Thursday, July 31, 2014

First Dive of 2014

Made the drive to Applegate lake, and at one of the creek inlets the water is really clear and most of the times it is about 35 feet to the bottom.
So I get there and checking it out and see that the water has drop way down low.
I gear up and which seem to take forever, when it is hot, about 80* but the wet suit seem to make it about 110*.
So I had to pack my gear about 175 feet to the water and left the tank and BC in the water and got the rest of the stuff, fins, boots, gloves, masket and 2 lays of wet suit.
An I alway spend a few minuts testing every thing in the chest deep water, and play with reg and mask and any thing else that I can touch and move.
The dive last 50 minutes, deth 23 feet, used 1800 pounds of air on a 72 cu/ft steely tank.
Vise was about 20 feet.
You see the treasures, 2 sun glasses, rest thingy, Bose blue tooth, necklace. ear post and big lighter.
The one glass a nice a little girly looking, but how cares.
This dive #95.

The Pink dive tank

The day finds 2 sun glass, necklace, rist band, bose blue tooth and post thing.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The 4th of July 2014

A great little 4th of July we had, the weather was a little warm about 80*.
The day was good, slept  in to almost 7 AM and lazed around to about 6 PM we took  off to go to Molly's for the evening.
One of Molly's friend has a big pot luck / barbecue at there house in Central Point, the house face on to a little park about 5 acres in size.
Really is a nice touch for the home to be here, most of the area is green grass that is will taken care of and nice is flat with young trees bordering around the four sides.
The way the house are laid out, they shades the edges so there is always a place to get out of the sun.
It seem to keep the sound in the area much lower because it is absorbed by the grass and trees..
So some time later about 8 PM or so the fire work start coming out on the street right in front of the house, and the smoke get really thick and the smell seem to plug up your noses, so that you don't even smell the Sufi any more and the other smell that make up the 4th that create members when the order drifts into your face, we flash back to that one 4th of July that we seem to never forget and is always is there, and comes around any time that order is there.
So, down the street about 5 houses this neighbor, take on the 4th, so seems, all by himself.
Must spend a bucket of money to buy the fire works and the permit from the city to do this big fire show.
It just as good as the fair ground put one.
The show seem to go on and on, with big rocket shot and lots of big shots going in big bust and fans that cover the complete sky.
This show is free, to all and all the neighbors come and place law chair in the grass and blanks are spread out and family hanging out together and lots good laughing and hand holding and lots big smiles on all the face that met and see.
I only got a few pictures, I did try to hard with the fire works, but some record of being there.
Rochelle and Sarpha

The back of (right to left) Daniel, Paul, John and Domic.

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Problem With My Knee

The 5K Pear Blossom race took place on April 14, I had started training for this after Thanksgiving 2013 on a borrowed treadmill.
The training on a treadmill really stinks, the worst type of training that I have ever done, soooo borrowing.
I had done a 5K in February with pretty good time, 32 + minutes for an old 57 year old man.

The knee was feeling a little bit sore, that week but it was still strong.
The started at 7AM and I took about 10 steps and crossed the 1st starting pad, and my left knee POP real hard just about inch below the knee cap.
I could  not go forward, just stood there then I started hopping back torrid the 1st aid station.
A coup of 1st aiders came and help me back to the  tent, they put a ice pack on my knee and sit there about 30 minutes.
I got so I could hop with it,  pretty good, so I made my way back 2 block to the car, that was a longest 2 blocks, took about 15 minutes and didn't hurt at all to drive.
Monday, I met up with Mike S. and He thought is was the meniscus, it had torren, but had to do a MRI.
Had the MRI in about 2 weeks,
Back to see Mike S. and look at the MRI and He was right, I had a terror.
Set a date with Dr. Bents on May 15 for knee surgery, and did the surgery.
Took the 2 stitches out in 14 day and all looks and felt pretty good.
There telling me that I should not run any more 5K's and keep the long bike rides to short ones.
The bike ride make the knee feel much better, so I'm working on that, been doing 5 and 10 mile rides and it seem to keeps working that way.   Biking is the way to go for now.

Not very good pictures, 2 little holes, is all that was needed.
Only missed 4 day of work.
This all took about 2 months to do and $4000.