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August 29 to September 04, 2010
Sunday, Alice had to serve at St. George's in Lee and we had slept over at the Pittsfield house. She went to Lee and I went over to St. Nicholas OCA church, then we met to go to the Dalton Meal. We got there to late because people were going out and the door was locked at 1:25PM. We ate out and then I wanted to go down to South County and I work on sorting the stuff again. Once again we had to leave the tarps on and by the time we got near the area agreed to go to Alice's Monterey house and sleep and get to the home to sort things the next day.
Monday Alice took me over and we worked on it all. I had her go home and do some stuff while I tried to get things sorted. Night fell and I had to leave the tarps over stuff outside once again. Alice suggested I move a drape to get more light into an area and then the floor fell through in that area, so depressing. The many house around being built and all the dynamiting has cracked the limestone shelf and now all the water comes into the house. The trees that sucked up the water on the north side of the house are all gone anyway. I called down to Pittsfield and canceled the medical appointment. I am trying so hard to get this doan by Tuesday.
Tuesday, over to work on the tarps and sort them. Getting low on packing tape, can't seem to find it anywhere. I worked on this and finally got all the boxes in the kitchen and made space for about 8 more. I am so tired of this stuff. We got things in at dusk and I just threw stuff itnot he entryway.
Wednesday we got some stuff done and sort over more stuff for a load up to Pittsfield. I really had to go and so Alice brought me up to Lee and I took a bus at almost 22 dollars to Springfield. I got there and went to an Amity Lodge meeting, but many were out of town so they had called it off. I was taken back to the apartment and I slept and took a bath and worked on some computer stuff. I was trying to get to Hudson, MA Thursday for a Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly night honoring Barbara Moore.
Thursday I think I will not need to go all the way to Boston and back and get the schedual to take the 4:10PM bus to Framingham, and then a bus to Marlborough and then walk to Hudson. As I start to leave and think of printing out the scheduals, etc. I find that the bus to Marlborough from Framingham is only in the morning. I put in that I wanted to leave around 5pm and they gave me a route at 6, but now I see that is AM and not PM. There is no way I can make it. I try and call the Grand Master and others, no way to get there. So I am stuck and send an email with good wishes to Sr. Moore. I had promised and planned on this for months. I am so mad at myself for not taking the 2:15pm BUS to Boston and then back out to Marlborough, like I wanted to do in the first place. I left word with the Grand Secretary and the Grand Marshall that I would not be able to make this meeting after all. I called Alice and check and was able to get a Train ticket back to Pittsfield Friday leaving Springfield at 2:25PM and arriving at 3:45PM in Pittsfield. Alice said ok and she will meet me at the Library, she does not like to drive near the Bus Station and intermodal center as yet.
Friday I spent the whole day it seems trying to get myself in gear for this trip. I even brought a bag with a window fan and my bicycle pump up to see if we can get air in the lawn tractor tires.
Saturday more stuff is packed and Louie comes to get the bicycles that Alice has. We try and stuff them in his car. I make some more space t the house and then the plan is that Sunday we will go to our respective churches and Monday over to the Leffingwell Reunion. Then Tuesday we will bring a load over with my boxes and Wednesday I will travel back to Springfield. I make a reservation for the 4:25PM train to Springfield over the telephone, I will have to pay on the train as there is no ticket agent or machine at the Pittsfield stop.
The roof has fallen in on my Father's side where I grew up. I now know I can't get everything out by the end of August as it is now September. We are now shooting for the middle of September for all my crap to be out of Alice's Monterey house and her stuff before October. She is very irritated about this, as she wanted to be out before July or at least before August. But I think she is moving on this as fast as she can. She is older and this is taking a lot out of her. I have a Tenant's Union meeting Wednesday night and then Thursday afternoon I will go and see if I can help set up for Glendi and assist people there Friday through Sunday. Glendi is our Greek Festival.
I think the folding bicycle I got was an expensive bicycle but I have ruined any value it had by scratching it so when I tried to get off of the train tracks. If you click on this link it will tell you a bit about this happening.
Please continue to pray. My back and especially my neck muscles often hurt, but the pain in thehands is decreasing. But after the accient myarms hurt and my neck again. The professionals still say I need hearing aids in both ears. I am happy with the way the 2nd opinion Doctor is proceeding, cautiously and by getting lots of empirical information before a decsion is mage. I go to see him the 7th of July and he says I can ride a bicycle. I have a the bicycle I had when I had the accident and I hope to bring it up to my Graphics instructor to look at and tune up. The pain in my arms, still feels like the muscles are atrophying; as if the muscles are being torn away from my bones. I saw my primary chare physician and she had no suggestion as to what to do. She thought maybe the Senior Care Option special insurance might help me with massage therapy but the regular insurance will not pay. I am under MassHealth so I have experienced first hand what "ObamaCare" would be like. As I said, it hurts, but then releaving the pain is not a priority when you are not an important person. I was so happy to have been able to work at the NOFA, Northeast Organic Farming Association's Summer Conference in Amherst the 13th through 15th to pay for my dorm room and confrence fees. I like working for these people that have consistantly supported a smaller carbon footprint and permaculture and solar energy when it was not fashionable to do so. Come on up and enjoy the conference. This link will tell you the charges, and the many, many workshops they had.
God is healing that spine and I might not need another operation.
I will take buses and hitch hike if need be to get to the family home and start throwing out things
I often feel I have not made the right decisons most of the time. I just does not feel good to think you are a called a worthless nobody by many people and the inference is that can not contribute much at all to life and the "society" is taking care of your minimal needs until you finally hurry up and die. That review of my life is so depressing. It seems that every time I have had an opportunity to make a decision, I have made the wrong one. People seem to say I make the wrong decsions BUT if I do follow thier advice, and it turns out wrong, I am still blamed for doing so anyway. When I came back from Grand Lodge I was told that regardless of what some people may think, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, I.O.O.F., sees a value in me and I should focus upon that positive expectation. I just do now know what to do. I will be away from Saturday anyway through maybe Tuesday of next week. So I am writing this as I hope to get a ride or take a bus back to the Berkshiree wtih some suitcases to get stuff out of Alices home which she is trying to sell.
I am typing this a bit early as our Lodge (Springfield # 235, I.O.O.F.) will have a social meeting monday the 9th of August and I might not bet to putting this up before that. Tuesday will be the regular Tenant's Union meeting, and then get ready to go to Amherst.
I think one needs to rely on GOD and test the advice you are given and then go forwards;"full speed ahead"!
I think back on the Cathedral of the Pines I went with Ray Laborde and his wife Paulline to and the "Steak Roast" I went to at Amherst Lodge at one of thier members large back yard in the country. I do like the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the good works of beneficence that they do..
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The info. below is still sort of ok.
I have made a tri-fold resume like a brochure, my doctor said no work for at lest the next 3-6 months, ouch. It was last year, October 18th, when many donated to the Western Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation Walk. My back hurts, my neck hurts, I just plain hurt. I hope people will donate also again this coming fall.
Soon I am helping in the Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society. We had meetings on it this week on the PTK induction ceremony next week but I did not go.
What follows are the new information about my injuries and the progress from my NeuroSurgeon! I am in great pain and have difficulty doing many things.
I said last before that I would probably take them down from here. Now I will keep them up a little longer so you can see what I am having difficulty in healing from.
Click on the images above to go to links to more information
I was released of the braces on the same day as my accident, but 4 months later! BUT THE ALMOST CONSTANT PAIN IS SUBSIDING SOME. And they do not know why the pain came, but am glad it seems to be going away little by little!!!
The new medicines are helping the pain in the left had some, but moving it and exercising it seems to be the best thing. I thank God for my current Primary Care Doctor and for the "Second Opinion Surgion" that said I could ride a bicyle and be more active if I was careful.. Rhank GOD for these improvements.