KEEPING AN ELECTRIC DRILL IN MY BEDROOM CURED MY COUGH-- I KID YOU NOT... I HAVE HAD A COUGH- I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A PERMANENT THING--- NOT MAJOR.-- JUST Annoying...and then i saw that *****ADVERTISEMANT**** FOR STERILIZINBG A CPAP MACHINE- WITH THIE PUNCH LINE "WARM AND MOIST" I THOUGHT THEY MIGH HAVE SOMETHING THERE...... AND I LOOKED INTO BUYING ONE...
THERE WERE 2 IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS --- I FOUND IT COST $300-- AND SINCE I REALY LIVE IN ONLY ONE ROOM AND A BATHROOM-- IT IS CROWDED-- ESPECIALLY SINCE I HAVE ADOPTED THE PROJECT OF PUTTING MATT FRAMES ON OLD CALENDAR PICTURES SO WE CAN LEAVE THEM AT NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING PLACES AS WE WANDER AROUND WITH OUR "ROAD SHOW..."
CONSIDERABLE CUBIC FOOTAGE IS TAKEN UP BY EQUIPMENT FOR A FAIRLY DECIENT TOOL SHOP-- BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY LITTLE "FIXES" THAT NEED DOING -- AND TO GO TO THE YELLOW BUILDING WHICH HOUSES A REALL TOOL SHOP-- JEST AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN-- I OFTEN THINK OF SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE OR REPAIR- AND THE LIVING ROOM FLOOR IS WARM/ CLEAN AND FLAT... GIVEN COLD DIRTY AND DUSTY- SOME JOBS JUST NEVER GET DONE BY ME-
I THINK I DID DECIDE ON 12/31/2018 THAT TEH 2019 MANTRA WAS SLOW UP AND THINK.
SO I DID THAT AS I SAT COUGHING AWAY IN A PILE OF EMPTY PPLASTIC WATER BOTTLES....I AM ASHAMED TO ADMIT IT HAS TAKEN ME 6 YEARS TO FIGURE OUT- THAT THE REASON I DON'T USE CHLOROX TO CLEAN MY CPAP IS THAT THE GALLON JUG IS INCLINED TO GURRGLE AND SPILL PURE CHLOROX ON MY FINGERS WHICH THEN CRACK- RATHER THAN FIGURING OUT HOW TO BANDAGE MY CRACKED FINGERS, I HAD TEH BRILLIANT IDEA-- REMOVE THE CAUSE.. THE DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH IT'S GURGGLE WAS TEH PROBLEM, ONCE I HAD MY MIND FOCUSED ON SOLVING TEH PROBLEM- IT DID NOT TAKE ME TOO LONG TO DRILL 3 TINY HOLES IN TEH TOP OF A WATER BOTTLE --- FOR DILUTED CHLOROX. BINGO !!!.
THANKS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF MY ELECTRIC DRILL MY COUGH OF 6 YEARS IS SUDDENLY GONE- AT LEAST FOR 4 DAYS SO FAR.. AND COUNTING.
IT SEEMS TO HAVE CUT THE COST OF BAINDAIDS AND COUGH DROPS TOO.
STOP*** THINK ****AND GO TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM IS NOW TERRIFYING ME AROUND HERE.
I HAVEN'T STOPPED TO THINK IN YEARS.... MAKING ME AN EXPERT ON DUCT TAPE, THAT UBIQUITOUS CURE ALL.
THERE IS ANOTHER CONCEPT HERE THAT I THINK I BRUSHED ON LATELY--- I WILL DO MOST ANY JOB AS LONG AS IT CAN BE DONE EFFICIENTLY WITH THE PROPER EQUIPMENT. I AM SURE YOU ALL ARE THINKING LOFTY THOUGHTS OF FANCY JOBS- BUT LET ME TELL YOU THE REALITY OF THAT CONCEPT...
THERE IS A FINISH NAIL STICKING OUT OF THE WALL SHOULDER HIGH NEAR MY BEDROOM- BEEN THERE FOR YEARS- I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS HOUSE DOES BUT IT PUSHES THAT NAIL OUT 1/8 INCH EVRY FEW MONTHS. I SWEAR AND WHACK IT WITH MY SHOE WHEN IT SCRATCHES MY SHOULDER. IT SHOULD BE PULLED OUT AND RESET- BUT A SHOE DOES NOT PULL NAILS OUT- EVEN THO THE HAMMER IS MAYBE 8 FEET AWAY, SO FAR THE ACCESSIBLE SHOE SOLUTION THUS REJECTING THE PERM FIX.
I'M LIKE THE GUY FALLING OUT OF AN AIRPLANE-- "I'M OK SO FAR"
Hi Carlene - went to see Annie last night. ...she did seem a bit more alert. She can communicate with the letter board - very slowly. It took her a few minutes to spell out two short words. She is getting great care at the hospital, and was able to squeeze my hand. I did get a sort of laugh from her when I said we should use her letter board to play scrabble. She is alert, and probably frustrated she can’t communicate better.
Hopefully we can keep the visits up - she is going to be there for a while.
Will catch up this weekend,