Ever wonder what would happen if you took one erstwhile programmer and tell him to go trim those strange vines around the shed? And those vines turned out to be poison ivy? And the resulting rash spread to the programmer's face? And the rash on the face was not responding to any over-the-counter (OTC) solutions? I can now tell you what would happen! The programmer would try every OTC solution possible for a few days before finally giving up and asking his wife to take him to the ER because he could no longer see out of one at all and barely out of the other one. I was kidding around with the Mrs. that I looked like Quasidmodo from The Hunchack from Notre Dame. I didn't realize how right I was until we were leaving the ER and the woman at the billing station, whom were were kidding around with, also made the Quasimodo reference. The attached pic is from the ER this morning. After some Prednisone & Amoxicillin I can now see out of at one of my eyes again and a little bit out of the other one. Everything is still fuzzy though because due to the swelling my glasses do not fit at the moment. So the lesson learned? If you do not do much landscaping, make sure you take a lot of precautions before you tear off that funny looking red hairy vine that is spiraling up the side of your shed.