REC1

My Mental Health Journey

20240518080701

Started packing for the final leg of the trip.

20240518080411
  • Fox 12 Morning News
20240518080347
  • Breakfast
20240518061439

Elsbeth

20240518061407

Saturday, May 18th

Marie's 72nd Birthday

20240517222939

I copy the Amazon Music on the T2 thumb-drive to the D:\ drive on the Windows ACER machine.

Listening to

  • Jean Michel Jarre -- Oxygene
  • Al Stewart -- Time Passages
  • Global Communication -- 76:14
20240517222641

Marie returns for IKEA and shows off her purchases.

20240517202813

Dishes

20240517202738

Dinner

  • Rice
  • Pad Tai
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Peanut Sauce
20240517202553

Two Hours of News

  • KOIN6 at 6

  • CBS Evening News

  • PBS News Hour

20240517202403

Bad Dream Coma

20240517171557

Unpacked the stuff in the room at the Candlewood Suites... room 206.

20240517171505

Marie drove to Washington Park/Hoyt Aboretum and Major and I went for a walk to the top of the hill.

20240517171418

Marie's sister sent her a picture of Greg Abbott shaking Carol's hand. Marie responded with a comment about 'I'm not the person you want to be sharing that with.' It lead to trouble and I tried to fix it before it did. Didn't work and that lead to trouble even worse than the trouble that would've happened if I just kept my mouth shut.

Now here's the odd thing, it wasn't until I broke down and cried that she accepted that I was truly sorry.

20240517095352

A very sleepful morning!

20240517095256

Friday the 17th

20240516214748

'Rescue Party' from The Complete Works of Arthur C Clarke

20240516203230

So Help Me Todd

20240516193411

Bioshock Infinite

20240516191443
  • Pad Thai Noodles
20240516191426

CBS Evening News

20240516191402

KOIN6 News at 6

20240516180316

Soak in hot tub

20240516180257

Bad Dream Coma

20240516155349

Run on the beach with Marie. Major doesn't think much of water that can hunt you down and chase you!

20240516155303

Alone in the Dark, remix

20240516143112

Marie went out for a walk while Major and I amused ourselves in the room. I looked up some stuff about Mark Twain on Wikipedia, (born 1835 died 1910). Found a quote from a letter than Clemens wrote to a friend about the French Revolution, specifically a book written in 1838 about the Revolution. This lead to a Google search for the book, which lead to a Guttenburg trip and downloading the very book that Mark Twain referenced plus several other classical mathematics books.

20240516142634
  • Lunch
20240516142511

Major and I took a nap.

20240516142442

Compared the python3 interpreters on the Windows 11 Acer machine. Python 3.12 on native windows and Python 3.11 native Linux on WSL Debian. The Linux system is about 1/3 faster than the native windows 11 system, even though 3.12 is supposed to be more efficient at byte-code than 3.11.

20240516142105

At 10 AM, Marie went shipping for shoes and books. It was disappointing and disorienting to be caught up in the frenzy of mass shopping and she came home somewhat disappointed. Didn't find shoes that fit.

20240516141820

Took Major Tom for a long-walk down the promenade south from the Hotel. We went about 1/2 mile south then cut back to the Beachfront North-South street and walked about halfway back to the Hotel. He started getting a little bit confused as to where he was so he walked back up to the promenade on a side street, reoriented himself and lead me right to the door of out Hotel room.

20240516141522

Biphasic sleep lastnight.

20240516043300

Thursday the 16th of May!

20240515230622

Tried to play Bramble on Acer-1. Not enough graphic power. Uninstalled.

20240515230342

Abandon Ship

Played this game for about an hour, give or take a few minutes. Working though the tutorial. It is an engaging but tough game.

20240515214401

Reading in There Is No God shades into an evening nap.

20240515192720

Marie called me outside to meet some people who had a Great Dane. Guy was x-air-force.

20240515192624

CBS Evening News

20240515192531
  • Dinner
    • Pastrami Sandwich (Rueben)
    • Chili Papaya
    • Dried Pineapple Ring
    • Two NA Beers
20240515192421

KOIN6 News at 6

20240515192347

Played a tune on the recorder. And I recorded it.

20240515161859

Microsoft Office 365

Touched up my list of items I brought to the beach....

Seaside: May 14th through 19th

Items to pack and bring

Clothing

6 sets underwear and socks

5 shirts

1 heavy sweatshirt

1 light sweatshirt

Pajama pants

2 pairs of pants

1 belt

Swimsuit

2 pair of shoes

1 heavy jacket

1 rain jacket/wind

1 ball cap

1 fedora

Bedding

Blanket

3 pillows

CPAP

Toiletries

2 shavers

Shave cream

Aftershave

Scented Soap

Toothbrush

Q-Tips

Eye drops

6 days of pills

Extra Naproxen

Extra Hydroxyzine

Small Polyethylene Glycol

Electronics

Windows Computer

Power adapter

Mouse

External SSD Patriot BURST 240 GB

USB Speakers

iPad

iPhone

Power cord

Power brick

iWatch

iPhone sound jack

Earbuds

Meditation

Rock

Wood

There Is No God book

Scents

Medallion

Books

The Computer from Pascal to von Neuman

DBT Cards

Getting Past the Pain

Keys to Infinity

Tales Out of Oregon

Planner

NumPy

Stationery

Two note pads

Passwords book

Two Pens

Colored Pens

Coloring Mandella Book

Music

Recorder

Digital Stereo Sound Recorder

Ocarina

Pennywhistle

Harmonica

Hollow Book

1TB USB with Amazon Music

1.2 TB USB Thumb drive

Playing Cards

6 Dice

Eye glasses cleaning cloth

Eyeware

Sunglasses

Driving glasses

Readers

Glass Case

Purchases

Green & Black Poncho $25.00

Dried Chili Papaya $3.95

Dried Pineapple $5.95

Chocolate covered sea-salt caramels $8.00

Candle $16.99

Scented Soap $4.00

Elk Jerky $2.49

=================== $66.38

20240515160601
  • Lunch
  • Chili Papaya Slice
20240515160513

Navigated Marie to the Safeway for a grocery shop

20240515160046

Walked downtown Seaside and shopped. I had $54, but I came back and got $12 extra dollars to complete my purchases.

  • Chili Papaya
  • Dried Pineapple
  • Elk Jeryky
  • Enlightenmint
  • Poncho
  • Milk Chocolate covered sea-salt caramels.
  • A candle
  • two scented soaps
20240515155728

Went to bed at about midnight and woke at 400. I got dressed and shaved and slept (dozed actually) for a couple of hours until about 6, when I made coffee. Then I took Major out for a peepee. Marie woke at about 700. After a quick breakfast, she went out to see the aquarium and shop. I went back to bed and slept almost until noon.

20240515074056

Odin's Day -- 15 May 24

20240514230603

Meanwhile Myself and Major sort of watched The Tracker. I watched and Major sat on my lap.

20240514230500

Marie went out for a beer. Ended up sitting in a bar on main street, sipping a stout and watching an Avengers movie. She had a good time...

20240514210619

The car made the trip from Prairie City to Seaside with like 20 miles to spare on its maximum range.

20240514210248

Major is the bright spot this evening, as excited as a kid on Christmas. He has been dancing around, but even he is starting to fade a bit.

20240514205951
  • Left at 9 AM.
  • At 10 we were passing the Fossil Museum
  • Just before 11 we stopped at Service Creek for like two minutes. It has become a dump so we left right away.
  • By noon we were enjoying the lunches Marie had packed at Condon.
  • We stopped in Hood River where major had a poo.
  • Pulled into Rebecca's Place at the Convention Center at 3:20.
  • We were at Jean and Roger's at 4 for dinner.
  • Checked into the room by 8.
  • All my stuff is put away and the food for the most part. Marie is exhausted as am I. It is nine o'clock and the sunlight is still illuminating the western sky, though the orb itself has slept beneath the horizon.
20240514062511

Dishes and counters

20240514062447

Slept from 330 to 530

20240514032942

Played Medium for nearly 2 hours.

20240514032858

I had several hour + naps today and I find I am now filled with energy and not sleepy.

20240514032756

May 14th of 2024...

Monday

20240513225400

YouTube

  • Flooding in Brazil

  • Crazy Cat Video

20240513225252

Star Trek Discovery

20240513225222

Tracker Wyoming State University

20240513195736

Outside on a pleasant evening with Major Tom

20240513195636

Stravinski's Ballets

Firebird

Petruska

The Rites of Spring

20240513195339

The Last of the Mohicans

On TUBI

20240513195250

News Hour

  • KOIN6 News at 6

  • CBS Evening News

20240513195149

YouTube

Sabine on Flat Earthers and science denialism and conspiracy.

20240513162832

More reading in The Myth of Normal

20240513162801

Afterlife

Steve Roach

20240513162735

A 'nap' (meditative) with Major on my lap.

20240513134942

Major gets his haircut

20240513134905

Just about finished packing for the trip to Seaside

20240513134829

Freecell and Solitaire on the iPad

20240513134800
  • lunch
20240513134739

Marie gives Major a shower and I dry him

20240513134712

Marie gives me a haircut.

20240513134642

The Myth of Normal

Gabor Mate

20240513134618

Steve Roach

20240513134548

CBS Mornings

20240513134529

KOIN6 News at 6 AM

20240513134441

5/13/2024

20240512225030

finished

The Mysterious Stranger

20240512200528
  • Chicken Dinner with Corn-On-The-Cob
20240512200444

Curiosity Stream

Access All Areas

Snowdonia Wales-England border region in the north. Highest peak in England, Mt Snowdon.

20240512200327

CBS Weekend News

20240512200302

Eye On Northwest Politics

  • Head of the Unemployment Department
  • Candidate for Mayor of Portland
20240512200212

KOIN6 News at 5:30

20240512200143

YouTube

  • Sabine: Quantum Consciousness and Roger Penrose.
  • JHAT: Is it worse than we've been told. Insurance Actuaries seem to think so.
  • Climate change science.
20240512160715

Attempting to install a few more Amazon Games and some GOG games on the D: drive.

20240512160531

Reformatted the PATRIOT BURST 240 GB SSD for the trip. I had to repartion the drive with G-Parted and then format it on windows.

20240512160445

An hour nap and I feel a bit better, at least not quite so spastic and grumpy.

20240512160400

Reading The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain. Written during a very dark period of Mark Twains life, it is a dismal yet inspiring tale.

20240512160238
  • Lunch
20240512160221

Walked Major in the trailer park behind the grocery store in John Day. They have river front lots there but the lots are kind of junky. Major was visibly lost and a bit wierded out. He did poop, however.

20240512160009

Rode to John Day with Marie and Major. Marie went to Chester's. I took the boy for a walk.

20240512155911

Very sleepy, kind of grumpy and out-of-sorts. Spastic.

20240512155818

12 th of May

20240511230044
  • Scientific American
  • Google Science News
20240511230008

Franklin

20240511225953

Tracker (Idaho)

20240511200157

Torment

Grime

Shotgun Chess

A game I Played Before last November.

Can't think of the name. It is about a man in a post apocalyptic world in an abandoned business building.

Abandon Ship

20240511191044
  • Chicken Dinner
20240511191029

News Hour

  • KOIN6 News at 6
  • CBS Evening News
20240511190947

Also several YouTubes about the VA disability rating system.

20240511190909

Various YouTube junk. Mostly about Trump but some about climate change and a Sabine.

20240511190816

Elsbeth

20240511190753

Sat outside for a bit with Major on the porch.

20240511190721

Dishes

20240511190655

Preparation for Seaside

Accumulating stuff into my office from the list.

20240511152205

Setting up Windows Laptop for trip to Seaside

20240511125244

Preparation for Seaside

Bear Document of Packing List

20240511125150

Transience

Amethystium

20240511120045
  • Lunch
20240511115823

Thanks to me turning over the money to Marie, I now have...

  • $150 Books, Computer and/or Music
  • $60 Clothes
  • $20 Games
I shopped for a MIDI keyboard control. I found this one for 144.55.
The other budget will go for clothes at the beach and possibly a game or some game type thingy from the beach.
20240511115439

Took major outside a couple of times this morning...
Had a very interesting an enlightening encounter with a yellowjacket hornet. They are beautiful insects when not threatened!

20240511115256

I am now considered 70% disabled with a service related disability.

20240511115204

Slept from 5 to 8:30

20240511050729

Fire Country

Bodie is Free!

20240511050314

Saturday the 11th of May

20240511001617

Drove up to the wagon and watched the Aurora Borealis

20240511001536

INSIDE