News Archive: September 2002

September 2, 2002

The primary Oo Kingdom site is now entirely into Version 7. Joe’s Portal, One More Thing… and The Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon have also been converted. The latter site has also seen an addition: the Millennium Items (NOTE: Joe’s anime site went offline in October of 2007).

September 3, 2002

Wendi will undergo elbow surgery on Monday, September 9: a left ulnar nerve transposition. The pinched nerve will be relocated to relieve the compression and resulting intense pain. Dr. David Pittenger will perform the operation.

September 7, 2002

We’ve cooked up another new enhancement for this site: Favicons. If you don’t know what a Favicon is, visit (the site is now gone) or simply bookmark this page.

September 9, 2002

The House of Oo has received the Version 7 upgrade. So has Petitt’s Creations. The latter site has seen the addition of some pictures from this year’s craft show.

September 10, 2002

Wendi’s elbow surgery went smoothly yesterday. She is at home, recovering; the amount of residual pain resulting from the nerve damage remains to be seen.

4:50 p.m. Zelda site is now upgraded, but no further content additions are planned.

September 11, 2002

Take a moment to visit three new pages in The House of Oo:

  1. 9/11 Revisited — exactly one year after the terrorist attacks.
  2. A Special Home Page — archived, from September 12, 2001.
  3. Wartime Reflections — archived, from October 17, 2001.

Steve Ackerman wrote a set of poems about the attacks shortly after they occurred last year. Read them at (link goes to where the site is now).

God Bless America!

September 12, 2002

An important footnote has been added to 9/11 Revisited.

September 14, 2002

Please take time to read our new page entitled Patriot Day, 2002, in The House of Oo.

September 19, 2002

Wendi saw Dr. Pittenger at 1:45 p.m. yesterday. His nurse removed the 16 stitches covering the 14-centimeter incision, then put steri-strips over the incision. Wendi will use the sling only when she is up and about. She will be able to move the elbow as much as it will tolerate, to improve range of motion. In three weeks, she will begin physical therapy.

Pain is still pretty bad but is showing some signs of improvement.
Previous postings on Wendi’s surgery: September 3 | September 10

Celebii’s Pokémon Universe is now converted to the new standard. Only two satellite sites are left to be converted: Magnadramon’s Planet (Digimon) and Ummamum’s Picture Place.

September 23, 2002

Joe attended the Jr. High Believe Conference at the Sheraton Inn Hotel in Chicago, from Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22, with the youth group from our church. Included were four main sessions featuring music and worship, as well as several student training sessions on evangelism. The theme of the conference was Jude 23, which says, “snatch people from the fire and save them.” It was a fun, uplifting and challenging time for all.
Visit the Jr. High Believe website at (the site is no longer there).

If you absolutely hate junk email, raise your hand (a sea of hands goes up). Our Links page now features links to several helpful resources in the war against unsolicited commercial email.

September 25, 2002

Magnadramon’s Planet (Digimon) has now been converted to the new standard. Only Ummamum’s Picture Place remains to be finished.

The steri-strips have fallen off of Wendi’s arm (see September 19 entry). She is now able to move and bend the arm but can’t use it very much yet.