Learn n grow...grow n learn; Enjoying simple pleasures with creativity and satisfaction; Working toward an objective with commitment and determination; Companionship and comradery; Cultivating turn ons; Weeding out turn offs; Hot sex; tender kisses...mmmmm Tyler, u gotta let me give u a tender kiss pal...geez ;)
And, did you realize that Michigan State was one of the first two land grant colleges established? The Land Grant Act was passed in 1855; and, Michigan State was chartered in 1862 while Pennsylvania State University (then the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania) was established in 1863
Well after a lackluster ACC I wasn't pulling for anyone. But I like underdogs having success for sure! I'm a TarHeel fan as you'd likely imagine. No Dookie for me for sure.
If you think that the health care system in the United States is a mess, even with the ACA. . .than just wait until the Donald gets through dismanteling it with no viable, workable and afordable alternative
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.
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.
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.
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