Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Day 276 – (AD 1,438) – 26.1 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I have crossed another threshold. I have completed 80.02% of my total journey. Who would have thought that I would keep on keeping-on? And this morning I pedaled 26.1 miles on my Schwinn 170.

My totals now are 30,569.8 miles; 49,197.4 kilometers. I still have 7,631.8 miles to go.


And this morning I reached my next goal, Fournier Crater. I continued 22.6 miles beyond in the direction of my next destination and goal point, Libya Montes. I have completed 3.5% of the new distance.

This morning’s FBS dropped 10 points. I had a hankering for Tourtière last night. I used to make a couple always for Christmas Eve in days gone by. And I think I can still do the same.


Filling is Ground Beef and Pork and mashed Potatoes with a bunch of spices, which were a few more as mentioned in the recipe.

Rainbow Cranes
JS AB - 2017
Rainbow Cranes Update - Our Rainbow Cranes are looking better than expected. The inner top and all 36 Cranes have been quilted. Next step the border.

Questions answered –

Andy does not use a "ruler" to sew the straight lines. He uses tape.

The Crane blocks are NOT paper-pieced. I created an #Accuquilt design and die which we use to cut the fabric for all the Cranes and the surrounding background of each individual block.

The Crane block is 6" square. I also created a 5" one.

Something to think about and appreciate –


BBC.com just made notice that “Stephen Hawking PhD readers crash Cambridge University website”.

Soapbox –

#45’s approval rating at FiveThirtyEight is continuing on a steady downward path. Whenever it does turn-around the approval rating is still lower than the lowest ever for President Gerald Ford.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Day 275 – (AD 1,437) – 26.6 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled my Schwinn 170 26.6 miles. Totals – 30,543.7 miles; 49,155.4 kilometers.


And I have completed 99.4% of the 580 miles between Liris Valles and Fournier Crater. I have picked my next destination which is 650 miles away from Fournier Crater. Stay-tuned to tomorrow to find out where.

My early morning blood sugar count dropped 7 points when I made a dish of homemade Bistro Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage two nights ago.

But contrariwise it went up 19 points when I went out to supper a Bonefish Grill. My guess would be the Bang Bang Shrimp and the sauce used on the Snapper.

Overall, I am keeping on a downward track, blue line, when I calculate out my A1c.


Rainbow Cranes update - 4th quadrant quilting. Now on to the border. And if you get a chance “Like” our Quilts SB Facebook page. I believe we’re just at about 700 likes.


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Jim

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 274 – (AD 1,436) – 25.8 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 25.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals now stand at 30,517.1 miles; 49,112.6 kilometers.


And I only have 5.1% of the distance remaining to my next goal point Fournier Crater.

Have you ever had one of those days that you sort of wonder what you should be doing? Yep. It is one of those days.

Rainbow Cranes update - Lower right- hand quadrant completed. One more quadrant and outside border remaining.


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Jim

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 273 – (AD 1,435) – 27.4 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

The Quest in attempt to electronically pay a bill on time.

I did not get my Jim Trek’s posting up online yesterday as I spent another 4 hours, after al-ready spending 16 hours, attempting to track down and fix my electronic payment between Citibank, Fairpoint Communications, and Verizon.

It seems that when I tried and set up an electronic payee with Citibank online the default for the new account number that Verizon gave me is an old Fairpoint Communications format. Therefore, in the Citibank electronic funds wire system that account number still defaults to an old Verizon account to Fairpoint Communications. According to Fairpoint Communications they have not had a relationship with Verizon for at least 10 years.

Well luckily, I initiated the first electronic payment well in advance that I was not late with my payment due, but my original payment is still sitting with Fairpoint Communications. In turn I had to present proof to Fairpoint Communications from Citibank that the funds had incorrectly been sent to them and not to Verizon. Subsequently I reissued another payment to Verizon, sent fax documentation to Fairpoint Communication, and finally reissued a new bill payment to Verizon.

This means that I have spent a total of at least 20 hours on the phone talking to representa-tives at a combination of these three companies.

And to top it all I am always amazed at the final and last question that each representative had in common. “Thank you for your business, Mr. Smith. Is there anything else that I can do for you?”

My response “Do you provide new prescriptions for blood pressure increases?”

10 years! And who is to blame?

Yesterday I pedaled 27.4 miles on my Schwinn 170. I burned 1,483 calories, again a new record. My totals are now 30,491.3 miles; 49,071.1 kilometers.


And I have completed 90.4% of the distance to my next goal. Looks like I am going to have to find a new one.

A Genealogy Hunt update - Part 914sr – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Another DNA 111 Marker Match https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/


I just received news from Family Tree DNA that my Smith Y-DNA has another 111-Marker match. This time with a 9 Genetic Distance. The match is one John Faree Follis. This now makes that I have 8 relatively close 111 Y-DNA marker matches.

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Jim

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 272 – (AD 1,434) – 26.3 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 26.3 miles. Totals recorded now at 30,463.9 miles; 49,027.0 kilometers.


I have also completed 85.7% of the distance to my next goal point.

Thought this afternoon -


Soapbox –

A rock and a hard place. Period. The New Yorker, in the October 23, 2017 issue published a “Letter From Washington” by Jane Mayer, “The Danger of President Pence”.

“The worse the President looks, the more desirable his understudy seems. The more Trump is mired in scandal, the more likely Pence’s elevation to the Oval Office becomes, unless he ends up legally entangled as well.”

Rainbow Cranes update - Quilting continues. Top 2 quadrants almost completed. Effective center sashing.


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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim