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   I've been procrastinating putting up the security cameras for awhile collecting parts but more so because I need to do it safely and I no longer have a ladder with adjustable legs. The corner I need to place them is very high and the land is not on the level. I'm on a hillside and I can't afford to break anything as I already severed my right foot in 1999 falling off a ladder.


      You can apply what the elders teach you on the site. Think of it as common sense based on experience.


      Here's the plan I came up with for this situation.


      I bought some lumber this morning and built a structure that is not attached to the house in any way but will support me and a ladder.

I started by pinning the bottom of a 2 x 4 parallel to the house with a 3 foot metal stake.

      Second, I screwed studs flat to the posts used for the side stair railings and leveled over to 2 inches above the water table (the thin brown band that delineates floors)

and added a crosspiece at that height. The ground is soft and I didn't want my weight to snap off the water table. That would be a big boo boo. 

      I added the diagonal brace next to the house to keep that side from twisting downhill when I put my weight on it.

      Tomorrow I'll add some edge support for one area and then put some plywood on top to put my ladder on and start installing the cameras and running the cable.

Planning is everything. Plan your quit for success.

You're shorting yourself


Don't let your fear of the unknown shut you down.


Why do we tend to wait for something bad to happen? The other shoe to drop?

It's okay to be analytical for a moment but don't dwell on things you can't control.



When you're living with open eyes

You can rise and fall with the tide

When you flow with whatever life may bring,

You can enjoy the ride.

A Johns Hopkins Study Reveals the Scientific Secret to Double How Fast You Learn 


This also applies to quitting smoking.


You make small changes.

Those changes are reminders.

Those reminders change your future.

They lift you out out the repetition rut.

They show you change.

They prove possibilities.


The nicotine keeps you coming back.

Without that reward, quitting smoking is just unlearning the repetition of the ritual to get to that reward.


Time Is The Healer

The more life experiences as a non smoker, the greater the distance grows between you and smoking.

"When you smoke, you are increasing your risk for colon cancer. ... Smoking can also cause more aggressive polyps known as flat adenomas, and these can be present in both light and heavy smokers. Not only do smokers have a higher risk of developing colon cancer, they have an increased risk of dying from the disease."


      I'm going in early tomorrow to begin the removal of a flat adenoma with high grade dysplasia in my cecum.


Send me some good thoughts and prayers please.

And think of this:

How often do you want to redo day one?

could become

How often do you want to drink that colon prep.


Smoking and colon cancer: Are they connected? 

Free entertainment

      Here's an example of the links available if you type "Elvis Presley full movies" in the search box.

      Copyrights typically last 50 years so there's a wealth of public domain entertainment available.





      This is a great hobby and you can get a decent starter digital camera for $200-$300 or use your phone. The best part is you don't have to pay for film and developing costs.


A Pro’s Quick 5-Step Guide to Travel Photography 




Try something you've never made before

      Can you remember when two men ran behind the garbage truck emptying the cans into the back?  Things certainly have changed.

      Or, when there was only black and white TV and those cigarette commercials?

Jimmy Durante Show : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive 

      How about the first time you saw someone smoking and questioned what they were doing and why they were doing it? And then, the first time you smoked?

You smell smoke it starts you thinking

You start talking yourself into

Giving up the quit you worked for

Just five minutes to go smoking


First puff's not what you remember?

Then you ask, why did I do this?

Tastes like crap, it's pure displeasure

You weren't forced, you gave permission


This is how a quit is lost and,

Deep inside You know it, don't you?

So why do you choose to do it?

You should ask yourself the question.


A decision's what is called for

Sounds so simple but, it's true

You can try to quit forever

'Til you decide to see it through.


Look Up!

Posted by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 Jan 11, 2020

If you're always looking down,

it's hard to see where you're going!


(I bet you were thinking I was going to say "teeth.")

It's an extended process

You must adjust your ropes and pulley's as you go but if you persist, you will


my fingers and clapped my hands to the music, because,

music triggers a dopamine release!


                   you can too!

"To treat in an indulgent or overprotective way."

I'm not a coddler.

Is telling someone it's okay they failed actually helpful?

I don't believe it helps anyone quit smoking in the long run.

There are more than plenty of coddler's here.

I'm here to deliver the straight scoop.

People may not like what I'm saying.

The decision to quit must be yours alone.


Help or hugs, it's your choice.

Without a decision to quit, neither mean nada.

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