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September 2018

On September 4, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to an appointment in Reseda with opthamologist Dr. Sanjay Logani.  He says that Fred's eyes are still 20/20 with the same eyeglasses.  On September 7, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to Sherry's apartment.  Fred watches the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok on Sherry's TV, and eats lunch.  On September 12, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to the mini-mall at Sepulveda & Roscoe in Panorama City to dentist Dr. Yvonne Arafiles to have his teeth cleaned.  She finds a cavity and a broken tooth.  Fred makes another appointment to return in two weeks to have them fixed.  After, they go to Daisy's Hair Cut for Fred to get a haircut, and to the Yoshinoya Restaurant in the same mall for lunch.

  On September 21, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they join Roy Pounds, II, and go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film The House With a Clock in Its Walls .  After, they go to lunch at Gourmet 88 Mandarin Cuisine.  On September 25, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to the mini-mall at Sepulveda & Roscoe in Panorama City to dentist Dr. Yvonne Arafiles to fill Fred's cavity and to fix his broken tooth.  After, they have lunch at the Yoshinoya Restaurant.  On September 28, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to Sherry's apartment.  Fred watches the 2018 film Next Gen, and eats lunch.

August 2018

On August 1, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to Sherry.s apartment. Fred watches the Japanese 1986 film Castle in the Sky on Sherry's TV, and has lunch. On August 8, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to Sherry's apartment. Fred watches the English 2018 film Early Man on Sherry's TV, and has lunch. On August 15, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to Sherry's apartment. Fred works on his next anthology, has lunch, and watches the 2016 film Doctor Strange on Sherry's TV.

On August 22, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to Sherry's apartment. Fred watches the 2017 German film Monster Family, eats lunch, and watches the 2017 French film Sahara on Sherry's TV. On August 24, Fred gets a royalty statement from McFarland & Co. for sales of his Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989-2015 for the period January-June 2018. Eight copies were sold for a royalty of $1.26. On August 29, Fred and Sherry take an Ambulance ambulette to Sherry's apartment, Fred watches the Japanese 2017 film Mary and the Witch's Flower on Sherry's TV, and has lunch.

July 2018

On July 3, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to Sherry's apartment. Fred watches the 2017 film Death Wish, the rest of Robot Carnival, and has lunch. On July 11, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they join Roy Pounds, II, and go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp, After, they go to lunch at Gourmet 88 Mandarin Cuisine. On July 18, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Skyscraper. After, they go to lunch at Gourmet 88 Mandarin Cuisine.

On July 25, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they join Roy Pounds, II, and go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. After, they go to lunch at Gourmet 88 Mandarin Cuisine. After, they go to Sweety's Candies where Sherry buys Fred some British chocolates.

June 2018

On June 6, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to Sherry's apartment. Fred has lunch and watches the 1988 film Die Hard and the first 5/8th of the 1987 Japanese film Robot Carnival on Sherry's TV. On June 8, Fred and Sherry take a Chariot Medical Transportation ambulette to the office of Dr. Mark Lensky in Van Nuys for an appointment. He says Fred is in fine health (except from the results of his stroke), but he should lose some weight. On June 13, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to Sherry's apartment. Fred watches the 2014 Korean film Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, and has lunch.

On June 17-18, Fred gets the proofreading from FurPlanet Publications for Exploring New Places, his new anthology. On June 20, Fred and Sherry take an Ambience ambulette to the Burbank Center, where they join Roy Pounds, II, and go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Incredibles 2 . After, they go to lunch at Gourmet 88 Mandarin Cuisine. After, they go to Sweety's Candies where Sherry buys candy and a plush dragon. On June 24-25, the press release for Fred's new Exploring New Places is posted. On June 27, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to dermatologist Dr. Vincent Hung in Pasadena. He says that Fred's scalp is so much better that a skin graft will not be necessary.

May 2018

On May 1, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the mini-mall at Sepulveda & Roscoe in Panorama City to dentist Dr. Yvonne Arafiles to have Fred's teeth cleaned.  After, they go to lunch at the Yoshinoya Restaurant in the same mall; then to Hollywood Style Beauty Salon and Barber Shop where Fred gets a haircut.  On May 2, Sherry comes to Fred's hospital to go with him in an All-American ambulette to Dr. Vincent Hung's office in Pasadena for an inspection of Fred's scalp, but the ambulette never comes.  Fred gets a new appointment with Dr. Hung.  On May 5, Fred gets the results of the 2017 Ursa Major Awards, announced at FurDU 2018.  His Dogs of War wins in the Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work category.  On May 10, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the Burbank Center where they have dinner at Gourmet 88 Mandarin Cuisine.  After, they go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see an ASIFA-Hollywood screening of the 2016 film Big Fish and Begonia.

On May 18, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the Pasadena Museum of History to see the exhibit "Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California", which Fred loaned nine of his s-f paintings for.   They arrive in time to join a guided tour of the exhibit by curator Nick Smith.     On May 23, Fred and Sherry take an American Best Care Medical Transportation ambulette to the dermatologist Dr. Vincent Hung in Pasadena.  He says Fred's scalp is improved, bur he wants to give Fred's scalp another examination next month.  On May 30, Fred and Sherry take an Ambiance ambulette to the Burbank Center where they join Roy Pounds, II and go to the AMC Burbank 16 Theater to see the 2018 film Solo.  After, they go to Gourmet 88 Mandarin Cuisine for lunch.

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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