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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

cars, rosemary

consumers reports came out with the best and worst
cars for the years 2001-20010
yep no american cars on the initial list but there are
a lot of american cars that are on the worst cars to buy list

best small car is honda fit-we own a toyota yarius that is the same
as the fit-it gets 41 miles per gallon on the highway
best family car is toyota prius-seems small for a family
best upscale car is lexus es-drove a used one for several years and
know why it is on the list from personal experience
best luxury car is the 2005 acura rl
best sporty car is the mazda miata (always joked with my wife she
that i wanted a mazda miata for my middle age crazies)
best pick up truck was the toyota ridgeline with the toyota tundra
the best for power and towing
best suv was the toyota highlander
best minivan was the toyota siennna
best small suv was the honda cr-v

the worst vehicles for this time period has general motors with
16 of 29 vehicles listed

many of these good vehicles are made in the us and not overseas

have owned acura, lexus, and toyotas in the last 10 years and have
had no problems with them
at the time of sale or trade they had 170,000, 197,000, 152,000
on the last 3 that i owned

now i do have a farm truck that is 13 years old
it has 115,000 miles on it
it is a ford f100
it has taken quite a beating but has managed to keep on ticking
(note there was not a ford vehicle on the worst list)
it has bounced off a large cement truck and has withstood
multiple farm injuries
bought it used and has put 100,000 on it since
it looks bad from the outside but still does its job-hauling
mulch, rocks, compost, garden soil, tree trimmings, trash
and carrying supplies back from lowes, home depot, and
farming and fencing stores

thanks rph

apparently according to the old farmers almanac today you
can wear a sprig of rosemary on your lapel to aid your memory
so if you are around me and notice an herb odor its just the
rosemary i keep in my pocket

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. lol, I was wondering what that herbal fragrance was.....:)