Thursday, June 25, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
People like me, with Diabetes 2, suffer bedtime cramps - at the calves, ankles, arches and toes. We rub, rub, rub – trying to massage the cramps away. Now, I immediately eat one sliced dill pickle (soaked in sea salt and vinegar}. It’s amazing how rapidly it kills cramps. Enjoy!
Posted by Tom Kershaw - Inventor In Paradise at 8:36 PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
This info is from my friend. I'm passing it along. The new NCP coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days; how can one know if he/she is infected. By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lungs are usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late! Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning: Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stuffiness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicating no infection. In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. SERIOUS EXCELLENT ADVICE by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure their mouth & throat is moist, never DRY. Take a few sips of water every 15 mins. at least. WHY? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will WASH them down through your esophagus into the stomach. Once there in tummy...your stomach ACID will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly....the virus can enter your windpipes and into the LUNGS. That's very dangerous. Please send and share with family, friends and everyone.
Posted by Tom Kershaw - Inventor In Paradise at 3:32 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Monday, August 12, 2019
Through the years, I have utilized "Fiverr.com" ...(where helpful assistance would often cost $5.) Today most easy gigs start at $15 and add a $2 service fee. Still, I'm happy with recent photo shop help from Pakistan. But, be prepared to see gigs that run demand over $100. OUCH!
Posted by Tom Kershaw - Inventor In Paradise at 10:49 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
A long time ago we paid rent for storage locations to assist our growing business (ventures of development and distribution of various products). As business grew, we purchased this small mini storage facility for rental income and more space. Today, we only use some units... and rent out the others. It requires our limited attention...while enjoying Florida weather. Yes, It turned out to be another Great Idea.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
I have a bad back that welcomes exercise.. The spine often pinches some nerves that go to my leg and foot. Call it numbness if you like. Sometimes I don't feel the ground, the rungs of a ladder --or a nail in my foot.
Yup! I did it again. A late night walk around our cul-de-sac ...where new homes are built. ..with lots of contractor debris. My sandals didn't know I stepped on another roofing nail until I got home. Good thing I keep my pliers handy.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Early in our marriage, I urged my wife to try golfing (I loved it). No, she wasn't interested. It's too hard, too hot, too boring. Later, she did go - but I had to be quiet (no comments... no instructions). Well, It took some time before she would golf with others. Then, she liked our social golf groups-and she started playing quite well (without any lessons- and certainly no practice - and no husband help). By now she has gone through several golf bags, five putters I know of, and about 3000 golf balls. Sorry, I had to quit golf (bad spine - chronic pain). But still, she goes golfing at least once a week....with others or alone...using coupons that allow entry to various challenging courses. She has no problem teeing off with the men. Today she put her "hole in one trophy" on display near our T.V. Yup, I have to look at it every single damn day. That's my golf lesson.
Friday, May 11, 2018
We fixed and flipped a few cars while retiring in Florida. I said "we", but my wife doesn't work on cars. And I was hardly "retired", managing distribution of invented products. The car flips offered a diversion. But - certainly each required fixing, patience and someone's love of messing with old cars.
1. The red 1979 MGB needed a new exhaust, seat frames and dash work It was sold to a retired mortician in Chicago. The married couple flew to Florida and drove the car home as a fun filled, five day motor trip. I mailed him an official MGB hat.
2. This is a 1970 British racing green Jaguar XKE 2+2. I fixed the AC and did engine, brakes and upholstery repair. It shipped to a doctor in California. His mechanic actually called to praise my work. I was shocked...and pleased.
3. This is a 1969 Burgandy colored Jaguar XKE 2+2 required extra TLC before it sold to a man in New York City. I installed a complete A/C system and faulty wiring. I hated shipping it to that nasty climate (my home state).
4. This 1980 MGB is the star of "MGB Videos.com". I kept it for 5 years and did a ton of work, including a complete A/C installation. It was sold and shipped to a man in England. It's the truth!
5. This 1996 Jaguar XJS convertible required electrical switches, upholstery, and waterproofing of the top. We had it for only 3 months (no plates)...and drove it less that 20 miles (off road). A man flew in with cash (all 20 dollar bills) and shipped it home to Germany. I had to count the bills three times!
6. This 1997 Jaguar XK8 convertible was sold to a couple who flew in from Maine... to drive it home...in December (Nice here, but cold there). They bought new tires, and checked the engine and heater for the trip. A good idea!
Yes, each car sold for profit beyond our expenses of all purchased parts. My wage? Let's call it a labor of love.