Sunday, January 20, 2019

Adapting to Change

7:46 am:
I still love living my vagabonding life. But I believe that I have crashed into the limitations of aging. I just am not able to do the things that need doing on my own.

For example, I have four cabinets that need to be mounted on Box Van's bedside wall. In order to put those cabinets into place, I will need to have somebody lift them up for me.



8:58 am:
It appears as though my lower back pain may be the result of sleeping in a wrong position. I have been sleeping with my bed in the bench-seat configuration instead of the bed configuration.

Last nite my bed was in the bed configuration and I slept sooooo comfortably! This morning my lower back pain is gone!


2:00 pm:
Box Van is Afternoon Camped on Shelter Island.

A view of Coronado Island's aircraft hangers may be seen thru the open sliding back door.






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15 comments:

  1. Hi George... glad you concluded a good bed is so important. Getting a good nights sleep is important as we get older. Please check the Toby Keith YouTube "Don't let the old man in." Especially the line about "how old would you be if you didn't know your birth date!"
    Getting help is ok. It is not a reflection on age. A 40 y/o would likely need help to set a cabinet in place. I think your friend John would agree.
    Looking forward to your blog over the next many, many years.
    Btw, at 80, my wife and I are considering driving our 40ft rv and truck toad to Alaska from Michigan this summer.
    We are in Naples FL now. We leave Apr 3 for 11 days in Disney by Orlando, then west thru Alabama and Arkansas, seeing friends, up to Branson, MO for 5 days, over to St.Louis for 3 days, then to a week long rally to attend the Kentucky Derby.... yes, my wife will buy a huge hat! At 80 years, but as Toby Keith... we have not let the old man in...
    Let the old man know he has no place in your life either!

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    1. Ernie I have no words for how much I love your comment and your spirit! George that's a million dollar view right there. You're creating fabulous life every day - teaching so many things, especially How To Be. I love your knowledge and that you share it. Too, I love your spirit!

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  2. My dad was a carpenter, and always preferred having someone help him install cabinets,even when he was a young man. Extra pairs of hands and eyes just make for an easier day and often better results. You're doing great for a guy your age, and far better than most guys half your age today,George. -N

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  3. As far as making the back slide up door an escape route.....
    On the outside, slip a padlock on the latch in the open position so it it is unable to be locked. On the inside, drill a hole through the the moving door edge into the stationary side rails. Then you can slide a bolt through, without the nut, to keep it from raising. You can drill holes at different heights (a couple of inches) if you wanted a little air flow on hot nights

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  4. We all hit our limitation, George, at some juncture of our life and it's difficult to admit or adapt. Just rest for a bit and maybe your body will adjust again

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  6. Glad to hear your back is feeling better.

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  7. George . . . Don't let physical limitations get you down. What you describe -- having to get help to lift the cabinets -- is the kind of thing a lot of us women have had to do all our lives. It's humbling for a man, but not something that should necessarily hold you back from doing what you want.

    Keep on keepin' on!

    Sue

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  8. That is one of your best pictures! Chop saw in the foreground, aircraft hanger in the background. I'm still following after all these years, although I seldom comment. You have a lot of people who care about you and if you need help, I'm sure it will be provided.
    Steve

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  9. Hey George, maybe you should take a day or two to rest your soul and body... Might want to consider going to a nice hotel with a nice bath, hot tub, and sauna... Could do wonders.

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  10. Always a welcomed phrase - lower back pain is gone. 😀

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  11. Pretty sure holding up a cabinet and securing it to the wall is never easily accomplished alone.

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  12. Hi George,
    I wish I could hold those cabinets up for you, while you screwed them in.... I bet a reader who is in the area would be glad to help.

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    1. Hi Jack,

      Thank you sooooo much for your wishful offer!

      Somehow those cabinets will be installed. I just got to be patient.

      George

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  13. George, I have gotten a "cabinet lift" from a rental store for this purpose. Easy way to do it when I don't have help.

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