Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This morning she's wanting to go out but when I open the door to the kitchen to let her out to "go" she won't go. It's very cold. It's 23º F. outside. I just noticed that Fargo, North Dakota is 20º F. this morning. I just heard on the radio that it's 14º wind chill this morning.
I have her kitty pot out in the garage because I don't want the smell and the mess in the house. I keep going to the kitchen door and she runs to the door only to stop and sit on the door mat, wagging her tail. I open the door and she wiggles her nose. She actually went out once but came right back inside. Oh, the mystical thoughts of cats in catdom.
In the moments I'm not trying to understand the body language of our cat, TootCee, I actually got to type on my blog. Finally she jumped up on the top of my PC and that seems to indicate she's serious about something. I'm not sure what that something is, yet. She knows if she hopes on top of the PC or in front of me while I'm typing she gets my full attention. After shooing her off the top of the PC, I went to the kitchen door again and opened it and this time she went out.
Below is a photo of TootCee playing with me while I'm typing on my Mac. Crazy cat.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
I'm going to bite the bullet, too!!!! Will you join me?
President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget.
I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it's time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back.
I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I'm going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I'm going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that's what sacrifice is all about.
I'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth.
Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please send this to everyone on your list so people understand how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget – ludicrous.
"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation...
One is by sword...The other is by debt."
John Adams 1826
Monday, September 17, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
YARB - (1) "I am not a nonbeliever in God." said Thomas A. Edison to a Post-Dispatch correspondent when it was called to his attention that some things he said had given the impression that he was an agnostic, if not an atheist. "All scientists," he continued, "in getting nearer and nearer to the first case, feel that about and throughout everything there is the play of an eternal mind."
EDISON AMBEROLA 30 introduced in February 1915 is a 4-minute phonograph that plays Blue Amberol or indestructible cylinders only. This later model is slightly larger than the early model. Its dimensions are 12½" Wide, 16" deep and 13" high. This machine has a single spring motor capable of playing 2-3 4-minute records per winding. It has a highly reliable, heavy-duty helical gear drive. The Reproducer is a Diamond Model C, the only option for this phonograph. The cabinet is a table model made from Oak wood. Edison Amberola 30 The metal horn grille is stained this oak color and it has a black silk cloth covering the inside back of the grill. This 'sales leader', the smallest and least expensive machine was produced from 1915 (after the fire) until October 1929. Commentary: This particular machine required very little restoration work. The grill cloth needed to be replaced, the light oak stain shellac finish needed some gentle restoration. The black metal louvres required a light coat of high gloss black paint. The Diamond Model C Reproducer required a standard rebuild to bring back the original sound of this popular table top machine. When winding the spring on an early Saturday morning, it snapped and immediately spun clockwise which in turn unwound the crank which fell to the floor. It was fairly easy to replace this low energy spring. This Model 30 required a good cleaning, lubrication and general preventive maintenance to keep it running reliably. At the time the Amberola 30 was introduced, it's US List price was $30.00 Like other Edison model numbers, the Amberola 30 cost $30, the 50 cost $50, the 60 was the British version of the 50, the Model 75 cost $75 and the 80 was the British & Aussie version of the Model 75.Below is the Web site where I found the photo of the Amberol. My grandmother had one and it has been handed down to me. http://phonojack.com/Edison%20Collection.htm
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Why did I have a sleep study? Last summer a doctor said I had an enlarged heart. He wanted me to go to his cardiologist. I waited and requested prayer from people I knew would pray for me. I read all I could about the condition and bought natural remedies. I started slowly walking again, resting more, and let other people take care of themselves. Seven months later I found a different doctor who is a Christian. He gave me an EKG. He said the EKG showed no signs of an enlarged heart. He sent me to a Christian Cardiologist who did an Echocardiogram, a heart monitor, and now a sleep study "torture study". Just before going to the torture study the cardiologist's office called and said my Echocardiogram and heart monitor studies showed my valves are working fine with no leakage. My injection fraction is 70%. Whatever that means. My pulse was 71. My blood pressure was 123/64 (L) mmHg. So when I find out what the torture study reveals about my heart, I'll know if I'm going to live.
The strangest part of all this journey is why the first doctor told me, "Go out and give'um hell. You've got good genes." if my heart was enlarged. He told me he wanted me to go to his cardiologist for a stress test. To my thinking, HE WAS the stress test. I asked him what would happen if I had a heart attack while I was doing the stress test to which he responded, "We'll just put in a stint." I told him I didn't want surgery. I guess it would have taken too much of his time to explain to me what was going on with my heart and why.
Now I'm left wondering; Is it normal for the heart to be enlarged and then return to it's normal size? [I'm also wondering if that sentence structure is right or wrong.] I know it's normal with God to return things to their normal state, i.e. to heal, but in our natural world is that a normal occurrence. Simply put, did God just do a miracle in my heart? If so, then I consider that being Wired to the real Head, God. If not, I consider God the real Head and I want to be wired to HIM regardless.