Saturday, September 30, 2017


Last day of rehab unless Dr Closkey thinks I need more. Going to see him next week.
Pictured with Mario my rehab counselor. Think rwjohnson rahway was a great choice
Friday lunch at d'talia, Jimmy and Chris were at there best, pretty busy for lunch
Road up Central Ave to look at the house
Rae hair, went to galloping hills and hit small bucket of balls
Dinner at the scotchwood diner, Gary is so funny. He looks really good guess playing tennis keeps him young
Just ate too much plus sty in the eye is no fun too much pain in the eye area
Isabelle might not make BB at sjv but she tried 
I am proud of her
Cannot believe that Jack has three baseball games tomorrow

"Live long and prosper"

Friday, September 29, 2017


 Yom Kippur starts tonight - highest holiday on the Jewish Calendar

Have a good fast to my Jewish friends

October is up on us. Family Halloween party, you need a reservation

Oktoberfest in Germany is held at the end of September 

You never miss things until you can't have them. I am out of rehab and hope to be back on the course soon.

Italian Irish a fun event

" life has an expiration date, live it to the fullest"






Thursday, September 28, 2017


Good workout at retro
Darn it flex will not start. Called njm they are sending me a tow. Guess Bell Ford would be best. Hope it is something simple. Nothing is simple with newer vehicles. Flex started took it to George Wall Ford. Needs a new battery. $140 not too bad
Sandwich station for lunch. I had pork roll, Mommy had a cheese steak
Looked at rahway houses
Went to have my cheese danish from yesterday, someone ate the cheese and left the cake, I will pass
Corn toastee for dinner
Last rehab tomorrow, I could use a bit more but I have made good progress

"Live long and prosper"


Had a new person again, each time the program changes just a little bit. A different perspective makes each session unique. I think that it is done purposely. 
Now to try and straighten out my script situation. Stopped at CVS, nice person called Medicare. Then called optimrx and I got my scripts
Shinny diner for lunch brought salad and dessert home too much food
MGCC for gin, had an order of rye toast for dinner, just too much lunch. Lost a few bucks
Home by 1015

"Live long and prosper"

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Great workout at retro
Went to galloping hills and hit small bucket of balls
Took Mom to Lord and Taylor
Now a leisurely luncheon, she reads the menu totally. So slow to order but ends up with the obvious choice anyway.
Corn toaster for dinner
Went to doc getting a sty. Went to CVS script called in to Walmart by mistake. Something to straighten out tomorrow after rehabilitation

"Live long and prosper"

Monday, September 25, 2017


Just got a Murphy for governor ad, replace Christy. It came from a 212 exchange, too funny

"Live long and prosper"


Very hot day
Took a ride to Hamilton to watch Sergio play soccer. 
They have a store named the" pork roll store" it was closed but I will have to check it out
Giants lost but at least made a game of it
I think ball players should stick to playing ball

"Live long and prosper"

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Went to Paone wedding at Battleground Country Club.


Nicely done


Cocktail party, nice reception and Viennese tables


I may have done too much, back hurts, as well as the hip hurting too much walking. I should know better.


"Success is a journey not a destination"



Friday, September 22, 2017


Joseph put the brittanica in the recycles last night, .25 per volume cost me$20 lol. 

Rehab really rough today, got there 815 done at 1010. I think it is worth the effort. 

"Live long and prosper"

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Rehab was really tough, think Mario is trying to kill me.


Did a little chipping and putting got tired quickly need to work on getting stronger


Going to hit golf balls on Friday after rehab, spoke to Mario says he thinks I should ask doctor but doesn't think it will be an issue.


MGCC was pretty empty last night won a few bucks playing gin. Pasta night is getting very boring, I had a BLT for dinner


Saw Craig at gym he got back from Aruba last night.





"Success is a journey not a destination"



Monday, September 18, 2017

Fw: Fwd: Who doesn't love golf

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah actually means "Head of the Year." Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on the rest of the year.
As we read in the Rosh Hashanah prayers, each year on this day "all inhabitants of the world pass before God like a flock of sheep," and it is decreed in the heavenly court "who shall live, and who shall die ... who shall be impoverished and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise."

Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday , Have a good holiday 

Congratulations Steve Mauer another championship

Rehab has been going well, thanks for all the well wishes. If orthopedic doc says okay may attempt playing late October.

I have had a bad habit of not looking closely at my club bill. Just a bad thing to do 

Can't believe October is right around the corner. The posting season is coming to a close.

Glad to see that we didn't change pasta night while I was out, it is the same boring event it was before I had surgery. 

Two wrongs do not make a right. 

Golf is an honorable sport, we police ourselves. 

Halloween as a big kid it is a holiday that I enjoy.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

tough two days

Friday was Gail's wake really tough, today was the funeral. Mass at SJV but the interment was in East Hanover about 40 minites. These things are never easy. Repast was nicely done simple but ample in Clark. Saw a lot of folks that I hadn't seen in a while.


I am going to the gym just to ride bike and get a little stretching in.


Rehab yesterday was hard, Mario says I push too much and run out of steam. Gave me some tips to stretch my hamstrings, they are too tight.




"Success is a journey not a destination"



Friday, September 15, 2017


What I would like in the retirement housing:


  • 2 bedroom or 1 bedroom with a den on one floor prefer rental but will buy if absolutely necessary
  • 2 full baths
  • Small kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Utility inclusive
  • All maintenance
  • Weekly cleaning services
  • Onsite medical assistance
  • Proximity to major health care ( RWJ/Barnabus, Meridian, etc)
  • Onsite health club facility
  • Common area with a party room
  • Activity schedule
  • Access to small on site convenience store
  • Public transportation to shopping would be nice
  • Convenient parking
  • Access to family


I am still capable of driving but night driving is becoming harder. I would like access to golf but not a dealer killer. I need to be able to get my affairs in order from an expense side. The Colonia house has infrastructure issues which in the next three to four years will be very expensive.


Dr. Sharma is in Edison. Dr. Spiler is in Old Bridge. Dr. Wilkes is in Manhattan. Dr. Igles is in Brick. Dr. Yaremczak is in Woodbridge. Dr. Closkey is in Toms River. So we will need to travel no matter where we live. We travel to Doctors now.




"Success is a journey not a destination"



Thursday, September 14, 2017


Dr. Spiler old bridge, Rae's Endo
Lunch TGIF 
Waxing Colonia
Hair Chris in Clark
Glad I never take her anywhere
Ordered flowers from petricks for Gail

I make less than a Uber driver

"Live long and prosper"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Went to rehab, Mario was off so Christina took over. 15 minutes on bike, did all exercises plus one new one. 
Went to see homestead, Rae wants to be able to serve 13, she will never be happy. 

Went to Cracker Barrell in Hamilton for lunch. 

Went to Dr Sergie her leg is all better, vaccaro for desert for the mauriello family. Stopped to see how they were doing. Poor Rae had to stay home alone. 
She asked me what time tomorrow for Dr Spiller I said I had it on my calendar for 10. Was told that was impossible? She called but too late, finally she found the appointment card 1015, I was wrong. It happens

She just told me that geneen agrees with her about homestead. 

Went to club played cards

"Live long and prosper"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Deja Vu

Rae's very good friend Gail passed away. She has been sick for a while.

Went to gym. Edison family restaurant for lunch. Then to Walmart Edison got Rae scooter and then I went to the Metuchen library. Picked her up (2 hours) then home. Now at 726 we are at Avenue so she can pay her bill. I am afraid that I am destined to the same routine going forward, I hate waiting hours at a time while she rides around stores.

Thank God she finally realized that going to mauriello house tonight was a bad idea.

"Success is a journey not a destination"

Monday, September 11, 2017

Past week

Orthopedic doctor suggested I take a longer stride, no short steps or shuffling ( not easy to change). Also, try walking more upright. 
Saturday night had dinner at bertucci very competent waitress and nice to. Joe had a coupon saved 25% a pleasant surprise. 
Went to Monmouth park for birthday party, nice day but long and uneven ground to walk on
Good to see fratterolos 
I think I have had hurricanes coverage, too much information glad irma is moving in land
Getting dressed now and going for coffee and rehab 

"Live long and prosper"

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Went to orthopedic surgeon today, all good. I can drive, go to gym, putt and chip. 6 more weeks of rehab but that's a good thing

"Live long and prosper"

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fw: Fwd: But can she putt?

 School has started so drive extra careful, kids usually don't look until it is too late

Wet leaves on the road just as slippery as oil

You never miss something totally until you can't have it, I have missed a full season of golf (it sucked), please don't take MGCC for granted it is a privilege to be a member.

Rehab is progressing should be ready for next season. 

Fall brings the high holy day, have a good fast
Rosh Hashanah 9/20-9/22 

Yom Kippur 9/29 (sundown)

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017


After a long weekend rehab was really tough. I know it's a good thing going forward. I am bushed

"Live long and prosper"

Monday, September 4, 2017

School Starts

School starts tomorrow wishing everyone a fun and healthy year


"Success is a journey not a destination"



Labor day

Having a fun picnic at Aunt Bella and Uncle Steve

"Success is a journey not a destination"

Saturday, September 2, 2017


A week in and feeling great. Rehab does make me tired but worth the effort. Rae driving me nuts she just doesn't understand that she is not the only person hurting. Her friend Gail very sick, my sister Meg detached retina everyone is having issues.
Walked to the Lucas house up hill all the way.
Hoping to get to the gym sometime next week.

"Success is a journey not a destination"