Tomorrow, Wednesday the 14th of March, I will publish a Post on showing my visit to the Peoria, Arizona, Sports Complex.

This Post tomorrow on blogspot will be the second in a series of on-going visits to the Major League Baseball Spring Training ball parks here in the greater Phoenix metro area. I already have put up a blogspot Post (MAR 10, 18) showing the Camelback Ranch ball park.

WOK OFF NOODLES. Get it? As in ‘Walk Off Base hit’.

Detroit Tiger Tom and Ginny got it all started for me. Patti is not able to ‘do-the-deal’ : Survive security and parking the truck, getting to the venue, getting to and finding seats, and lastly sitting in a somewhat uncomfortable-for-Patti, stadium seat, then getting out and back to the truck and driving home to our motel.

Here is a link for you to use to find these posts.

To put it all into the proverbial ‘nutshell’, Patti and I have been pretty much on-the-run. Yes, we are still experiencing more and ever more Mayo Clinic activities / appointments.

Yesterday I had a simple, a most basic, a most elementary of all medical procedures. Yesterday I had a ‘nothing’ medical event. Got it? On the zero-to-ten scale it was at, or even below, a zero.

Yesterday I completely ‘melted-down’. I got woozy. I got light-headed. I began to black-out and to lose consciousness, a most terrible of all feelings. My blood pressure shot up and I began to sweat. All of this over ‘nothing’. If you haven’t blacked-out and then fainted your life is not quite 100% complete.

Patti was there with me. When we were finally finished, I happily accepted a ride to the front door in a wheel chair. I also happily accepted the fact that Patti drove us home.

Over what may we finally ask Captain. I had my right nose cauterized in an attempt to deal with significant nose-bleed episodes that have been troubling me all-of-my-life.

This morning I took my once-a-month Residronate 150mg pill for my male osteoporosis. Which means I stood or sat vertical for three hours. The first hour and a half, I walked around in our local Motel 6 neighborhood.



Then I got onto a local bus, purchased a Day-Pass ($2 for all day of riding the buses/metro streetcars) and rode the bus to one of our local libraries.

The beautiful main Phoenix Library is now closed for renovations.

So I am at the temporary location known as Park Central.


And here I now sit, in the Park Central library, putting this Post together.

Patti is sleeping in, all of my medical ‘drama’ of yesterday Did-Patti-In  to some extent.

Still Smiling,

Cap and Patti


I don’t want to shock any of you here BUT, I wonder how many of you (other senior citizens) could live in motels as we do for some months at a time?

Patti and I full well know that we are part-and-parcel of a greater phenomenon called the ‘Snow Birds’. However, most of the ‘Snow Birds’ have, more-or-less, permanent residences down here in the Southern Climes (and I must include Florida in this category).

We sort of ‘toy’ with the idea of getting a small apartment or even a condominium but aren’t ready to act upon such a concept. An apartment or a condo would tie-us-down to one place and we would cease to be free-as-birds to go where we want to go and to do it when we want to do it. I studied the economics of Recreational Vehicles / RVs (I will not go into my findings here) and NO WAY does an RV  ‘pan-out’ for us. It is vastly less expensive to just stay in motels / hotels.

The one small exception to our being free-as-birds is that of our Mayo Clinic Medical Issues which by-the-by continue. 

Back to my beginning above. Each move takes something out of us. This last move, Monday the 5th of March, certainly took-its-toll. But we are still doing things we enjoy. This week I did some baseball with Detroit Tiger Tom and Ginny. Patti had-to-pass because of her spinal issues (sitting in a hard, uncomfortable seat at a baseball park is not too spinal-friendy, at least for Patti) ..

Enough for now, it is just past 5AM (O’ Dark O’ Clock) and I am going to go back to bed after getting the above blogspot Post written and published.

Over and out ..

Cap and Patti (dozing off to my left)