Chapter 26

July 30th, 2010

Sunday Visit

By the time I arrived at The Cabin, around 15:45hrs (3:45pm), there was such a downpour that I could hardly see the road. I pulled into the long gravel driveway, and sat in the Jeep until the monsoon let-up for a few

seconds, and made a mad dash for the front door, disarming the Choice One Alarm System, and bringing-in my overnight duffel bag. Jenny was happy to see me, at least. I unpacked what little I'd brought, refilled her food and water dishes, cleaned out her litter box in the 2nd BR, and all was well in Adam's Junction, once again.

I shaved, showered and changed into some clean, dry clothes, and went through the 'fridge, freezer and pantry to see what to make for a late lunch or early dinner. Pasta with Arugula, Pine Nuts and Lemon Sesame Vinaigrette and Chanterelles w/ White Wine, Butter & Parsley sounded good, with a glass of 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, a Cuban cigar (don't ask), and finishing-up some reading. I turned-on the AC, checked all the windows and doors, armed the building, and began cheffing.

I've gone from 247-lbs down to 210-lbs in under 7 weeks, and still have a way to go to get to 175-lbs, my "fighting weight", where I feel good and can fit-easily back in size 36" Lee® Jeans. Cutting out 95% of dairy products, breads, ice cream etc etc etc has been tough, but my BP has dropped from 274/194 to 138/85, and my doctor is very pleased, so far. Plus, I've cut-out almost all salt and use herbs instead. Sure, I still smoke 1-2 pack of Marlboro®s a day, but if/when I start the Chantix® Regimen, that should diminish quickly, if not stop altogether. Big IF, since I've heard/read bad things about

Chantix®.

I did the dishes, fed & watered Jenny for the night called it a day at 19:00hrs (7pm), armed the building, set the alarm for 04:00hrs (4am) and headed to the Master Bedroom. She quickly joined me, at the foot of the bed.

Up at 04:00hrs (4am), it was time to head back to York, as I had to be at work by 06:15hrs (6:15am) to open-up The Complex before the LSCP Crew arrives at 07:00hrs (7am) and the Staff at 08:00hrs (8am). I checked the windows and doors, porch light timer, loaded the Jeep, armed the building and headed out the long road to I-83 South, to my Condo in East York.

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