I slept well and woke up at six, then slept until seven. My eyes are clear, I'm not groggy and my weight is down a few pounds. I have to assume my bad sleep on several previous nights was due to food sensitivity -- tomato sauce and pepper -- and allergies. The lingering cold contributed.
My oximeter reports don't vary much day to day (right) and, surprisingly, did not reveal whatever was disturbing my sleep. I cannot see any measurable difference between my worst night and last night in the reports. Interesting.
I contacted Colin about some accounting discrepancies and we've been working on them. The charter company's books have caused me a lot of grief over the past two years, but maybe this time it will be straightened out for good.
A beautiful Alberta May day
C wants me to help her troubleshoot her fridge. Her ice maker auger does not run, so that is next on the agenda...
I wandered down there around eleven and took the inside panel off the door in question. That revealed a few things, but not the problem. After a while, I returned home to study the diagrams.
I'm a bit weary today. Sneezing and nose runs. It is very windy outside. Seasonal allergies, I wonder?
I knew there had to be an open circuit somewhere and naturally, suspected the switches and connectors. If the switches checked out, then the open circuit would most likely be due to a bad connector -- somewhere.
Once the wiring behind the panel was exposed, the problem was immediately obvious (right). Wires have arced inside the connector, melting a hole in the plastic and breaking the connection.
The solution is to simply solder them and tape the connection. The other connector in the picture does not look too good either.
I'm tired. I came home at five-thirty for supplies, tools, and to have supper and after supper I fell asleep in my chair at the computer just now. I called C and we agreed to finish tomorrow.
I'll just veg out until bedtime. It's 78 degrees in here, so that could be making me tired, too.
My RO is definitely leaking now, so ordering a new one is top of list.
I watched what turned out to be the last two episodes of Tijuana. This was its first season finale and, sadly, I doubt there will be a second season.
IMO, Tijuana is probably the best thing I have seen on Netflix so far, but I see it only rated three stars. That is possibly due to the fact that it was not made to an American stock formula and is in Spanish with subtitles. The people were just plain nice almost without exception and the ending is not at all what Hollywood would present. Although there is violence, there is no gratuitous and grisly dwelling on it, No melodrama, and no posing and making faces pretending to be acting either. I am going to miss that show.
I was in bed around midnight.
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in the large ones the heart.
I'm up at 0530 because I am groggy and figure I need to wake up before I can sleep well. I'm definitely suffering allergy, so I dropped a Benadryl. I had eaten before bedtime last night and I think the stew had salsa in it. Eating can cause issues and maybe the salsa added to the effect. I usually have a banana, but I was out of bananas.
At 0730 I went back to bed and slept until 0850. Getting up a while helps a lot.
At 1130 I went down to C's and worked on the fridge. It took until 1355, but I had it all back together without too many extra parts left over and the issues were solved. C watches my house when I away, waters the plants, and does the furnace when needed, so I figure I owe her some help now and then.
I returned home and found a message that a gentleman is coming out to get some floors and lids.
A beekeeper drove out from Calgary this after noon to get some of my floors and lids. I sent four extra sets back with him in case others want some. It happens he a ham radio operator, too. VE6ATA.
While he was here we walked by an equipment stack and the stack where I had noticed bees before was very busy. Seems like I have a live hive!
I have not done anything with bees since long before Meijers came and took most of my hives away on September third last year (right) and was surprised to see bees in that stack earlier. Today I thought I'd better go check them and treat if indicated. I was quite sure I would see varroa.
I went to find a bee suit and discovered I have quite a few new suits and veils. I don't recall having bought them, but maybe I did for when Jon and family were here. Anyhow, I put one on a suit and took a veil seeing as I have not been stung this year. Getting stung around the eye disorients me if I am not fully immune.
I went out, lit a smoker, walked to the hive, and pried off the lid. I stack boxes on an excluder on a floor and lid them, usually without a pillow, to store in the yard where they are handy.
As I say, this hive is a volunteer -- a swarm -- in a stack, so the lid was well glued down. Under the lid was lots of burr comb. In that burr comb were drone larvae, pupae and emerging drones, a perfect place to find varroa if there are many. I expected to see lots in a neglected hive like this.
I reversed the hive, all three boxes, scraping as I went. When done, I examined the drone brood and did not see a single varroa. Strange, I thought.
After I made the above entries, I walked to the south pasture to see what if anything is left there. Lo and behold, I have a decent hive there, too. The other hive there died and the ants are moving in.
The lone hive in the south looks good.
Maybe not as good as the swarm in the north, but there are lots of bees up top. By the muddy scratching at the doorstep, I see that the hive has or had a skunk problem.
I'll work it over tomorrow and see what I have.
The hive in the north should be split. It has emerging drones and maybe some already maturing. If I do the split described above, they should do well, seeing as there is brood in three boxes already. If I wait a week, and split just before I leave, maybe there will be queen cells and that would be a bonus.
I have not inspected for disease or mites, so that is on the list, too.
I definitely am having allergy issues. I have sniffles and my eyelids are swollen a bit.
I watched a bit of Secret City, the second season of a dystopian Australian series. I realised after a while that had watched season one of this series before and after a while, I found it slow tangled and pointless, so I found another Mexican series about, you guessed it, an assassinated political figure. I turned it off after a while and was in bed at midnight, sharp.
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and if he does not love solitude,
he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
I woke up at 0430 and after lying there a few minutes, decided I was wide awake. I had slept only four and a half hours but decided I should get up or I would just doze and maybe get groggy. I should likely go back to bed after a while and make up at least six hours. The other option is an afternoon nap.
The sky is brightening in the east, This is an exciting time of year here in South Central Alberta.
I now have one week before I fly to the coast to teach the cruise and Learn out of Vancouver. My students are two couples and my boat is Andiamo, a three cabin Bavaria 36.3 with conventional main.
I went back to bed at 0620 and slept until 0855. I'm not sure that was a great idea because I woke up tired. That last session was broken into several pieces as I woke up three times. I should have quit after the second segment. I'm thinking that making a point of sleeping a set amount of hours rather than just staying up and then napping later if tired is a better plan.
I ordered a handheld single channel EKG meter the other day from Amazon out of curiosity. I have a marine medical coming up and there is the possibility they will want an EKG. The unit I ordered looks pretty limited and the waveforms on some images look almost useless but it is supposed to detect 12 conditions. The other one I looked at only did three. One was AFib and the other two were tachycardia and bradycardia (fast or slow resting heartbeat). Big deal. The first is important to detect, but you can detect those last two conditions with a finger on your pulse. We'll see.
My last EKG that I have a copy of was pretty badly done and I had one since in 2018, but I have no copy. It is not always easy to get a copy as some medical folks tend to hold the cards close to their chest.
After the oximeter fun, I thought that an EKG tester would be even more fun. After ordering the one I did, Amazon, of course, started making suggestions and I see now that there are 12-channel Holter monitors One Two for under $500! I doubt I really want to put electrodes all over myself, as required for 12-channel measurements, unless I have evidence that my heart is getting dangerous, which at this point does not appear to be the case.
I've been taking a B100 Complex vitamin pill daily for the past six months. That is the only supplement I take. I see it supplies 100 mg of pantothenic acid as calcium d-pantothenate and 100mg of B6, plus the rest of the Bs. I have been taking it for tat least six months seeing as various sources (random example search) suggested that guys like me need more B12 than diet may provide.
It's 1020 and the bees should be awake by now. I'm going out to do the other hive. I'll dig out my varroa testing gear.
I have a lot of information scattered through the diary. A site search for alcohol wash is the answer, but there are a lot of hits.
I found this from a 2012 diary entry, among the many other hits. It is from BEE-L, but it sure looks like my inimitable writing style.
There is a lot more varroa information scattered through the diary.
My Oct 2, 2016 post is an absolute must-read, too. It shows graphically why, when efficacy of a treatment drops to a certain threshold (95% in this model), that a crises will sneak up on beekeepers over time. Random failures of treatment in individual hives in a yard which become more frequently as the efficacy drops will speed up the developing avalanche in mite numbers.
The two charts below provide a sample, but there is too much to reproduce here. Read the post.
I got as far as the kitchen and found I had filled the sink and put in the dishes and been distracted. So I did the dishes and, having some thoughts, returned here to write more.
Sampling Colonies for Varroa destructor
Note: Personally, I did not find the sugar shake to be a reliable test. Neither have others I have spoken with. One issue is that icing sugar draws water and clumps if exposed to air for long.
I finally did go out and reverse and inspect the south hive. I have not done any mite washes yet. I thought I'd wait until the hives settle down after the reversing and scraping. I did not see any signs to panic -- no K-wing, no crawlers, no varroa on pupae.
I ordered vitamins. I have found that if I can't decide, I waste a lot of time. As my wife used to say, if a decision is that difficult either option is equally good. Decide and move on.
I tend to reconsider decisions. Some people do not and we don't work well together. My perspective is that once we are going down a road, time passes, the view changes, and new opportunities and efficiencies become apparent, so, often the starting decisions need to be questioned periodically.
The shifting environment does not seem to deter those people and they can be quite successful putting on blinders and charging on, but that is not my way.
My house plants are
enjoying the longer days and higher moisture.
I spent a few hours down in the shop, cleaning up and organizing. Next I plan to work on the mower tractor and then the front step. I seem to have recovered from my fatigue last week.
Not so fast. After supper, I was suddenly very tired and lay down. An hour later I woke up, still tired.
I gave up any thoughts of doing much, closed the garage door, and sat down to watch some video. I watched one episode of "Roman Empire: Commodus: Reign of Blood: "Born in the Purple" and then resumed watching "Crime Diaries: Season 1: The Candidate" -- Historia de un Crimen: Colosio, filmed in Spanish with English subtitles.
I went to bed around 2320, but was not asleep after fifteen minutes even listening to the Spanish lessons, so I got up and took two diphenhydramine hydrochloride 25mg (Benadryl) and two melatonin 5mg tablets.
I stayed up twenty minutes, looking at buying these same medications on Amazon, then went to bed again and fell asleep right away around midnight.
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Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir
I slept until 0805. My weight has dropped to 229.6. I've misplaced my Contour Next, so I have no glucose readings lately. I must have left it in Sudbury or Mexico and will have to pick up another. Drat.
My oximeter report is the poorest lately in terms of SpO2 drops below 88%. but I feel fine.
Today, the first order of business is the mower. I cleaned up the shop yesterday so I have space where I need to stand the mover on end under a beam. Let's hope this job goes well. It should. Then I have at least six hours of mowing to do.
I ordered some disposable face masks on Amazon. They should help a bit.
My EKG monitor arrived in today's mail (That was amazingly fast) and I think I made a good choice. The device has good documentation and is simple to use and definitely is quite amazing for a single-lead device.
Now I have to brush up on reading EKGs, but this should be interesting. Of course it nags me about bradycardia because my resting heartbeat is slow. The other devices I looked at only detected AFib, tachycardia, and bradycardia and I don't need a machine to tell me that I demonstrate bradycardia. This one apparently detects 12 conditions.
The doctor's office emailed today to reschedule my marine medical for tomorrow from Wednesday. Now I have to drive into and across the city at the peak of the morning rush.. I hope the bypass traffic is not too heavy.
After chasing all over the 'net, I find a good article on EKG on Wikipedia, plus more articles on specific conditions.
So, the arrival of the EKG device derailed my plan to get to the mower. It is after lunch now, so that is next.
Carolyn emailed and wants to walk, so we walked to the mailboxes and back. She has lost her key and can't figure where. It was not at the mail.
It's hot out, so I am resting. Next, I think that I'll do some alcohol washes.
I'm likely going to drizzle, but I should have a measure first. I'll put a drop board under, too, to see the results of treatment. In fact, I should put the drop boards in today, then read them and do a wash tomorrow or the next day.
Okay. That's the plan. Drop boards it is.
Looking at the stock markets, which have had an exceptionally long run, there is what looks like a triple top forming. Support is long way down. It is said that they don't ring a bell at the top, but news of the Westjet buyout today sounds like a bell ringing to me. Just sayin'.
In these days of central bank manipulation maybe the old rules don't apply, but I've heard it said that "This time is different" is just what people say before history repeats.
Well, I managed to fiddle away the day. It's four now and the day is cooling down. Time to get something done.
I went out and split both hives onto screened floors. I have yet to put sticky boards under, though. I got out the Fuji camera out and decided to give it another try. Even though my Pixel XL takes much better pictures, the camera is water and honey-proof. The XL isn't.
Splitting the South Hive
This floor that has been under a hive for one day. I cannot see any varroa. Can you? Maybe ants took them away. They'll do that given a chance. Also mites are very mobile and unless they are dead, they'll jump onto a passing bee and get back into the cluster.
I decided to drive to town to do some banking and to get a few grocery items. Even though I am going to the city tomorrow, I would like a little more in my fridge.
I watched more of Historia de un Crimen: Colosio and went to bed at eleven, setting the alarm for four.
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One is to believe what isn't true;
the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
After an hour and fifteen, I'm now going back to bed, but I have to be up by six at the latest to get to Bowness by nine.
People talk about how plastic is forever, but it isn't, not if it is in the sun. Anyone who relies on plastic tarps to last more than a year knows that and here is a new plastic bag I used to shield the propane regulator from weather after one year (left). It is hardly indestructible. It is falling apart.
By seven, I'm off the Calgary for a marine medical. I assume it is routine, but who knows? It costs me a half-day and 235 km of driving. At 10.9 l/km that is 21.55 litres At 1.25/l, the cost of gas alone is $26.
I continue to play with the new EKG device and get various waveforms. So far, nothing unusual has been reported. The waveforms vary however and I'll be interested in finding out why. This device is simple and easy. the 12 channel units require the usual stickers placed around the body and are far more work. Of course, the data is far more exhaustive. Do they also provide an analysis? I wonder.
I left at 0720 and drove to Bowness and had my checkup, so that is over. I have a provisional approval with a "Fit" rating without restrictions. Apparently Transport Canada has to review every exam result and issue the certificate. It's a huge big deal it seems.
I drove home, stopping at Costco on the way and happened to see the hearing centre, so I stopped and enquired. Seems they have a cancellation tomorrow afternoon, so what the heck, I made an appointment.
I picked up a few groceries while there and continued home, stopping at the cemetery to see how Ellen's grave looks now that the winter is over and the grass is greening. I see that the shrub appears to be dead and the some of the grass is now crabgrass, but it is about par with the rest of the cemetery, so it is not looking too disreputable
I'm not one to care much about graves, but understand that others respect and value them as symbols of something meaningful. The beliefs surrounding graves and the dead are somewhat of a mystery to me. People and things live and die, many unseen and unremarked. If there is immortality, I doubt it has anything to do with a stone on a small plot of ground.
Now that I'm home, I'm relaxing a bit. I have a few things to do that have been on my list for over a week, but first I need to tidy the house again.
Then I need to put sticky boards under the hives so that I can count drops and treat before I go away. After that, the mower.
I went to make up the boards, but found all the table space in need of clearing. I began that and started moving things around. When I went out the north door, I got distracted by the trailer partly loaded with drums of junk and garbage. The drums were loaded last fall and have taken on water, so I drained them, then straightened out a burning barrel that was bent by a truck backing up.
To do that, I need a jack and the jack had lost some oil, so I found the oil, filled the jack, and went back the straightening job. Maybe I'll get back the sticky boards eventually. Meantime, I'm getting my white bee suit dirty.
I got the boards ready and put them under the north hive, but I was tired and lay down for a nap and when I woke up two hours later, it was raining too hard to go to the south hive. I had supper and watched more of the Crimen series. I seem to still be tired more than usual and a bit weak. Allergies? Or a lingering bug?
Now it is ten and I'm off to bed.
Well, not so fast. I stayed up a while longer, drank some beer, and went to bed around midnight. So much for quitting drinking. Regardless, I intend to limit my consumption drastically. We'll see how that goes.
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I woke up a little after four. Having slept for several hours last evening, I guess the four hours was enough. I was wide awake and uncongested, so got up, made coffee, and watered plants.
Then I looked up Mexican swear words on the 'net, having wondered about some of the dialogue last night on Historia de un Crimen: Colosio. That was educational.
Some of my workplace fellows were recent Europeanimmigrants and told tales of how they embarrassed themselves at church or a restaurant by innocently saying things that they picked up at work and assumed to be normal conversation.
Next, I looked up how to use a sewing machine. I used to know how, but have forgotten. I have a few jump suits at need repair or alteration and my favourite robe has a tear. I realise that people jut throw things away if there is a rip or a device stops working, but I am from a generation that fixes things.
Today started off rainy, but is clearing. I have a hearing appointment this afternoon in Balzac, but this morning I'll put the other sticky boards under and glance at the ones I put in yesterday in case there is a heavy drop. I don't expect that, but we'll see. I'll be surprised to see more than a varroa or two after 24 hours judging by the fact I did not see even one so far in the brood or on the floors, but from the length of time since treatment, more should be expected. This will be interesting.
I went out and looked at the north drop boards. So far, I don't see any varroa. Can you? There are some other interesting things if you look closely. We can see that the honey in the combs that reversing moved into the brood area was too hard to liquefy and crystals have just been discarded onto the floor.
Good comments. I also learned that the temperature of the alcohol matters, too. When I was inspecting, if the alcohol sat out in the truck overnight, it was too cold to release the mites. So, use concentrated alcohol at room temp or higher. here is what I like, available at Walmart. (click)
Yes. As the boat work proceeds, I am seeing some things that needed work regardless, so this refit is a bonus. Every cloud has a silver lining. The initial damage was to the keel and a small hole in the hull, but the worst damage was done by the tow crew. The boat was dry and intact, but they arrived late and were very rough, plus they did not pump the boat when it started to leak, so the chargers and inverter were water damaged.
I drove to Balzac and had a hearing test at Costco. The results indicate once again that I can benefit from hearing aids. Aids similar to the ones I tried previously cost about $3,000 less at Costco. I probably should buy them, but I am concerned that I would lose or damage them. I'm active and one could fall off. I also have fallen into the water several times and that would be an instant $2500 hit. I'll consult on cruisers forums online to see what others do.
I bought a roast chicken and salad, but was late to drop into The Mill as planned as Fen is off to yoga tonight. I stopped at No Frills in Airdrie for groceries and drove home.
I spend some time looking at the forums and went to bed early.
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As a matter of policy, I sometimes go back and re-write posts for clarity and completeness, not to change the meaning or content, but to clarify or correct diction and spelling or add content and context.
If I was mistaken or misled at the time, I try not to change that because that is what I thought at that time. Opinions change over time and practices change, too. For instance, I still have pages discussing antibiotic patties even though, they are now an idea from the past and their use is now deprecated.
I very much appreciate posts like the one mentioned above offering perspective and experience. I also appreciate posts and emails that say I am very wrong about something -- or everything (here is a classic example) -- as I regard these as learning opportunities and a glimpse into the minds of others.
Miguel wrote and apparently my keel is beyond easy repair and a new one will be mucho dinero. Oh, well, I did not like the performance of that keel anyhow and figured there would be an unexpected cost at some point.
This has been a wasted day in many ways. I don't seem to have done much. A new version of the forum software needed installation and I botched that and had to restore the folder and try again.
Where are the Varroa???
These are the drop boards from under the north hive splits. I don't see a single mite. Do you? Click to enlarge.
I'll go to the south end and look at them next.
Here they are. I cannot see even one varroa. That is very unusual, but I won't worry now. I'll see how the drop works out over time and maybe do a wash later, probably when I return home in early June.
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I'm up at six and have now only two days until I leave. There is lots to be done before I go and some of it will have to wait until I return. The lawn is one and I wonder how tall the grass will be in two weeks.
Randy has been working on an extended release generic oxalic acid varroa control method and today Google news, noticing my interest in such things, pointed me to this...
The above is just a small summary. I recommend reading the article.
I have allowed pigeons to nest in my eaves, somewhat against my better judgment, and they are noisy today. I assume they are raising young. The spot is difficult to access, being fifteen feet off the ground, but someday I'll have to do something.
I'm starting to think about the coming week. First, I am just now realizing this is a long weekend. I arrive at YVR Sunday. My students arrive Tuesday afternoon., so I have Sunday afternoon, all Monday, and half of Tuesday to prepare. My boat is Andiamo, formerly Corenia. I'm warned to check the boat out in advance, so I will. I see the boat is free until the course.
I also wonder about the tides. Some times of the month and year, the tide hardly changes, but if the change is great, the sea runs like rivers in the narrows. It pays to know in advance.
On May 22nd, I see a thirteen-foot range and that is enough to affect plans for passes and channels and the required amount of depth and chain for anchoring.
I did not bother with the monitoring devices last night. APAP seems unnecessary. Allergies are the problemand APAP makes little difference. MY AHI is very low anyhow. The oximeter gives consistent results so there is no news to be had from it. Sure, I'd like my SpO2 to be two points higher, and maybe breathing exercise or aerobic workouts would help. but I'm good for now. The EKG device was entertaining for a day or two, but unless I notice some odd palpitations, I doubt it will get much use except at parties. One device I have been really missing, though is my glucose meter. I misplaced it somewhere. I looked on Amazon and replacing it is not cheap there.
The item I bought is in the little red circle at left. The packaging fills the entire picture and weighs probably 100 or maybe 1000 times as much. Everything except the microSD card in the circle and the black adapter beside it (which I did not need) will be discarded. Can we keep on like this?
There are campaigns against single-use plastic shopping bags and plastic straws, but IMO, food packaging, hardware packaging, and shipping packages are a far bigger problem.
Plastic shopping bags are very efficient and often re-used many times. Compared to the brown paper bags that stores are encouraged to supply, plastic is gar easier on the environment.
The big issue with lightweight bags that some get loose and blow around in the wind and wind up in the water. That is a highly visible nuisance, but the other items IMO are a far more serious problem. We pay 5₵ for plastic bags at many stores these days. Maybe that 5₵ should be a deposit, like the deposit on cans and bottles that ensures most get collected and recycled. Used plastic bags are useful for making the fake wood boards we see in park benches and decks.
Mid-afternoon, I had to go to town to do some banking, so when that was done, and after I bought ice cream, I dropped by the pharmacy. I expected to have to buy 100 strips for $100 to get a meter for free, but, no, the meter is free and Peter even gave me new batteries because the batteries showed as low when we turned it on it. Bonus!
On arrival home, I took quick photos of the drop boards. It has now been over 48 hours and there should be mites. I can't spot any varroa at all. Can you? Click and zoom. The pics are high res.
I had supper, then lay down and slept an hour. I got up and was chilled. I don't know what has gotten into me but I hope it clears up by the time I get to Vancouver.
I crawled back into bed and watched the last episode of The Candidate on my phone with the electric mattress pad turned up.
The Crimen series was well done, but depressing as in the conclusion the heroes all die, the ones that don't are intimidated, look the other way, and the high level corruption remains covered up.
The next in the Crimen series started automatically, but I think I have had enough of that and turned it off. I got back up, took an aspirin and an25mg of diphenhydramine hydrochloride (Benadryl), put on my long underwear and am feeling somewhat better. Now to further plan the voyage until bedtime.
I went to bed early. I'm still feeling a bit unwell.
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but even if it does what problem this really solves.
I woke up at six sharp and got up. The day is dull and rainy. The furnace had run out of coal, so I went down and moved the auger a bit.
Next, I went back and tuned up posts on this page for clarity. By the rime I got to the 14th, I ran out of time and ambition. There is a lot of material her. I'm spending too much time writing.
I had a list of things to do . One was to deal with a stack of filing and I actually got that done -- almost. I shoveled the furnace and fixed the belt catcher. and got started ion packing.
I also agree to deliver a 50-foot boat from Shelter Island to Granville Island Tuesday. That should be interesting.
I got a lot done this afternoon and evening and went to bed at nine.
Looking back, I see that it was one year ago exactly that I was launching Just Do It! at Shelter Island (right) and heading downriver.
It seems odd that this year I am agreeing to do the same only with Bohemian, a behemoth of a boat and a crew of Cooper Club members.
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Schools serve the same social functions as prisons and mental institutions
-- to define, classify, control, and regulate people.
I woke up at 0330 and got up at 0348. I weighed in at 231.4 and BG is 6.3. I'm feeling well and BP is 115/73. Pulse 56.
I have a few hours to get ready, then leave by 0830 to meet Bert at his place and he will drive me to YYC. By shortly after noon, if all goes according to plan, I'll be on the Skytrain, headed for Granville Island.
it's almost five now. I should be awake enough soon to make my omelet breakfast. I've had my first two cups of coffee.
I packed and was on my way by 0838. Bert was ready. We drove to YYC and soon I was at in the lounge, having coffee and a second breakfast. I boarded the plane on schedule and we were landing at YVR a little over an hour later.
At YVR, we waited almost a half-hour while they fiddled with the tunnel, trying to get it to reach the aircraft. Finally, our 737 was pushed out and back a bit to get closer. Finally, the door opened, and we were able to leave. Everyone was surprisingly cool about the delay even though some had connections. I suppose after the various reports of plane crashes lately people are more appreciative of simply arriving safely and more tolerant of delays.
I found Andiamo is at the end of H dock and settled in.
I had some paperwork to fill out for the lessons last summer, so did that and walked to the market where I had two slices of the pizza. That pizza does not seem to give me sensitivity issues.
I returned to the boat around five-thirty and slept like a log until ten and got up.
Shortly after I heard tapping on the hull. Looking out, I saw a rowboat pulling docks past. Asking what was up, I was told the docks were derelicts and had drifted into the bay. The lone rower in the small dinghy was pulling them out of the way and had accidentally tapped on Andiamo with an oar while passing by. You just never know what you will see when you live on a boat. There are many people boats and wildliife active in a small area and something is happened night and day.
Andiamo is a pretty nice boat. She is much like Magic Moments, my 2018 Bavaria 34, but a bit bigger and few years older.
Some politics: My friend, Zeke, wrote on Facebook yesterday in regard this article and the 'environmentalist' dogs yapping at Alberta's heels because Canada is .democratic and thus the low hanging fruit. They know they can throw sand in the gears of our life support with impunity and profit from it. Simple fact is that it is a profitable and entertaining occupation that feeds off its victims.
That is not to say that there are not legitimate concerns. One of them is the amount of resources and public attention these parasitic hypocrites consume flying around virtue signaling. The other is how their cynical, manufactured issues distract attention, money and effort from real issues.
IMO, they should quit biting the hand that feeds them and go to Saudi Arabia or Iran and try their stunts there.
My issues with some of the environmental groups are as
I was up for an hour, then went back to bed.
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