Thursday, September 15, 2016

Things...

The physical therapy continues. I am strengthening which is a slow process and then having massage for soft tissue issues. My back is compensating for work my legs once did, so greater involvement there than was first assumed, along with the injury to my low back from a long-ago crash. Bottom line: pain has decreased but there is more to be done to maintain this from now on.

The table top bike that I ordered came from China and the bolts used to put it together were too short, so it has been returned and I'll be looking for another. It can be used for both arms and legs and is a great way to increase heart rate. The felines have been to their veterinarian and are in good health despite advanced age, the place has been cleaned and my cleaner even wiped down the front and screen doors. A cabinet guy came to fix one of the drawers in my closet and measure for a new top drawer. I also cleared the closet of a large basket's worth of items and don't miss a thing.

 Those of you who have been reading here for a while know that I have been clearing my house of books, clothing and other items at regular intervals after having had water damage here twice in the last four years or so. At least one of you has been to my flat and minimalist that you are, you said you could not figure out where all the stuff was because the place was so neat. The answer to that is there were never bunches as I have always been rather minimalistic, but what remains are things a person dealing with final affairs would find a pain to tackle and I figure I might as well do that while still breathing.

I haven't gotten to my produce stand in a couple of weeks and found the relatively paltry offerings at Aldi disappointing though I did bring home a bag of organic apples for less than five dollars. Food should not be so expensive. I read something the other day about how the taxes on food hurt struggling families. Additionally, many individuals and families have yet to fully recover from the so-called Great Recession which began in 2008. I can believe those things based upon what I see here.

I hope all of you are doing well today.

Until next time...


11 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I would much rather see luxuries taxed than the necessities. When nutritious food is priced out of people's reach there is a problem.
I am very glad to hear that you are getting stronger. Long may it continue.

e said...

I have to work at it all the time and my joint can end up dislocated which is painful, there is no end as this is chronic, but thanks.

HBF said...

Keep up that hard work <3 Maintenance is a lot of hard work but it's worth it!

I agree with EC about the food pricing. I also think an apple sounds delicious :o)

Steve Reed said...

You ARE an impressive minimalist. My life has been moving in the other direction -- I feel like more cleaning-out is required! I thought there was no sales tax in Florida on basic food items? Am I wrong?

e said...

Yes, you are.

e said...

Like you, I have no choice and the apples are good.

Martha said...

I totally agree! Food should not be so expensive. Eating is a necessity not a luxury.

I'm so glad to hear that you are getting stronger and that the pain is diminishing.

As a minimalist, I don't think I'd be very surprised by your place. I've always had very few things in my home and as I get older, I clear out more. We don't need much, especially now that it's just my husband and I. Plus, less clutter means faster cleanup!

The Happy Whisk said...

Sorry your Aldi is rubbish. I wish you had a manager like we have at our local one. He does a great job and I buy many good deals on produce there.

But ... I've seen some BAD Aldi's before. YIKES.

Sorry about the water damage as well. Ack.

e said...

I agree and do the same. Thanks for visiting.

e said...

Sometimes it is okay, but they need to do a better job sorting the bins...the water damage was no fun.

The Happy Whisk said...

Gross.