Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Sunday morning sun breaks over the Hostas. 

Quiet week and not wanting to get caught up in the main tides of worldly news.

The weather has finally turned warm with back to back days of sun, blue skies and warmth. Flowers and herbs doing well. Outdoor chores beckoning but the wife and I have found quiet pleasure in sitting in our lawn chairs just looking at it all.  I tell her often that I can teach her how to sit and do nothing and be happy with the time spent. She is working on it. 

All it takes is just one case confirmed. It appears from this story that maybe there is a push to get Ebola here via our unsecured borders. By design and on purpose. San Antonio could become ground zero here in the USA.

By the time this is reported, there will be more cases. The Ebola outbreak will be in our lands and I believe we all are going to be on our own to survive this. "Facts are troublesome things." John Adams quote I believe. 

When the news of the first confirmed case comes forward, it will up our game here. The biggest question is when do we pull the plug, lock the gate and stay housebound; and for how long? Will we be over re-acting? 

Can we watch this from our nest and survive? I honestly do not know for reasons and events yet to unfold. 

Many may think this is just one of those things that will comes and goes and no need to worry. Ebola may surface in Texas, but that is Texas and not where we live. That type of thinking may be flawed.

How will government(s) handle such a break out? Think lock down. No coming. No going. Ebola outbreak plus government attempts to manage can turn ugly in an instant. Add public panic. 

Keep an eye on this as I have mentioned. Time will tell.



Office visit with the doctor Monday and we discussed a general overview of shoulder recovery. Still some close-in body improvements noticed, slight off-body improvements, but other off-body movements still difficult and painful. A smorgasbord process.

The doctor seemed generally pleased and released me to physical therapy to gain strength in left arm motions and movements.

He explained that the stem cells repair all the way around the shoulder joint. That being the case, there is potential for me get motions back with strength, a by product of therapy.  There were places inside my shoulder joint where cartilage had all but disappeared. I do not expect a perfect shoulder again. But an improvement in everyday living appears to be reasonable and realistic. And no need for the dislocating chicken wing analogy of shoulder surgery replacement. 

Twenty pounds weight loss to boot with sights on the next 20 pounds over the next several months. Making a huge difference in over all health. 

(Wife and I had lunch out yesterday. The waitress brought to our table a hot bread roll, butter and a knife resting on the crisp crust, placed for the first cut. Broke my heart. Just broke my heart!! I have never ever in my 74 years ever turned down hot warm bread and butter. Never ever!! That changed on 061020) 



TV as I use to know it is/has run its course in this household. Maybe a quick weather report and even that tries to be more that it needs to be thus wrecking the simplest of news reporting. The political themes, agendas and flawed story telling openly bleeds on all channels. We still have an off button and am thankful for that.

To occupy my time now, I check a dozen blogs or so for basic current events and how they are unfolding. Just a headline and a few paragraphs here is more than sufficient. From there I go to YouTube for other things of interest. Content developed and shared by normal folks living lives on different and interesting paths. Folks with on-going projects that allow the general public to enjoy and travel with them. 


These two young Australians met 5 years ago, have sailed around the world and now have a young son on board. They are currently anchored in the Bahamas and are planning to sail north to New York and Maine. I am guessing they want to get out of seasonal hurricane weather by moving north along the east coast. 

They post every week and offer complete escape for us as they share their lives and travels. I enjoy their accents, story-telling and adventure. Fun to see young folks starting a life and family together and doing it their way.

Can imagine the life stories Lenny will be able to tell?


Another Australian and his adventure is purchasing and refurbishing a steel trawler. He has a variety of mechanical skills and shares his story in an interesting fashion. What he does not know, he learns, asks questions and makes a plan. Matter-of-fact and a very good window into buying any boat that one plans to restore. 

I like the simplicity of his story-telling and find interest in all the hard and simple work he is putting in on this project. Weekly reports. I think this is one of my favorite stories to follow and I look forward to his up-dates. 

He is going to have a wonderful little trawler when all is said and done. 


As always keep heads up, stay aware and avoid crowds. 

Thanks for the visit.

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