Life Tips Of All Kinds
I was excited last year when you started talking about this kind of stuff.
Thank you! Back on topic with a life hack..
I wrote this SIX years ago:
I had no idea at the time, I had just scratched the surface. As I have learned more and more, I wondered if my grandfather (search "Henry", it will be worth it) had caught on to any of this. I admire him and just thought about being part of the generation(s) that catch on. To be fair, it's a lot more obvious now. Henry was born in 1900! It was different.
Anyway, I did not draw a conclusion but six months later, I realize he figured something out.
Because he was a Professor at the local University and he quit. He moved to the desert like so many people want to do, today. This is no proof but I'm just saying, he got out of there. But the thing that makes me think he knew something is this: my grandfather never went to a doctor for FIFTY years.
I am not kidding you. Not once, ever, never, until three days before he died.
Three days before he died, he as in horrible pain. He called my brother who called me. I took him to the emergency room. They told me within an hour he was terminally ill (cancer)
But think about how that compares with today. NO DOCTOR for 50 years!
I have always resisted being like him. It was my worst fear, but clearly I AM like him, tinspiracies and all!
Look at the man in that pic. Has he not had enough bullshit? I think so.
So here's my life hack: listen to your grandpa if you have a good one. Also listen to the people who have been around far longer than you have.
Hey, I'm sorry. I don't care how "genius" you think you are - time on the planet means something.
I intend to embrace my destiny at this point. How does one trip to town a month sound?
I believe this is all I'll need in the spring/summer (garden season).
I have canceled three dr. appointments and plan to cancel at least one more, maybe two.
It's really simple. I ain't playin'.
Shoe tip( worked in shoe store 10 years): All shoes , but especially winter shoes and rubber boots can really have many more years on them if you oil the outer soles, on rubber boots the whole boot.
Repeated exposure to water and salt dries rubber out, and the rubber becomes much more brittle over time. So if you rinse the sole and smear some oil on it ( vegetable/ olive / what you have) before you pack them away for the season they are going to be much more "healthy " when you get them out again. Also never leave shoes on heated flooring, recipe for rubber cracking, because of fluctuating temperatures .
Also I advise people to never wash their trainers in the washing machine, although a lot of them will survive it, it is going to dry out the outer sole faster, and this will effect the cushioning. I see this a lot with Nike. They become squeaky and the whole outer-sole turns harder. Better to wash in a bucket/ for low wide bucket (don't know the English word) . Use Castile soap or something else that is oil based.
Listening to or watching podcasts/videos at 1.25 or 1.5 speed
Here's a few:
There's a website called "No To China dot org" where you can check to see if any ingredients in your pet food are sourced from China. Plenty more also.
If your house does not have gutters and you don't want or need any, there's an inexpensive thing called a Rain Diverter you can easily attach near roof edge over entry areas to prevent that drenching curtain of water when heavy rains occur.
A spray bottle filled with white vinegar is the best household tool. Great for washing pet dishes daily with no detergent residue.
Sweep (pushing down firmly and slowly) your old Persian rugs with one of those heavy rectangular stiff brooms to remove pet hair the vacuum ignores.
NMC, thanks for the Zote soap -- love it!