Friday, September 15, 2006

My Passport finally arrived! I am so happy, my passport which I ordered on May 6th and paid for 5 day delivery. Only took 4 months and 9 days. I have ordered some items on eBay and my computer put the wrong address (transposed two numbers) and I have been very worried as one of the items is the camera, that I am taking on the trip. Which i purchased so I could spice up the blog with some photos and for a personal record of my trip. I will also have a photo bucket account to dump photos into for hometown crew to view

So I am a happy camper, even thought the weather in Salt Lake has taken a dive and it is cold outside. I spent the last 14 years living in places where I did not have to wear socks, even thought I have at least 10 pairs.

I really had doubts that the government would let me go out of the country due to my social justice activities ranging from stopping nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site, bring arrested :the first) at Yucca Mountain, plus other nefariious activities done in the name of Social Justice Including the protection on the Western Shoshone Native American Tribe rights, given under the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863 and other social justice acts for Native American's and Americans. But that was then and this is now make plans involving India and Nepal. I can finally make a time line of activities that I want to do in other countries.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Well I finally solved one of the great mysteries in my life . My Pay Pal account displays my correct address and sends out a non-existence address, which is why I have not gotten items I ordered from Ebay. I have gotten hold of some of the people that I purchased items from and an trying to hear back from them. Life likes to play funny tricks on me, one half of the time I think it is my PTSD and I have reasoning for the other half. It is like a test by constant weird stuff happening to me.

So I spent all morning and part of this afternoon trying to straighten things out. Then the printing company, I use suddenly has a voice message, that due to circumstances beyond it's control, things up at the store is not open. But a few hours later they finally were on-line, their computers were down

Finally I have gotten hold out folks and they are doing what they can to help. Vista Printing
is reprinting my entire order for free, there was not problems on the printing just that it was sent to the wrong non-existence address, I feel that that was a good deal as the fault was mine(or actually the computer's).

Still awaiting on my 5 day delivery passport I ordered in May. The latest word because I had to get a new post 9/11 copy of my birth certificate, that it will only be a couple weeks.

My original plans (that i did nor buy tickets until I had my passport) I should be finishing a 10 day course at Dhama Giri and starting to serve a 10 day course. But this is another lesson in patience. Preparing me, to the long waits in India, to get things done or at least that is the way I try to look at it

Until I get to India the posts are going to be pretty dry as I am just waiting for packages and then I hope to spice things up with my India experiences and photos of what I see you will see and that should be of interest, good thing I haven't released this blog address to the world, as nobody would be interested in this extended wait, just pretend the plane is late and as soon as it lands, you will be on a new exciting

Vacation. But I rather have things go wrong here I can't or slowed down in a place that I am comfortable in waiting rather than a place 2500 miles from here.

Glad that I am able to spend time with my son. Today was / is his first day of school 16 and loving life except for the boundaries his mother places him on, it seems everyday, He got his Phone replaced from getting run off the road by a run away truck at 2am. That definitely raised some blood pressure as we were next to a cliff on Donner's Pass, CA (famous for the lost wagon train that turned to cannibalism. eating the dead to survive) Well we survived our close encounter on Donner's pass amd with that I shall let you go about your lives.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Well I am back from my Doctor's appointment in Palo Alto, Ca. The endscope ( is an device with a light attached, used to look at inside a body cavity or organ) I had internally bleeding from the 6th till yesterday the 9th, am fine now. Loaded the car with things from my storage and off we went, all was fine, until we almost got ran off the road on Donner's Pass. They had orange and white barrels blocking the out side lane. A run away truck (?) came flashing it's light's and blowing it's horn. I ducked in between the barrels, tearing off both side view mirrors and slight damage to the side panels. But all and all we made it back safe. Tomorrow is big decision day, to go back for my MIR or put it off for a while. I next see my doctor on Oct 24 0r 25, so I have time and should spend it with my son, but I will see when I call Dr.

Monday I have to call insurance company about his lost cell phone (which he lost or left in a motel room, but housekeeping couldn't find it) but the good news is that he had insurance, so it is only $50 to replace it. He got it June 21st and only took less than three months to lose it, but I think he lost it when we got out of the car, after the accodent

Got up today and the bookmarks on the house computer disappeared. so I am trying to remember all the sities I bookmarked, i think I got all of them except for a 100 or so :) what happened. to the world where we wrote everthing down, which required no loading time. Ahh the world of time saving devices, which use all the extra time we saved and more. I guess for me it was that pen and pencils did not have spell check :)
till I type again, gregor