Is it Wednesday?

I’ve lost track of the days.

Yesterday my back started hurting real bad again. Today it seems better.

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Here’s a happy beach rock from the beach yesterday.

I’m leaving for work early this morning. I have a friend visiting from Cayman Brac and we’re going to have a cuppa coffee.

So, I gotta  get going.

Happy Summer!

Happy first day of summer! The longest day in the north, Shortest day in the south. First day of winter in tge southern hemisphere.
It starts at 5:34 Cayman time today

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I like it better the two days the sun passes directly overhead in Cayman. It only happens in the tropics.

I got up this morning, walked to the sea and swam a little, walked home and showered, dressed, etc etc etc. Now I’m ready to go to work. Well, not ready, but I’m still going. My back still hurts when I bend over. Fon’t know what’s up, never hurt for this long before.

Well, have a good day, a good week and a good SUMMER!

Oh My Achin’ Back!

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My back has been hurting real bad lately. It was hurting when I put the steel around the bottom of our fence last week, but then it seemed to go away. Then, it came back. This morning I sneezed and it almost knocked me down. I could barely get my pants on. I can bend backwards but not forwards, and in the mirror, it looks like the curve of my spine is gone. From the top of my back to my butt is a straight line, no curve above the butt.

Yow! It happens occoasionally, but this time is really bad.

In the Navy, I was running down the passageway on he ship (drunk) and tripped on the bottom of a waterproof door frame. I went flying through the air, landed on my chest and slid on the tiles all the way to the next waterproof door. The next morning I could barely get out of bed. Once when I was a kid, I jumped from the roof of a truck down to the bed, where my feet slipped out from under me and I landed perfectly on the end of my spine-bone. That was the greatest pain I ever felt in my life. Once I was cleaning out under the coffee table, sitting cross-legged on the floor. I picked up a stack of magazines and leaned forward to put them under the coffee table, and ka-chink! I hurt my back, very similarly to what is going on now.

I am tempted to go to the doctor if it doesn’t get better soon, as it always has in the past.

I Now Believe Global Warming Is Real

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When we were at (and on) the Athabasca Glacier, there were photos that showed the glacier receding over the years. My brother in law in Drake Bay, Costa Rica, last night was telling my wife about his colleague/associate/acquaintance has been measuring the decline in the numbers of frogs and snakes in the rainforests. When I got certified to scuba dive in 1981, we’d see sharks on practically every other dive, often groups of sharks. Now, seeing a shark is rare, one in ten or more dives.

Glacial decline has been measured since the 1850’s, (according to an article on Wikipedia), so I’m not sure it’s all humans fault, but I think humans main power is destructive and we need to change. I remember a book I read years ago, “Mutant Message Down Under”, and ask, Which society is more advanced? One that lives in a place 10,000 years, and you can’t even tell they were ever there? Or a society that practically destroys it’s environment with pollution and war in 250 years?

I think the answer is obvious.

Today is my first day back at work since my vacation. blah. Why do I have to go work to get money to buy a fish for dinner when I could just go out and get the fish myself. Because I also have to pay for my house and the bills. The whole system of money has something inherently wrong with it.

Happy 2015

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About 30 minutes ago, 2015 started on this planet. It isn’t sunrise here yet, but the sun will come up, then go down, and soon  after that, 2015 will  start here!

Happy New Years Eve! Happy New Year’s Day! May you have a healthy happy and prosperous 2015 and beyond!

The Dark Side

I took my Mom to the airport yesterday, she made it home safely. That’s why I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday. Yesterday was the first day back to work, oh joy.

My watch battery died yesterday, I’m lost. Now all three of my watches are out of commission.

I’ve been to work one day and I have three days to go. But at least it’s hump day!

Sometimes I find my bad attitude frightening. I can’t find a pair of pants in the morning and I get angry. The dogs want to go for a walk and it’s a huge conspiracy. Is it possible for someone to have a job they enjoy, with competent people who aren’t trying to stab them in the back? I feel like a crazy person sometimes.

This post isn’t  coming out like I planned. I planned on posting some pictures and a happy post. I notice the word “yesterday” several times above. Today should be a pretty good day. The weather is nice and I should be outdoors a lot.

The wifes ankle seems to be getting better. The swelling has gone down quite a bit and I can tell it hurts less.

I’m starting to get up earlier to study my course, this morning I didn’t study because of unforseen delays, but soon I will start. Once I start I won’t quit til it’s finished.

Have a good day, I feel better now after talking to you. Thanks

RIP Stripe. You Were Loved.

As many of you know, Stripe the Chick died yesterday. She had a short, bitter life. Her mother died when she was very young, and Stripe entered the foster care system with her brothers and sisters. Sunday she was  inexplicably and brutally attacked, and spent her remaining days in the intensive care unit, where she died Tuesday. Stripe was laid to rest in a small, private ceremony near the area where she was born

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Stripe convalescing after the attack

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local Humane Society.

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The cedar casket containing Stripe, lying in state, awaiting burial

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Stripe in her final resting place. In Lieu of flowers, The Family requests that you please make donations to your local humane society.

Below is a video with Stripe, and her brothers and sisters. She has the brown stripe on her head, the second chick visible in the video. Stripe had a short life, but she was loved more than almost any chick ever was loved. Stripe will be missed and remembered.

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Eat More Salad

For the past several months, I’ve been starving. I eat and get “not hungry”, then suddenly, out of nowhere, I get completely starving again, with nothing in between. Or I feel starving right after I ate and my belly is feels stretched full.
When you’re painful starving like I was, you gotta eat if you can. You can’t help it.
I gained about 10 pounds.
Saturday,  I did what I’ve been wanting to do for over a year. I went to the Pizza Hut and got the salad bar, all you can eat. I picked Pizza Hut because I was in there to meet someone a long time ago, and the salad bar there was the best looking salad bar I’d seen on the island.

Pizza_Hut_Logo I had three pretty large helpings of salad. Lettuce, tomato, carrots, green peppers. A couple scoops of cottage cheese. It was the best thing ever.saladbar-

There was a time in my life, when I ate a lot of salad, I’d order the giant chef’s salad if they had it at a restaurant when we went to eat. I’ve always loved a good salad.
Since Saturday, I feel much better. I haven’t been maddeningly starving since. I need to eat more salad.

Bird N’ Wasp

I had an alright weekend. I stayed home, getting over the cold I mentioned last week. I put my new camera in the birdbath and got some pretty cool video. Here’s a one hundred and seven second video from yesterday. Bird extreme closeup gets run off by a wasp.

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It’s Monday, blah, but Wednesday is a holiday, so I prefer to think of it as two days on, one off, two on, two off. Then time to rethink my philosophy.

Have a good week!

I Got It :-( The COLD.

victim2There’s been a cold going around for a long time. The Wife had it, I didn’t get it. People at work had it, I didn’t get it. Just when it seemed the coast was clear, I got it..

I ordered a new camera, it should arrive today. It’s a video camera as big as a pack of cigarettes, with a waterproof case good to 60 meters. I always wanted a GoPro camera, but this is better. Same specs, better battery and it has a display so you can see what you’re recording (or playback what you recorded.) It is a “veho VCC-005 MUVI HD NPNG Action Camcorder“. And it costs a lot less. And it has a remote control. I wonder if the remote control is waterproof too? UPS Gets it here in one day, amazing!

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Anyway I went to work yesterday and took off early, I’m going today and I’m not taking off.