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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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Monday, August 3, 2015


ed begley is my hero
i use to love to watch his show on tv about his green living
it was a reality show on green living
before reality shows were popular
Image result for ed begley
heck he even rode his stationary bike every morning
since it was hooked to a generator which ran
the electricity to his toaster to
toast his bread for breakfast
definitely my type of guy

a good friend says i look like him
of course
i definitely think like him

this last two weeks ive had ed begley days every day
we doubled our solar capacity
added an ac heating system
added new energy efficient windows

its almost orgasmic as i look at my energy use each day
on the internet
66% reduction in our electric use from our power company

so in that frame of mine
looking for new ideas

we went to a friends house this weekend for a dinner party
to see their new home and to get together with a
group of folks from the past

as i got to talk to the husband
lets call him jordan
he got to talk about the gadgetry on his phone
he has all this control stuff programmed in his phone

i told him about my brother who controls his thermostat
his hot water heater etc from his iphone
when his wife leaves the house
he turns up the thermostat on the ac
turns down the water heater
reversing it just before she arrives home
Image result for iphone 6
he has a tracking device on her iphone
since she is always leaving it somewhere
like bathrooms stores gas stations restaurants etc etc

jordan man he has gone a step farther
probably so high up the ladder he is
in ed begley heaven

ok after a glass of wine or two his wife started opening up
on her view of this begleyness

so she said when i go to the bathroom
the light clicks on
when i leave after a time the light shuts it off
if im having a good one sitting for awhile
the lights go off
so i have to wave my arms wildly to get the lights on
disrupting my moment of zen

in the morning she likes to watch tv in her bathroom
as she gets ready for work
however that is all programmed to come on and off
she cant figure how to turn it off and on
she said
i just want to watch tv in the morning
once the hot water heater in one side went out
so over by the guest room theres another one
however its programmed to come on and go off at
a certain time
her and the kids had to take a cold shower that morning
until she located him to turn on the guest water heater
using his iphone from work
she likes to sit and watch her tv shows
under her ceiling fan
but sometimes the fan is too high
and needs to be turned down
she huddles under a blanket
until she can locate jordan to turn the fan down
since she cant figure out how to do it

if you walk into a room the fan and light comes on
leave the room and it goes off

50+ points of control he has to save energy
with the below example
the ultimate

down by the creek below the property line
the frogs start croaking at night
they get louder and louder
easily heard sitting on the back deck
so loud it interferes with conversations
click on the iphone
a blue light turns on down by the creek
the frogs get real quiet
for awhile at least

now this is the ultimate in energy control of a house
all programmable
especially for someone who likes to be in total control
like me

so i sat here this morning
thinking about how i could use this technology in our house
so i decided
as much as i liked all that gadgetry
as much as i like ed begley
it all does have its limits

its called a marriage

ill just stop while im ahead
on begleyizing the country n

the organicgreen doctor

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