Monday, December 17, 2018

STRAPPED TO AN ARM SQUEEZING MACHINE

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It was 9:35 a.m. Monday morning and I found myself seated in a chair with a device firmly wrapped around my upper left arm trying it’s best to squeeze my appendage to the point where it would indeed separate from my body.  I was at Goderich’s Maitland Valley Medical Center of course having my blood pressure checked again.  With my last two tests showing high numbers I was relieved this morning to see I was back to my normal self after the average of 3 squeezings being 136 over 80.  Lady said I was good to go so go I did went.  I have an appointment Wednesday morning with my Nurse Practitioner and expect everything to be A-Ok. 

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ROUGH WATER ON LAKE HURON TODAY BUT BY OCEAN STANDARDS THIS MIGHT BE CONSIDERED A CALM DAY

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Following the Medical Clinic Pheebs and I made a bee-line for a coffee to go at McD’s then it was down to the harbor with us.  Had hoped to get a walk in but with strong on-shore winds driving a fine sleet onshore it was just out of the Jeep for about a minute then back inside again.

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‘IT’S TOO COLD OUT HERE DAD LET’S GET BACK IN THE WARM JEEP’

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Didn’t bother taking too many photos today but luckily had a few left over from Sunday mornings walk in the Hullett Marsh.

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Heavy overcast with strong winds this morning.  A smattering of rain and small snowy ice pellets which luckily didn’t freeze on the roads which could have turned them into skating rinks.  Not a nice morning and we were soon home again.

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THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT ROAD SALT DOES TO OUR VEHICLES HERE AND THIS WAS ONLY SOME OF THE RUST ON THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE

No walk this afternoon because I don’t like being outside anymore when it’s too cold or too hot.  With winters always cold and summer’s getting hotter and hotter it really makes me wonder if there would be a better place to live year round.

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TWO PHOTOS OF THE SAME WATER PUDDLE TAKEN ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES APART SHOWING IT FROZEN THEN NEARLY THAWED

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man died and arrived at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter greets him and says, "Welcome. Come walk with me and I'll show you where you'll be staying."As they're walking along the path he notices clocks on the Golden Fence of Heaven. He asks St. Peter, "What are all those clocks for?"St. Peter replies, "They’re clocks for every person in the world. They click once for each time you lie."By the time they reach where the man is staying, he asks out of curiosity, "I didn't see any politicians’ clocks. Where are they kept?"St. Peter calmly replies, "People here use them as fans."

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In a small Southern town there was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered me. The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets. Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left. At a "Quick Stop" on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, "You Yankees never do read the Bible!" I assured her that I did, but simply couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible. She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking it in my face she said, "See, it says right here, 'The three wise man came from afar.'"

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9 comments:

  1. WOW You are unreal good with your photography.

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  2. ...it really makes me wonder if there would be a better place to live year round.

    Of course there are places that have perfect weather year round.

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  3. Amazing photos Al. Glad the blood pressure is back to normal. Time to start loading the motor home now.

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  4. Glad to hear your blood pressure is getting back to normal again. That cold piercing sleet is not fun to be in. Just keep comfy and warm.

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  5. You sure do have a good eye for Natures beauty.

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  6. Beautiful photos today. Glad your BP is down.

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  7. I hear Salt Spring Island is nice this time of year hint hint LOL

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  8. Good news from the medical peeps is always the best kind. Love the pics of violent water, it looks so powerful. The frozen marsh is stunning.

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