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April 2018

On April 4, Fred and Sherry take an ambulette to the Pasadena office of dermatologist Dr. Vincent Hung for an inspection of Fred's scalp. He prescribes treating it with a new salve twice a day. An appointment is made for a followup inspection in a month. On April 5, Fred gets a royalty statement from GoAL Publications. His total sales of Symbol of a Nation for the last two quarters of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 have earned $9.75 in royalties, paid to the ALAA. Fred also gets a royalty statement from Stonebridge Press. His sales of Watching Anime, Reading Manga for the last half of 2017 are 14 copies of the e-book edition, for which he gets $22.40. On April 11, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they meet Roy Pounds, II and go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Tomb Raider. After, they go to lunch at Fuddruckers.

On April 17, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they meet Roy Pounds, II and go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Isle of Dogs. After, they go to lunch at Barney's Beanery. On April 25, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they meet Roy Pounds, II and go to lunch at Fuddruckers. After, they go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Rampage.

March 2018

On March 7, Fred (with Sherry) is taken to Valley Presbyterian Hospital for a swallowing evaluation.  Later, he signs a contract to write a book, Anthropomorphic Literature, 1784-2018, for publication by McFarland & Co. in 2019.  On March 8, Fred's latest book, What the Fox?!, appears on Amazon.  On March 9, Fred and Sherry go in an Ambiance ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they meet Roy Pounds, II.  They all go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Black Panther.  After, they go to lunch at Barney's Beanery.  On March 16, Fred and Sherry are taken by ambulette from Fred's hospital to the office of Dr. Mark Lensky in Van Nuys for an appointment.  He says Fred is in excellent health except from the results of his stroke.  

On March 20, Fred and Sherry are taken by ambulette from Fred's hospital to the office of Dr. Sanjay Logani in Reseda for an opthamology appointment.  After waiting an hour and being told that it will be at least a couple hours more before Dr. Logani can get to him, Fred cancels the appointment and he & Sherry return to his hospital.  On March 24, Roy Pounds, II comes to Fred's hospital, and an Ambiance ambulette takes him, Sherry, and Fred to the Pacific Theatre in the Northridge Fashion Mall to see the 2018 film A Wrinkle in Time. After, they go to lunch at The Claim Jumper.  On March 28, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they meet Roy Pounds, II.  They all go to the AMC Burbank 16 theater to see the 2018 film Sherlock Gnomes.  After, they try to go to lunch at P. F. Chang's, but it is permanently closed, so they go to Five Guys Burgers and Fries instead.

February 2018

On February 10, Fred and Sherry are taken in an Ambience Medical Transportation ambulette to the Regency Theatre in the Plant Shopping Center in Van Nuys to see the 2017 film Paddington 2. After, they go to lunch at the HomeTown Buffet there, before calling Ambience to be taken back to Fred's hospital. On February 14, Fred and Sherry are taken in an Ambience ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they meet Roy Pounds, II and see the 2018 film Peter Rabbit at the AMC Burbank 16 Theater. After, they go to lunch at Steak 'n Shake.

On February 21, Fred and Sherry are taken in an Ambiance ambulette to the office of dermatologist Dr. Vincent Hung in Pasadena, where he performs minor surgery on Fred's scalp to remove a skin cancer. They have lunch at Super Burger next to Dr. Hung's office. On February 27/28, the press release for Fred's new anthology, What the Fox?!, is posted on Flayrah and File 770. On February 28, Fred and Sherry are taken in an Ambience ambulette to the office of Dr. Vincent Hung for a followup examination of his surgery on Fred's scalp. He says that it's satisfactory, but to come back in three weeks for another followup inspection.

January 2018

On January 10, Sherry's 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan is rear-ended and the rear bumper is knocked loose. On January 12, the Geico insurance inspectors report that her minivan is totally destroyed because it will cost more to repair than it is worth, due to all the electronics that have been ruined by the collision, and she needs to buy a new vehicle. On January 18, Sherry buys a 2018 Honda Odyssey LX minivan, but she will not take Fred out again until she feels comfortable driving it.

On January 24, Fred and Sherry go from Fred's hospital in an American Best Care Medical Transportation ambulette to dermatologist Dr Vincent Hung in Pasadena, to discuss and make an appointment to have minor surgery to remove a skin cancer from Fred. On January 28, Roy Pounds, II comes to Fred's hospital to help Sherry get him into & out of her new minivan, but it turns out to be impossible. After three hours of trying, they ask the hospital for help to put him back to bed. On January 29, Fred gets a royalty statement from McFarland that 51 copies of Furry Fandom Conventions were sold during the July-December 2017 period.

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