Tuesday, May 24, 2011

End game

5 AM - End game
Actually, for a guy who has bad kidneys, I feel pretty good.  I still have to get a reading from my urologist about what all this means.  But I know enough to understand that a reduction in kidney function is not a good thing.  I have a suspicion that my upcoming TURP bladder surgery might be in jeopardy because of my kidneys.  If this is true, that is a real bummer!

Anyway, I went to Blockbuster video yesterday afternoon and rented four videos.  Since watching movies is one of my most favorite things, I figured why not enjoy myself?  On the way to Blockbuster, MsTioga went over a speed bump a bit too fast.  This caused Mr. Sunny's solar battery bank to jump up.  One of the batteries ended up sitting on its battery tray, a bit tilted.  So, last nite I had to move around some of the batteries in order to get this tilted battery back into its tray.

While I was tussling with the batteries, it came to me that it was really something that I could still be doing this work.  I am a guy with bad kidneys, a leaky aortic heart valve and a bladder that is messed up.  Here I am moving heavy batteries around.  And, I am still feeling good.  Pretty neat, huh?

3PM - Newhall Park
MsTioga made an Afternoon Camp in the City of Concord's Newhall Park. Just before we arrived here, we were at son David's house. When I returned to Mexico last December, I moved a bunch of what I considered valuable stuff from David's house to a nearby rental space. I had planned to move all that "valuable stuff" into MsTioga. But it was just too much stuff. And I had to bring some of it back to David's garage.

Uncle Joe's slide photos were one of those things.  Several boxes of Uncle Joe's slides.  My Dad's chess set too.  Movies that I took of my family taken during the 1960s and 1970s.

My sons never got married.  They never had children.  No babies for my sons meant no grandchildren for me.  Nobody to leave these photos and movies to.