Thursday, September 02, 2010

Blood pressure

Blood pressure monitoring?
When I was with Doctor Espinoza yesterday evening, he took my blood pressure which was 110/80. The doctor told me that if my blood pressure gets lower than this, that I should cut my Biconcor blood pressure medication pills in half. This means that I need to monitor my blood pressure!

So now I have to go out and buy a blood pressure machine? Going to a doctor is a slippery slope!

Battery corrosion
We have eight batteries aboard MsTioga. And for many years we have been fighting corrosion. That greenish, whitish powdery stuff that seems to grow as if it has a life of its own!

A couple of months ago I sprayed some WD-40 on the battery terminals, and the corrosion seemed to go away. But then the corrosion came back again. Encouraged I cleaned off the corrosion and sprayed more WD-40.

Lately the corrosion does not come at all! Our copper battery terminals look really nice now!

Shopping for blood pressure monitor
Tioga and I drove to San Juan del Rio this morning to look for a blood pressure monitor. However, we could not find a store that sells them.