12 of 12: July 2017 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

This is my 67th “12 of 12.” A Wednesday. A scheduled day off after our July trip so I could get some stuff done around the house. Some of these pictures are taken back-to-back. I was a little too focused on what I was doing and neglected taking photos like I should have.

These photos were taken on my iPhone 7 Plus. Still not used to it.


8:25 AM: She might want me to wake up. Or she might ask why I’m bothering her. I’m still not sure.
9:24 AM: Back in the closet I go. My new office. I’m losing my office at the hair salon, so I’ll be bringing work home now. At least I can close the doors and hide it from everyone.
9:24 AM: Some of what was in the closet that I need to deal with.
9:24 AM: Some more of what was in the closet that I need to deal with. I think I might have a hording problem.
12:39 PM: Paperwork to be incinerated. Most of that was brought home from the salon office. And then there’s our personal financials that are old and need to burn too.
1:26 PM: Your sweaty host. I haven’t sweat that much in ages. Hoisting stuff up to the storage barn from the house.
2:56 PM: In between the hoisting, I painted one of my gas cans. Wasn’t a fan of the red they were originally. Wanted to see what the Olive Drab would look like. I think I like it.
3:18 PM: The storage barn after reorganizing and bringing stuffs up from the house.
3:18 PM: The other side of the storage barn after reorganizing and bringing stuffs up from the house. I think all I did was move stuffs from one place to another. Although there were 4 trash bags full of stuff to toss.
4:18 PM: Someone split.
5:25 PM: Dirty tummy. I got sidetracked and weeded part of the edible garden.
5:26 PM: Cherry tomatoes are almost here! We didn’t plant any tomatoes this year. These all came from dropped tomatoes last year.
Baker’s Dozen: 6:20 PM: Somewhat healthy dinner. I’ve got some dietary changes I have to make after a few blood test revealed I’ve got some health issues I was unaware of.

Until next time...
Erik

6 thoughts on “12 of 12: July 2017 edition

  1. I’m with you on the dietary changes and health issues: had sky-high Triglycerides and Cholesterol, and baaaad A1C. Spent two months on a Paleo-ish/keto diet (all carbs from veggies, no sugars, no bread, no starchy veggies) and brought my A1C down to the solidly normal range, no pre-diabetes at all. Cut triglycerides in half. The nurse practitioner said, “wow! you did all this with diet?” Yep. Cholesterol hasn’t budged much, but I’m still hopeful. I don’t have to go back for 6 months. It’s totally do-able. The alcohol kind of needs to go, though, which is so, so sad šŸ™

    1. My blood pressure was/has been through the roof, so the doctor started me on a HBP medicine, then ordered a bunch of lab work. I go back in next week to talk about my lab results, and what other things may be wrong.

      I’m glad you’ve been able to work on yours, and hope if that’s the case for mine I can do the same.

      Minus the booze… šŸ™

      1. My BP was sky-high, too, as in 200s. Yikes.

        The good news is that a very low dose of an old (cheap!) medicine keeps it in check now. I had to switch medications after 3 days because the first one clogged up my throat. Arg.

        I’ve just cut back on the beloved booze, and that helps a bunch. Despair not.

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