Sunday, September 30, 2018

Update, two hours later

It continued, sticking to the roads now.

First snow

Only stuck on the roof, maybe a half inch, roads wet but not slick. 34f this morning when I got up. We may have another spell of warmer (think 60's) or maybe not. A few years ago we had a week of minus 20 the second week of October, froze the leaves on the tree out front and they didn't fall off until spring. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Near here

A nice view of a portion of the upper Paradise Valley, eventually leading south to Yellowstone.  Fall is here, I think we've seen the last of 70 degrees, and pretty soon last of 60's, then 50's, etc. A month from now I'll post pics of snow in they yard, to everyone's boredom. But it's nice now, here.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Watching the diet

With the cath scheduled a bit more than a week away, I thought I'd better be getting my coronary arteries in shape, as it were, having more HDL than LDL, in other words, a vegetarian salad. I thought about it for a bit  Soooooooo....tonight, the low cal, low fat, the preferred food for the CardioPulmonary Closed Society, I present the Pasta Chicken Alfredo:

Probably and extra 30 mg Atorvastin At bedtime tonight, eh? 

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Bit of fall clouds, the Highlands have a skiff of snow, the first pointed hill is Timber butte.


Up the hill a bit, still twilight. The Highlands in the background. The area this is taken from is called Walkerville, by their own description a "Famous Mining Town". 

It's full on Autumn here, 'termination dust' on the mountains, moves slowly or not so slowly down at snow makes it's claim on life here. The trees are all turning, the East Ridge, just east of town has large Aspen groves, all a brilliant yellow. Timber butte, in the first pic, has turning trees also. 

The high temp today was 55, but tomorrow, as of this moment, 'they' are saying it'll get up to 73 on Saturday, a genuine late summer day. Down to 31 that night, but that'd be quibbling to complain about that at this time of year. 

I have an appt early next month to do further 'procedures' on my heart's idioventricular tendencies, depending on what they are, I'll either be going further west to Seattle to have surgery, or back to Butte to watch the snow gradually fall. 

Cheers to all. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

What are lipids and LDL/HDL anyway......

So keeping in mind I have another procedure scheduled in a couple weeks (they said we want to do it Monday, I said how about the 5th of next month, arguing and table pounding ensued), etc. Anyway, with this in mind, and how I'm striving for better health in my mid 70's, here's what I had for dinner:

But, if you should be worrying about the healthy low/mid 70 year old, rest assured I had something healthy to accompany the wonderful steak. I present.......................
Need it be said??

What steak meal is complete without mashed 'taters, and a bit of the juice from the iron skillet the steak was in the oven with for 14mins at 415f turn at 7 mins.....

Yours in torment of Cardiologists (few of which I thought the cardiopulmonary system....),  

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fiona took a tour of the family burial ground of the family while they've been on vacation of the last week.  It's one the 'pioneer' graveyards in the state, and there are a lot of the old IWW tombstones the labor group put on their dead.

Since we've been in the area since '47, there tend to be a bunch of dead ones, and you have to put them someplace, right?  They also toured the town, visiting the park named for Fiona's GX5/6 (Kate, correct me here.)

I was going to include a couple of the post offices pamphlets with their pictures from the Post Office, but decided against.