The Week Beginith! Hang On!

I remember when Halloween was the scariest night of the year. Now, it’s Election night!

OMG!  I walked!  After taking six weeks off (last time I walked was September 11th), I decided to walk and did almost 9,000 steps in one hour and 45 minutes.  I took a bunch of pictures of the local Halloween decorations. Felt good.  I talked to Colleen, our daughter in New Hampshire,  and I have her walking now which is a good thing!

Not too bad after a six week hiatus

It’s a tradition to take some snaps of the hood and its decorations at Halloween.

All the luck!  Our garage door busted as the device that engages the ball jack must be stripped.  I called the garage door folks who replaced the springs earlier this year and they will be over Wednesday afternoon to do a repair.  While I could probably do it, I dread twelve trips to the hardware store and climbing up/down the ladder. 

I did look at Amazon and for $15 I could get a replacement part and probably do the replacement myself in 30 minutes but with the rotator cuff issue, I decided to leave it too the experts!

Amazon had the part on-line for $15 including instructions!

With the rotator cuff issue, I probably do not need to attempt the fix!

Four muscles for the rotator-cuff’ their function is to keep the ball joint (arm/shoulder) connected and provide for 360 degree motion.  

Did You Know? In anatomy, the rotator cuff   is a group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. Of the seven scapulohumeral muscles, four make up the rotator cuff. The four muscles are the supraspinatus muscle, the infraspinatus muscle, teres minor muscle, and the subscapularis muscle.


Shoulder joint. Posterior view at left. Anterior view at right. 1. Clavicle, 2. Scapula (with 3. Scapular spine, 4. Coracoid process, 5.Acromion), 6. Humerus; Joints: 7. Acromioclavicular (AC), 8. Glenohumeral; 9: Bursa; 10. Rotator cuff (with 11. Supraspinatus, 12. Subscapularis, 13. Infraspinatus, 14. Teres minor), 15. Biceps muscle

I bought an anatomy program, about $100 which gives complete diagram of the anatomy with everything explained AND you can look at one specific area and buy an additional course…I paid $10.00 for the arm/shoulder video which was 24 short videos and about 20 hours of teaching.  I now really understand the rotator cuff and how it functions!  Computers are amazing!

We got a text from Rebecca with the latest Remy photo.  Quite a little guy!

Remington…Our latest Great Grandson!

We rested in the afternoon and got ready to go to Malarkey’s at 5:30 PM to visit with Irene. We had a BIG pretzel and a couple of drinks and solved the problems of the world!  As we discussed the world, the world turned and a magnificent sunset took place right in front of us…checkout the boat with the blue lights!

Alamitos Bay was serene this evening

Random Thoughts: Tomorrow is “Life-Day” and I was recalling how I felt when we got the news of Sue’s cancer. It was like a 1000 pound gorilla landed on my chest…devastated might be a close word as to how I felt. After twenty-one years, I still think about those few days where up was down and down was up! We still believe our Oncologist, Dr. Mark G. Janis of Seal Beach who peacefully passed on December 18, 2013, was a life saver as he said “Go for it…try anything and everything!” We did and Sue is still with us!

We watched two “Madam Secretary’s” and three “Gilmore Girls” this evening as it is nearing the end of the show.  The characters are changing and conditions are changing.  Yes, we had tookies about 11:00 PM and then crashed. Tomorrow we celebrate!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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