Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Some Things Never Change

MOST BUSINESSES DESTROYED IN FERGUSON MINORITY OWNED

And this has been true in most race riots in America.  The black entrepreneurs are who gets burned out by the savages.  I notice from the news coverage that many of the demonstrators are white college age kids, victims of the left's domination of higher education.

Buying Smaller Clothes

My wife and I went to Assistance League of Boise thrift store today to buy smaller dress shirts.  Many of my dress shirts look like I went to Abdul the Tentmaker for them.

I Do Not Deserve A Wife This Wonderful

Everyone thinks they have a great wife, until she becomes the ex-wife, but I feel especially fortunate to have my wife.  She has been with me through this trial, caring for me, feeding me, paying bills and managing the finances, massaging my right arm in the hop[es of bringing it back to life, dealing with car and housae repairs, and doing it all with tremendously good spirits.  She says it's payback for taking such good care of her and the kids, so that she was able to stay home and raise them while completing her degrees.  A very fair trade, I thunk.

Catching Up

It has been a busy couple of days.  Boise LCD Repair turned out not to be at the address on their website, so I took the monitor to Northwind Computer repair, who charged me nothing to replace a bad power cord feeding into the power brick.  Great guys at Northwind.

Then I wen t to physical therapy where I put on the Edward Scissorhands device and moved 150 foam balls.  By the I was done, I was exhausted, but I can now move my right arm above shoulder height, and a long ways behind my body.

I had a followup visit with my urologist, a year and a half after kidney stone removal, and explained the strrage sensation of a full bladder that I could not empty is really the braihn not sensing the full bladder nerve correctly.  The nurse had a gadget for inspecting the fullness of my bladder ultrasonically.  I had 61 ml inside.  Of course, there were two abdominal XC-rays.  I have enormous confidence with all the imaging that has been done the last two years that there can't be any growing cancers, or someone would have seen them!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Progress

I was able to open the door to the garage with my right hand.  I can now button my pants with my left and right hands.

Another Mass Shooting Caused By Mental Health System Failure

From 11/21/14 Tampa Bay Times:
By this point, on Oct. 8 — six weeks before May would walk into the Strozier Library on the FSU campus, level a handgun and start shooting, wounding three — May's friends had tried at least three times to get him the care he desperately needed. Every time, they were told, he didn't qualify for that care.

In interviews with the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, May's friends described their frustrations over the past three months with the area's mental health care system, one that couldn't save May despite desperate pleas from loved ones who watched him dissolve into paranoia before their eyes.

"You have to commit a crime to get the help you need. Why isn't it the reverse?" said Kimberly Snagg, a Houston lawyer who described May as one of her best friends. "This could have been avoided. The entire thing."

By late summer, May had begun acting strangely, his friends said. He was worried his neighbors were watching him. He heard them talking about him through the walls of his apartment.

It was alarming to his friends, but it was nothing, they said, compared to what was still to come.
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May told his friends that the officers at the Las Cruces Police Department laughed at him when he showed up on the morning of Sept. 7 to make a bizarre report: Someone was watching him through a camera hidden in his apartment. And he was hearing voices coming in through the walls as he bathed.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Studded Snow Tires: I Love Them!

We came back from dinner last night after freezing rain started.  It was very reassuring to climb our driveway/glacier in the making with studded snow tires on.