStartLeft = 0;
}
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartTop)) {
dragObj.elStartTop = 0;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.zIndex = ++dragObj.zIndex;
if (browser.isIE) {
document.attachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.attachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.addEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.addEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragGo(event) {
var x, y;
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.left = dragObj.elStartLeft + x – dragObj.cursorStartX + “px”;
dragObj.elNode.style.top = dragObj.elStartTop + y – dragObj.cursorStartY + “px”;
if (browser.isIE) {
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragStop(event) {
if (browser.isIE) {
document.detachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.detachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.removeEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.removeEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
}
}

function imgplayerprogress_DoFSCommand(command, args) {
var imgplayerprogressObj = isInternetExplorer ? document.all.imgplayerprogress : document.imgplayerprogress;
}

function zoominto_addElement(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.setAttribute(“title”, “”);
newdiv.style.position = “absolute”;
newdiv.style.display = “none”;
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
}
}

function zoominto_addmyelems(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
//_L(e);
}
}

function zoominto_initializelements() {

zoominto_addElement(“plugpanel”, “ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos “);
zoominto_addmyelems(“plugincheck_0909″, ”

“);
}

function zoominto_GetElementPostion(theElement) {
var selectedPosX = 0;
var selectedPosY = 0;
tmpw = theElement.width;
tmph = theElement.height;
while (theElement != null) {
selectedPosX += theElement.offsetLeft;
selectedPosY += theElement.offsetTop;
theElement = theElement.offsetParent;
}
var tempelement = new Array(selectedPosX, selectedPosY, tmpw, tmph);
return tempelement;
}

function plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(Xwidth, Yheight, divid) {
var scrolledX, scrolledY;
if (self.pageYOffset) {
scrolledX = self.pageXOffset;
scrolledY = self.pageYOffset;
} else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) {
scrolledX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.documentElement.scrollTop;
} else if (document.body) {
scrolledX = document.body.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.body.scrollTop;
}
var centerX, centerY;
if (self.innerHeight) {
centerX = self.innerWidth;
centerY = self.innerHeight;
} else if (document.documentElement &&
document.documentElement.clientHeight) {
centerX = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
centerY = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
} else if (document.body) {
centerX = document.body.clientWidth;
centerY = document.body.clientHeight;
}
var leftOffset = scrolledX + (centerX – Xwidth) / 2;
var topOffset = scrolledY + (centerY – Yheight) / 2;
var o = document.getElementById(divid);
var r = o.style;
r.position = “absolute”;
r.top = topOffset + “px”;
r.left = leftOffset + “px”;
r.display = “block”;
}

function pluginalertShow(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “visible”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “block”;
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(280, 115, layerid);
document.getElementById(“plugin_btn_activate”).focus();
}

function pluginalerthide(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “hidden”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “none”;
}

function zoom_getValidString(){

return “&isValidviewer=1″;// all things are valid

}

function zoominto_showflash(zoomres) {

try{
if(zoomres == undefined)
zoomres=”600×442″;

zoomarr=zoomres.split(“x”,2)
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “block”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “visible”;

//old movie 550 400
// plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(600, 371, “div_plugin_img_player”);
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(parseInt(zoomarr[0]), parseInt(zoomarr[1])+120, “div_plugin_img_player”);
// zoominto_setImage();

zoominto_changeobject(document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title,zoomres);

} catch (e) {
}

}

function zoominto_closeflash() {
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “none”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “hidden”;
}

function hidezoomicon(){
document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “hidden”;

}

function getMouseX( e ) {

return e.pageX

|| ( e.clientX + ( document.documentElement.scrollLeft

|| document.body.scrollLeft ) );

}

function getMouseY( e ) {

return e.pageY

|| ( e.clientY + ( document.documentElement.scrollTop

|| document.body.scrollTop ) );

}

function dhtmlLoadScript(url)
{
var e = document.createElement(“script”);
e.src = url;
e.type=”text/javascript”;
// document.getElementByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(e);

document.getElementById(“addiv”).appendChild(e);
}

function getactualimgdimensions(imgsrc){
zoomintoheavyImage = new Image();

zoomintoheavyImage.src = imgsrc

var tempelement = new Array(zoomintoheavyImage.width, zoomintoheavyImage.height);
return tempelement;

}
function plugin_run() {

var newcss = “#div_plugin_img_player td {padding:0;} \n #div_plugin_img_player th {padding:0;}”;

if (‘\v’==’v’) /* ie only */ {
document.createStyleSheet().cssText = newcss;
} else {
var tag = document.createElement(‘style’); tag.type = ‘text/css'; document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(tag);
tag[ (typeof document.body.style.WebkitAppearance=='string') /* webkit only */ ? 'innerText' : 'innerHTML'] = newcss;
}

var image = document.getElementsByTagName(“img”);
var totimgLength=image.length;

zoominto_initializelements();

for (var i = 0; i 50 && zoomarrdim[1] > 60) {

image[i].onmouseover = function () {imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.display = “block”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “visible”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.left = imgvals[0] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.top = imgvals[1] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title = this.src;};
image[i].onmouseout = function (evt) {

imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

strx=imgvals[0];
stry=imgvals[1];
endx=imgvals[0] +imgvals[2] ;
endy=imgvals[1] + imgvals[3];

tmpcurx=evt.pageX;
tmpcury=evt.pageY;

if(tmpcurx > strx && tmpcurx stry && tmpcury < endy ){

l=1
}
else{
document.getElementById("plugpanel").style.visibility = "hidden";

}

};

}// End of Condition Image smaller

if(zoomarrdim[0] == 1 && zoomarrdim[1] == 1){
// remove Image element
image[i].style.display="none";
image[i].style.visibility="hidden";
}

}
}

function zoominto_URLEncode(clearString) {
var output = "";
var x = 0;
clearString = clearString.toString();
var regex = /(^[a-zA-Z0-9_.]*)/;
while (x 1 && match[1] != “”) {
output += match[1];
x += match[1].length;
} else {
if (clearString[x] == ” “) {
output += “+”;
} else {
var charCode = clearString.charCodeAt(x);
var hexVal = charCode.toString(16);
output += “%” + (hexVal.length < 2 ? "0" : "") + hexVal.toUpperCase();
}
x++;
}
}
return output;
}

function Closeiepluginpanel() {
closeflash();
}

function logme(txtstr) {
// try {
//alert(txtstr);
return "";

}

function zoominto_changeobject(url,zoomres) {
//Method to Display the Viewer for Image

imgName_bfr=(tmppluginimageURL +url + zoom_getValidString())

escimgName_bfr=escape(imgName_bfr);

trkval = "?chkme=" + imgName_bfr + "&rootstr=" + tmppluginServername;
pagetitle = "";
urlstr = zoominto_URLEncode(document.location);
zoomarr=zoomres.split("x",2)

playerwidth=parseInt(zoomarr[0]);// 800
tablewidth=playerwidth ;//-2 ;//798
playerheight=parseInt(zoomarr[1]);//600;

adwidth=468;//playerwidth -10 ;//768;
adheight=60;

document.getElementById("div_plugin_img_player").innerHTML = "


Default115%125%

\n”;

document.getElementById(‘resselect’).value=zoomres;

}
// ]]>

ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos

Driving License

December 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

My hair was long, my hair was dark.  It seems like ages ago, but it’s only five years.  That’s how often one has to renew your drivers license.  More importantly I remember that I could walk well.  Now five years seem like yesterday.  Now my hair is short, it’s blonde and my legs can barely carry me to the automatic vehicle I now drive.  How quickly things change….

// = 0) {
this.isIE = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Netscape6/”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Gecko”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = 6.1;
return;
}
}

var browser = new BrowserZoomPlugin;
var dragObj = new Object;
dragObj.zIndex = 0;

function zoominto_dragStart(event, id) {
var el;
var x, y;
if (id) {
dragObj.elNode = document.getElementById(id);
} else {
if (browser.isIE) {
dragObj.elNode = window.event.srcElement;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
dragObj.elNode = event.target;
}
if (dragObj.elNode.nodeType == 3) {
dragObj.elNode = dragObj.elNode.parentNode;
}
}
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.cursorStartX = x;
dragObj.cursorStartY = y;
dragObj.elStartLeft = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.left, 10);
dragObj.elStartTop = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.top, 10);
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartLeft)) {
dragObj.elStartLeft = 0;
}
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartTop)) {
dragObj.elStartTop = 0;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.zIndex = ++dragObj.zIndex;
if (browser.isIE) {
document.attachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.attachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.addEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.addEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragGo(event) {
var x, y;
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.left = dragObj.elStartLeft + x – dragObj.cursorStartX + “px”;
dragObj.elNode.style.top = dragObj.elStartTop + y – dragObj.cursorStartY + “px”;
if (browser.isIE) {
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragStop(event) {
if (browser.isIE) {
document.detachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.detachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.removeEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.removeEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
}
}

function imgplayerprogress_DoFSCommand(command, args) {
var imgplayerprogressObj = isInternetExplorer ? document.all.imgplayerprogress : document.imgplayerprogress;
}

function zoominto_addElement(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.setAttribute(“title”, “”);
newdiv.style.position = “absolute”;
newdiv.style.display = “none”;
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
}
}

function zoominto_addmyelems(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
//_L(e);
}
}

function zoominto_initializelements() {

zoominto_addElement(“plugpanel”, “ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos “);
zoominto_addmyelems(“plugincheck_0909″, ”

“);
}

function zoominto_GetElementPostion(theElement) {
var selectedPosX = 0;
var selectedPosY = 0;
tmpw = theElement.width;
tmph = theElement.height;
while (theElement != null) {
selectedPosX += theElement.offsetLeft;
selectedPosY += theElement.offsetTop;
theElement = theElement.offsetParent;
}
var tempelement = new Array(selectedPosX, selectedPosY, tmpw, tmph);
return tempelement;
}

function plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(Xwidth, Yheight, divid) {
var scrolledX, scrolledY;
if (self.pageYOffset) {
scrolledX = self.pageXOffset;
scrolledY = self.pageYOffset;
} else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) {
scrolledX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.documentElement.scrollTop;
} else if (document.body) {
scrolledX = document.body.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.body.scrollTop;
}
var centerX, centerY;
if (self.innerHeight) {
centerX = self.innerWidth;
centerY = self.innerHeight;
} else if (document.documentElement &&
document.documentElement.clientHeight) {
centerX = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
centerY = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
} else if (document.body) {
centerX = document.body.clientWidth;
centerY = document.body.clientHeight;
}
var leftOffset = scrolledX + (centerX – Xwidth) / 2;
var topOffset = scrolledY + (centerY – Yheight) / 2;
var o = document.getElementById(divid);
var r = o.style;
r.position = “absolute”;
r.top = topOffset + “px”;
r.left = leftOffset + “px”;
r.display = “block”;
}

function pluginalertShow(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “visible”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “block”;
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(280, 115, layerid);
document.getElementById(“plugin_btn_activate”).focus();
}

function pluginalerthide(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “hidden”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “none”;
}

function zoom_getValidString(){

return “&isValidviewer=1″;// all things are valid

}

function zoominto_showflash(zoomres) {

try{
if(zoomres == undefined)
zoomres=”600×442″;

zoomarr=zoomres.split(“x”,2)
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “block”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “visible”;

//old movie 550 400
// plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(600, 371, “div_plugin_img_player”);
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(parseInt(zoomarr[0]), parseInt(zoomarr[1])+120, “div_plugin_img_player”);
// zoominto_setImage();

zoominto_changeobject(document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title,zoomres);

} catch (e) {
}

}

function zoominto_closeflash() {
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “none”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “hidden”;
}

function hidezoomicon(){
document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “hidden”;

}

function getMouseX( e ) {

return e.pageX

|| ( e.clientX + ( document.documentElement.scrollLeft

|| document.body.scrollLeft ) );

}

function getMouseY( e ) {

return e.pageY

|| ( e.clientY + ( document.documentElement.scrollTop

|| document.body.scrollTop ) );

}

function dhtmlLoadScript(url)
{
var e = document.createElement(“script”);
e.src = url;
e.type=”text/javascript”;
// document.getElementByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(e);

document.getElementById(“addiv”).appendChild(e);
}

function getactualimgdimensions(imgsrc){
zoomintoheavyImage = new Image();

zoomintoheavyImage.src = imgsrc

var tempelement = new Array(zoomintoheavyImage.width, zoomintoheavyImage.height);
return tempelement;

}
function plugin_run() {

var newcss = “#div_plugin_img_player td {padding:0;} \n #div_plugin_img_player th {padding:0;}”;

if (‘\v’==’v’) /* ie only */ {
document.createStyleSheet().cssText = newcss;
} else {
var tag = document.createElement(‘style’); tag.type = ‘text/css'; document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(tag);
tag[ (typeof document.body.style.WebkitAppearance=='string') /* webkit only */ ? 'innerText' : 'innerHTML'] = newcss;
}

var image = document.getElementsByTagName(“img”);
var totimgLength=image.length;

zoominto_initializelements();

for (var i = 0; i 50 && zoomarrdim[1] > 60) {

image[i].onmouseover = function () {imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.display = “block”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “visible”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.left = imgvals[0] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.top = imgvals[1] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title = this.src;};
image[i].onmouseout = function (evt) {

imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

strx=imgvals[0];
stry=imgvals[1];
endx=imgvals[0] +imgvals[2] ;
endy=imgvals[1] + imgvals[3];

tmpcurx=evt.pageX;
tmpcury=evt.pageY;

if(tmpcurx > strx && tmpcurx stry && tmpcury < endy ){

l=1
}
else{
document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “hidden”;

}

};

}// End of Condition Image smaller

if(zoomarrdim[0] == 1 && zoomarrdim[1] == 1){
// remove Image element
image[i].style.display=”none”;
image[i].style.visibility=”hidden”;
}

}
}

function zoominto_URLEncode(clearString) {
var output = “”;
var x = 0;
clearString = clearString.toString();
var regex = /(^[a-zA-Z0-9_.]*)/;
while (x 1 && match[1] != “”) {
output += match[1];
x += match[1].length;
} else {
if (clearString[x] == ” “) {
output += “+”;
} else {
var charCode = clearString.charCodeAt(x);
var hexVal = charCode.toString(16);
output += “%” + (hexVal.length < 2 ? “0” : “”) + hexVal.toUpperCase();
}
x++;
}
}
return output;
}

function Closeiepluginpanel() {
closeflash();
}

function logme(txtstr) {
// try {
//alert(txtstr);
return “”;

}

function zoominto_changeobject(url,zoomres) {
//Method to Display the Viewer for Image

imgName_bfr=(tmppluginimageURL +url + zoom_getValidString())

escimgName_bfr=escape(imgName_bfr);

trkval = “?chkme=” + imgName_bfr + “&rootstr=” + tmppluginServername;
pagetitle = “”;
urlstr = zoominto_URLEncode(document.location);
zoomarr=zoomres.split(“x”,2)

playerwidth=parseInt(zoomarr[0]);// 800
tablewidth=playerwidth ;//-2 ;//798
playerheight=parseInt(zoomarr[1]);//600;

adwidth=468;//playerwidth -10 ;//768;
adheight=60;

document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”).innerHTML = ”

Default115%125%

\n”;

document.getElementById(‘resselect’).value=zoomres;

}

// ]]>

ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos

// = 0) {
this.isIE = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Netscape6/”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Gecko”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = 6.1;
return;
}
}

var browser = new BrowserZoomPlugin;
var dragObj = new Object;
dragObj.zIndex = 0;

function zoominto_dragStart(event, id) {
var el;
var x, y;
if (id) {
dragObj.elNode = document.getElementById(id);
} else {
if (browser.isIE) {
dragObj.elNode = window.event.srcElement;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
dragObj.elNode = event.target;
}
if (dragObj.elNode.nodeType == 3) {
dragObj.elNode = dragObj.elNode.parentNode;
}
}
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.cursorStartX = x;
dragObj.cursorStartY = y;
dragObj.elStartLeft = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.left, 10);
dragObj.elStartTop = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.top, 10);
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartLeft)) {
dragObj.elStartLeft = 0;
}
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartTop)) {
dragObj.elStartTop = 0;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.zIndex = ++dragObj.zIndex;
if (browser.isIE) {
document.attachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.attachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.addEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.addEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragGo(event) {
var x, y;
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.left = dragObj.elStartLeft + x – dragObj.cursorStartX + “px”;
dragObj.elNode.style.top = dragObj.elStartTop + y – dragObj.cursorStartY + “px”;
if (browser.isIE) {
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragStop(event) {
if (browser.isIE) {
document.detachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.detachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.removeEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.removeEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
}
}

function imgplayerprogress_DoFSCommand(command, args) {
var imgplayerprogressObj = isInternetExplorer ? document.all.imgplayerprogress : document.imgplayerprogress;
}

function zoominto_addElement(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.setAttribute(“title”, “”);
newdiv.style.position = “absolute”;
newdiv.style.display = “none”;
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
}
}

function zoominto_addmyelems(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
//_L(e);
}
}

function zoominto_initializelements() {

zoominto_addElement(“plugpanel”, “ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos “);
zoominto_addmyelems(“plugincheck_0909″, ”

“);
}

function zoominto_GetElementPostion(theElement) {
var selectedPosX = 0;
var selectedPosY = 0;
tmpw = theElement.width;
tmph = theElement.height;
while (theElement != null) {
selectedPosX += theElement.offsetLeft;
selectedPosY += theElement.offsetTop;
theElement = theElement.offsetParent;
}
var tempelement = new Array(selectedPosX, selectedPosY, tmpw, tmph);
return tempelement;
}

function plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(Xwidth, Yheight, divid) {
var scrolledX, scrolledY;
if (self.pageYOffset) {
scrolledX = self.pageXOffset;
scrolledY = self.pageYOffset;
} else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) {
scrolledX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.documentElement.scrollTop;
} else if (document.body) {
scrolledX = document.body.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.body.scrollTop;
}
var centerX, centerY;
if (self.innerHeight) {
centerX = self.innerWidth;
centerY = self.innerHeight;
} else if (document.documentElement &&
document.documentElement.clientHeight) {
centerX = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
centerY = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
} else if (document.body) {
centerX = document.body.clientWidth;
centerY = document.body.clientHeight;
}
var leftOffset = scrolledX + (centerX – Xwidth) / 2;
var topOffset = scrolledY + (centerY – Yheight) / 2;
var o = document.getElementById(divid);
var r = o.style;
r.position = “absolute”;
r.top = topOffset + “px”;
r.left = leftOffset + “px”;
r.display = “block”;
}

function pluginalertShow(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “visible”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “block”;
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(280, 115, layerid);
document.getElementById(“plugin_btn_activate”).focus();
}

function pluginalerthide(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “hidden”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “none”;
}

function zoom_getValidString(){

return “&isValidviewer=1″;// all things are valid

}

function zoominto_showflash(zoomres) {

try{
if(zoomres == undefined)
zoomres=”600×442″;

zoomarr=zoomres.split(“x”,2)
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “block”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “visible”;

//old movie 550 400
// plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(600, 371, “div_plugin_img_player”);
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(parseInt(zoomarr[0]), parseInt(zoomarr[1])+120, “div_plugin_img_player”);
// zoominto_setImage();

zoominto_changeobject(document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title,zoomres);

} catch (e) {
}

}

function zoominto_closeflash() {
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “none”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “hidden”;
}

function hidezoomicon(){
document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “hidden”;

}

function getMouseX( e ) {

return e.pageX

|| ( e.clientX + ( document.documentElement.scrollLeft

|| document.body.scrollLeft ) );

}

function getMouseY( e ) {

return e.pageY

|| ( e.clientY + ( document.documentElement.scrollTop

|| document.body.scrollTop ) );

}

function dhtmlLoadScript(url)
{
var e = document.createElement(“script”);
e.src = url;
e.type=”text/javascript”;
// document.getElementByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(e);

document.getElementById(“addiv”).appendChild(e);
}

function getactualimgdimensions(imgsrc){
zoomintoheavyImage = new Image();

zoomintoheavyImage.src = imgsrc

var tempelement = new Array(zoomintoheavyImage.width, zoomintoheavyImage.height);
return tempelement;

}
function plugin_run() {

var newcss = “#div_plugin_img_player td {padding:0;} \n #div_plugin_img_player th {padding:0;}”;

if (‘\v’==’v’) /* ie only */ {
document.createStyleSheet().cssText = newcss;
} else {
var tag = document.createElement(‘style’); tag.type = ‘text/css'; document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(tag);
tag[ (typeof document.body.style.WebkitAppearance=='string') /* webkit only */ ? 'innerText' : 'innerHTML'] = newcss;
}

var image = document.getElementsByTagName(“img”);
var totimgLength=image.length;

zoominto_initializelements();

for (var i = 0; i 50 && zoomarrdim[1] > 60) {

image[i].onmouseover = function () {imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.display = “block”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “visible”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.left = imgvals[0] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.top = imgvals[1] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title = this.src;};
image[i].onmouseout = function (evt) {

imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

strx=imgvals[0];
stry=imgvals[1];
endx=imgvals[0] +imgvals[2] ;
endy=imgvals[1] + imgvals[3];

tmpcurx=evt.pageX;
tmpcury=evt.pageY;

if(tmpcurx > strx && tmpcurx stry && tmpcury < endy ){

l=1
}
else{
document.getElementById("plugpanel").style.visibility = "hidden";

}

};

}// End of Condition Image smaller

if(zoomarrdim[0] == 1 && zoomarrdim[1] == 1){
// remove Image element
image[i].style.display="none";
image[i].style.visibility="hidden";
}

}
}

function zoominto_URLEncode(clearString) {
var output = "";
var x = 0;
clearString = clearString.toString();
var regex = /(^[a-zA-Z0-9_.]*)/;
while (x 1 && match[1] != “”) {
output += match[1];
x += match[1].length;
} else {
if (clearString[x] == ” “) {
output += “+”;
} else {
var charCode = clearString.charCodeAt(x);
var hexVal = charCode.toString(16);
output += “%” + (hexVal.length < 2 ? "0" : "") + hexVal.toUpperCase();
}
x++;
}
}
return output;
}

function Closeiepluginpanel() {
closeflash();
}

function logme(txtstr) {
// try {
//alert(txtstr);
return "";

}

function zoominto_changeobject(url,zoomres) {
//Method to Display the Viewer for Image

imgName_bfr=(tmppluginimageURL +url + zoom_getValidString())

escimgName_bfr=escape(imgName_bfr);

trkval = "?chkme=" + imgName_bfr + "&rootstr=" + tmppluginServername;
pagetitle = "";
urlstr = zoominto_URLEncode(document.location);
zoomarr=zoomres.split("x",2)

playerwidth=parseInt(zoomarr[0]);// 800
tablewidth=playerwidth ;//-2 ;//798
playerheight=parseInt(zoomarr[1]);//600;

adwidth=468;//playerwidth -10 ;//768;
adheight=60;

document.getElementById("div_plugin_img_player").innerHTML = "

Default115%125%

\n”;

document.getElementById(‘resselect’).value=zoomres;

}

// ]]>

ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos

Types of MS

November 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Simply put, it is a crappy condition to have.  When the disease is still invisible, people affected complain about others not understanding, and rightfully so.  Once it becomes visible, you wish it remained invisible.  It is so difficult to explain to others too, but carry it with grace you must.  Herewith a simple diagram to make understanding a bit easier.

 

// = 0) {
this.isIE = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Netscape6/”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Gecko”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = 6.1;
return;
}
}

var browser = new BrowserZoomPlugin;
var dragObj = new Object;
dragObj.zIndex = 0;

function zoominto_dragStart(event, id) {
var el;
var x, y;
if (id) {
dragObj.elNode = document.getElementById(id);
} else {
if (browser.isIE) {
dragObj.elNode = window.event.srcElement;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
dragObj.elNode = event.target;
}
if (dragObj.elNode.nodeType == 3) {
dragObj.elNode = dragObj.elNode.parentNode;
}
}
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.cursorStartX = x;
dragObj.cursorStartY = y;
dragObj.elStartLeft = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.left, 10);
dragObj.elStartTop = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.top, 10);
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartLeft)) {
dragObj.elStartLeft = 0;
}
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartTop)) {
dragObj.elStartTop = 0;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.zIndex = ++dragObj.zIndex;
if (browser.isIE) {
document.attachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.attachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.addEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.addEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragGo(event) {
var x, y;
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.left = dragObj.elStartLeft + x – dragObj.cursorStartX + “px”;
dragObj.elNode.style.top = dragObj.elStartTop + y – dragObj.cursorStartY + “px”;
if (browser.isIE) {
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragStop(event) {
if (browser.isIE) {
document.detachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.detachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.removeEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.removeEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
}
}

function imgplayerprogress_DoFSCommand(command, args) {
var imgplayerprogressObj = isInternetExplorer ? document.all.imgplayerprogress : document.imgplayerprogress;
}

function zoominto_addElement(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.setAttribute(“title”, “”);
newdiv.style.position = “absolute”;
newdiv.style.display = “none”;
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
}
}

function zoominto_addmyelems(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
//_L(e);
}
}

function zoominto_initializelements() {

zoominto_addElement(“plugpanel”, “ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos “);
zoominto_addmyelems(“plugincheck_0909″, ”

“);
}

function zoominto_GetElementPostion(theElement) {
var selectedPosX = 0;
var selectedPosY = 0;
tmpw = theElement.width;
tmph = theElement.height;
while (theElement != null) {
selectedPosX += theElement.offsetLeft;
selectedPosY += theElement.offsetTop;
theElement = theElement.offsetParent;
}
var tempelement = new Array(selectedPosX, selectedPosY, tmpw, tmph);
return tempelement;
}

function plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(Xwidth, Yheight, divid) {
var scrolledX, scrolledY;
if (self.pageYOffset) {
scrolledX = self.pageXOffset;
scrolledY = self.pageYOffset;
} else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) {
scrolledX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.documentElement.scrollTop;
} else if (document.body) {
scrolledX = document.body.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.body.scrollTop;
}
var centerX, centerY;
if (self.innerHeight) {
centerX = self.innerWidth;
centerY = self.innerHeight;
} else if (document.documentElement &&
document.documentElement.clientHeight) {
centerX = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
centerY = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
} else if (document.body) {
centerX = document.body.clientWidth;
centerY = document.body.clientHeight;
}
var leftOffset = scrolledX + (centerX – Xwidth) / 2;
var topOffset = scrolledY + (centerY – Yheight) / 2;
var o = document.getElementById(divid);
var r = o.style;
r.position = “absolute”;
r.top = topOffset + “px”;
r.left = leftOffset + “px”;
r.display = “block”;
}

function pluginalertShow(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “visible”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “block”;
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(280, 115, layerid);
document.getElementById(“plugin_btn_activate”).focus();
}

function pluginalerthide(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “hidden”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “none”;
}

function zoom_getValidString(){

return “&isValidviewer=1″;// all things are valid

}

function zoominto_showflash(zoomres) {

try{
if(zoomres == undefined)
zoomres=”600×442″;

zoomarr=zoomres.split(“x”,2)
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “block”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “visible”;

//old movie 550 400
// plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(600, 371, “div_plugin_img_player”);
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(parseInt(zoomarr[0]), parseInt(zoomarr[1])+120, “div_plugin_img_player”);
// zoominto_setImage();

zoominto_changeobject(document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title,zoomres);

} catch (e) {
}

}

function zoominto_closeflash() {
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “none”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “hidden”;
}

function hidezoomicon(){
document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “hidden”;

}

function getMouseX( e ) {

return e.pageX

|| ( e.clientX + ( document.documentElement.scrollLeft

|| document.body.scrollLeft ) );

}

function getMouseY( e ) {

return e.pageY

|| ( e.clientY + ( document.documentElement.scrollTop

|| document.body.scrollTop ) );

}

function dhtmlLoadScript(url)
{
var e = document.createElement(“script”);
e.src = url;
e.type=”text/javascript”;
// document.getElementByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(e);

document.getElementById(“addiv”).appendChild(e);
}

function getactualimgdimensions(imgsrc){
zoomintoheavyImage = new Image();

zoomintoheavyImage.src = imgsrc

var tempelement = new Array(zoomintoheavyImage.width, zoomintoheavyImage.height);
return tempelement;

}
function plugin_run() {

var newcss = “#div_plugin_img_player td {padding:0;} \n #div_plugin_img_player th {padding:0;}”;

if (‘\v’==’v’) /* ie only */ {
document.createStyleSheet().cssText = newcss;
} else {
var tag = document.createElement(‘style’); tag.type = ‘text/css'; document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(tag);
tag[ (typeof document.body.style.WebkitAppearance=='string') /* webkit only */ ? 'innerText' : 'innerHTML'] = newcss;
}

var image = document.getElementsByTagName(“img”);
var totimgLength=image.length;

zoominto_initializelements();

for (var i = 0; i 50 && zoomarrdim[1] > 60) {

image[i].onmouseover = function () {imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.display = “block”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “visible”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.left = imgvals[0] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.top = imgvals[1] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title = this.src;};
image[i].onmouseout = function (evt) {

imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

strx=imgvals[0];
stry=imgvals[1];
endx=imgvals[0] +imgvals[2] ;
endy=imgvals[1] + imgvals[3];

tmpcurx=evt.pageX;
tmpcury=evt.pageY;

if(tmpcurx > strx && tmpcurx stry && tmpcury < endy ){

l=1
}
else{
document.getElementById("plugpanel").style.visibility = "hidden";

}

};

}// End of Condition Image smaller

if(zoomarrdim[0] == 1 && zoomarrdim[1] == 1){
// remove Image element
image[i].style.display="none";
image[i].style.visibility="hidden";
}

}
}

function zoominto_URLEncode(clearString) {
var output = "";
var x = 0;
clearString = clearString.toString();
var regex = /(^[a-zA-Z0-9_.]*)/;
while (x 1 && match[1] != “”) {
output += match[1];
x += match[1].length;
} else {
if (clearString[x] == ” “) {
output += “+”;
} else {
var charCode = clearString.charCodeAt(x);
var hexVal = charCode.toString(16);
output += “%” + (hexVal.length < 2 ? "0" : "") + hexVal.toUpperCase();
}
x++;
}
}
return output;
}

function Closeiepluginpanel() {
closeflash();
}

function logme(txtstr) {
// try {
//alert(txtstr);
return "";

}

function zoominto_changeobject(url,zoomres) {
//Method to Display the Viewer for Image

imgName_bfr=(tmppluginimageURL +url + zoom_getValidString())

escimgName_bfr=escape(imgName_bfr);

trkval = "?chkme=" + imgName_bfr + "&rootstr=" + tmppluginServername;
pagetitle = "";
urlstr = zoominto_URLEncode(document.location);
zoomarr=zoomres.split("x",2)

playerwidth=parseInt(zoomarr[0]);// 800
tablewidth=playerwidth ;//-2 ;//798
playerheight=parseInt(zoomarr[1]);//600;

adwidth=468;//playerwidth -10 ;//768;
adheight=60;

document.getElementById("div_plugin_img_player").innerHTML = "

Default115%125%

\n”;

document.getElementById(‘resselect’).value=zoomres;

}

// ]]>

ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos

Diet

November 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Six months ago someone sent me this video clip and incidentally someone else sent me the same clip in that same week.  Was it a sign?  Should I try another experiment?  So I did and tomorrow it will be exactly six months.  If you see me often, you would have noticed that it has not made me hop, skip and jump.  Unfortunately it has not done that.

Sparing you the 17 minutes it takes to watch the video, the quick run-down is that one cuts out all dairy, grains and so on. It is basically the paleo/primal way of eating.  It is presented by a doctor who has MS herself and reports that it has done wonders for her.

So how long should I carry on?  Is life not too short?  Too short to not have cheese, too short to skip the chocolate mousse, too short to miss out on delectable treats?

So can I stop now?  You tell me.

Here is the clip if you want to watch – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

 

// = 0) {
this.isIE = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Netscape6/”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Gecko”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = 6.1;
return;
}
}

var browser = new BrowserZoomPlugin;
var dragObj = new Object;
dragObj.zIndex = 0;

function zoominto_dragStart(event, id) {
var el;
var x, y;
if (id) {
dragObj.elNode = document.getElementById(id);
} else {
if (browser.isIE) {
dragObj.elNode = window.event.srcElement;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
dragObj.elNode = event.target;
}
if (dragObj.elNode.nodeType == 3) {
dragObj.elNode = dragObj.elNode.parentNode;
}
}
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.cursorStartX = x;
dragObj.cursorStartY = y;
dragObj.elStartLeft = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.left, 10);
dragObj.elStartTop = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.top, 10);
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartLeft)) {
dragObj.elStartLeft = 0;
}
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartTop)) {
dragObj.elStartTop = 0;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.zIndex = ++dragObj.zIndex;
if (browser.isIE) {
document.attachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.attachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.addEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.addEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragGo(event) {
var x, y;
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.left = dragObj.elStartLeft + x – dragObj.cursorStartX + “px”;
dragObj.elNode.style.top = dragObj.elStartTop + y – dragObj.cursorStartY + “px”;
if (browser.isIE) {
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragStop(event) {
if (browser.isIE) {
document.detachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.detachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.removeEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.removeEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
}
}

function imgplayerprogress_DoFSCommand(command, args) {
var imgplayerprogressObj = isInternetExplorer ? document.all.imgplayerprogress : document.imgplayerprogress;
}

function zoominto_addElement(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.setAttribute(“title”, “”);
newdiv.style.position = “absolute”;
newdiv.style.display = “none”;
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
}
}

function zoominto_addmyelems(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
//_L(e);
}
}

function zoominto_initializelements() {

zoominto_addElement(“plugpanel”, “ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos “);
zoominto_addmyelems(“plugincheck_0909″, ”

“);
}

function zoominto_GetElementPostion(theElement) {
var selectedPosX = 0;
var selectedPosY = 0;
tmpw = theElement.width;
tmph = theElement.height;
while (theElement != null) {
selectedPosX += theElement.offsetLeft;
selectedPosY += theElement.offsetTop;
theElement = theElement.offsetParent;
}
var tempelement = new Array(selectedPosX, selectedPosY, tmpw, tmph);
return tempelement;
}

function plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(Xwidth, Yheight, divid) {
var scrolledX, scrolledY;
if (self.pageYOffset) {
scrolledX = self.pageXOffset;
scrolledY = self.pageYOffset;
} else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) {
scrolledX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.documentElement.scrollTop;
} else if (document.body) {
scrolledX = document.body.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.body.scrollTop;
}
var centerX, centerY;
if (self.innerHeight) {
centerX = self.innerWidth;
centerY = self.innerHeight;
} else if (document.documentElement &&
document.documentElement.clientHeight) {
centerX = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
centerY = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
} else if (document.body) {
centerX = document.body.clientWidth;
centerY = document.body.clientHeight;
}
var leftOffset = scrolledX + (centerX – Xwidth) / 2;
var topOffset = scrolledY + (centerY – Yheight) / 2;
var o = document.getElementById(divid);
var r = o.style;
r.position = “absolute”;
r.top = topOffset + “px”;
r.left = leftOffset + “px”;
r.display = “block”;
}

function pluginalertShow(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “visible”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “block”;
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(280, 115, layerid);
document.getElementById(“plugin_btn_activate”).focus();
}

function pluginalerthide(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “hidden”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “none”;
}

function zoom_getValidString(){

return “&isValidviewer=1″;// all things are valid

}

function zoominto_showflash(zoomres) {

try{
if(zoomres == undefined)
zoomres=”600×442″;

zoomarr=zoomres.split(“x”,2)
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “block”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “visible”;

//old movie 550 400
// plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(600, 371, “div_plugin_img_player”);
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(parseInt(zoomarr[0]), parseInt(zoomarr[1])+120, “div_plugin_img_player”);
// zoominto_setImage();

zoominto_changeobject(document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title,zoomres);

} catch (e) {
}

}

function zoominto_closeflash() {
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “none”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “hidden”;
}

function hidezoomicon(){
document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “hidden”;

}

function getMouseX( e ) {

return e.pageX

|| ( e.clientX + ( document.documentElement.scrollLeft

|| document.body.scrollLeft ) );

}

function getMouseY( e ) {

return e.pageY

|| ( e.clientY + ( document.documentElement.scrollTop

|| document.body.scrollTop ) );

}

function dhtmlLoadScript(url)
{
var e = document.createElement(“script”);
e.src = url;
e.type=”text/javascript”;
// document.getElementByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(e);

document.getElementById(“addiv”).appendChild(e);
}

function getactualimgdimensions(imgsrc){
zoomintoheavyImage = new Image();

zoomintoheavyImage.src = imgsrc

var tempelement = new Array(zoomintoheavyImage.width, zoomintoheavyImage.height);
return tempelement;

}
function plugin_run() {

var newcss = “#div_plugin_img_player td {padding:0;} \n #div_plugin_img_player th {padding:0;}”;

if (‘\v’==’v’) /* ie only */ {
document.createStyleSheet().cssText = newcss;
} else {
var tag = document.createElement(‘style’); tag.type = ‘text/css'; document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(tag);
tag[ (typeof document.body.style.WebkitAppearance=='string') /* webkit only */ ? 'innerText' : 'innerHTML'] = newcss;
}

var image = document.getElementsByTagName(“img”);
var totimgLength=image.length;

zoominto_initializelements();

for (var i = 0; i 50 && zoomarrdim[1] > 60) {

image[i].onmouseover = function () {imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.display = “block”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “visible”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.left = imgvals[0] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.top = imgvals[1] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title = this.src;};
image[i].onmouseout = function (evt) {

imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

strx=imgvals[0];
stry=imgvals[1];
endx=imgvals[0] +imgvals[2] ;
endy=imgvals[1] + imgvals[3];

tmpcurx=evt.pageX;
tmpcury=evt.pageY;

if(tmpcurx > strx && tmpcurx stry && tmpcury < endy ){

l=1
}
else{
document.getElementById("plugpanel").style.visibility = "hidden";

}

};

}// End of Condition Image smaller

if(zoomarrdim[0] == 1 && zoomarrdim[1] == 1){
// remove Image element
image[i].style.display="none";
image[i].style.visibility="hidden";
}

}
}

function zoominto_URLEncode(clearString) {
var output = "";
var x = 0;
clearString = clearString.toString();
var regex = /(^[a-zA-Z0-9_.]*)/;
while (x 1 && match[1] != “”) {
output += match[1];
x += match[1].length;
} else {
if (clearString[x] == ” “) {
output += “+”;
} else {
var charCode = clearString.charCodeAt(x);
var hexVal = charCode.toString(16);
output += “%” + (hexVal.length < 2 ? "0" : "") + hexVal.toUpperCase();
}
x++;
}
}
return output;
}

function Closeiepluginpanel() {
closeflash();
}

function logme(txtstr) {
// try {
//alert(txtstr);
return "";

}

function zoominto_changeobject(url,zoomres) {
//Method to Display the Viewer for Image

imgName_bfr=(tmppluginimageURL +url + zoom_getValidString())

escimgName_bfr=escape(imgName_bfr);

trkval = "?chkme=" + imgName_bfr + "&rootstr=" + tmppluginServername;
pagetitle = "";
urlstr = zoominto_URLEncode(document.location);
zoomarr=zoomres.split("x",2)

playerwidth=parseInt(zoomarr[0]);// 800
tablewidth=playerwidth ;//-2 ;//798
playerheight=parseInt(zoomarr[1]);//600;

adwidth=468;//playerwidth -10 ;//768;
adheight=60;

document.getElementById("div_plugin_img_player").innerHTML = "

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\n”;

document.getElementById(‘resselect’).value=zoomres;

}

// ]]>

ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos

Anger

October 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

I was really angry.  The emotion travelled through my body like a wild fire and the next thing I knew it erupted from my throat.  I could hear the sobs, but I couldn’t stop it.  I didn’t feel like staying strong, I didn’t feel like putting on a facade and I sure as hell didn’t want to stop.

I just felt sorry for Faf, he is the only one who ever sees this side of me and my “dealing” with my MS.  All other people, even close ones always see is the Christelle that laughs it all away, mostly because I really don’t think it is good to feel sorry for oneself every day, but more than that because I don’t want to scare the special people in my life away.

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.”  It does not matter what anybody says, that it’s good to let it out.  A friend will come along and say that it would do me good to cry sometimes and that it’s necessary and they don’t mind.  Problem is – I have many good friends, so I definitely can’t “let it go” every time I meet up with one of them.

But, I digress – let’s get back to the anger.  I was sitting on the couch about two weeks ago and I was angry about how unfair everything seemed, angry that I went to a wedding and couldn’t do any funny dance moves, angry that I couldn’t dress up in high heels and look like a million bucks, angry that I can’t go on shopping sprees like in the old days without taking the wheelchair with me and off course someone else, angry because I work from home mostly and miss the office banter, angry because I was tired because in the last three years I have only slept through the whole night once, angry because I couldn’t just go to any festival I wanted to anymore, because it’ too difficult for disabled people, angry that I had to phone restaurants, venues and the like before I go there to make sure there aren’t stairs, angry that I can’t experiment with cooking like I used to, angry that I can’t work in the garden now and I used to love it, angry because I will never have children and Faf will never be a father and these are to mention a but a few!

I was angry, angry, angry!  I have moved on from my self-pity moment, but maybe, unfortunately, a part of me will now always be angry.  You just won’t see it – my mask is back on.

 

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this.isIE = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Netscape6/”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = parseFloat(ua.substr(i + s.length));
return;
}
s = “Gecko”;
if ((i = ua.indexOf(s)) >= 0) {
this.isNS = true;
this.version = 6.1;
return;
}
}

var browser = new BrowserZoomPlugin;
var dragObj = new Object;
dragObj.zIndex = 0;

function zoominto_dragStart(event, id) {
var el;
var x, y;
if (id) {
dragObj.elNode = document.getElementById(id);
} else {
if (browser.isIE) {
dragObj.elNode = window.event.srcElement;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
dragObj.elNode = event.target;
}
if (dragObj.elNode.nodeType == 3) {
dragObj.elNode = dragObj.elNode.parentNode;
}
}
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.cursorStartX = x;
dragObj.cursorStartY = y;
dragObj.elStartLeft = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.left, 10);
dragObj.elStartTop = parseInt(dragObj.elNode.style.top, 10);
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartLeft)) {
dragObj.elStartLeft = 0;
}
if (isNaN(dragObj.elStartTop)) {
dragObj.elStartTop = 0;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.zIndex = ++dragObj.zIndex;
if (browser.isIE) {
document.attachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.attachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.addEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.addEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragGo(event) {
var x, y;
if (browser.isIE) {
x = window.event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft + document.body.scrollLeft;
y = window.event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop + document.body.scrollTop;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
x = event.clientX + window.scrollX;
y = event.clientY + window.scrollY;
}
dragObj.elNode.style.left = dragObj.elStartLeft + x – dragObj.cursorStartX + “px”;
dragObj.elNode.style.top = dragObj.elStartTop + y – dragObj.cursorStartY + “px”;
if (browser.isIE) {
window.event.cancelBubble = true;
window.event.returnValue = false;
}
if (browser.isNS) {
event.preventDefault();
}
}

function zoominto_dragStop(event) {
if (browser.isIE) {
document.detachEvent(“onmousemove”, zoominto_dragGo);
document.detachEvent(“onmouseup”, zoominto_dragStop);
}
if (browser.isNS) {
document.removeEventListener(“mousemove”, zoominto_dragGo, true);
document.removeEventListener(“mouseup”, zoominto_dragStop, true);
}
}

function imgplayerprogress_DoFSCommand(command, args) {
var imgplayerprogressObj = isInternetExplorer ? document.all.imgplayerprogress : document.imgplayerprogress;
}

function zoominto_addElement(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.setAttribute(“title”, “”);
newdiv.style.position = “absolute”;
newdiv.style.display = “none”;
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
}
}

function zoominto_addmyelems(divIdName, htmlval) {
try {

var newdiv = document.createElement(“div”);
newdiv.setAttribute(“id”, divIdName);
newdiv.innerHTML = htmlval;

document.body.appendChild(newdiv);;
} catch (e) {
//_L(e);
}
}

function zoominto_initializelements() {

zoominto_addElement(“plugpanel”, “ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos “);
zoominto_addmyelems(“plugincheck_0909″, ”

“);
}

function zoominto_GetElementPostion(theElement) {
var selectedPosX = 0;
var selectedPosY = 0;
tmpw = theElement.width;
tmph = theElement.height;
while (theElement != null) {
selectedPosX += theElement.offsetLeft;
selectedPosY += theElement.offsetTop;
theElement = theElement.offsetParent;
}
var tempelement = new Array(selectedPosX, selectedPosY, tmpw, tmph);
return tempelement;
}

function plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(Xwidth, Yheight, divid) {
var scrolledX, scrolledY;
if (self.pageYOffset) {
scrolledX = self.pageXOffset;
scrolledY = self.pageYOffset;
} else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) {
scrolledX = document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.documentElement.scrollTop;
} else if (document.body) {
scrolledX = document.body.scrollLeft;
scrolledY = document.body.scrollTop;
}
var centerX, centerY;
if (self.innerHeight) {
centerX = self.innerWidth;
centerY = self.innerHeight;
} else if (document.documentElement &&
document.documentElement.clientHeight) {
centerX = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
centerY = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
} else if (document.body) {
centerX = document.body.clientWidth;
centerY = document.body.clientHeight;
}
var leftOffset = scrolledX + (centerX – Xwidth) / 2;
var topOffset = scrolledY + (centerY – Yheight) / 2;
var o = document.getElementById(divid);
var r = o.style;
r.position = “absolute”;
r.top = topOffset + “px”;
r.left = leftOffset + “px”;
r.display = “block”;
}

function pluginalertShow(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “visible”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “block”;
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(280, 115, layerid);
document.getElementById(“plugin_btn_activate”).focus();
}

function pluginalerthide(layerid) {
document.getElementById(layerid).style.visibility = “hidden”;
document.getElementById(layerid).style.display = “none”;
}

function zoom_getValidString(){

return “&isValidviewer=1″;// all things are valid

}

function zoominto_showflash(zoomres) {

try{
if(zoomres == undefined)
zoomres=”600×442″;

zoomarr=zoomres.split(“x”,2)
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “block”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “visible”;

//old movie 550 400
// plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(600, 371, “div_plugin_img_player”);
plugin_showdeadcenterdiv(parseInt(zoomarr[0]), parseInt(zoomarr[1])+120, “div_plugin_img_player”);
// zoominto_setImage();

zoominto_changeobject(document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title,zoomres);

} catch (e) {
}

}

function zoominto_closeflash() {
var divimgplayer = document.getElementById(“div_plugin_img_player”);
divimgplayer.style.display = “none”;
divimgplayer.style.visibility = “hidden”;
}

function hidezoomicon(){
document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “hidden”;

}

function getMouseX( e ) {

return e.pageX

|| ( e.clientX + ( document.documentElement.scrollLeft

|| document.body.scrollLeft ) );

}

function getMouseY( e ) {

return e.pageY

|| ( e.clientY + ( document.documentElement.scrollTop

|| document.body.scrollTop ) );

}

function dhtmlLoadScript(url)
{
var e = document.createElement(“script”);
e.src = url;
e.type=”text/javascript”;
// document.getElementByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(e);

document.getElementById(“addiv”).appendChild(e);
}

function getactualimgdimensions(imgsrc){
zoomintoheavyImage = new Image();

zoomintoheavyImage.src = imgsrc

var tempelement = new Array(zoomintoheavyImage.width, zoomintoheavyImage.height);
return tempelement;

}
function plugin_run() {

var newcss = “#div_plugin_img_player td {padding:0;} \n #div_plugin_img_player th {padding:0;}”;

if (‘\v’==’v’) /* ie only */ {
document.createStyleSheet().cssText = newcss;
} else {
var tag = document.createElement(‘style’); tag.type = ‘text/css'; document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(tag);
tag[ (typeof document.body.style.WebkitAppearance=='string') /* webkit only */ ? 'innerText' : 'innerHTML'] = newcss;
}

var image = document.getElementsByTagName(“img”);
var totimgLength=image.length;

zoominto_initializelements();

for (var i = 0; i 50 && zoomarrdim[1] > 60) {

image[i].onmouseover = function () {imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.display = “block”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.visibility = “visible”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.left = imgvals[0] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).style.top = imgvals[1] + “px”;document.getElementById(“plugpanel”).title = this.src;};
image[i].onmouseout = function (evt) {

imgvals = zoominto_GetElementPostion(this);

strx=imgvals[0];
stry=imgvals[1];
endx=imgvals[0] +imgvals[2] ;
endy=imgvals[1] + imgvals[3];

tmpcurx=evt.pageX;
tmpcury=evt.pageY;

if(tmpcurx > strx && tmpcurx stry && tmpcury < endy ){

l=1
}
else{
document.getElementById("plugpanel").style.visibility = "hidden";

}

};

}// End of Condition Image smaller

if(zoomarrdim[0] == 1 && zoomarrdim[1] == 1){
// remove Image element
image[i].style.display="none";
image[i].style.visibility="hidden";
}

}
}

function zoominto_URLEncode(clearString) {
var output = "";
var x = 0;
clearString = clearString.toString();
var regex = /(^[a-zA-Z0-9_.]*)/;
while (x 1 && match[1] != “”) {
output += match[1];
x += match[1].length;
} else {
if (clearString[x] == ” “) {
output += “+”;
} else {
var charCode = clearString.charCodeAt(x);
var hexVal = charCode.toString(16);
output += “%” + (hexVal.length < 2 ? "0" : "") + hexVal.toUpperCase();
}
x++;
}
}
return output;
}

function Closeiepluginpanel() {
closeflash();
}

function logme(txtstr) {
// try {
//alert(txtstr);
return "";

}

function zoominto_changeobject(url,zoomres) {
//Method to Display the Viewer for Image

imgName_bfr=(tmppluginimageURL +url + zoom_getValidString())

escimgName_bfr=escape(imgName_bfr);

trkval = "?chkme=" + imgName_bfr + "&rootstr=" + tmppluginServername;
pagetitle = "";
urlstr = zoominto_URLEncode(document.location);
zoomarr=zoomres.split("x",2)

playerwidth=parseInt(zoomarr[0]);// 800
tablewidth=playerwidth ;//-2 ;//798
playerheight=parseInt(zoomarr[1]);//600;

adwidth=468;//playerwidth -10 ;//768;
adheight=60;

document.getElementById("div_plugin_img_player").innerHTML = "

Default115%125%

\n”;

document.getElementById(‘resselect’).value=zoomres;

}

// ]]>

ZoomInto: Pictures, Images and Photos

Blink of an Eye

June 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

It was silent in the car. Not one of us three had the words appropriate to speak at that moment. We were on the road between Port Elizabeth and Despatch, on our way to Carlie’s funeral. Carlie…..just the other day he turned 41 and I spoke to him on the phone, bantering about how long it has been since we saw each other. More than anything, I did not have the words to console Faf, not the right words anyway. What do you say when someone loses their best friend? How can you say that you know nothing will ever replace a friendship that has spanned 36 years?

I received the call exactly a week before this dreaded day. It was just a normal Friday morning when I heard Tammy say “Carlie had a massive stroke and he is in intensive care”. I don‘t think I registered the enormity immediately, but I did know that I should get hold of Faf fast. In less than an hour his ticket to Port Elizabeth was booked, we were on our way to Cape Town airport and I had to watch him go, as my Mom was arriving in Cape Town that afternoon.

After talking several times that afternoon, I received the dreaded call at five o’clock on Friday afternoon. Faf was outside Carlie’s hospital room and told me that everyone was saying goodbye. The machines that were keeping him alive were going to be switched off as soon as his father and brother arrived. I was sad, but more than that my heart broke for Faf at that very moment.

As expected, the funeral was very sad. Faf made a beautiful tribute to Carlie. Afterwards we all gathered at the Southender Pub, Carlie’s favourite pub in Port Elizabeth to toast to his life with his beloved Black Label in hand.

This coming Sunday, it will be one month since Carlie died. Time flies and just like that, out of the blue, a young life came to an end. The saying “live every day like it was your last” now rings truer than ever.

Holiday

April 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

It wasn’t nearly as tough as I thought it would be.  We went away over the Easter holidays with Faf’s parents and Kevin & Ilse.  Off course the wheelchair came with me and the crutches were in tow too.  I knew before the time what Umzumbe was like as we have been there before, but everyone was so accommodating.  If I sound surprised, I promise I wasn’t, but I really didn’t expect the whole Roets family to cater to my stupid needs, but they did.  So once again – there is no point in worrying, what happens happens and we really have no control over it, but 99% of the time it turns out much better than we expected.

Wedding Jitters

April 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Calm down!  I am talking about a wedding I attended.  I was really worried, but all of that added stress for nothing.  We flew to Gauteng on Saturday to go to Tania’s wedding and on top of being a fairytale moment, it was also like a big company reunion with many old faces in the mix.  My jitters really came about as I was so concerned about the reactions I was going to get when I arrive in my wheelchair.  Nothing!  It was like old times and everyone was just really happy to see me.  I did get a glimpse of one face going “ah shame” to another, but it was behind my back, so I pretended not to see it and reminded myself that it is a normal human reaction.  So, I remind you, stop worrying because most of the things we worry about never happen.

Lucky Me!

March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Thankful doesn’t even begin to describe it.  I got my cute new, very tiny Kia Picanto yesterday.  It’s beautiful!  It is such a cute little car with so many fantastic features.  Best of all for me – it’s automatic.  So after almost ten months of not driving, I have a little bit of freedom again.  I may get to the other side of my destination and still require help, but at least now I can get there.  And my very affected left side can just chill!  My gratitude is so much bigger than words can describe, I can still afford to buy myself a car more suited to my needs now.  So watch out roads, here I come!

Goodbye Polo

March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

I couldn’t stop the sudden tears. It wasn’t about the car. After all, it is JUST a car. Yes, I did love the car, I loved the power, I loved driving it, I relished those moments behind the steering wheel. I don’t even regret all the speeding fines. But it was about more than the car. I cried because hadn’t it been for this stupid condition, I wouldn’t have sold the car. Or maybe I would have, but then it would be to buy a better, bigger, smarter car because I had already become an Executive at some up-and-coming company. Now, I had to sell it because I couldn’t drive it any more. In fact, the last day that I drove that car, was probably in the second week of May 2011. I simply can’t drive a manual car any longer. My left side is so much worse than my right side. So, automatic here I come. You may think it is exciting that I am getting a different car, but consider the reason. Yes, there is still so much to be thankful for, I can buy an automatic car, I have the means to do it, but just for today, allow me the sadness. When the new owner, an excited nineteen-year old drove off on Saturday, my heart did break just a little.