Sunday, May 04, 2014

Sunday morning

Now that I've been diagnosed with osteoporosis, I must be disciplined in order to halt, or better yet, turn-back this affliction of my bones! So, off I went on my Sunday morning walk. It's all down hill to Alvarado Road. Then this streets circles around and heads up hill.

I found a low brick wall for a seat along Alvarado Road. Then phoned Aunt Shirley and Uncle Seymour to tell them how I am doing, and find out how they are both doing too. Seymour wanted to know about public transportation down here in San Diego County.

I asked Seymour why he is so interested in public transportation in San Diego? "It's to find out what you will take to next come north to visit Shirley and me", Seymour replied.

I guess I am soon traveling north to visit Seymour and Shirley!

Thomas cleans the parking lot
After my phone call, I continued up the street and soon was entering the shopping center parking lot on the corner Baltimore Drive and El Cajon Boulevard. A Latin looking man was picking up trash in the shopping center parking lot. His name is Thomas, a Mexican man from the State of Nayarit in Mexico. Wow! As you may know, I used to spend my winters in the State of Nayarit.

Thomas and I spent about 1/2 an hour talking about our times down in Nayarit. Comparing rent costs down there, with rent costs up here in San Diego County. Rent down there costs about $100US/month. San Diego area rent costs about $900/month.

Thomas talked to me using his best English and a lot of Spanish. I spoke to Thomas using my Spanish. It's a good time talking like that!

Starbucks
I stopped at the Starbucks in the shopping center and ordered a large Carmel Cappuccino. Yummy! Lots of whipped cream with carmel sauce. Not really good for me. But, what the hell!

Hot bath
Back at Guava Gardens Apartment, I visited with some neighbors having a sale across the street on their front lawn. Then I chatted with some of my co-tenants browsing the sale too.

Then I went back to my apartment and filled my tub for a hot bath. Of course I setup my little BlueTooth Speaker and played Pandora Music for the 70s and 80s. Jim Croce, James Taylor, Carley Simon, Hall and Oates, etc.

A few weeks ago, I did not even know what "BlueTooth" meant. Now I am using it!



16 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new tech. San Diego County has a lot to offer as a place to stop for a while.

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  2. So, how far from your apt. to shopping center and back? One mile?

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  3. I'll bet Thomas did a double take when you spoke to him in Spanish..!

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  4. You're settling in nicely, George. Sounds like a wonderful Sunday morning to me. :)

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  5. George, you seem as happy as a kid at their birthday party. So happy for you.

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  6. It is so nice to see your posts every day, just like it used to be and so good to hear you are enjoying yourself. Lots of fun walking and seeing things and chatting with people.

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  7. Reading about your transition and just life in general, is like an ice cream cone with all the works including the cherry! Thumbs up to 70s and 80s tunes!

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  8. Good to hear from you George.

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  9. I love Bluetooth.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth

    Glad your'e doing so well George.

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  10. Rock on, George!!! Love reading the posts again. You life interests me because I care about you :-)

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  11. Good morning, George. I second the comment "Your life interests me because I care about you"! So glad you are enjoying that life. I had wondered about your uncle and aunt. I remember that you have had many good visits with them in years past. Is the distance too far for you to safely drive?

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  12. Nice place Jorge! It would be great to see some printed photos of your travels hanging on your wall eventually (ie. inexpensive frames, and assemble). Cheers, Silversand-

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  13. It looks like you are getting settled into your new area. I am so glad things are working out for you.

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  14. George, it's so good to hear how you're doing. I'm so happy for you!

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  15. George, just walking is not that benificial for osteoporosis. Go to you tube and put in a search for "Strengthening exercises for osteoporosis patients". You need to use free weights to get the most out of exercise.

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  16. Pandora and Bluetooth, ' just got a pair of bluetooth headphones now I can dance!! :0)

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