FEB 21, 2018 .. THE GRIND CONTINUES TO GRIND ON ..

Gullible will be happy to read the following reality-check.

We have lost internet contact here in our Phoenix Motel. It has been off again / on again for only minutes at a time / and right back (frustratingly) off again.

Today’s Rhetorical Question : Does the loss of internet access mean that God wants me to take-a-break here and to stop posting daily posts?

Answer : God cares less!

Besides, I did NOT pray to God to have the internet service re-established.

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Monday, Tuesday, TODAY, Wednesday the 21st of February, it has been Mayo Clinic appointments.

Monday the 19th was a BIG day. Patti and I saw the surgeon who performed my left hip replacement on December the 1st, 2016. All looks swell after one year and counting. He said, “We’ll take a look-see in five years.”

I asked him (my orthopedic surgeon) IF he would recommend me for a vertigo asssessment.

This absolutely, positively amazing doctor literally ‘snapped-his-fingers’ and ?

Tuesday (yesterday) the 20th, I had (count them) three (3) vertigo assessment appointments  here at the Mayo Clinic.

6:30AM Leave our motel. 7:20AM Arrive Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona.

7:30AM Check In.

8:00AM One procedure.

8:30AM A second procedure.

8:45AM An assessment evaluation.

Prior to the vertigo appointments I was told to (1) fast with (2) no water and (3) no medications.

“Why?” this fasting regimen I asked. “Because the testing we will do may make you get sick and even throw up.”

Neat huh?

I did NOT get sick nor throw up.

They said this could be because my vertigo attacks are so severe that the ‘mere’ procedures they did were nothing to my body compared to my actual vertigo attacks. That is to say, my body just dismissed their (my body thought feeble) efforts to induce dizzyness.

My orthopdic surgeon is also Patti’s surgeon here at Mayo and is working with Patti to get Patti some relief from her spinal issues  / pain discomfort.

Wednesday the 21st 

7:00AM Leave our motel. It is a shorter drive to Phoenix Mayo.

7:45AM Check in.

8:00AM Vertigo consultation.

Meanwhile Patti is waiting for word on her own spinal physical therapy regimen to begin.

Wednesday the 27th

My male osteoporosis consultation to evaluate one full year of medication treatment with Residronate and mineral supplements.

Over and OUT for now.

Still Smiling ..

Why?

Because we have so very much to smile about!

Mixed into our schedule have been two days visiting with a great friend of ours, Jean from Anchorage, who was at the Ladies Conference with Patti. We enjoyed two very nice evening meals together. We did some nice driving around. We attended a great meeting we three and Patti and Jean were honored to have been asked to share at the meeting.

Cap and Patti


FEB 18, 18 .. AH YES .. AGING AND NEW EXPERIENCES .. ANOTHER FIRST FOR ME

Today Patti finished the International Woman’s Conference being held here in Phoenix, Arizona.

Last Thursday I dropped Patti off at the Sheraton Grand Hotel right in the heart of downtown Phoenix. So for the past several days (parts of Thursday and today Sunday and all day Friday and Saturday) I have been supporting Patti ‘from-afar’ ( read : via text messages and phone calls).

This (Sunday) morning, at 9AM, I drove down to the venue (The Sheraton Grand Hotel), parked our truck, and was able to successfully meet-up with Patti to get the key to her room. There were 3,615 women in attendance so (men were not allowed to attend or even be around conference activities) for us to successfully meet-up was fun to pull-off.

The below photo gives you some idea of the size of the Sheraton Grand here in downtown Phoenix.

At 12 noon the conference was finished and again Patti and I were able to successfully meet-up.

What a chore getting up to Patti’s room was. Literally thousands of people vying for elevators. I pulled this old trick : Take a down elevator to the basement and then ride back up. Same when we came down. We took an up elevator and then rode back down.

AH YES .. AGING AND NEW EXPERIENCES .. ANOTHER FIRST FOR ME

The scene is set : Patti and I are out in front of the hotel with her bags and the time has come for us to get our truck, load her things up, and return to our motel.

Suddenly I realized that : I did not really know where I parked our truck. I thought I knew, but I didn’t clearly remember.

So I said to Patti, “I am going to leave you here. I don’t want you to have to endure the challenge of me finding our truck. You wait here.”

So out and off went Baba Kaps to the land that knows no time, down a trail no man could conquer, to a cliff no man could climb!

I walked several blocks up the street (North 3rd Street) immediately in front of the hotel entrance. No truck. Then I walked across (Taylor Street) to another parallel street (North 2nd Street) and up I walked. No truck.

“OH COME ON CAPTAIN .. (Gullible screams) You want us to believe this?”

I said to God, “God, I am lost? Any ideas?”

Want to hear another Eskimo Story?

MAR 26, 14 .. GOD’S ESKIMOS .. Part 1

God did NOT do a thing. I did NOT hear one single word from God.

BUT ..

I saw a fully uniformed Phoenix Policeman riding a bicycle. I hailed him down!

“Sir. I am lost. I can’t find my truck. It is a 1998 GMC Suburban, black, Alaska license plates 1POLAR.”

So out and off went the Phoenix Policeman on his bicycle to the land that knows no time, down a trail no man could conquer, to a cliff no man could climb!

“Sir. I found it. Go South down North 2nd street.”

“Yeah Gullible. I know. More of MY GOD STUFF.”

“God. Oh God of Abraham. Creator of Heaven and Earth. THANKS!”

/s/ Your Little Captain.