Friday, October 12, 2018

San Diego

8:20 am:
Today's trip will take me to San Diego. When I arrive, the first thing to do will be to go to Kaiser Medical and find out what's going on with my left wrist. I have an appointment with Urgent Care at 3:35 pm.

Today's trip passes thru the dreaded traffic of Los Angeles! Usually when I pass thru LA, I try to do it around 2 am!




10:46 am:
Burger Breakfast
When we reached the Town of Tejon Ranch California. Tejon Ranch is the largest private landholding in California, and today is owned by Tejon Ranch Company.

Are you able to guess where we ate breakfast this morning?





1:12 pm:
 Kaiser medical
  There was a lot of traffic on interstate five. So I canceled my appointment for urgent care in La Mesa California.  And made an appointment for urgent care in the city of Los Angeles. I am there being checked in right now.

The doctor will be seeing me in just a few minutes.

 Note:
 I am making this blog post using little iPhone.



2 PM:
X-ray
I just had my x-ray and   I am waiting to see my doctor to find out the x-ray results.

When my doctor returned, she told me that there is no broken bone! She advised to keep my wrist immobilized for at least two weeks. That means not to use my wrist when moving stuff around Box Van.


5:10 pm:
Punch Press Products
In 1974, I was the general manager of a large metal fabricating and contract manufacturer named Punch Press Products located in Vernon California. That was 44-years ago!

After leaving Kaiser this afternoon, I headed south for San Diego and encountered huge traffic on US 101. Turning off US 101, I decided to swing over and take a look at Punch Press Products. It had been over 30-years since I last visited. I wondered what I would find?

This modern building did not exist in 1974. 



Look at the missing letters in the sign!


Something is definitely wrong here!



9:52 pm:
Denny's
I have gone to Denny's while on my way to the U-Haul place where the box van that I am driving is to be turned in tomorrow morning.

I'm driving at nite in order to be on-the-road during low traffic times. Although, here in L.A., "low traffic times" is kind of ridiculous term!


10:15 pm:
Reader Lisa
A couple of hours ago, an email arrived from Reader Lisa offering help if I needed it to unload the stuff inside the box van that I am driving!

Wow! Double Wow With Sugar On it!

Do I need help? Lord yes!! Lisa is meeting me at the U-Haul place tomorrow morning!




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18 comments:

  1. Coming from Phoenix I usually take I215 to bypass downtown LA :-) Or I go through Bakersfield, Fresno, & up.

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    1. Rita,

      Your detour seems like a very good idea!

      George

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  2. Hi George... just wondering how you like driving the box van? I expect it is higher and gives you a better view of traffic, driveways, entrances and exits.
    Is there a jump seat in the rental?
    In one conversion video I watched the jump seat was removed and the wall behind it, and a swivel chair was set just behind where the wall had been. Looked comfortable.
    Btw, I think I am putting on weight just reading about all your restaurant meals.

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    1. Ernie,

      I do enjoy driving the box van. Not as far as my daily trips have been lately, however! But the visibility is, as you commented, is great!

      No jump seat in my rental U-Haul.

      I do not gain weight from eating at restaurants anymore. When I went off meds in 2016, my weight went down from 190 lbs to 160 lbs where it is now. I find that I have no desire to overeat anymore. If I overeat anyway, I feel ill. So I never do it.

      George

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  3. I think your Box Van plan is a fun and great idea. I love to build stuff in my van. It's a Nissan NV high top van (got it in 2011 for $23,000 brand new with a V8 and all the fancy electronics). It was fun to build it into a camper. I wish you luck with your build and it should be a lot of fun. I know you have the skills to do it.

    I went through three versions of my van. First I had bunk beds. That was freezing in winter. Then I had a hanging bed that could be yanked to the ceiling so I could carry lots of stuff. That was a nightmare to yank up and down and one time collapsed with my wife and I asleep.

    Finally, I build a nice platform bed with lots of storage area underneath. It has a section I can pull out to make the the bed and in the morning I push that slotted bed section back into the rest of the bed to make a U diner table area. It's fantastic for my needs.

    You are my inspiration going on the 81 years old and still kicking ass out there!!!! Go George!!!!!

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    1. Greg,

      I loved reading your Nissan Box Van story!! 😍

      Thank you sooooo much for your compliment:
      "...You are my inspiration going on the 81 years old and still kicking ass out there!!!! Go George!!!!!"

      George

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  4. Waiting to hear! Good luck...

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    1. Joan,

      I just Blogged about my Kaiser Medical visit.

      Please check it out!

      George

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  5. I wonder if a Goal Zero Yeti 1250 would be enough watts. No fumes - No noise.

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    1. Phil,

      Your comment is the first that I ever heard of a Goal Zero Yeti 1250.

      George

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    2. It's an inverter and 100 AH battery in a fancy box with fancy ad copy that implies it's a generator.

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  6. Good news about the wrist! Please remember to breathe and take things one at a time. Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by all of the changes and challenges you are facing. We are all rootin’ for you George!

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  7. hi George,

    If you need help moving stuff this weekend, I would be happy to do so. I live in East County of San Diego, and can meet you where you will be set up, it does not need to be in East County.

    I'll send an email to your Gmail account, so you'll have my contact info.

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  8. George, it seems as though Punch Press has been vacated. What is your impression?

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  9. George, I am so relieved that Lisa offered to help you unload; wish we were close by to help too.

    There are jokes about all the traffic in your area of California. People on the east coast say that no one could possibly have a job in Southern California because all they do is ride the freeways all day long. Ha!

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  10. The November 2018 Trailer Life magazine has a section on 2019 tow vehicles. It might give you some ideas about your various options.

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  11. I have what sounds like the problem you have with your wrist. If I twist it wrong, I have a lot of pain for days. If I use a wrist wrap, it keeps me from twisting it. I should just wear it all the time. Good luck, Gary

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