Hello is it me your looking for?

okay I am being silly, I Hope all my posts are educational, give one pause for thought or maybe you found them boring or confusing. that is okay.

a brief overview my low carb diet is cuput, nothing I do seems to help me lose any fat weight. ow well, I know what doens’t work, but dont know what will work without causing blowback or damage to me and my health.

I am getting the feeling based on research, experiences and contemplation that losing weight is not about reducing calories which only shrinks fat cells I think as long as those fat cells are there and empty that htey give off signals to eat eat the house down to fill them up again, I think there is a way to get the body to destroy these fat cells since they will no longer be needed. so how to convince your body it doesnt need them anymore for survival? if you figure this out let me know.

The term is called apoptosis, the body destroys cells that are damaged or no longer needed. they did not think the body did this to fat cells but finding they do apoptosis the fat cells not needed. but how do you get your body convinced to do that? if our bodies can create them they surly can destroy them.  I will have to research this and do more compteplation.

now as I sit I watch some guy in a backhoe working the land next door getting ready to build a house there. I kind of wish I had a job working these big machines. it would be a cool job. the weather has been a bit cool latly not much sunshine, bummer.  here are some more photos for you to enjoy.

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how peace will be achieved.

IMG_6334howdy gang, just got back from the outer banks a few days ago. got some really pretty photos, will try and put some on here.

Here is some helpful maybe even interesting to you tidbits. We all want to live in a world where peace and security and prosperity abound. But why is peace and security elusive? Well lets examine this issue, what is peace, and security? Is it not a condition where one is at peace with himself and others and even with God? is it not also nothing to disturb that peace? no wars, criminals, creepy people and wicked people around? think about it what if all the liars and murderers, and theives and greedy persons were gone right now all in a puff of smoke?

What would the world be like? NO greedy ceos, corporate shareholders, no lying and hypocritical politicians, no impatient and hateful people around stealing your stuff, shooting people for no reason and no abuse of power, I mean what would life be like even with some of the other problems we have?

would it not be 90 percent better? now the question is which person are you, are you a honest, loving your neighbor, loving Gods laws and principles person or are you one of the ones that dissappear in a puff of smoke person? Think hard on this one, ask you self am I worshipping the creator the God of the bible the God of the universe properly?

how can you tell? well do your commit sexual immorality? do you commit homosexual acts? do you lie? cheat? steal? are you physically or verbally abusive to others including your family? are you patriotic? do you feel wars are justified in some situations? do you put sports, recreation, food and drink, drugs or other things ahead of God and his standards? According to the bible his standards are for our benefit, not his. Isaiah 48:17-18 and 1 John 5:3.

why are they to our benefit? what do you think? now imagine if you will if everyone obeyed say tho shalt not steal. now how much better do you think life would be if just this one principle was obeyed by all? Or how about if everyone on planet earth obeyed not murdering? now imagine in your minds eye what life would be like, how this would apply in all situations of life.

HOw about if no one commited sexual immorality. what would be the results? hum, no abortions, no disease transmission, no broken homes, no broke down society and communities,  and no one parent families (except in cases of death). Now how does that make you feel?

what if all obeyed tho shalt not bear false witness (encompasses more than just telling lies goes as far as not commiting fraud or false testimony in a court of law, or court of public opinion). no phoney or fake news stories, nothing written that is not true meant to stir up hatred for others based on race culture creed or color.

I mean it goes down to alot of the problems in society is just that people dont know or care about proper moral standards. there is no love of God no love of neighbor and no love of all the gifts God gave us. These moral and spritural values cannot be circumvented, you cannot plant a apple seed and get a pear tree no matter how hard you try to make it so. we reap what we sow.

we cannot sidestep Gods laws and principles and except good results, even if those negative results dont happen right away. people keep trying to, they keep looking ot men (such as scientists or politicians) to tell them good or bad right and wrong,  they keep trying to get around these standards, but to no avail, they even came up with the theory of evolution to avoid any accountablity or to be able to say the bible is wrong and we can do what we want without conseqences and when conseqences happen we ask for the government for a bailout or ask for others to shut up about the behavior, or to make it illegal to express a different opinion because it bursts the bubbles of those doing wrong as they try to pretend their lifestyle harms no one not even themselves.

So is God going to forever tolerate lawbreakers? well what if he did not intervene ever what would happen? Would not the world continue to be a place of suffering and injustice and misery? would not everything collaspe? econmically, materially, enviromentally, spriturally, morally? Woudl not the righteous be swallowed up by the wicked? How would you feel about a creator of all things who would just let the suffering and wickedness continue? could you love him? Would it be justice to let the bad people continue to harm the good people? Does not the conditions we see today sully the name of God or even destroy a belief in his existance? I dont know about you but I hate it when people suffer because of the bad actions of others and they get away with it, or get a light sentence. surly God is more rightous and just then me, surly he is more indiginant then even a lowly human like myself.

But why does he permit wickedness even for a short time? that my friend would take a whole another post.  A scripture I like to read to people is found at psalms 37:9-11 and proverbs 2:21-22 it gives us reason to believe that wicked peoples days are numbered.

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violence

gailardia1howdy my friends. I was just on youtube and was watching a video among others like it about government interference with exercising rights. made me think about all the violence being commited everyday to the point people dont think of it as violent.

In america life seems pretty peaceful compared to syria, africa, and other middle eastern nations, and compared to europe where they seem to be having alot of terrorist attacks and violent protests for one thing or another. Or it could be less so simply because the news media can make things appear worse then they are so I wouldnt trust them.

Anyhow I was thinking of all the ways we are affected or perpetuating violence in our lives without realizing it Example, there are so many horse lovers out there, me being one of them, so many dog owners and animal owners in general. How many times have we done things which we were taught is correct and good? for example how many ride with bits in a horses mouth? how many use spurs? how many lock their horses in stalls for hours at a time and how many beat their horses when they buck rear or forcefully move around the person? How many get involved in horses sports either as participants or obsevers?

Much of this is very violent, bits hurt even in the best hands spurs too, a horse being locked up is like a prison sentence, denying them the stimulation of being with other horses interacting and chasing and sometimes even playing together and yes fighting too it is how herd dynamics works who is higher who is lower who is a trustworthy leader who isnt, stuff like that.  many horse misbehaviors are due to human ignorance in how horses feel see and hear things. Bits I learned myself do not control a horse, they can lead to bucking and running away. Please dont blame the horse when things go wrong it is always the humans fault.

another way we commit violence is how we treat our dogs, locking them up in a house for hours a day without compansionship or stimulation or play. We put collars on them instead of harnesses which might be better I dont know, we feed them crappy dog food,  When we realize how animals are what their needs are we can better provide them a better happier existance.

of course this applies to all animals. me personally I love birds would love a macaw or parrot but refuse to get one since I hate putting animals in cages. no cages do not cage your dog either. it is cruel and violent. Another way we are violent without knowing is when we waste the family income on drugs or alcohol or gambling whether on lottery or stock market. When you smoke cigerattes around those who have no choice to leave or move elsewhere. do not smoke around your family in the  house it is unloving.

These things we dont typically think of as violent but they are, the word violence comes fromthe word violate and violate means as one of the defintions I seen in a dictionary to violate the rights of another.  When the government tells you,  you need permits or a license to exercise a right you already have, this is a form of violence. when your forced to pay taxes on your land and house you paid for that is a form of violence.  When your forced to pay for goods and services you do not want or when behaviors are criminalized simply because of economic considerations rather than for justice then this is violent.

Example is off grid living, many are taking this option as a way to reduce the cost of living and enjoy more time in leisure and family time and of course rest. many are working to many hours per week just to live decently. Not a good thing really. Anyhow, they are criminlizing this as well, threatening to arrest people who do so on their own private property, who violate the right of the people to live as they please when they are not harming anyone else. no victim no crime is the saying I hear alot. I have been watching many videos on this and see this as a violation (violence) against the right of a person to enjoy their property as they see fit.

this reminds me of a bible prophecy that John recorded in revelation. It speaks about the last days (our day) when the sun gets incredibly hot, now before you freak out this is a symbolic, the sun is already hot enough to scorch you if a pin sized part of it is within 90 miles of you. Anyway this sun represents unrightous rulers. they scorch mankind by tyrannizing over them, by harassment, by injust actions against the people for whatever the justification. They commit violence against people everyday with their wars against others (like the drug war, or carnal war against other nations, war on poverty etc) many of these wars are unjust on it’s face and are a form of oppression as hot as the sun. Hence mankind is being oppressed by unrightous rulers all over the world. This sun by the way is plagued by God in that he has decreed them wicked. To be destroyed per his heavenly government.

Also in revelation the governments of hte world are described as mutant wild beasts. They are vicious, violent, there is that word again, and bloodthirsty. they eat their own children too symbolically speaking. so violence is all around us, we just need to recognize it. we are so desenstized to this stuff. Much of what I see due ot bible training is violence on a grand scale in the name of peace or safty. Building permits, licenses to have a business, licenses to work (social security number) invisible contracts that they apply against people without justification or right.  Whenever a city or county imposes codes and regulations on people without a bonifide contract then you have violence again. using the ignorance of people to understand real law as opposed to legal or illegal and enforcing codes and regulations they have no lawful basis for. Shame is the name of the one who commits violence against their neighbor.

Homelessness is also being criminalized. homeless are having what little they have taken away they are pushed out and pushed away, I remember a video of officers tearing down tents and taking them and pushing the homeless people out. Sad really people need to live somewhere and where they were was a public place, not harming anyone. not like they camped out on someones yard.  What is even more violent about the whole thing is that the earth belongs to Jehovah, it belongs to the creator and no human has a right to push people off the land when they are harming no one else. what is the point of having the commons or public areas for all to use when only selected alls are allowed to use it? it is for the homeless to is it not? as long as they are not being trashy and not harassing people? Why not provide basic services like a restroom to them for a toilet and bath? The rulers of this world spend trillions on corporate welfare and wars and their preparation and on their own pocket books surly they can afford to take some fo that and help the homeless have some basic amenties?

now if the homeless are drunk and high on drugs they need to be in a place where they cannot get access to them to clean them up. Please remember to that many use drugs and giving them money as a hand out is not a good idea, you enable their behavior, give clothes or food instead. direct them to a shelter if there is one. Many on drugs dont use shelters because they are not allowed to use drugs or being high while there.

of course there more evidence of violence being done that people dont recognize as such, this is due to lack of education and ignorance on what right and wrong is, what good and bad is, what is law what is not stuff like that. The rulers are guilty of fraud, (constructive fraud) theft on a grand scale, and murder. And the people who do not respect right and wrong and good and bad from Gods standpoint who support said rulers or legalism are too guilty of violence too. They support the “sun” by voting, by praising them, by advocating for them etc. now many of these rulers dont think of themselves are wicked or violent but htey are. perception and reality are quite different.

I personally think the time is right for devine intervention, the signs are all there, the prophecies fullfilled just waiting for that final push. But do many recognize this? nope, Just as the days of noah were the day of the son of man will be, they were eating drinking men marrying building etc and too no note, no note of what? the signs of the times, the evidence that God was starting to intervene, what signs? noahs preaching and teaching, the protection he received from god to keep those nephilim from murdering him, ability to build a ark no one knew about before, the ability to bring animals in who came on their own he did not have to go get them,  the evidences was there but they took no note, they did not want to be bothered wiht making adjustments to their lifestyles (sound familiar?) eVen tho they complained and were frightened by the violence, again much violence was not so obvious, no doubt the nephlim and materialized angels were not murdering adn killing all the time, mostly they were partying all the time getting drunk,high and having sex. something that seems normal for consenting adults. Kind of like today. They were killing animals for food no doubt very cruely but many probably did not recognize that as violent, I am sure there is alot more.

And the victims of this violence were not all violent themselves they no doubt felt secure that god would not destroy them since they were victims not perpetuators of this violence. But they did not show faith in God nor obedience to his requirements hence they lost out.

I do hope this post was informative and educational.  Time for this world is running out, the signs are there, you know the old saying when the sky is calm and peaceful the storm is not far away, or something like that, that calm before the storm.

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pretty nice place on the esturary bird watching so many birds hard to get pictures of them with a long lens to move it fast enough to focu fast enough. very pretty and peaceful there.

 

 

 

I am still here

I am still here, been doing my diet thing and exercise thing for about (diet since january) and the gym almost 8 weeks now. here is a report, I lost weight and did not even know it, I feel better overall, I have more strength and stamina. I can climb steps better, now that it is getting warmer I am going to be riding my bike (hopfully) and walking my remaining dog. Had to put one dog down two weeks ago. sad. But I also finally started to sleep better not waking up every hour. I have to ask does anyone understand why when you start to eat well and exercise why it takes so long for sleep to improve? I have had sleep problems for decades. the past four days I am sleeping like a log. havnet done that since I was a kid.

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Seen this yesterday. cool. hopfully the sleep thing will be the norm rather then the exception. time will tell.

 

low carb diet

img_20160702_211329687howdy gang, well the low carb high fat diet is cuput, I am following a whole foods diet incorporating lots of veggies and fruits and coconut oil, olive oil some butter, not really measured or anything just what I am hungry for.  similar to the my plate pyramid. but I am not reducing fats on purpose or anything if I want milk I still drink even if it is 2 percent because I seem to digest it much better (no gall bladder). but it is not dominate or anything.

just started at a gym, with physical prescribed exercise, and went to a seminar about nutrtion, to help me decide what foods to eat lots of. got my prescription today.  now I dont cater to the caloire in caloire out thing. I believe the body gets fat for a different reason. because everyone is always trying to eat less or telling me to. nope not going to do it. my body will rebel, and will get fatter and make me overeat later on to gain the weight back (minus the muscle lost despite exercise) nope not going to do it. no no no. now where is this concept of deliberate restriction or counting caloires or measuring and counting helping most people to lose fat weight permenantly. not unless your a fan of being tired, fatigues, hungry and fighting back cravings to over eat on pizza or something. YOu dont see it in nature.

no where did I read in the bible that God expects us to maintain a healthy weight by dieting and restricting and counting caloires or whatnot? nope, animals do by instinct and we have instincts too that will work if we stop trying to take our weight control into our own hands or the hands of others to know what is best when our bodies know quite well. But a big but, low quality food eating all the time can derail that instinct or maybe triggors it, not sure, to conserve, slow metabolism and burn muscle us to conserve caloires despite eating alot of it.

now I have been following this a month now, and feel better and I dont have to force anything I just  make meals based on whole, natural foods (like sweet potatoes for example) whole grain rices and rice mixes, squash is good too, I have been eating butternut squash which I never had before. like it, I have several cook books I bought and they have been helping me love spices, herbs and veggies and veggie starches and such meals. yummy!!

I learned to make my own whole grain bread too. delicious.  let me just say I am finding if I try to eat junkier food I get sick. hum, think I am on to something here. lets see how it pans out. oh by the way when I went to my healh assessment thing I found I lost 11 pounds. totally unexpected that is for sure. will it continue? that is the question.

STAY TUNED FOR FUTHUR DEVELOPMENTS!!

 

 

 

low carb update

img_5984I hope all is well, finally getting over a sinus infection, again, this virus is going around, my doctor said this is the measurement of society misery, this time of year, all the sickeness they are seeing. I have to take a antibiotic which I dont like as it messes up with the flora in my gut. not a good thing. anyway finding it harder to follow my low carb, probably due to this sickeness and antibotic use, and I have been hungrier than usual since following this diet. hopfully I will be able to get totally back on it once this infection is cleared and my gut is back to normal thank goodness for bottles of kefir to drink.

I had like three days worth of fever and it made me dehydrated I hardly had much of a appetite either, and when I went to the doctor my bp was really in the nice and healthy range. oh mabye this carb diet is working after all, but now i think it is because I was so dehydrated that it caused my lower bp (normal pressure even with meds is around 190+ over 90+ to 100 range) oh well I got to excited. I have been checking it now that I am better and it is back up close tothe ranges mentioned.

Really started to get bumbed that my health issues will never be resolved no matter what diet Ifollow nor matter how much I exercise or how many supplements or vitad3 or anything. maybe the number of bp that are considered healthy are actually manmade and arbitrary?

what do you all think?

 

chinese language

Howdy gang, me again, I hope everyone is feeling good today, not sick or tired or feeling depressed.  today I am writting to you about learning a new language.

I have been meandering and playing around with learning chinese.  I have several apps on my android and a few books helping to do this. what is interesting about this language is how the word structures are just so different.

example, You and I would say, I went to the library yesterday at something o clock, they say it I, yesterday, to the library, at o clock went,  something like this, or it is I yesterday, at o clock to the library went, not sure,  I am finding it hard to learn. it is a slow process for me. after a year and a half trying to learn it I still cant speak hardly any of it.

I am curious have any of you tried to learn chinese, or  korean or some language that is quite different from english or your native language? What helped you to learn it andwhat problems have you had?  what is really neat is if you google translate english into chinese it comes up and all you have to do is type your sentence into the box andit translates it into tradition or simplifed characters and I  use my pleco camara to translate to pinyin. really cool.

today it is so cold out and light dusting of snow I am like stuck in the house, not feeling well either, kind of feel like I am getting a sinus infection, hopfully just my normal allergies bothering me.  So I am looking at my grammar and reading and writting chinese text books I just got a couple of days ago.

anyway here aer some more pictures for you to enjoy.

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low carb dieting

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How is everyone today? I want to discuss something, we as a society are obessed with diets. Why? could it be because we are having health issues we cant seem to get a handle on? could it be because we are tired of being sick and tired?

I have a history of diets that would fill a book. I did hte low caloire diets the most. low fat then low carb diets.  A friend of mine as we speak is doing semi starvation diet, and I know what the end result will be, and it wont be pretty. Anyway this is experience and research talking.

I decided I had to do something, I know forcing my body to go without macronutrients it cries for wouldnt work, as my body is determined to survive (a good thing by the way) just frustrating when your obese and tired. I thought about it for a while, mulled over what I knew, what I did not know, and decided. I am going low carb but with a twist.

I will make sure to eat some so called bad carbs ketogenic diets avoid like the plague. What carbs? well let me see, oat bran cereal? a tablespoon of raw honey? a big bowl of strawberries? (they want people to portion control even low carb fruits).  What else? I decided if my body wants it I will give it, like a raw potatoe with mineral salt when I am craving crunchy carb with salt.

I have been following this over a month and I am reporting some interesting observations. one is I listened to my body (as a example one day) and was really hungry for some rice, beans, meat and cheese and salad, so I ate a bowl of it, and drank some pop ( I had been following it for about 3 weeks and not having alot of cravings for carbs) and did you know I did not much of appetite the rest of the day? I was absolutly not hungry? many people who follow low carb find when they eat carbs they cant stop eating the rest of the day.

even I found myself needing to eat constantly when I eat alot of carbs in one setting. but no, not this time. anyway that was a few days ago and the past couple of days I have had little to no appetite for carbs. In fact I am not waking up hungry like a wolf. LOL. Anyway I feel more refreshed in the morning usually I am dragging. weird. I am also not hungry even as I type this and do not feel shaky, foggy or lightheaded or weak. Hum interesting.

But anyway I am finding that carbs are not bad, they are just no appropriate if you having some health issues with it. And I am wondering if low carb diets dont have to be a permanet diet to better your health and lose weight (not sure if I lost any but I sure do feel better) if all you have to do is go low carb to heal your body so it can handle glucose better from whole high quality carbs like fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans.

For one thing if your insulin levels are always to high day or night, (higher than naturally they would be otherwise) because those cells are avoiding the sugar dont want it for whatever reason (but are still straving however because they  are empty and need energy hence the hypoglycemia symptoms we all seem to have?)Then it makes sense to get that insulin down, and not jsut to burn fat either, to get the leptin message through to the brain? once the brain realizes your very fat (otherwise it would of never made you eat the house down everyday) it can send the signal to eat less?

well I am seeing that happening gradually. I have not only lost cravings for alot of carbs, (still have a small amount and it takes only a small amount to quiet it) but finding I am going longer and longer between meal before I get hungry or and food desire.

Or the fat cells main job may have not been just storage of fat, its job could of been there to sweep up all the sugar that is floating around and not going anywhere and is damaging the body cells with all that glycation. And its job could of also been to recycle cholesterol that gets damaged via the same mechnisms and itself could be getting damaged and thus must increase in number (you get fatter) to handle the load, many cells make the load lighter and less damaging?

Just some ideas here, so if you cannot handle alot of sugar (carbs) then what is a body to do for energy? fat. not only is fat used for energy it is used for rebuilding the cells damaged parts. Interesting, the substance so maligned by the world is actually what is going ot heal us? fat takes longer to oxidize (as anyone who left a stick of real butter on the counter finds out) and doesn’t interfere with insulin leptin signaling.

do you suppose the medical establishment knows this or do you suppose they are like the average human not sure of anything?  I will report back more findings as I preceed. nothing like having a diet that actually decreases appetite. when I was low caloring dieting (weight watchers was once I did) I was constantly hungry over time that hungry grew, my running suffered. my energy levels suffered and after a about 3 months I could not stand the fake famine anymore and binged and ate the whole planet.

Never again, now when I hear health gurus tout anything requiring you to suffer, (pain is a signal tothe body something is a miss, a threat to survival) cant be right. so far so good with this diet, in fact I am  starting to get mildly hungry. But not sure what I am hungry for yet.

What do you all think? Here is a theory I have, if you eat low carb that gives the body a chance to heal from all the damage from a junky food diet, or weight loss dieting history, and a low quality diet longterm? so if that is hte case maybe quality carbs will eventually be okay once this healing is over. But how to tell if that is the case? when do I know when to eat them again? I figure my body my appetite and my cravings (as long as craving is for fruit veggies whole grains and beans) will tell me. YOu think?

Well just some musing and sharing today. thanks for reading.

 

 

outer banks again for 2016

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ocracoke, look at all those birds around that ship, I used a 600 mm sigma long lens for these shots of ships

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great shots you can even see the crew, while I was watching these guys a dolphin went buy close to shore

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here is some more,

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cormorant back of fatty resturant in buxton, at a salt water marsh that leads to the sound,

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this guy I got alot of shots of, behind fattys resturant again, (if you want real honest to goodness ice cream their herseys ice cream is the bomb.)

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ah what is over there, hark, it is my imagination running wild again invisioning me living by this lighthouse where I plant a giant red wood 100 feet from it and watch it grow to full maturity and die in God’s new world where death and sin and wickedness and property taxes and man made oppression will be gone. actually your laughing at me arnt you?

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sunrise over the atlantic ocean, very pretty,

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sunrise behind the lighthouse view motel, really nice motel you get a nice clean room at a reasonable price off season.

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remember this plant from past posts? this was behind the falcon motel which is now in disrepair and being sold (the fence is damage by thepool and the pool was full of debris and stuff) now look at it after hurricane matthew

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poor plant was so pretty now it is destroyed from the salt water flooding.

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we fished on this soundside peir we were actually on our way to the aquarium when we came across this (and we also came across the visitor center for alligator river refuge and pea island refuge and allthe cool stuff they had inthere plus a gift shop which I naturally bought some pretty things there ) I did not catch anything but it allowed my husband to show me how to cast and now when something has the bait stuff like that.

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bodie lighthouse,

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my hubby fishing ocracoke island.  this is all for now.