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Thursday June 1st 2017

Three Hills Forecast: Today A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Low 14.

I slept until 0845 and weigh 209. BP is 116/69 and pulse is 59.  BG is 5.7.  Go figure. I cannot make rhyme or reason out of what my body does. I drank a bit over a bottle of red wine last night and ate a lot of nuts instead of supper and my BP and BG are excellent. Pulse is up in the normal range.  A few days ago when I was better behaved, BP and BG were both much higher, pulse was much lower and nothing much has changed in my life to explain the difference.

I am going to dedicate the day to cleaning house. Inviting guests is always a good incentive. I'll probably run to town for groceries and incidentals, too, since my plan is to cook hamburgers if the day remains sunny.  The day is predicted to go to 26 degrees.

Zippy slept well and quietly last night and is coughing much less today. Desloratadine (Claritin) seems to have made a big difference.  It's cool, now, in the morning, though, and she coughs more when it is hot, so we'll see.

At 1000, I wondered if the BP reading was an anomaly and checked again: 111/65.  Pulse is 59. Will wonders ever cease?  I ate breakfast of nuts and slow-cooking steel-ground oats porridge a half-hour ago, so checked BG: 8.6.  That is as high as I want it after a meal, but okay.

I see that alternate day fasting is under attack.  A recent study compared fasting with reduced calorie diet in Effect of Alternate-Day Fasting on Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Cardioprotection Among Metabolically Healthy Obese Adults A Randomized Clinical Trial. Save this copy if you are interested because the study is behind a paywall and this copy may disappear.

"INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomized to 1 of 3 groups for 1 year: alternate-day fasting (25% of energy needs on fast days; 125% of energy needs on alternating “feast days”), calorie restriction (75% of energy needs every day), or a no-intervention control. The trial involved a 6-month weight-loss phase followed by a 6-month weight-maintenance phase.

Is that really fasting?  'Feast days' were prescribed, and that is contrary to what most of us would consider a serious fasting regime. 

Moreover, the 'fasting' participants not only were permitted 25% of daily requirements on 'fast days', but they also cheated... They were eating and did not really fast, yet this charade is used as an excuse to debunk fasting.  It will take a better 'study' than this one to prove anything at all except that once again, fatally flawed studies are commissioned by vested interests, then presented in media to uncritical audiences as 'proof' to satisfy an agenda and people fall for it every time.

"Participants in the alternate-day fasting group ate more than prescribed on fast days, and less than prescribed on feast days, while those in the daily calorie restriction group generally met their prescribed energy goals.

I'll have to read more carefully, but it appears that the results are, again, averages, and individual responses may have varied.  Also the high dropout rate amounts to self-selection that confounds the issues. More on this later.  The long and short of it is that everyone is different and also the participants were selected for being metabolically healthy.  There are many points to consider before concluding much from this study.

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On the topic of an agenda masquerading as science, consider the lack of real science and the blatant excess of religiosity surrounding the "Climate Change" agenda.  This topic is a hobby horse of mine.

I'm not denying climate is changing.  It always has.  What I am finding scary is the lack of intellectual honesty and the politics surrounding the topic.

The lack of intellectual honesty surrounding the topic is very discouraging to anyone seeking to openly examine, understand and discuss the various aspects. 

Climate change is real and always has been.  At times, the temperatures rise and at other times, they fall and the entire weather and climate system on Earth has always been in flux. Civilizations have developed and then fallen apart as the climate first favoured them, then changed in ways that reduced resources.

People get along well when times are good and resources are increasing, but fall into discord when things become scarce.  Imagine what would happen if we had one month, let alone a year with no crop.  It hasn't happened recently, but it has happened in history.

"Evidence suggests that the anomaly was predominantly a volcanic winter event caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies (the largest eruption in at least 1,300 years after the extreme weather events of 535–536), perhaps plus the 1814 eruption of Mayon in the Philippines."

"The Earth had already been in a centuries-long period of global cooling that started in the 14th century. Known today as the Little Ice Age, it had already caused considerable agricultural distress in Europe."

Imagine if every year, seasons became shorter or drier for a decade or two.

How much of the current warming is due to human activity?  Some seem to think they know, but it should be obvious no one can know.  We can guess and those guesses could actually be right, but the odds of that they are even in the ballpark are about the same as throwing darts blindfolded.

From When All Models Are Wrong: "The beliefs of the public and policymakers about what should be done on climate (or on the economy, or on many other less currently resonant issues) are relying on what models are forecasting about the future, with little if any sensitivity to the limits on what the models are actually capable of forecasting with any accuracy.

Some spend their lives and careers building models and promoting the conclusions.  These models may be good at predicting the past after constant tinkering whenever the do not, and when forgiven for not predicting unique events like volcanoes and cosmic events, but have proven lacking for predicting the future.  After a span of time, they are overhauled, then promoted again as predictive.

A common error in modeling is to only vary one parameter at a time, leaving the others at a central value assuming the others will remain optimal, when, in fact, it is possible for all parameters to move at once to extremes and in the same or opposite directions, resulting in far larger changes than assumed.

Garbage In, Garbage Our -- GIGO -- is the rule.  Even the best logic performed on weak false assumptions or bad data will produce garbage.

I have no doubt that the Earth has been warming and is fairly likely to keep warming, and it seems that the process feeds on itself, even without any human inputs.  Melting Arctic regions release great amounts of methane -- a far more potent greenhouse gas than C02 and the darker soils exposed by melting (vs. reflective ice and snow) absorb more solar heat.

The whole question is very complex, and I have doubts about human ability to understand it -- or to do much one way or the other.  Excess austerity leads to war and when and where all-out war breaks out, environmental considerations are completely forgotten, and although war is a regular and predictable occurrence, that certainty is ignored.

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There were six of us for supper.  I barbequed hamburgers and we ate outside. 

Yes, I took a break from my vegetation habits.  I'm not rigid.  I also drank wine.  Both thiungs I should quit, but fat chance.

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Friday June 2nd 2017

Three Hills Forecast: Today A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 24. UV index 7 or high.   Tonight Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers early this evening then clear. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 8.

I woke up numerous times during the night.  Thunderstorms bothered the dog and she woke me.  I got up for a while, then the power went off.  I went back to bed and slept in almost to ten.

I am thinking I'll go to town and then visit Jean and family.

I scan fairly regularly with Malwarebytes, but happened to think to run the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool and run a full scan.  After fifty-two minutes, it claims to have found nine infected files.  From the looks of it, there are about nine hours to go.  What they consider malicious and what I consider malicious may not be the same since we often install programs we know have abilities that could be abused, but have control over them. I hope that I can chose what to delete and what to keep at the end of the scan.

Talking about predicting the future, How about this?  It does not sound all that implausible.

I have to wonder, though, where is all that electricity going to come from if we have brown-outs already and coal-fired plants are being shut down?

All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and big autos, says study that’s shocking the industries

I drove up to Orams for supper, arriving right at six.  I brought the food, seeing as I have a lot left over from last night. 

The winds were very gusty along the route and I encountered a little small hail. I heard later that there was a tornado north of Three Hills.

BTW, I noticed in the local Three Hills paper that the storm we hardly noticed when we were snug in Snug Cove on the 23rd of May but which tore up all of southern B.C. continued east and hit Three Hills on the 24th, apparently.

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Saturday June 3rd 2017

Three Hills Forecast: Today Sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this afternoon. High 28. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low 15.

I'm at Gull Lake today, with hot weather predicted. I slept in until nine, got up, spent the moprni9ng doing nothing, had lunch and drove home.

On the way, I passed one of the buildings damaged and when refueling, chatted with a local farmer who had been nearby.  He said the  tornado dropped junk on his brother's tractor and broke all the windows.

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The Malicious Software Removal Tool disappeared.  Task Manager says it is still running. I found the log by pasting %windir%\debug\mrt.log into the run command and see that nothing was reported as found yet. I also see that it has run several times in the past as part of Windows Update.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.48, May 2017 (build 5.48.13803.0)
Started On Fri Jun 02 12:58:16 2017
Engine: 1.1.13704.0
Signatures: 1.243.729.0
Run Mode: Interactive Graphical Mode

Previous occasions returned the following:

Results Summary:
----------------
No infection found.
Successfully Submitted MAPS Report
Successfully Submitted Heartbeat Report
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Wed May 24 03:31:54 2017
Return code: 0 (0x0)

So I am still waiting for these results.  I did see several infected files reported earlier when the GUI was visible, but maybe the process cross-checks them later and will decide they are okay before the final report.

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I always arrive home full of ambition, ambition that evaporates as soon as I sit down. It's 3:30 PM and my plan is to fix the bee truck and work on my bees. But a nap is sooo tempting.  It is almost 80 in here. It'll be cooler outside.

This the best time of day to work the bees -- four until eight at this time of year, here in Central Alberta -- The bees have been out foraging and are usually in a good mood until the sun gets low.  Until then, I work them in shorts and sandals, often without a veil.  Their mood changes suddenly as the sun gets low, though. Then, look out. 

Sunset today is 9:44 PM.

Mornings are less good and sometimes bees can be downright mean until 9AM. I usually don't disturb them until about ten unless I am dressed and have a lit smoker.

The truck won't start and was pumping fuel onto the ground.  I think I'll just block off the return line as that is the problem. The truck has two tanks and the changeover relay is stuck.  It is not worth replacing it. The truck is junk.

I went out and cranked.  The battery was dead.  I checked the battery water.  It was low.  I filled the water and boosted the truck.  No start.  No gas in the carb.  I stuffed a propane torch down the carb and cranked.  The truck ran just as long as the bottle was turned on.  No gas.  I checked the carb filter.  Plugged.  Blew it out and cranked then ran on propane until gas came up.  The truck now runs.

I went out and worked through the hives that were on the screens.  One -- the one with all the ants -- was small but coming along.  The other was nice -- top box fill of bees and brood and the second also fairly full.  The bottom box was empty, but they were starting cells on the bottom bars of the top box, so I reversed the hive. 

*   *   *   *   *

People ask me why I make bottom boards with 7/8" clearance and I say so I can evaporate oxalic without scorching frames.  I notice damage on the bottom of these frames from oxalic evaporation.  It won't affect the usefulness of the frames, but it goes to show.  These hives only had the 3/4 clearance since they were on screened bottoms from another source.

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At seven, I was tired and uninspired, but it wasn't early enough to quit for the day, so I did the two hives in the North Yard. They are about the same: smaller than I expect at this time, but coming along.  I thought of mowing grass until dark, but I want to sleep tonight and grass cutting in the evening triggers allergies, and I do have some planning to do.

I always cut grass late in the day because dry grass does not clump.  However late in the day, dust is a problem.  I see people mowing in the rain some times some places.  Maybe I should try it.  Perhaps the water on the grass will wash under the mower, too.

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I have been intending to get two teeth filled.  They bare now overdue.  mI'm told they may need root canals.  I was going to go to Mexico in March or April, but my charter boats kept me busy on the coast.  Now, one is giving me pain, so I may have to jet down to Puerto Vallarta next week to get it done.  I could have it done in Alberta, but the dentists here are bandits.  They would charge the government thousands and then bill me the same amount I will pay in Mexico including the airfare, and I may have additional work done while down there, so...

I skipped supper, but got hungry and ate supper late.  I know better now and that eating late affects my sleep, but I ate anyhow.

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Sunday June 4th 2017

Three Hills Forecast: Today A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 27. UV index 7 or high.  Tonight Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Rain beginning this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Amount 10 mm. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low 12..

I slept pretty well all night, but not as soundly as sometimes, waking at 0545 after maybe seven hours of sleep.

BG is 5.8 (good), and BP is 139/81 (high). Pulse is 63 (normal for a change). Weight 212, up several pounds. Go figure.

I record these things in a table going back years, trying to understand my body's rhythms and in hopes of managing my health.  What am I seeing?  Chaos. Are there patterns in there?  If there are, I can't make any sense of them.  I am seeing though, that when I eat beef, I gain weight pretty well right away.  Same with drinking red wine, or too much wine. The past several days, I ate homemade hamburgers.

*   *   *   *   *

I see that the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool scan finished and presented a report window after running quietly in the background for over a day.

Even though several unspecified infected files were reported when running, when finished, it said none.  Did it clean an infection?  I don't think so, or it would have reported it did.  On examination, the log does not report completion of the scan the way it does when running as part of a routine Windows Update.  I assume the presentation of a window report replaces the hidden report?  Who knows?

*   *   *   *   *

I have a lot to do in the next two days before I go east. Today promises to be warm with a little sun, a little rain, and a little thunder.

I have a lot to do, but am uninspired.  The mess in the house is getting to me and the best place to start is where it makes the most difference, so I worked through the plants.  That, plus vacuuming the litter as I went took a few hours.

Over winter, many smaller plants had died, having been missed in watering, or from being overwatered, so I cleaned them up and vacuumed up the dead leaves. I'm not finished, but things look much better.

Vacuuming the whole room makes a difference, too.  Between the dog shedding constantly and the plants dropping leaves, litter accumulates quickly. The flag?  It's not that I am especially patriotic, the flag is just covering a construction hole in the wall.

After supper, I drove down to visit Ken, Wendy, and Kevin.  We had a pleasant visit and I decided I'll deal with my toothache by visiting their dentist.

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All models are wrong but some are useful.
George E. P. Box

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Monday June 5th 2017

Three Hills Forecast: Today Showers ending this morning then clearing. Amount 5 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Tonight Clear. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 8.

I east fly tomorrow, so I have to get ready today.

I am amazed at how much cleaning up the living area and working on my plants has improved my mood.  Walking through the living room is a joy instead of a reminder of a job needing doing. I always keep the kitchen neat, but other areas tend to suffer periodically.

Mess and clutter can creep up on me over time.  Dust and litter from plants accumulate unless I vacuum regularly.  I also tend to leave things lying around.  With so many things going on and changing worlds so often, if I put things away out of sight I forget about them.   As a result, I tend to leave things out where they will remind me to deal with them.  I have quite a collection of unfinished jobs here and there and have to make a point of setting aside time to either complete them or ditch them. 

Throwing things out is not simple either.

As time passes, my focus changes and things that were interesting or urgent become less so, or some things present puzzles I am unable to solve easily or quickly, or need something like a part to be finished, but they are there reminding me until I figure out what to do with them.  Unless I dedicate a day to dealing with things, the job gets quite daunting.

Yesterday, I bit the bullet.. and I am glad I did.

The day is dull so far, and cool enough that I lit the furnace. This afternoon, I have to meet Ruth in Drum to hand off the dog to her and Dave.

I spent most of the day booking fares here and there. Booking on line is supposed to be fast and easy, but flying into the US means currency issues and these days websites try to read my mind.  I hate that.  Options are concealed and assumptions are made from partial data.  C'mon people guesses tend to be WRONG.

Yes, I am Canadian but I have a US$ credit card and a US$ credit card -- and, no, I do NOT want to be quoted in CAD just because I am Canadian and the issuer is Canadian, then find if I use a CAD credit card that AA has charged me in US$ and I get screwed for about five or six percent exchange fees when I wanted to pay in US$ in the first place.  Expedia is bad that way, too.  Grfrrr.

I drove down to Drum to meet Ruth at three-thirty.  When I opened the door to let Zip out of the Mercury, she just looked at me.  Ruth came and talked to here and Zip just lay there on the seat and smiled.

I had noticed that she was really enjoying being home this time and it was clear she wanted to stay with me. Too bad, she can't go where I am going, this time, anyhow.

I have been thinking that I really should not have a dog since I come and go so much and Dave complains bitterly whenever Ruth gives Zip back to me, but Zip likes me and I like her, so...

I originally got Zip from Ruth for Ellen.  The idea was that Zip would chase deer away so Ellen could garden.  Zip was always a total failure in that regard. If she could see them, she would probably befriend them.

Speaking of deer, I went to the south yard to get some boxes and spooked a deer this afternoon.  They live right here in my yard, along with all the other wildlife -- including a skunk, judging by scratching in the grass in front of some hives.

I drove home and started packing.  The job is complex because I am doing three consecutive jumps this time, but simpler because it is summer and nowhere on my route do I expect to need heavy clothing or many gadgets.

I'm off to bed early and setting multiple alarms for four AM.  That is a 'belt and suspenders' approach because I'll wake up naturally before that, but sleep more soundly knowing that an alarm is set.   I drive out of the yard at six-thirty tomorrow.

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accepted without question. -- Dr. Frank Schnell, PhD.

All models are wrong but some are useful.
George E. P. Box

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Tuesday June 6th 2017

Three Hills Forecast: Today Mainly sunny. High 24. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight Clear. Low 7.

I woke up at four and packed, did odd jobs and found I had far more time than I needed.

I left at 0645 and drove to Airdrie, where Mike was waiting and drove me to YYC. Ten hours later, Bill picked me up in Sudbury and drove me to Mom's.  The flights on Westjet were uneventful.  On the YYC-YYZ flight, I watched The Matrix again. It was not nearly as good or meaningful as I thought I remembered it.

My van started right up. I played with my tablet in the evening and stumbled across this video about alternate day fasting, the same regime that the study mentioned the other day debunked.  Go figure. (Synopsis)

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All models are wrong but some are useful.
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Wednesday June 7th 2017

Three Hills Forecast:Today Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 29. UV index 8 or very high.  Tonight Clearing late this evening. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 12.

I woke up at seven, after six hours of sleep, got up and had some oats for breakfast.  Two hours later, my BG is 6.8 and BP is 140/79. Travel effects? Checking again after a few minutes, BP is 131/77, but BG is 7.1. Measurement error?

I spent about an hour and half, out washing my boat, out in the sun at noon. 

I usually avoid the noonday sun since the hours between eleven and one solar time are the worst for UV, but I figured that getting a bit of sun will build a base so I won't get burnt later in Mexico.  Also, this gives me a chance to get used to the the heat.

Then, at two, I drove Mom to Lowes and Home Depot to buy planters for her deck and patio.  The day reached 28 degrees and this is a pleasant change.

On our return, I napped for an hour, then made supper.

After supper, I went shopping at Walmart and then drove to Bill's for a walk.  We toured the neighbourhood, staying on main streets to avoid the bugs that were plentiful anyplace that was shaded and sheltered from the breeze.

After nine, I returned to 1207 in hopes of getting to bed earlier tonight.

Today, I ate very little and that was surprising.  Hot weather tends to dull appetite, though.

I waited until I was tired, then went to bed around midnight, but could not sleep, so I got up and ate some pistachios and a mango -- and a banana.

I correct, revise and augment entries in the previous several days first
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accepted without question. -- Dr. Frank Schnell, PhD.

All models are wrong but some are useful.
George E. P. Box

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Thursday June 8th 2017

Three Hills Forecast: Today A mix of sun and cloud. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 29. UV index 8 or very high.  Tonight Mainly cloudy. Showers or thunderstorms beginning early this evening and ending after midnight. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 12.

I slept well and woke up at 0750.  Mom went to the hairdresser. I made soup and read. The soup was our lunch.

After lunch, we arranged the plants on the deck, then I went to the bank and Walmart. I then spent time obtaining health travel insurance.  That is a real time sink.

Then I cleaned the boat more, but there is a ways to go.  I was thinking of launching the boat today, but the wind was strong and gusty and I am thinking that if I launch, the cleaning will stop and there is a way to go before I am done.  I am also running out of time.

After supper, I got to watching YouTube and lately am finding YouTube is better than Netflix.

I started watching a video on changing the water pump impeller on the outboard on this boat and found myself drifting watching videos like John Coleman's How the Global Warming Scare Began, then Nobel Laureate in Physics; "Global Warming is Pseudoscience", Louder With Crowder's interview with Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace.  Fascinating stuff.  Seems pretty straight to me.  Confirmation bias?

 I correct, revise and augment entries in the previous several days first
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All models are wrong but some are useful.
George E. P. Box

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