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For the not faint of heart, the Good News. click here.
Don't hold it against me if you do not agree.
Want to do something new? Take public transportation somewhere. I took
the bus across town awhile back and it was neat. I had to take it down town
to the transit center to get the other bus to where I was going. We try and
go somewhere every week on public transportation usually to San
I just cleaned out our fish pond, Yuck what a job. It has been about
two years since the last clean out and they were pretty crowded with all the
junk on the bottom. I pulled out all the old piping and sand filter I got
from a swimming pool, because it was such a mess to keep up. I got a cheap
pump from the hardware store and less than a month it let go seeping oil in
the pond. I got it flushed out and saved the fish, but what a mess. I finally
went by the pond store and got a regular pond pump for $160.00 and it is
guaranteed for 3 years. I made a gravity filter and it works perfect with a
good flow and the pond is clear as a bell.
My advice from experience after a dozen or more pumps over the years is
to get a good one like this designed for fish ponds that will not clog or
leak oil. I have a good
design for a filter too.
from Space Discovery NASA May not work now that the space shuttle
has been retired.
- Some One asked about
the old Submarines I was qualified on. There is one at Fisherman's Wharf called the
USS Pampanito. Here is the link to explain
it in detail.
- Moo Mixer
- I have a new
hobby called GEO Caching. People
including myself, hide little notes and things in secrete places all over.
All you need is a GPS locater, any kind will do if you are clever and
understand the clues. Most new cell phones have them built in now too.
It is a challenge and can be done on the way to where ever you are
Cancer; get checked right away. and make an
appointment with your doctor tomorrow it will save your life and it is
no problem. I have had two or more polyps removed every time I have had
it done so I am a believer. Don't put it off!
Cancer is so common today that it is overlooked much of the time. Check
for signs often and the slightest change or feeling of something
different is cause to make an appointment without delay. Age means
nothing today as younger and younger women are finding that it does not
consider age. My daughter's tumor showed up with in
6 months of her last exam.
- New: I have a new Web Site; it is for
finding links to companies to purchase items on the internet. Help me
and use these links and if one is missing let me know.
- New books I
have read lately that may be of interest are; The Elegant Universe, by
Brian Greene, be sure to get the video that supports it. It is all about
super strings and quantum physics in an understandable format and it
does not argue against creationism.
The other ones are Book
on Tape; I'm a Stranger Here Myself, by Bill Bryson. We couldn't wait to
hear all of it as we traveled and would sit in the driveway it was so
interesting. The other one was; Boogers are my Beat, by Dave Barry and
is about a bunch of mishaps in our society and government. Both are a
good read and decent.
Then I got another book on tape and it is real interesting; The Maigret Collection, by George Simenon. These are
mysteries from the BBC.
Books on tape are a neat way to get your reading done while traveling. I
use the public library for my reading now, because it saves a lot of
money and it is convenient. I order then on the internet and just stop
by when they are ready. If they do not have a book I want I just order
it and they let me know when it comes in. When I requested the DiVinci Code I was 85 on the list and it took a
month, but I didn't waist my money on a book I
would never read again. While I was waiting on the list I would go to
Boarders and read it off the rack. I only had it half read when the book
came available and as a bonus I got the book on tape too.
The next best way to read is to borrow, I have been reading a friends
book; Sermons by B. H. Carroll. I would like to own a copy, but it is
out of print.
Hope this encourages you to take more interest in reading. It is the
best way to stay young, informed and to maintain a proper balance with a
sense of humor.
- Alternate when off
- Under Interests check
out the KIDS ONLY site.
- The Old Mill,
- Checkout my Oakland High School Website.1954
was a good year. See Bonnie's website
too. Our Reunion is was this year and it was good to see everyone
- See classmates.
- Half Dome is nice this
time of year, take a look. Half Dome
Books I have read:
- Books read in 2000: in: 2001
- Page 2: 12/21/03
Page 3: 5/21/04
Some have asked how I can read so many books; I
speed read, and I get them from the library. If it is not
available I ask them to order it and they do. Use our link to do the same. While I
wait, I read them at Boarder's with a cup of java at the coffee shop.
- Ask Jeeves
- Zola Levitt
- Cliffs Notes on line
- See Nuts and
Bolts under Library
Book on line, The Church That Jesus Built
who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he
would like to have. -- Socrates Humor:
The Best Exercise is Free: Walking upstairs strengthens the heart, bones
and knees Signs such as "Why WEIGHT for an elevator, take steps to
save time and burn calories" are posted near elevators throughout the
National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Md., urging people to
take the stairs instead. These little nudges are part of a popular new
strategy in work site wellness programs across the country encouraging
employees to incorporate readily available exercise into their everyday
lives. Stairs are a bona fide exercise machine you don't have to go to the
gym to use. The Harvard Alumni Health Study of more than 11,000 men found
that those who took the stairs for at least 20 floors per week had about a
20 percent lower risk of stroke and of death from all causes during the
study period. According to this Washington Post story, taking the stairs
also fights bone loss by building bone density and works against knee pain
by strengthening the muscles that support the knee. The National Cancer
Institute offers suggestions on other daily activities which will make you
more fit. And recent Health SCOUT stories spotlight adventure fitness and
fast workouts as other hot exercise trends. -- Priscilla Tucker
After falling 15 feet, when my ladder went out from under me, I am almost
back to normal. Therapy and exercise made the recovery faster, but I still
hurt through it all. My shoulder was killing me and the sessions
only alived the pain, but did not fix it. I
finally got an adjustment and with a big snap the pain went away. Now only
my feet hurt. Be sure if you use a ladder that the feet are secured with
non- slip legs. Mine fell off years ago and I paid the price.
Hay! I have been junking out my yard and storage after 35 years and have
taken 21 truck loads away so far. The good news
is I have lost 15 lbs. and two inches. The benefits of hard work, stooping,
carrying, and stuffing. I have finished the garage, office, kitchen and
patio. One room to go... I cleaned out our patio room and air-conditioned
it and put our gym with the treadmill in there.
UPDATE: The yard is almost filled up again and we haven't got on the
tread mill in months. Best intentions...
Bible knowledge without repentance, will be but a torch to
light men to hell." THOMAS WATSON
is something you do when you can't get to sleep. -- Fran Leibowitz