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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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Thursday, March 13, 2014

the barn


the metal building next to my rainwater tanks is what we call
the barn
the previous owner had horses and other animals
they had two stalls for them
which i have converted to storage for my tools
as a storage for my gardening supplies
an area for storage of fencing materials
another area is for parking my riding lawn tractor and

then there is the tack room
thats what thy called it so we just kept the name
its where i have my rainwater filtering system
my water pump for it
my brains for my solar system

then there is the storage area
that is about 20 ft x 20 ft
inside there is a big source of discontent in our marriage
the conflict of my wife shes filing system and my filing system
the add system vs the ocd system
the add system im afraid overtime has won

this spring break has been marked as the time when we will
clean it out of all materials
add shelving and replace all materials in clear labeled containers
in an organized system

one problem has been that when i cleared the first bit of stuff
none was good enough to go back inside the barn
4 truck loads of stuff was
goodwilled but even they wont take some of it

now it appears to be maybe 2 more truck loads that will be
permanently removed

as my wife she was digging through she has found these treasures
simple but meaningful

an old gold knocker that was on our first house with our name on it

the charger for the electric wine bottle opener that use to give me
great  pleasure when i slipped it over a bottle of wine
pushed a button
then the thing went down into the cork pulled it out
then a button was reversed and it spit it out
my most favorite wine opener ever
how in the heck did that charger end up in the barn
i used that thing until it ran out of juice then it sat for months

then she found my old black book
no its not what you think
we were just talking about that with a nursing student
what we used before we had phones and computers
the black book had all the formulas and things i needed to know
and could have ready access to when needed
there it was
my own handwriting seems i took my time and wrote where
i could read it later
why did it end up out there

theres more to be done in the barn
but it all came to a screeching halt
when my wife she
at least thats what she claimed
said she heard a slithering behind some boxes

not sure what slithering sounds like
she wont go back in without me and our snake hunting cats

ok i know there were a bunch of snake skins in there
i reassured her that if they were snakes it would only be
a chicken snake

sorry she said i ant gonnna go back in there

so i guess its possible that our sons when time comes years
from now to go through our things when we are gone
will get stuck sorting all those things themselves
heck half of whats left is theirs anyway

so the barn
progress was made
not sure if the job will get done though
she has agreed to not put things back in there under
her filing system again

we will see
im not hopeful

the organicgreen doctor

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