Sunday, August 2, 2020

Cigar Store Indian I could get to the blog by going through YouTube

I could not get to my  blog using this devise I could sign into YouTube And get to post this message.
this video about carving an Indian may be in the posting from when it was originally carved.

Friday, April 10, 2020

A long while between posts

       It's been a while since the last post. Lots has happen, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's a has changed our  lives. We like many are Sequestered and Virtually confined to are homes. Am grateful and yet annoyed with the tv fare. There is a unending tally of the casualties for the virus. News is constantly negative. The talking heads have hours of a fear to convey to us. Sickly looking news people become experts. Blah blah blah blah.....
        It's truly scary. I'm going to venture off to the store and try to pick up some stuff in the grocery department. Anxiety begins just thinking about going. We're good so far the stuff we need is bread and ice cream stir fry veggies.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Home Physical Therapy

Jane is working out with her P-T coach. Included kicking ball catching ball, walking and turning head. Sitting and moving feet side to side, Her coach is able to get her to move and do stuff that she probably wouldn't do for me. Hard for me not to get involved.
It's working out pretty well so far. Therapist will return on Monday-Wednesday or Friday, she'll call night before.

    At 2:00 we have an appointment with a speech therapist. I'm afraid I neglected doing the Home-work as it was assigned.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Fall has finally arrived.

    The summer seemed long and warm. There wasn't any trout fishing in the Spring and the summer seemed hotter than usual.  I've gotten a little better at the cooking angle. The instant pot has really been an asset. I'll try to do better with these postings.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Spring is well underway. May has arrived and the warm weather is starting.

Things are going  pretty well here at 867. Breakfasts usually involve omelets or french toast or scrambled eggs. Pills dispensed. Up early to straighten out the kitchen area. make something to eat then off to make bed and check emails etc. Thanks to the tennis channel interest doesn't seem to diminish. Tennis goes on and on endlessly with tournaments world-wide. Need to work on deck plants and beds for the coming summer. I'm going to try to document things as they happen around here.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Posted from my phone

At Christmas we got "Alexa". She's a hoot and a half. When I came in today I said "Alexa, Honey I'm home,". She greeted me warmly, saying she was glad I was home. I think I could fall for Alexa!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Helton Creek 2013 +

    This was a trip taken in 2013, one of the first videos, and shows a nice fish take on a Griffins Gnat. One of the smaller flies I have used.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Summit Symposium Services Available

Lots of venders of services for those cared for and their caregivers. Lots of pens given away.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summit Symposium for Caregivers

This begins at 8:00 and goes to 3:30 with a lunch break at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on the 7th of August.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

12 July. "Balancing Safety and Autonomy

All discussed the problem on keeping one safe and minimizing the potential dangers associated with various activities. Talked a lot about driving and how this is a contentious issue when its just not safe for the subject to be driving. We also addressed the presence of firearms in the home. Some very sad stories involved firearms and the guns might have to be confiscated by a court order. Living out in the country one could feel safe if they had "their gun" nearby....problem is big when they're hallucinating.
    This was the last of four sessions, the next thing would be attending "Caregivers Summit". August 7th, at the Friday Center. From 8:00 to 3:30 pm.$15/Caregiver...Register (919) 719-6765
Call to register!!!

5 July "Disclosures and changing relationships"

Lisa Gwyther, Director, Duke Family Support Program. Talked about sharing the information about the diagnosis with those close to to you as the affected one, the importance of acknowledging the condition and accepting it. We discussed the emotions involved and the change of rolls. Talked about making adjustments as we go along. More about the caregiver than anything else, not easy shift in responsibilities. Talked about the importance of strengthening family ties, if possible.

Friday, June 29, 2018

28th June 2018 An Elder Lawyer. described some of the legal implications.

Lawrence Rocamora presented the various possibilities for getting assistance with long term care and protecting assets. Received a list of things to be addressed or planned for. It was for me a mind-boggling experience. There's got to be a better way.

21 June A Neurologist's View

Dr. James Burke gave an overview of the situation, covering its history from early 1900 to the present. The Dr. described the drugs found useful and their limitations. It was not with a very hopeful out-look.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chapter 2....Memory Makers

We're scheduled to attend a Memory Makers meeting in June we'll be reminded by email a week before. I'm really  excited about getting involved in this program.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Chapter 1: Memory Makers, the start of a journey.

Tomorrow we are going to meet with some folks who are part of a program at Duke. They have a program for folks who are in different stages of memory impairment. The hope is that Jane and I can get involved with this program and utilize its resources and expertise. Bobbi and Natalie are going to spend some time with us in an informal way ( 11:00 AM for close to one hour. I hope all goes well and we are able to participate.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Up-date on "What's happening?"

This is supposed to be a blog about sculpting and fishing. I'm sorry to say that not much is happening in these two areas. I long for the chance to fit in a trout fishing day or two.....

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

This year's Santas

    These guys take a lot of time to carve, paint and finally to put the ribbons on. It took while to get in the swing of carving these guys, but it all came back pretty quickly. As usual the slivers of wood were all over the place by the time I finished.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween is near

   These guys have wandered from the back yard to the front in anticipation of frightening someone. So far they haven't frightened anyone.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October 3rd on the Roaring River

    The river was stocked yesterday. It seems that the pools close to the road get the fish. When  you look at the "Church Pool" it's loaded with fish. Seems to be that way up and down the river, high concentrations in a few pools, not spread over a section. These fish were not very interest in any offerings. fishing was difficult to say the least. Two days fishing and only two fish caught. Still, the weather was delightful and it was a joy to be there.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A new net

  After going without a fish for a long stretch of the Roaring River. I noticed the net magnetically attached to my vest was missing. After back tracking in search of it, I gave up and acknowledged I lost it. Since I built it myself, I decided to construct another one.
Soaking some strips of hickory and then bending and clamping them to shape on a form. The final step was adding a mesh bag for the net.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fishing The Magic Pool

The "Magic Pool" has a history of yielding some very nice fish. A deep shaded pool flowing quietly has been known to explode with a frantic trout trying to avoid the net.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Great Blue and a Great Fisherman

I was able to move this image from my old web album into my files folder and then insert it into the posting. Funny I get a little confused with recognizing that this is the picture I wanted. I carved the Great Blue in 1996. This guy is a supurbe fisherman as well as one of my best carvings.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Possibility of getting out to Cherokee

This has been a difficult season to fit in another trip to Stone Mountain, things keep popping up, from Dr. appointments to other trips to fill family obligations. If it works out that I won't be able to get away for a few days, I'm going to try to master getting a fishing video into this blog. This will entail learning how to navigate the video editor in YouTube. Nice project for me, I have started to enter clips (upload) for use in constructing a film. Have worked out the addition of titles and text. Haven't figured out adding a sound track yet. They say, If you can't fish, you tie flies, build rods, or fool around with   things related to dominating trout. Over the years the trout have had the upper hand.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last trip before the June opening of the stream to taking fish.

    The day started with rain and was predicted to continue for the rest of the day. By 11:00AM we were in the water at the Church Pool and the weather started to get nicer. I was able to get into two trout pretty quickly, a Griffith's Gnat and a small Adams did the trick. Jerry was using a Woolly Bugger and was getting into fish after fish, seemed like they were making it up to him for not cooperating on our last visit to their pool. Early on I was trying to film my bringing a fish to the net when my camera slipped out of my pocket and into the drink. This happened once before and stopped the recording cold. A day in a bag of rice got the camera working again but not until we returned home. The river was stocked yesterday and the fishing was spectacular today. Dinner in Sparta, back to High Meadow Inn, slept soundly with dreams of trout franticly trying to escape the net.
Really a fabulous trip and sort of made up for not getting a chance to come here more often this Spring.