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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, July 2, 2015

country n news-we do our part

my wife she sent me this article
she usually is spot on the ones she sends
im usually interested in the topic
weve been married too long

this one called 50 simple things
which i linked here
is the one she sent me yesterday

as i read down all the things to do to save this earth
make it greener save you money
the one that wasnt on there
well parts of it was

we discontinued our trash collection
as part of my new austerity measures to save money
looking for money spent on things we dont really need
so far im or i should say we are at $2000 a year saved
thats $20000 in 10 years
we are still alive happy fed well traveling still doing all the things
we like to do

the trash thing was costing us $600 a year
we noticed that as we got better and better at recycling things
we had smaller and smaller trash bags each week
this last month we had one not full trash bag we put out
for the trash folks
that was a $50 bag of trash
now its no more

well over half the trash was soiled paper products
that are now composted

10 year savings is $6000
that combined with our other austerity measures
like discontinuing our newspaper
$300 a year or $3000 in 10 years
those two things are paying for our new solar system
we are doubling its size
plus the $50-100 a month savings on electricity which pays
partially in 10 years our new highly energy efficient
air conditioning and heating system
which also is lowering our energy use especially in the
hot summer
cold winters

yes we still plan to get our wood from firewood steve
each fall and use our wood burning stove

then there is the $6000 tax credits and other credits that
almost covers the cost of our new energy efficient windows
we are replacing all of them in our house

so when its all over with
we will only be paying extra for about 20% of  these new
when we one day leave the country n
well i will either be dead or wont know the difference
we will sell this place and should make back a large
percentage of our investments

we are borrowing the money from ourselves to pay
for this
we are using money we were or would have been paying
verizon dish newspaper trash co car auto health insurance
yes we still have a cell phone dish tv and insurance
$5000 in 10 years on insurance
$2500 in 10 years on dish
$3000 in 10 years on verizon
at a reasonable interest rate
so in 10 years
our net cost will be zero

i think im doing the math right

so we are being green two different ways
the old way
the new way

the organicgreen green doctor

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