Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rebuilding cascade

1am - Just yesterday afternoon, I was struggling with attempting to design the cascade structure for the Tiny Waterfall. I was using wood in that design, and found it hard to do.

The problem was, that the cascade needed to be assembled and disassembled many, many times over an extent of time. I would not be able to do that easily with wood materials. When I came to this conclusion, it dawned on me that the concrete bricks that I had used originally, are really the best way to go now.

Please look at the two pics below. They show how it began. And where it is now!

 4pm yesterday


1am today

Note: Please understand that I was not working on the 1am version of the cascade from 4pm yesterday afternoon to 1am this morning.

I stopped at 4:30pm. Biked over to John and Mimi's home for pizza dinner. Did a zillion different things. Then got back on building the concrete brick cascade just before midnite. Took me an hour before I was satisfied and took the "1am today" pic above.

Right now it is 2am, and I'm going to bed!

Nite, nite,
George


9am - Reply, prescription question
I received a reply from my cardiologist answering the question that I posed for him. I Blogged to you about that yesterday.

Here is that reply:

Glad to hear that you're feeling better. We could add back the meds one at a time, very gradually, that way we can see which one(s) is causing the problem.

The most important med for now is warfarin - this will prevent stroke
Then losartan
Then atorvastatin
Then metoprolol.

Let me know


3pm - A lucky life
I'm at a shady table in the park near the YMCA. After I upload this 3pm Blog post, eat my Crunchy Taco bought from El Pollo Loco, I'll go the "Y" to work out. This is the first time in a month that I will workout. I did not go to the "Y" because I had little energy. Little stamina.

There is NO doubt in my mind, that my recovery is an order of magnitude improvement! This has to be a miracle!

I am a very lucky guy. Luckier than most persons that I know. Much luckier than my two children, who were challenged by inherited traits that plagued them all their lives. Likely traits that were passed on to them by me.

My Father was a very challenged person from birth. He had difficulty with relationships. Wives, co-workers, management that supervised him. He may have been kind of a sociopath.

Myself and my sister had personalities which were warped because of our Father. But I was the lucky one! About six months after I began my great RVing adventure in 2003, I happened upon a thread that was written about me on the RV.NET Forum website. Can you imagine that? Finding that thread was a lucky miracle. Because from that moment on, my future was aimed at a far different destination than before.

My psychiatrist [that I had back then] informed me that my successful self-therapy was extremely rare. He told me that he had read about person's who were successful with self-therapy. But I was the first he had met in person, or as a patient.

When I go back in memory, and think about my life, I AM BLOWN AWAY!

A lucky guy! 



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13 comments:

  1. It's good to see another 'night person' like myself. I am always doing something that time of morning and usually have to force myself to sleep. Great job on the patio, looks nice.

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    1. Hi Steve,

      I try to go to bed before midnite, but it just doesn't take!

      Thank you sooooo much for your compliment on my Balcony Flower Garden! 😎

      George

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  2. Looks really pretty George.

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    1. Hi Carol & Bill,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      I am having a great time with my flower garden. After learning how to take care of my flowers, everything began to grow and bloom like crazy! 😍

      George

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    1. Hi Ruth,

      Wonderful compliment for me to receive!

      Thank you,
      George

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  4. I agree with all of them. You do good work :-) those are powerful meds. I hope you can stop using some of them. No wonder you feel bad at times.

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    1. Hi Vera,

      That is a great compliment!

      Thank you,
      George

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  5. you are a "lucky guy" George, but you have made us all lucky guys too, because of your wonderful blog. Now I know why I'm a Lucky Guy!!

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    1. Hi Stephen,

      I love your comment! ♥️

      George

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  6. That corner of your balcony garden looks great! There are thing my psychiatric counselor said to me in my twenties that I only understood today.

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    1. Hi Judy!

      You like how my flower garden is coming along? Thank you.

      Are you going to share your counselor's wisdom here in comments?

      George

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  7. Well, it must have taken a lot of effort.
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