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  • Sunday 18 February 2018: Washed car

    Posted on February 18th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    We went to First Assembly church this morning and the service was very good.  It was on miracles both biblical and first hand experiences. What can you say?  I have witnessed a few in my life and expect a few more.  It was a happy morning and spirit filled.

    We drove home and had lunch and then took a nap.  I was the first to arise and started thinking we should wash the car and that is what we did.  The car has been covered with this yellow pollen dust day after day and it is sticky.  The birds have use us for target practice too.  Now it looks good again after a couple of months.

    We are expecting temperatures in the 80’s all week and this weekend is the Scottish Games at the fair grounds and it is a big deal. As for us, no one goes in or out of the RV Park all day Saturday.  We will have to park somewhere else if we want to go into town. We are expecting a big influx of campers and traffic through the RV Park.

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  • Saturday 17 February 2018: Clear Sunny 72°

    Posted on February 17th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    There is another horse event over at the fair grounds and we can hear the announcer.  The sun is hot and I just put down the awnings to reduce the heat on one side of the RV.  The windows are open and the breeze is just right.  Later on I will start the airconditioner since we have a lunch date with some new friends in Green Cove Springs who want to be RV’ers.  They picked the place called Mackeys Munchies and we have to be there at 1330 hrs.  The place offers Cajun style food.  There will be more later as the day develops.

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  • Epidemic of cancer

    Posted on February 15th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    A close friend of mind just let me know he has an undiagnosed lymphatic or leukemia cancer.  I was praying otherwise but here it was in an email I read this afternoon.  I am not ready to abandon him to the vulgarities of the USA medical system, of whom I am skeptical, since I have lost two dear and close people to me in the last two years.  If you add up the ten year past I have lost more, I remember Kamu Hosey and others.  Why is this happening?

    There is a new, un-yet proven treatment with T Cells and there are several DNS modification treatment that I do not know the details of but these give me hope for Z.  This is just a blog for today.

    https://www.explorecarttherapy.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0sjx5_ao2QIVloTICh2QQQLdEAAYASAAEgK5dfD_BwE

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  • RIP John Perry Barlow

    Posted on February 15th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

     

    • Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
    • Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
    • Give up blood sports.
    • Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
    • Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
    • Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
    • Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
    • Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
    • Praise at least as often as you disparage.
    • Admit your errors freely and soon.
    • Become less suspicious of joy.
    • Understand humility.
    • Remember that love forgives everything.
    • Foster dignity.
    • Live memorably.
    • Love yourself.
    • Endure.

     

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  • Monday 12 February 2018: St Augustine

    Posted on February 12th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    I spent most of this quality day at malls.  SAM wanted to go and I said yes.  Maybe a mistake and 5 hours later we were finished and got back to the RV’s HQ.  I learned several things.

    Earlier, six RV’s left the park.  Wow, we are deserted and it is open to new users.  We have another month of learning new things before we head back north.

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  • Saturday 10 February: No Hamcation this year

    Posted on February 10th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    It is official, there will be no Hamcation in Orlando for SAM n I.  I took a shower, went to bed and 11 and allready to get up at 0630 and head to Orlando (a 2.5 hr drive).  Well, I woke up at 0300 and could not get back to sleep and I was having some complications from the UTI so at 0600 I decided not to go this year.  The main reason I was going was to see the 9050 crew at the “block house” and since I would be driving for 6 hours for a 3 hour stint at the show I just gave up and went back to sleep until 0900.

    In previous days we were not too active and more or less just stayed around the RV.  I did not have too much extra energy and did not feel good Thursday.  On Friday I passed the stone so I took i into the doctors office for analysis and we returned some items to Lowes that we did not use for the shower repair.  After that SAM wanted to go to Aldi’s for some ribs  that she saw on sale.  On the way home we stopped at a couple of garage sales but saw nothing to buy.  That ended another boring day.

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  • Wednesday 2/7/2018: Media

    Posted on February 7th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    Too bad this is not a little more sharp as it pretty well describes the playing field.   Today was 80° and started bright and clear but now, as I write, it is overcast.  All the windows are open with the fans on and it is slowly cooling down from an inside temperature of 85.

    This afternoon SAM and I went to Lowes to get some Peel & Stick Caulk for the shower that has been dripping on the floor, slowly drop by drop.  From there it was over to the church to pick up a package and back to the RV.

    I took a short nap, drank a couple of glasses of iced tea and am finishing the books on CD of “Rules of Civility”.  Quite good with excellent English, plays on words and a good plot.  Much better than I thought I would.

     

     

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  • Tuesday 6 February 2018: Up early before sunrise

    Posted on February 6th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    Today I awoke early before sunrise.  I knew I had to take this new medicine, an antibiotic, that I had never used before so I wanted to start bringing it into my schedule.  To take this medicine you have to take food to avoid stomach upset, so that meant fixing breakfast early.  After I took the medicine it was too late to go back to sleep so here I am now writing on this blog and cruising the net. The sun is streaming into the RV.

    I found a good article on LinkedIn about blockchain.  The link to the article is HERE but I do not know how long the link will be viable.  I also copied a great earth-node-blue picture from the article and include it here.

    Right now I am making coffee, that I should not drink, because it is such a habit to have it after breakfast. Coffee irritates the bladder and I have one that does not need any more irritation. So, even though I have made 6 cups I will drink just a little out of respect for my coffee habit. I may add more later but if I do not then cheers.

    Addendum: Noon came and went.  So did SAM to the laundry and other places.  I took a nap, fueled by the antibiotics and kidney relaxers (to try and let the stone pass more easily) and awoke about 1530 hrs.  I then re-engaged my quest of looking up Youtube videos of all things Winegart Sensar.  I learned a lot so it was a 4 hours well spent.  Later I ordered a log periodic extension to the Sensar that boosts the gain by 3-6 dB.  This might allow a bit better reception of the two or three fringe stations we have problems with.

    The big gain was the maintenance items.  The movements is getting a bit stiff and might break something if it gets tighter.  The big takeaway is to NOT use grease or any other lube except Silicone or silicon spray.  Petroleum products degrade the worm screw.  Night.

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  • Monday 5 February 2018: Happy Birthday

    Posted on February 5th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    OK, it is my birthday and one more time successfully around the sun.  I am happy to be here for the event.  Today was Doctor Day too.  I have been having some medical issues that need to be addressed.  It seems like I have a UTI so I was started on an antibiotic called Nitrofurantoin and also some kidney stones have become problematic.  That means yet another drug to help pass the stone.

    SAM said she wanted to go to a Seafood place for my birthday.  I was game but it turned out that Corkey Bells is better but we tried anyway.  Last chance for the top rated restaurant.  Back to CB’s for us. I had stuffed Flounder and SAM had fried Pollack.

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  • Sunday 4 February 2018: A overcast with promises of rain

    Posted on February 4th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    This morning it is overcast, no sun and alto-stratus clouds.  The forecast for today is 100% rain, heavy at times, expected to last for hours. I am writing this just before we get ready for church.  SAM is still lounging in bed.  I made oatmeal and coffee for breakfast and took my usual pills, less the Eliquis, so the day has officially started. I will add to this as the day progresses.

    Yep, it is all red, yellow and green on the radar map and ran is coming down.  It started just after we left First Assembly in Fleming Island.  When we arrived back at the house I found out my new Facebook account had locked me out too.  For sure something is messing with the account.  I probably will not be trying anymore to deal with them.  My love affair with Facebook disappeared last year about election time as I could easily see it was a propaganda tool used that way by everyone.  It is an evil tool used by the Devil and that is for sure.

    With the rain drumming on the RV roof, we are listening to TV and sort of waiting for the Superbowl.

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