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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

Thursday, June 9, 2011

save electricity, no texting here, willies free, bb


most of the energy used to wash clothes is heating the
water so the solution is to wash with cold water
we do this out our house by washing and rinsing in cold water
of course we use rain water to wash our clothes

washing your clothes in hot water instead of cold water uses
as much electricity as leaving your refrigerator door open for
a year
now that puts this in terms where we understand the importance
of using cold water

also hot water shrinks, fades your clothes and they wont last as long

use a front loading washer as it uses 2/3 less water than a top loader
we switched to one of these a few years ago
as we are on rainwater for our water system we want to conserve
as much water as possible

or to be truly green get one of those things in the picture at the
top of this blog
yes a clothesline
i know those hoas ........

total electric power used each year for drying our clothes at
the country n is zero
they smell fresh
if done right dont need ironing
you get to get outside twice with each load
if you hang them out just before a rain they get rinsed again and
they feel even better when you put the clothes on

one draw back can be if you have a dog that likes
flapping clothes
we had one hes not at our place anymore who loved to go
after those big towels
flap flap flap he couldnt resist them

total investment needed to save over $300 a year is the price
of a clothesline

from article by michaelbluejay.com

if you have ever been to the alamo drafthouse to watch movies you
know what a great place it is to watch movies
foods good theres plenty of room can have a beer or glass of
wine with your meal

they tolerate no talking during the movie and no cell phones
going off
do it and you will be asked to leave with no refunds
its an absolute rule there

now add no texting during the movies
do it and youre gone

zero tolerance at its best

well willie got off again with a misdemeanor mj possession
seems like he had less than 2 oz in his buses possession
guess they may have lost some in the evidence room
no way did he have only that much

he just needs to get that mj rx from his doctor so theyll
leave him along

dang leave the king along
he almost had a triple double last game
he doesnt have to be the one to win all
the games
he if you watch him play does a lot of things
that arent stats that show up on the box scores

if miami wins tonight mavs chance are slim
if mavs win it may be tough for miami  to win
good series

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. My mother's doctor told her one of the reasons she was in good shape was that she washed and hung out clothes for a family of six. They do smell and feel fresher.