On a roll !!!

My brother and me are on a roll !

Yesterday I received word from my Urologist that the radiation treatments, (23 of them) and the surgery on my prostate was a success.  Prior to treatment my PSA was 3.8, as of the test last week, it had dropped to 0.1!  I will be tested again in 4 months and it should be to Zero by then.

My brother went in for his 6 month bladder cancer scan this morning and he was told he was clear!  It just made our week for sure.

Our parents suffered from cancers and it was not surprise when we were diagnosed but being aware, we both made sure we were checked.

As for prostate cancer treatment, it is nothing to fear or even dread.  The radiation last about 5 minutes for each session and the surgery, Brachytherapy, is done under general anesthetic and the aftermath is simply discomfort for three or four days.  Your urinary pattern will change for a while but really is just a inconvenience.

Any man facing this should simply do it.  Compared to the risk of the cancer spreading it is should be done.  My father died from prostate cancer that spread throughout his body and it was an awful, painful death.  He deserved better.

Isn’t it obvious??????

Isn’t it obvious what this so called president is trying to do?  He keeps violating his oath by taking actions that are unconstitutional and contradicting the Bill of Rights, He is requiring our border security employees to violate their oaths of office under threat of ‘consequences’ if they do uphold the law.  He has stated 22 times he does not have the authority to change the immigration laws and then doing it anyway.

He is trying to provoke a crisis.  Whether  it is just a Constitutional Crisis or one that he thinks he might can invoke martial law, I have no idea but he wants total control.

The blame for this can be laid at the feet of congress.  They continue to give him more and more rope and do not call him to task.  One reason is that worthless, traitor harry greid who would deny any discipline congress might gin up the balls to stop this wanton abuse of office.

Never satisfied……

We just never seem satisfied with much of anything and here in Texas, we never have enough rain.  But, wait a minute, we started with the current rains about three days ago and it hasn’t stopped for very long during all this time.  It has been more or less a gentle rain but here at my house, the gauge is approaching 4″.

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It’s not real clear as the picture was taking though the screen on our porch but it could well be called ‘Crocker Creek’ or something like that.  It will soak in with 36 hours and if it doesn’t, I’ve got a submersible pump I can set in the deepest part and put it out into the street to be taken away.

I guess for at least a day or two, I’ll be satisfied.

Good Ole Georgetown……

We’ve been in Georgetown for about four and half years now.  Weintend for this to be our last stand and I think we’ve made a wise choice.  Our downsize home is perfectly adequate except it’s hard to have both the kids and their families here at the same time.  Sure wish we had a bunk house.

G’town’s square was voted the most beautiful in Texas last year.  For the most part there are active successful business all around the courthouse and it is constantly busy.  There are several eateries on the square or just off on the side streets.  There are a couple of wine tasting businesses too and they seem to stay busy.

Courthouse Lady Justice

Courthouse Lady Justice

Johnnie Reb guards the courthouse.  However, in this courthouse was the first successful prosecution of the KKK in Texas.

Johnnie Reb guards the courthouse. However, in this courthouse was the first successful prosecution of the KKK in Texas.

Art is a big thing here.  There several galleries, a Georgetown Art Center, which has new showing every 30 days.  The library host many artist and generally you can view new work every 30 days also.

Sister reading to little brother in front of Library.

Sister reading to little brother in front of Library.

Georgetown has hosted a state-wide competition for the past two years for all forms of art.  There are several societies, like a county Watercolor group, an Austin group and a Central Texas group.  The Texas Sculpture Society Shows here annually too.

At the G’town Art Center, classes is various skills are given in watercolors, acrylics and other disciplines.  These are in addition to people that offer classes.

In addition to these activities, the City has a very large, riverside, park with multiple sports venues for baseball, softball, soccer and literally miles of walking biking trailes.  There is a very large Georgetown Recreation Center, which has indoor walking track, indoor pool, two courts for basketball and volley ball and a fully equipment exercise and workout facility.  There is a nominal fee which is very affordable.

Best of all, all of these facilities are used constantly.  I’ve never seen a library as busy as this one.  Something is going on all the time there.  A great place!

Some good’uns…..

In a more healthy vain, away from the bitterness of politics, I have found a few things that really make my life easier in the kitchen and are so gratifying to use.  First there is a 10″ Bialette skillet that I found at Bed, Bath & Beyond.  I went there to replace a Calphalon skillet that I had worn out.  They didn’t have it in open stock and I noticed the Bialette.  It has a gray stoneware finish and it was only about $30.00.  It was a real value purchase.  I simply cannot get anything to stick with this skillet, it is so easy to clean and I use practically no oil.

While Bialette brand was new to  me, apparently they are an old, very well known brand as you will find out doing a web search.  I will add more of their product to my utensil inventory as need arises.

Along the way, recently, I purchased a Wilton loaf pan and this has been another great buy.  Not only is it very, very non-stick, it has extended handles on each end that makes it easy and safe to handle with hot pads.  Use it with Pam’s baking spray and it is a snap to clean up.

A winner!

A winner!

Burnout…………

I’ve had a spell of burnout.  I really had become so sick of the political scene that I sort of dropped out, refusing to read all the propaganda and BS put out by both parties.  I know there are some sincere operatives out there but how do you tell them apart from the hypocrites, the money grubbers and the lunatics?

Then there has been the distraction of a spot of medical problems for both my wife and myself.  These seem to have been resolved for the most part and conditions have actually shown a trend of improvement.  No matter the problems that come up, there is always many things to be thankful for.

In the meantime, I am cautiously watching what our new Congress does.  The first indications are not to promising though.  I have taken the position of Chicken Little, if we don’t turn this thing around within the next very, very few years, I think we will lose the country for good.  It will become another Greece.

Wrong…………

Day after tomorrow, this fellow Gruber, will testify before the House committee about the writing of this horrible non-healthcare law.  Hopefully he will re-state, in more detail about how the public was deceived.

Also, hopefully he will confirm that the entire damocrat body knew it was all smoke an mirrors and were in on the scam, as was obama.

One thing is obvious, either the damocrats that voted for it, which was 100% of them, were fooled too or they were in on the scam.  I world prefer to think they were stupid, not crooked but I don’t believe it.  The lefts creed is the end justifies the means and this is just another example in practice.

These quotes saying the law was written in a “very tortured way” to hide taxes, and passed thanks to “the stupidity of the American voter.”  Is not right, it wasn’t passed thanks to the stupidity of the American voters, it was passed by the damocrats due to either their stupidity or their evil intent.