Saturday, December 09, 2017

Life

Day 10

The harder it is.....


7:42am:
.......The better it gets!

Is it the struggle that makes me so darn happy?

That seems to be what happened yesterday after the round of golf. I was sooooo exhausted that I had to sorta drag myself back to Scampy. Set up the bed and plunk myself down. I slept for about two hours.

On waking up, I lay there. Wondering what had happened. But the thought came to me, that what ever had caused me to be so exhausted, I felt so good about it.


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8:16am:
Choices
What choice does a guy like myself have?

Remember the accident that killed MsTioga? After that accident, my doctors gave me heart surgery. My highest priority then, was recovery.

Then, I got an apartment at Guava Gardens. A senior citizen place. I kinda vegged at Guava Gardens. For two years I vegetated.

Then my destiny came along, as destiny has a way of doing. And destiny kicked me in my butt. And now here I am. Three years after that accident. I'm an RVer again. This RVing life is no longer easy for me. With 80 years now behind me, every physical thing that I do is a struggle. Example: Playing golf yesterday.

But am I gonna stop golf? Whatta you think?


1:49pm:
Lake Murray
The Scampy RV Team has made our Afternoon Camp at the large park at Lake Murray. Our Camp is on the lower level, close to the water.

On the way here:
➜ We bought pipe nipples for our Bessey Pipe Clamps [Link].
 We also bought, sun block film for TrΓ‘nsito's driver side window [Link].

The Scampy RV Team is always up to something, because we are Busy Bees!

The Scampy RV Team Afternoon Camped at Lake Murray



4:30pm:
Vons Grocery
We have moved from our Afternoon Camp at Lake Murray to the nearby Vons Grocery parking lot. We are going to Evening Camp here until the time we move to our Nite Camp site.

We may have Blogged to you that during the evening time, we like to watch the PBS NewsHour. We will watch PBS after we make this Blog post.

Baby Boid loves sounds [ie: PBS NewsHour]. When Boid hears singing, voices, music, Etc., he tweedles up a storm! It makes me feel soooo happy to hear Boid tweedle. His happiness is very contagious!




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30 comments:

  1. Hi George. I wanted to comment on your golf post. I know you do not allow anonymous comments on your blog, but the only way I am able to send a comment is via "anonymous" or "unknown". How do your comment posters get a user name? No need to publish this note, but perhaps you can give a brief tutorial on how to do this. Thanks, Robert.

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    1. Hi Robert,

      I gave you a pass to make a comment without an identity because it is clear to me from your words, that you are not a spammer.

      To get an identity, you must have a Google account.

      Click [Here] to get that account.

      George


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  2. Golf everyday and you will get stronger. I have an 83 year old cousin who walks 10+ miles a day (no trail) and she is spry and stronger probably than me at 73. Physical exercise is the key to living longer I believe.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I believe that you are correct about Golf everyday. However, that amount of Golf costs a lot of $dough$. To play golf every day costs about $1,000/month.

      I guess that I shall restrain myself for that amount of money!

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  3. You have a true "attitude of gratitude", George. What a terrific inspiration. Judy

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    1. Hi Judy!

      Your comment is a wonderful compliment to me! 😎

      Thank you sooooo much,
      George


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  4. George, don't you ever question the value of your blog, to readers. Me at the top of the list.. from teaching me about aluminm rv roof moldings to mental health stuff... Again I humbly thank you for your blog

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    1. Hi Jack,

      Having Readers like yourself makes me a very fortunate fellow!

      Thank you sooooo very much!

      George


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  5. Here's why you can't stop - "I kinda vegged at Guava Gardens. For two years I vegetated."

    Here's why you keep going strong -"And destiny kicked me in my butt. And now here I am. Three years after that accident. I'm an RVer again."

    If age 80 is having an impact, it will affect whether you sit on your rocker or if you are living life to the fullest. For you, I think that means RVing, even if you take it a little slower.

    You are an inspiration to many.

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    1. Hi Jay,

      Your comment is a fantastic compliment for me. Thank you so very much!

      George


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  6. That's a great picture of you and the team Mr. George. Little and big challenges are what keep us on toes I guess. Give me a problem and I'm going to do my hardest to fix or solve it. I find being told certain things will get me moving to prove they are possibly wrong, like "you can't or shouldn't do that" or "you are too old". Maybe I can't eventually solve what I want to, but it's the challenge that keeps my motor running. ha.. (If all else fails I just pay someone to do it!) Just keep on keeping on Mr. George!! We are blessed to have your blog to read daily.

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    1. Hi Road,

      Thank you for your picture compliment! 😎

      About solving problems. For me, that's my joy. Once I post something in my little notebook, that thing is destined to be resolved. I am VERY stubborn about that!

      As you asked, I shall:
      "Just keep on keeping on"

      George


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  7. Keep on Rving, keep on blogging for yourself and all of us :-)

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    1. Hi Vera,

      I promise to keep Blogging.

      BTW, I love to Blog! 😎

      George

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  8. Age is only a number just don't try to catch up to it

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    1. Hi Ed,

      It seems to me, that how old we are is only a number.

      The aging phenomenon, however, is quite a different thing. Click [Here] to read a story about that subject.

      George

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  9. George I think you misunderstood what I said. The word and topic was Boondocking for RV camping in the boondocks
    Let me give you a little background. in 1965 I purchased a jeep gladiator with a 10 1/2 foot Franklin slide in camper
    The Group that I hung out with own 20 acres of forest land in Exeter New Hampshire and five acres in White River Junction the only road in or out or near where fire service Road (surprisingly very well-maintained )
    Now if you want to go Boondocking or in the boondocks this would be considered just that

    My problem is when you (anyone) find a road or an old logging road on forest land /BLM land and you only go in some 50 yards and you could still see or hear/ civilization that's not Boondocking in my book. Or your night camp on the side of the street or the fitness center
    You may have inspired (I think he started before you ) Bob over at cheap living or (A few years ago )Sue and crew but they've taken it to a whole new level.
    And I'm are only referring to the ones that are on the Internet never mind the ones that don't get on the Internet that have been doing it for years.
    When I made the comment about you living in Mexico I remember one incident on a hill( I believe you asked to purchase the hill ) I believe you actually ran a hose from your rv to the neighbors how could one call that Boondocking or you would camp on a, out of the way side road in a small town
    I never said you were not a pioneer in certain things. Nor am I trying to imply as such
    But I do think in 2017 there is some terminology that really don't fit the criteria
    Case in point
    In my last class 8 $130,000 international truck I had a fridge /microwave /stove /porta potty / a bed/ 2000 watt inverter /TV satellite dish/ laptop/ cell phone /GPS tracker all that in 63 ft.² . and I would put on 100,000 miles a year no problem running coast to coast. And none of my systems required city service and that was because I didn't have any. I only fill and dump when I fuel <<>>
    And with all that i've dry camped in Carmel point Mission bay Ca, to Biscayne Bay Miami, to Newport Rhode Island, to Chicago Michigan Great Lakes
    And hundreds of other places and never once considered them Boondocking.
    as I said before independent parking because that's exactly what it is.
    I enjoy helping you whenever I can with some of your frustrating situations
    Or poke fun with you.
    I think that's the real reason why people post read and comment on blogs
    Although sometimes I wish you wouldn't take your adventure part to the painful level.
    And the fact that I , and a lot of your readers enjoy that you have started to add more to your blog.
    Again let me just state it's not you personally, it's the word that is being used to describe what you do, I know that you and I will never agree on this point
    But sometimes I enjoy playing devils advocate when I make my point.
    But then again there are just some things that turn my cork and that's one of them
    Please feel free to delete this I just wanted to make myself clear
    Respectfully
    Ed
    And by the way

    Now consider A solar plate was invented in 1839
    And in 1995 produced the first rollup solar panels for RVs
    In 1965 our solar set up was a little bit different than that we turned the truck to face the sun it wouldn't charge anything, but I sure got warm, and the leveling jacks that you talk about where scrap 2x8 x 25
    Now as far as computers go we both used the Commodore series
    As a long haul cross country trucker since 1972 the best we had were paper maps,,, the pits,
    But in 1998 I installed a $999. toshiba satellite laptop $70. CDRom rendMcNulty streetfinder in my truck for the day that was and expensive The cats meow
    Today I used a $130. iPad mini 3 with offline mapping and the best part it even tells me the time.
    Good day




    Sent from my iPad

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    1. Well said Mister Ed - agree, and think most will with the difference between boondocking, off road dry camping and/or parking. Keep on keeping on, hope George appreciates your effort on his behalf.

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    2. Barb,

      Sorry, I don't get it!

      What was the effort on my behalf that Ed commented? I've re-read Ed's comment several time, and all that I see is Ed's defending his wrong position on what defines Boondocking.

      George

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    3. Ed,

      In past comments, I advised you to make your comments shorter. What I suggest now, is for your to write your comment but don't publish it.

      Save your comment to your Notes App. Then come back and edit that comment by reducing it to half the amount of words.

      Do this "half the amount of words" edit, 3-4 times. Then publish your comment.

      This huge comment above is longer than Lincoln's Gettysburg Address! Yee gads, man!

      George

      PS: However, if you enjoy posting bible-sized comments, go at it fella!


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  10. You may not be aware that in California the tint on the driver's window must allow 70% of the light to pass through.
    http://www.californiacarlaws.com/window-tint/

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    1. Rinhart,

      I was not aware of the 70% California regulation.

      The tint film that I am applying to my driver's side window is only 6" high. The rest of that window has no film.

      George

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  11. My brother gave me a birthday card one year that said simply....."Keep moving...or they'll put a slip cover over you"

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    1. Hi Tom,

      You must have taken your brother's advice. Your still here!

      George

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  12. Hi George—Kudos to you my friend! I have followed you since the beginning and am inspired by all of the life changes and adjustments you have mastered. Having survived a heart attack myself, I am interested in how much medication you take and what regular health care (doctor visits/checkups) you get following your health background. We want you to keep on keepin on for a long time to come!

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    1. Hi Char,

      You want to know how much medication I take and about doctor visits:
      ➜ No prescription medication
      ➜ Only vitamins
      ➜ No regular visits to a doctor
      ➜ No checkups

      Here is something that I'd like to share with you. Kaiser has a program for persons who have had a blood clot after surgery. Those persons are put on blood thinners for the rest of their life.

      I had heart surgery in April, 2014. I was put on Warfarin, a blood thinner.

      After I was on Warfarin for about 1-1/2 years, I developed an uncontrollable twitch in my right arm and leg. I began to have serious balance issues. I started using a cane!

      In June, 2016, I was instructed to go off all medication for five days in preparation for a colonoscopy procedure. On the 5th day, I woke up and was surprised to find that my twitches had stopped! I was able to walk without the cane!!

      I was then instructed that the next day, I should double up on my meds. The day after that, my twitches returned! I was using the cane again!

      I informed my doctors that I had taken myself off ALL meds. My cardiologist informed me that I was risking my life. If I got a blood clot, I might get a stroke that could kill or cripple me.

      I went off meds anyway. I had my proof about those meds!

      Three months later, in September, I bought Twayler and Scampy. I am a fulltime RVer again. I now live on-the-road 24-7. 365 days a year! I workout regularly at 24 Hour Fitness.

      I feel great!

      BTW, my doctors never connected Warfarin with my twitching issues, etc. But thru my own research, I myself figured it out.

      The Warfarin caused my brain to bleed. I developed a subdural hematoma. A pool of blood between my brain and its outermost covering.

      Fortunately, my subdural hematoma was very mild. Only caused twitching. If it had not been so mild, I likely would not be around typing this reply to you. 😎

      George

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    2. George—you are braver than I! Rightly or wrongly, I believe the doctors and take the prescribed medications to help me stay alive. Don’t know which approach is the correct one, but I admire your courage!

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    3. Hi again, Char,

      In this case of stopping meds, it was NOT bravery that I used to go off meds.

      It was my own experience. After I stopped meds, I became healthy. When I went back on meds, my health plummeted!

      George


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  13. George, I am caught up in this medicine racket. I have had horrible experiences with medicines. I still take 3 medicines that I am afraid to stop. From what I have studied, the doctors and the medical profession says that a female over 75 who has ever had a-fib has to be on a blood thinner. I have been studying natural ways to handle my problems. So far so good. I hope to be off all medications in the future. Barbara

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    1. Barb,

      I simply say, NO! to doctors and all their meds.

      I am not afraid to stop meds. Because meds prescribed by my Kaiser doctors, came very close to ending my life.

      Let me say it plain:
      I saved my own life by stopping all meds AGAINST the will of my doctors!


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