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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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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Thursday, July 11, 2013



this is the front of a house we visited when we were at our
family reunion this last weekend
ive been in contact with the owners/builders for a long time
discussing organic gardening solar power rainwater harvesting
and when they decided to build this house i was so excited
and jealous

imagine having a house in the hot south without air conditioning
76 degrees on the hottest day
imagine having a house in the cold winter south without a heating
64 degrees on the coldest day
imagine not hearing any noise from outside
imagine walking on the roof of your house and not knowing you
are walking on a roof of your house
since its all grass
imagine having cows on your roof
imagine having your house as your own storm cellar in a tornado state
imagine having your house as your own cellar for storing food etc
imagine not having to paint or reroof your house
imagine having a small electric or gas bill
imagine doing all the work yourself or your friends and having little
cost involved in building this one of a kind house
imagine having homeowners with an eye for decorating
like bamboo from a nearby neighbors as your ceiling
metal roofing for parts of your ceiling
old road signs as your teenage boys ceiling
and more and more

imagine if they added rainwater collection off a nearby garage
imagine if they could add solar panels to this system
thyd be off the grid for sure
and added xeroscaping
i did give them some spineless cactus to plant

they did this all except the rainwater and solar and more
they took the side of a bluff overlooking south over a beautiful
meadow and creek with trees in the distant with cattle roaming
around and deer
they took the bluff
dug a hole into the side of the hill
built the house and then covered it back up so
that as you approach the house from the road
you will have no idea its there

yes im very envious
ive thought multiple times about how i could make my house
here at the county n
into an earth house and i just cant do it

my wife said dont even think about it

even though we think of it as a cave since its a double walled
limestone rock house that feels like a cave at least in the
large living room

yes im envious
every time i return back home i always go by there to see its
dreaming about it after i return home
i look forward to seeing its completion and to see how its
decorated when its all done
the homeowners just have that decorating knack
that only a few people have

definitely one of the highlights of my weekend

now they need to
add that rainwater collection system
add solar power
recycle everything
plant a garden on the roof
then they are as green as green can be

the organicgreen docotor

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