My Title of Liberty

     "In Memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children." - Alma 46:12    

 

February 2010

FEBRUARY 2010


My Entertainment Wall (printer on the right)

On February 1, 2010, Monday, I got up at 7:30 am. I checked my online messages. For breakfast, I had a donut, an English muffin with egg, oatmeal, milk, and orange juice. I changed the page on my wall calendar and hung my long mirror above and behind my bed. I moved my printer and got it connected. I continued organizing my room. I sang karaoke for about an hour. I had soup for lunch. I phoned Elderplace and told Peggy and Connie where I thought my cell phone might be. I finished moving boxes and such in my room. I watched the last half of "Escape from the Planet of the Apes", "Cutthroat Island", "NCIS", and "Bones".

On February 2, 2010, Tuesday, Groundhog's Day, I got up at 7:42 am. For breakfast, I had half a bluebery muffin, an over-easy egg, tater tots with cheese, pear slices, and orange juice. The groundhog saw his shadow. I checked my online messages. I listened to Oldies on KKAD AM Radio. For lunch, I had a Sloppy Joe, some casserole, and cucumber slices. I continued listening to the radio. At 2:15 pm, Winda brought me my lost cell phone. The Elderplace bus had dropped it off for me. I put it, my camera battery, and my Pocket PC to charging. I watched "Becker". For supper, I had chicken, pasta, pumpkin pie, and apple slices. I checked my online messages. I watched the Disney Channel and "Bones".

On February 3, 2010, Wednesday, Willy's Birthday, I got up at 7:42 am. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, mixed cold cereal, and apple slices. I checked my online messages. I wrote my monthly checks, gave Winda hers, and asked her to mail the others. I wished Willy a Happy Birthday. I laid down and listened to music on the radio. For Lunch I had a burger, tater tots, and apple slices. I napped and checked my online messages. For supper, I had beets, fish patties, a fruit-filled cookie, pear slices, and strawberry ripple ice cream. I checked my online messages, chatted with my daughter on Facebook chat, and watched "Bones".


Googled Map of Our Trip (67 miles one way)

Yale Lake (8 miles long), Pic from the Internet

On February 4, 2010, Thursday, The First Saints Leave Nauvoo (1846), I got up at 7:45 am. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich with onion, cream of wheat, sliced pear, milk, and orange juice. I checked my online messages. I did some sorting and hung my clipboard and a pair of scissors on the wall by my bed. Ed showed up at 10:15 am. We watched "Special Unit 2" on TV. For lunch, I had chowder and a banana. After lunch, Ed and I went to McDonald's and, using a coupon Ed provided, I treated Ed to a Filet O'Fish, fries, and a medium soda. I had the same per the coupon. I discovered that the battery for my camera was still in the charger at home. Then we went to the Grocery Outlet where I bought a vinyl bath mat for next to my bed, a water bottle for the emergency pack, and three boxes of Dark Chocolate Almond bars (some for the pack). Then we headed West. I asked him where we were going and he decided to check out Cougar, Washington. We stopped at the same Rest Area as last time, though this time I used my wheelchair. At Woodland, we headed east along the Kalama River, the along Yale Lake, a reservoir about the same size as Detroit Lake in Oregon. We stopped at Yale Park where I rinsed and filled my new water bottle to test it. We passed two Memorial Cemeterys and two Fish Hatcheries between Woodland and Cougar. We finally got to Cougar, north of the east end of Yale Lake. It was disappointing. The store was closed, and the entire town could be seen from a single spot. After we passed through, we encountered a sign saying "Next Gas 65 Miles". We turned around and headed back. As close as we got to Mt. St. Helens, we never got a glimpse of it. I still missed not being able to take pictures of the scenery. It began raining on the way home. Ed stopped for gas in Woodland and we got back to my place about 4:30 pm. We watched the "Star Trek" movie on DVD. Ed ordered a pizza delivered. I had garlic bread and something with eggplant that looked like spagetti without the sauce and the noodles. I had ice cream for dessert. Back in my room, Ed let me have the last two slices of pizza. When the movie ended, Ed went home. I looked for photos on the internet since my camera wasn't ready. I used Google Earth to plot our trip and measure how far we went (134 miles total). I updated my web journal and checked my online messages. I watched "NCIS". I added notes to Genesis 1:1-2, comparing with the books of Moses and Abraham.


My Bed and Computer Viewed from the Doorway

On February 5, 2010, Friday, I got up at 7:05 am. I checked my online messages. I shaved and dressed for Elderplace. I updated my CBG spreadsheet and pirnted pages of Dec 2009 and Jan 2010 for Sana. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, oatmeal, and orange slices. I packed my bag for Elderplace. Torian picked me up at 8:35 am. When I got to Elderplace, I weighed 312.9 lbs. I took my CBG monitor and printouts upstairs. Lisa's Discussion Group met in the Deschutes Room. The last two weeks of February we will meet in the Rogue Room. I sang karaoke in the Sandy Room until lunch time. I had fish for lunch. Torian got me home by 1:45 pm (very early). I napped in my room until 4 pm. I checked my online messages. For supper, I had spaghetti, garlic bread, and ice cream. I watched "Robocop 3" on TV. I added notes to Genesis 1:3-10, comparing with the books of Moses and Abraham. I watched "Bones".

On February 6, 2010, Saturday, I got up at 7:48 am. I checked my online messages. For breakfast, I had three pancakes, an egg, corned beef hash, and pear slices. I napped until lunch. For lunch, I had a hot dog, noodle soup, and two cookies. I watched "Picture This!" on TV. I checked my online messages. I watched "Ella Enchanted" and "NCIS". For supper, I had a hamburger, tater tots, and ice cream. I watched and listened to a speech by Sarah Palin at the Tea Party Convention. I checked my online messages. I watched "NCIS".

On February 7, 2010, Sunday, I got up at 7:50 am. I checked my online messages. I had an egg sandwich and cold cereal for breakfast. I continued checking my online messages. I slept about 2 hours until lunch. I had an egg salad sandwich and two cookies for lunch. I trimmed the hair on the back of my neck and shaved. I packed my bag and dressed for Church. Larry picked me up at 1:30 pm. I bore my testimony in Testimony Meeting. Afterwards, I was approached by the Stake Single Adult Representative about preparing lessons for SA Firesides yet to be announced. She said that they would see that I had a way to get to them. Sunday School was about Noah and the Ark and Preparedness. In High Priest Group, we discussed the Soup Kitchen Project. I took photos outside before heading for home. Larry got me home by 5:25 pm. For supper, I had a fish patty, macaroni salad, a blend of zucchini and ground beef, and pumpkin pie. I checked my online messages and watched "Barney Miller".

On February 8, 2010, Monday, I got up at 6:45 am. I checked my online messages. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, oatmeal, and diced peaches. After reading the Sunday funny paper, I went back to bed and napped to the music playing on the radio. I checked my online messages. For lunch I had a bologna-cheese sandwich and macaroni salad. I continued checking my online messages. I watched "Cheers", "Becker", and "White Collar" on TV. For supper, I had diced tomatoes (with avacado removed), lasagna, and ice cream. I continued watching "White Collar", then "NCIS" and "Glenn Beck".

On February 9, 2010, Tuesday, I was flying in my dreams again. Clyde and Judy were there, And Sandra and Christina.
I got up at 7:50 am. For breakfast, I had three Vienna sausages, an egg sandwich, a biscuit with gravy, and diced peaches. I checked my online messages. I napped to the radio until lunch. For lunch, I had cheeseburger macaroni soup, apple slices, and some kind of pastry. I watched "Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement". I checked my online messages. For supper, I had 1-1/2 cobs of corn, 1-1/2 patties of Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, a chocolate chip cookie, and orange juice. I watched "Stargate SG-1", "Bones", and "White Collar". I checked my online messages.

On February 10, 2010, Wednesday, I got up at 7:42 am. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, diced peaches, and a big bowl of Rice Krispies. I checked my online messages. I napped for two hours, then checked my online messages again. For lunch, I had a Nutella and jam sandwich (broke a tooth on a piece of hazelnut shell), macaroni salad, and egg flower soup. I checked my online messages. I watched Fox News and "Glenn Beck". Online, I learned: "There are 3,654,984 people in the U.S. with the first name David. Statistically the 7th most popular first name. 99.75 percent of people with the first name David are male. There are 54,881 people in the U.S. with the last name Sawyer. Statistically the 646th most popular last name. There are 650 people in the U.S. named David Sawyer."
For supper, I had a muffin, mixed veggies, fried fish, and sliced pears. I watched "The O'Reilly Factor", "Hannity", and "Bones".


The Renovated Fred Meyer

On Burnside, Heading West

On February 11, 2010, Thursday, Sarah Palin's 45th Birthday, 31st Anniversary of Islamic Revolution (Iran), I got up at 6:17 am. I checked my online messages. Erin emailed me a story that I shared as a blog on Sodahead. I watched FOX News: Anti-government demonstrations in Iran; Tri-Met dropping 4 routes, increasing fares. For breakfast, I had a cheese omelet between two waffles, corned beef hash, and diced peaches. Ed showed up at 8:25 pm. We continued watching FOX News. Global Warming is being blamed for the Blizzard covering 60% of the country.
For lunch, I had orange slices and beef stroganoff. After lunch, Ed drove me to Fred Meyer where I found the ATM "offline". I bought three boxes of Almond Granola bars and got cash back. Then we went to Dairy Queen where Ed had his lunch and I had a fish sandwich and a small strawberry sundae. Then he headed west on Burnside and continued to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The he turned north until he reached Interstate Drive. He turned south on I-205 and east at Foster Rd. We turned north, west, and north again until we turned east again on Powell Rd. We got back to my place by 3:00 pm. I copied my photos to the computer and updated my web journal. We continued watching FOX News. I checked my online messages. Ed left at 4:30 pm. For supper, I had sliced pears, beef, and lemon meringue pie. I checked my online messages. I reached 49,000 raves and answered 19,000 Questions on Sodahead in 732 days.

On February 12, 2010, Friday, I got up at 6:42 am. I shaved, bathed, and dressed. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, oatmeal, and diced peaches. I removed the bedding from my bed and packed my bag for Elderplace. Torian picked me up at 8:40 am. It was raining lightly. We arrived at Elderplace by 9:35 am. I weighed 312.1 lbs. I participated in Lisa's Discussion Group. My aide sent me up to Sana. She checked my feet and found them to be good. She took my vitals. My blood pressure was 126/78. I sang karaoke in the Sandy Room sticking to happy love songs. I had the baked fish for lunch. Dessert was red velvet cake, a little dry. I was asked to continue singing after lunch. Torian got me home by 1:55 pm. Ed was already there. I put new bedding on my bed and updated my web journal. I checked my online messages. Ed and I watched "Outer Limits" and "CSI". For supper, I had cooked carrots, potatoes, and beef. Lemonb meringue pie was for dessert. Ed had a pizza delivered. We continued watching "CSI". Ed left at 6 pm.

On February 13, 2010, Saturday, I got up at 7:48 am. For breakfast, I had an egg, three pancakes, and diced peaches. I threw a sausage patty to one of the neighborhood cats. The News said that Florida is the only one of the fifty States not to have any snow. I checked my online messages. For lunch I had an egg salad sandwich and chicken soup. I checked my online messages. I napped for an hour and a half. I called several people about a ride to the Valentines' dance at church, but they were either not going or I couldn't reach them. For supper, I had two beef and bean burritos, mixed veggies, and pineapple chunks. I phoned Mom and visited with her. She told me that Amy's choir was to be broadcast at 8 pm on channel 22, but it wasn't here in Portland. I checked my online messages. I watched "As Tome Goes By", "My Family", and "New Tricks".

On February 14, 2010, Sunday, St. Valentine's Day, Yesterday morning started with a minor sore throat, but during the night it became severe with a runny nose and post nasal drip on the left side.
I got up at 7:48 am. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, cold cereal, and orange slices. My throat felt better after eating. I checked my online messages. I slept until noon. For lunch, I had part of a Nutella and jam sandwich, pasta casserole, and two Macadamia cookies. I checked my online messages. For supper, I had broccoli and carrots, casserole, lemon meringue pie, and ice cream. I checked my online messages. I watched "Cheers", "Becker", and "Barney Miller".

On February 15, 2010, Monday, I got up at 7:48 am. For breakfast, I had a sandwich of tater tots and eggs and diced peaches. I went back to bed until noon. For lunch, I had apple slices and some vegetable noodle soup. I checked my online messages. I watched "NCIS". For supper, I had broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, 3 half pieces of corn on the cob, a chicken loaf patty, orange slices, apple pie and ice cream. I continued watching "NCIS". I watched "Bones" and "Star Trek Next Generation".

On February 16, 2010, Tuesday, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday),
I dreamed of flying airplanes and getting them home in spite of great odds by acting creatively. I got up at 7:54 am. For breakfast, I had eggs in an English muffin, oatmeal with cinnamon, and diced peaches. I sorted and filed my new meds in my meds drawer. I checked my online messages. I slept from 10 am to 12:10 pm. I didn't hear Winda call me to lunch. For lunch, I had 4 shortbread cookies, sliced oranges, and macaroni and cheese. I lent Margaret a DVD to watch: "In Search of the Castaways". I checked my online messages. For supper, I had carrots, pea salad, fried chicken, jo jos, and lemon meringue pie. I lent Margaret a DVD to watch: "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium". I checked my online messages. I watched FOX and "Bones".

On February 17, 2010, Wednesday, I got up at 7:54 am. For breakfast, I had eggs, cheese, tater tots between slices of toast, and diced peaches. I checked my online messages. Ed showed up at 9:15 am. I turned on FOX News. Ed mostly napped, then left at 11:30 am. I added Question #146 to Soadahead, "Would you sign the Mount Vernon Statement?"
Here is the text:

Constitutional Conservatism: A Statement for the 21st Century

We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government.

These principles define us as a country and inspire us as a people. They are responsible for a prosperous, just nation unlike any other in the world. They are our highest achievements, serving not only as powerful beacons to all who strive for freedom and seek self-government, but as warnings to tyrants and despots everywhere.

Each one of these founding ideas is presently under sustained attack. In recent decades, Americaís principles have been undermined and redefined in our culture, our universities and our politics. The selfevident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist. The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant.

Some insist that America must change, cast off the old and put on the new. But where would this lead ó forward or backward, up or down? Isnít this idea of change an empty promise or even a dangerous deception?

The change we urgently need, a change consistent with the American ideal, is not movement away from but toward our founding principles. At this important time, we need a restatement of Constitutional conservatism grounded in the priceless principle of ordered liberty articulated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The conservatism of the Declaration asserts self-evident truths based on the laws of nature and natureís God. It defends life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It traces authority to the consent of the governed. It recognizes manís self-interest but also his capacity for virtue.

The conservatism of the Constitution limits governmentís powers but ensures that government performs its proper job effectively. It refines popular will through the filter of representation. It provides checks and balances through the several branches of government and a federal republic.

A Constitutional conservatism unites all conservatives through the natural fusion provided by American principles. It reminds economic conservatives that morality is essential to limited government, social conservatives that unlimited government is a threat to moral self-government, and national security conservatives that energetic but responsible government is the key to Americaís safety and leadership role in the world.

A Constitutional conservatism based on first principles provides the framework for a consistent and meaningful policy agenda.

  • It applies the principle of limited government based on the rule of law to every proposal.
  • It honors the central place of individual liberty in American politics and life.
  • It encourages free enterprise, the individual entrepreneur, and economic reforms grounded in market solutions.
  • It supports Americaís national interest in advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world and prudently considers what we can and should do to that end.
  • It informs conservatismís firm defense of family, neighborhood, community, and faith.

  • If we are to succeed in the critical political and policy battles ahead, we must be certain of our purpose.

    We must begin by retaking and resolutely defending the high ground of Americaís founding principles.

    February 17, 2010

    For lunch, I had a banana and some noodle soup with crackers. I continued watching FOX. Obama says we avoided a depression that is now no longer a possibility - more lies. His stimulus, which he said would keep Unemployment from rising above 8% has gone even higher than was predicted without the stimulus. I checked my online messages. For supper, I had ice cream and pie, garlic bread, spaghetti, and orange slices. I continued watching FOX and checking my online messages. I added Question #145 to Soadahead, "Do you want to laugh every time you hear Obama speak about 'transparency'?" I watched "NCIS".

    On February 18, 2010, Thursday, I got up at 7:54 am. For breakfast, I had over an easy egg in dinner rolls, cold cereal, and diced peaches. Ed showed up at 8:35 am. I checked my online messages while watching curling at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. For lunch, I had two small pastries, a grilled cheese sandwich, and diced peaches. Ed and I watched FOX.
    A man in Austin, Texas set his home on fire (while his family was out) then flew a small plane into an office building where there were IRS offices. He died, and at least one other person died. A couple people were sent to the hospital, everyone else in the building were able to get out safely.
    Winda gave Ed an old hospital bed for scrap metal. After he loaded it in his truck, he left. For supper, I had broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, teriaki chicken, and orange slices.


    My Street from in front of Lois' next door

    Mt. St. Helens in Washington from Gresham, Oregon

    On February 19, 2010, Friday, I got up at 7:15 am. I checked my online messages. For breakfast, I had two pancakes, a runny egg, half a donut, and orange slices. The weather was about 45 and windy. Torian piked me up at Lois' place, but Lois cancelled. We got to Elderplace about 9:15 am. I weighed 308.7 lbs. I had some hot chocolate in the McKenzie Room then went to the Rogue Room for Lisa's Discussion Group. Only one other participant was there and we discussed computers, politics and religion (my three favorite topics). I went to the Sandy Room where I normally sing karaoke, but because of my cold I hadn't brought my CDs or the cable to connect the TV to the karaoke machine. As it happens, someone from upstairs borrowed the power strip, so I couldn't have used it anyway. I don't expect to see it back next Friday, either. I visited with Jeane and Paul. I had the fish burger for lunch - a nice big piece of fish (baked but not breaded), cheese, tomato slices, onion slice, and tartar sauce. The lady chaplain, Helga, asked me to read the devotional, a modern translation of Psalm 9:1-2, 7-10, which I did. Copies were passed out to everyone in the room and I got one for Winda as well, knowing how she collects prayers. Outside it was warm in the sun, but cold in the wind. Torian exchanged the DVDs in Phyllis' purse with a new set I had for her when we got on the bus. Torian got me home by 1:45 pm. I copied my photos to the computer and updated my web journal. I checked my online messages. For supper, I had broccoli and cauliflower, a casserole, orange slices, and apple pie. I watched FOX and "NCIS".


    Glenn Beck as CPAC Keynote Speaker

    On February 20, 2010, Saturday, Christina's 20th Birthday, Alexander Haig died at age 85, I had trouble breathing and had to breath through my mouth most of the night. I got up at 7:49 am. For breakfast, I had and egg and cheese sandwich, cream of wheat, diced peaches, milk, and orange juice. I wished my daughter a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Facebook. I checked my online messages on Sodahead, too. I watched FOX News. For lunch, I had a large slice of pizza, potato salad, and sliced oranges. I watched "Glenn Beck" and more FOX News. Ron Paul (31%), Mitt Romney (22%), and Sarah Palin (7%) were the top three winners of the CPAC Straw Poll. I watched Glenn Beck speak (Keynote) at the CPAC Convention:
    Tomorrow is going to be better than today.
    People are losing their belief in that.
    It is still morning in America, just a hangover morning.
    It is not Barack Obama. (It's sick when a blackboard gets a standing ovation)
    It is Progressivism, and it's in both Parties.
    Progressivism is a cancer and it's eating up the Constitution.
    The Communist Party supports democracy, but not the Constitution.
    Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moose Party was Progressive.
    It's not enough just to no suck as much as the other side.
    He compared Tiger Woods to the Republican Party.
    20% of Americans say they are Liberals (40% Conservatives);
    The minority shouldn't be able to hijack the rest of us.
    We have a right to fail. It is a God-given right.
    Without failure, there is no growth.
    As Government grows, we give more of our freedom away.
    The American people individually give $300 Billion a year.
    We need less Marx and more Madison.
    Stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy.
    The worst is still ahead of us, but nobody in Washington has the spine to tell you so.
    About the Depression:
    Value of goods fell 50%; Homes fell only 18%. Unemployment at 11.8%
    Wilson gave us the Fed, and the Progressive Income Tax.
    Prohibition, Treaty of Versailles (led to Hitler).
    Progressives became Liberals because America rejected Progressives.
    Calvin Coolidge and Harding lower taxes from 77% to 25%; Spending dropped by 50%.
    Hoover (Progressive) - Created agencies to help the poor.
    We're spending more money than we've ever spent before, and it does not work.
    George Washington was painted as an example to Germany.
    Liberty is moving forward holding the lamp and the law,
    the chains on her feet broken.
    He read the entire poem from the Statue of Liberty.
    We need to learn from our own history.
    Our future is not cast in stone.
    For supper, I had a hamburger, fries, corn on the cob, tapioca pudding, and apple pie. I studied tomorrow's Prieshood Lesson, "Freedom to Choose". Winda brought me some popcorn fresh from the microwave. I watched "Chronicles of Riddick".

    [first quarter moon] On February 21, 2010, Sunday, I got up at 7:48 am. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, oatmeal, a doughnut, diced peaches, milk, and orange juice. I went back to bed until 10:48 am. I shaved. I checked my online messages. For lunch, I had a noodle-ground beef- broccoli casserole and tapioca pudding. I continued checking my online messages. I dressed and packed for Church. I went out front and took some photos. The first quarter moon was up. The temperature was 57o. After Larry picked me up, he told me that he had come home from home teaching and found his wife on the floor. She had tried to get up, but due to sleeping pills, she was not fully awake and fell. After dropping me off at Church, he went back home, saying if I needed him, he would be back to pick me up. The choir was practicing "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked". I remember singing it as a solo for a United Methodist Church in Four Corners. The sermon that Sunday was named, "Games People Play". A lot was said about a book by the same name. I remember thinking that The only time Jesus' name was mentioned was in the song I sang.
    Sacrament Talks were:

  • Br. John Childs (for Sis. Phyllis Russell: A farmer paid tithing in hay though his cattle depended on it, showing his faith in God to his children. Ye shall have the riches of eternity. Don't give the Lord's tithe to other charities. "You are a very generous man with someone else's money.
  • Elder Haueter: Through His love for us, Christ was able to conquer all. Why do missionary work? 1 Nephi 8, Lehi saw the love of God. Moses 1:39, "This is my work and my glory ..." Brings joy to share the gospel with others.
  • Br. Doug Stringham: Missionary work. 1598 Jesuits 'missio', sending. Matthew 28, "Go ye therefore ..." "Every member a missionary". Alma 17, Ammon converted, went to Lamanites, served their king, recovered his flocks from rustlers, impressed the king to the point that he wanted to hear the gospel.

  • Gospel Doctrine was on "Living Righteously in a Wicked World", About Abraham and Lot and the fate of Sodom.
    I led the discussion for the High Priest Group on "Freedom to Choose".
    Dan Belcher and his family drove me home by 5:25 pm. For supper, I had potato salad, broccoli and cauliflower, fried chicken, and orange slices. Tess gave me a bag of bagels. I updated my web journal. I copied my photos to the computer. I checked my online messages.

    On February 22, 2010, Monday, Martha's 93rd Birthday, I got up at 1:50 am. I checked my online messages. I got an email from the ex-wife of Loren Ellson, with whom I shared a room at Evergreen in 2004. She is looking for him and found mention of him on my website. Unfortunately, I do not know where he is or what has happened to him. I went back to be at 6:25 am.
    I added the following note to Genesis 18:32:

    Note: Why did Abraham stop at ten?
    Perhaps Lot's family was ten souls or larger. Besides Lot and his wife and his two unmarried daughters living at home, Lot had at least two married daughers (see Genesis 19:14), making at least eight souls with their husbands and possible children.
    Or could it be, because when the world had less than ten righteous souls, God destroyed the earth saving the eight in the Ark?

    I went back to bed at 7:00 am and got up again at 7:45 am.
    For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, oatmeal, and diced peaches. I checked my online messages and watched "My Name Is Earl" and "CSI". For lunch I had a bean-noodle soup and orange slices. I continued watching "CSI", then I watched "FOX". I took a nap for about an hour. For supper, I had corn on the cob, broccoli and cauliflower, ice cream cake (for Martha's birthday), and blueberries. I watched "NCIS", "Bones", and FOX.

    On February 23, 2010, Tuesday,
    I got up at 6:15 am. I checked my online messages. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, a biscuit with gravy, applesauce, a banana, and orange juice. I checked my online messages while watching FOX News. I got about half an hour nap before noon. For lunch, I had half a cinnamon roll, macaroni and cheese, and sliced pears. I checked my online messages. I added a Question on Sodahead.com, "Q#147: What was Jesus' view of the Redistribution of Wealth?", quoting Luke 19:22-26. I cleaned off my old computer desk, moved my computer to it, and plugged it in under the window where I mean it to stay. Ed showed up at 3:40 pm. He ordered a pizza and sodas from Zappo's Pizza in Troutdale. For supper, I had fried potatoes, chicken, and noodles; pear slices, and ice cream cake. Ed and I watched "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" DVD before he left just before 8 pm. I checked my online messages and watched "NCIS", then the last part of Hannity's "Generation Zero" special.


    Joseph's Liberty Jail Mug Shot?

    On February 24, 2010, Wednesday,
    I got up at 5:15 am. I checked my online messages. Larry sent me an email with a photograph of Joseph Smith, at least that is thought to be of Joseph Smith, reportedly taken of him at the time of his incarceration in the Liberty Jail. The Reorganized LDS Church or Community of Christ Church only recently uncovered it in their archives and asked our church to help authenticate it. The Church has stated that it is "almost certainly authentic." All existing "photos" of the Prophet Joseph Smith are artist conceptions, most of which were taken from models made from the death mask after the Prophet Joseph had died. I added a Question on Sodahead.com, "Q#148: Was This Joseph Smith's Liberty Jail Mug Shot?". I went back to bed at 6:45 am. I got up at 7:45 am. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich and mixed cold cereals. Ed showed up as I had just finished eating. Ed shortened my temple trousers to 30" so that I can wear them. We watched "The Golden Compass" DVD. About 11:40 am, Ed left to get his lunch. I checked my online messages. For lunch, I had a balogna sandwich, and potato salad. We watched "The Main Event" and "Star Wars: A New Hope". For supper, I had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cake, and a banana. When "Star Wars" was over, Ed left. I checked my online messages. I watched "Bones".

    On February 25, 2010, Thursday, Obama's Health Care Summit,
    I got up at 7:45 am. For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich, cream of wheat, and apple slices. I checked my online messages. I wrote a Sodahead blog, "Health Care Summit?": I have been watching the summit. It is clear now. Obama has said he is only interested in the areas in which they (Democrats and Republicans) agree. He is not considering a change of course. He wants submission (Islam) not cooperation. I hope the American people can see that from the televised conversations.
    I moved my bed to one side to make room for some rearranging. Ed showed up with two more cases of diet Pepsi. He didn't stay long as my wheelchair couldn't come all the way into the room. I cleared off the top of the black cabinet. For lunch, I had an egg salad sandwich, soup, and apple slices. I moved the fish tank from the dresser in the closet to the top of the black cabinet. I moved the black cabinet to the corner between the window and my bed. I moved the dresser to the corner between the closet and the window. I straightened up the bed in the middle of the room. For supper, I had stew, a banana, and ice cream cake. I disassembled my shelves and reassembled them next to the right side of the head of my bed. I watched "NCIS" and "Nancy Drew". I checked my online messages.


    Feel Like a Million Bucks?

    On February 26, 2010, Friday,
    I got up at 5:30 am. I checked my online messages. I shaved, bathed, and dressed for Elderplace. I packed my bag. For breakfast, I had egg over easy in a dinner roll, corned beef hash, and applesauce. I made some adjustments to my room (moved my bed closer to my alarm). It was raining lightly so I wore a cap and my wool poncho. Torian picked me up by 8:40 am. At Elderplace, I weighed 309.0 lbs. I exchanged DVDs with Phyllis in the Columbia Room and got some cocoa. I took it to the Rogue Room for Lisa's Discussion Group. After the Group, I went to the Sandy Room and sang karaoke until Merga came and asked me to stop as the food was coming, though it was another ten minutes before it arrived. I had the baked fish. They soaked my spinach salad in Italian dressing so I just ate the cherry tomato that wasn't affected. They wasted a perfectly good boiled egg. I took some photos. One of the participants was showing a $1,000,000 bill (non-negotiable) at my table. Torian got me home about 2 pm. I put away returned laundry and made my bed with new bedclothes. I hooked up my printer. I tested my printer and copied my photos to the computer. I checked my online messages. I got about half an hour nap before supper. For supper, I had pizza, three-bean salad, and yogurt. I watched "CSI: Miami". I assembled a jigsaw puzzle of one of my photos of our snow-filled street.

    On February 27, 2010, Saturday,
    I got up at 7:45 am to News of an 8.8 earthquake 200 miles from Santiago, Chile. I had a really rough night, with a general ache from above my left knee to the sole of my left foot, and sharper pains in my knee whenever I moved my leg. For breakfast, I had an egg in an English muffin, oatmeal, and strawberries. I laid down and watched "Love's Long Journey" on the Hallmark channel. Every time I transferred to my wheelchair or back to my bed it was with a great deal of pain.

    On February 28, 2010, Sunday,
    I got up at 7:30 am to answer my phone. It was my home teacher calling to see if I needed a ride to church. I told him how it was with me and that I wouldn't be going. I tried getting dressed to go out to the dining room for breakfast, but found it impossible. No one entered my room until lunchtime, I guess they assumed I just wasn't hungry. At lunch time, I told Tess that I couldn't get up, so she brought me lunch in my room. I still could only eat the apple slices, a bit of cake, and the orange juice. For supper, I had more apple slices and orange juice. I watched "The Good Witch" and "The Good Witch's Garden".