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ChadCox

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#259805 And how was your day???

Posted by ChadCox on 17 March 2019 - 07:57 PM

I think he had some health issues to start with that aggravated the dementia or caused it's acceleration.  As I look what I wrote I'm realizing that the word "elderly" is now self-descriptive,lol.  I'm lucky that while I live alone in this huge building that there are folks that do a " Hey, what you up to " if they don't hear from he pretty regular besides my immediate family who are all within 50 miles and incredibly enough we all still talk to each other........ Institutionalization was about all there was left for this guy.  I fear dementia much more than cancer.  I'm still stunned that I'm here long enough to see it affect people I grew up with.  I was at a veterans benefit dinner of some sort and talking with a guy I'd known forever for about 10 minutes and we were sharing stories and events and he suddenly stopped talking and started to sob.  I waited and he explained that the whole time we had been talking he was trying to remember my name and that that was happening more and more often to him and he had gotten lost on the way home a couple weeks earlier.  He knew he was in trouble.  Then another political friends father was getting a lifetime achievement award from a veterans group and we had to bring my friends father up the back steps of the post as he was having one of his bad days and was oblivious to all around him for the most part and didn't talk to anyone.  We walked him to the podium to recieve the award, back to his chair and then at the 1st break back down to the car and home. A week later my friend was reelected mayor to his 9 or 10th term or something so I went to the HQ to congratulate him and his dad was there in full suit and tie looking as dapper as he always did in the old days and when he saw me he came up and said " Hey Ed, boy wasn't that great last week?"  I almost burst into tears when I realized his body and brain were so out of sync that he could be fully aware yet not able to communicate outwardly on occasion and it was happening more often to him with each advancing year.  It finally got to the point where he died essentially because he forgot to tell his heart to beat or his lungs to breathe.  I just hope his brain wasn't still an aware prisoner of sorts for the last few years when he had no more good days of being able to communicate ..... how cruel of a disease to fuck with our cognitive abilities in such a way

The ravages of dementia and related disorders is more difficult for my mind and heart than cancer, for the very reason you describe. I'm glad you have gratitude for your situation and I hope you keep writing. :love2:




#259799 HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY !

Posted by ChadCox on 16 March 2019 - 12:33 PM

Tomorrow being the 17th of March, I just wanted to wish everyone here at Tylersroom a VERY HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY ! ! ! ! !

 

Air do slainte

 

It's going to be a beautiful day in the southeast. Spring is springing. Top o' the morning! :love3:

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#259794 Not sure where to put this

Posted by ChadCox on 15 March 2019 - 09:39 AM

Unfortunately, at my age, I'd just exhaust myself after trying a couple or three  :nutty:

yep yep... I got a kick out of watching some of those "poses"... wow :love3:




#259777 And how was your day???

Posted by ChadCox on 11 March 2019 - 07:08 PM

One of my playmates said he can't wait to get back from Georgia so we can fuck standing at the Windows looking out at the city,  It's cool with the windows lining the outside walls from about 4ft up.  For private housing it really is a bargain for this area.  $725 a month with hhw, laundry room every other floor, AC is electric.  They've done a good job with the continuing renovations and updates as each apartment vacates before it is leased again and they have a zero tolerance for rodents or insects common to urban areas.  Sadly we had an elderly guy who slipped into dementia on the second floor and he got dirtier and dirtier and finally social services moved him to a state hospital.  Close to 25 grand in clean up by the time they got done with that apartment and the surrounding ones.  It happened in the course of just 3 months as the owners schedule one of the annual inspections for fire, safety, bugs, etc there are 4 that are lease contingent, 1 each quarter. It was sad, he just started to forget to do stuff, he had no family, no internet buddies.  One of his neighbors complained of the odor coming from his apartment.   

I sure hope stinky boy is doing better now. Sometimes institutional living is the best alternative. :love3:




#259774 And how was your day???

Posted by ChadCox on 11 March 2019 - 11:24 AM

So, anyway.  I got a chance to move to a studio apartment on the top floor southeast corner, for $150 bucks a month less.  Same building, but a different style and size.  I really don't lose that much square footage though as it basically  combines the space of the l/r and b/r I have now.  I lose the dining alcove but I never use it for dining anyhow, lol.  The Kitchenette and bath are about the same I just have to dismantle my made for chef's magazine kitchen with all the hanging utensils and open shelves for the appliances, with hanging pots etc. etc.   Not sure yet how it's going to be rebuilt in the new place yet.  Gonna have to get rid of my grow boxes though, oh well, I wasn't that good a farmer anyhow. Got the walls pretty much empty and all the nail holes etc. repaired and primered.  The biggest move will be my library as it takes up a wall now about floor to ceiling and 8ft long. Filled with books of course.  The case I built in sections on the bet I wouldn't die here in this apt. lol but I'm thinking of using shopping carts to move the books rather than boxing them and unboxing.  I thought I got rid of all the non-essential shit when I moved here in 2007 from the house.   Nope, just seem to accumulate stuff but I've learned how to throw away with less anxiety that I might need the prospective piece of whatever I'm tossing 5 years down the road.  I'm glad my ocd has me pulling the stove and fridge out from the wall periodically to wash the floor and I figured out how to use the magic "clean" cycle on my oven on a regular schedule too.  Funfunfun, gives me a reason to reward myself with a Klondike bar, cup of coffee,  and a bowl of really good weed while I listen to Rhapsody in Blue.......  

sounds like the stories of our lives... moving forward! What floor were you on before? I hope you'll have a good view! What about roof access? That can sometimes be a real sexy treat or a banned death trap. :love3:




#259769 Only in a JEEP! and more kewl music videos!

Posted by ChadCox on 10 March 2019 - 10:19 AM

February 2, 1969

Early version of Space Oddity that ultimately had a published version by June 20th of the same year.

 




#259757 Cows

Posted by ChadCox on 07 March 2019 - 04:33 PM

Do you remember Steve Sandvoss from the movie 'Latter Days'? He played the very sexy Mormon character Elder Aaron Davis....

 

 

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Well he changed his name to Max and he and his brother now run a goat farm in East Bethany, NY!

I wanna see his farm equipment!  :love3:




#259750 Beautiful Things

Posted by ChadCox on 06 March 2019 - 08:33 PM

Oh my, watch him handle his nerves on Ellen. What a smile!!! Long, cool drink of hot rum! LOVE his message! :love3:




#259736 Sad news

Posted by ChadCox on 04 March 2019 - 05:15 PM

Luke Perry, who had suffered a massive stroke last week, has passed away at age 52.  The star of Beverly Hills:  90210 and current co-star of Riverdale as well as the hero to the movie Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be sorely missed  :big cry:   :big cry:   :big cry:   :big cry:   :big cry:

 

https://www.msn.com/...ocid=spartandhp

such a shock!




#259735 Only in a JEEP! and more kewl music videos!

Posted by ChadCox on 04 March 2019 - 05:00 PM

I've got a cool artist to check out. Her new album is my new fav this week. Here's an article with some samples. BUT I have to tell you that the royal session musicians for her album are exceptional. https://www.nonesuch...aste-2019-02-07




#259729 Only in a JEEP! and more kewl music videos!

Posted by ChadCox on 04 March 2019 - 07:46 AM

<object width="853" height="505"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.c...fs=1&rel=0&hd=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/LFybwg4wadI&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="853" height="505"></embed></object> :guitar:

LOL I came to share how the Novo Amor playlist served me well to start each day in the shower over the past few days and somehow "accidentally" ended up at the very first post of this thread and just clicked play. I'd forgotten what it was and let me just say I was damn sure jammin'! LOL Such a stark contrast from the early morning and I reached over and turned the Novo Amor off and ROCKED. LOL :love3:




#259703 Movie Corner

Posted by ChadCox on 23 February 2019 - 10:56 AM

YEAH. . .one could just imagine little Scotty right in the middle of all that 

Oh yes, couldn't one? :claps: :rofl: :claps:




#259695 Cows

Posted by ChadCox on 22 February 2019 - 03:03 PM

:love3:

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#259694 news and currunt affairs

Posted by ChadCox on 22 February 2019 - 03:01 PM

Hope no one here has gotten caught up in the "extreme selfie" phenomenon like this teenage idiot  :lol:

 

https://start.att.ne...k/category/news

 

and here are images of the bridge from which he fell

 

https://www.bing.com...dge&FORM=IARRSM

The video in that ABC News link near the top of that article includes his testimony after the fact. I sure hope he uses this attention to help other youth make better choices. :love3:




#259693 Movie Corner

Posted by ChadCox on 22 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

^^^that was so fun to watch! :love3:^^^