CPAP Mask

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A bit odd, I snapped this photo with the reverse camera lens on my iPhone in total darkness last night. I’ve had to wear a CPAP Mask since 2011 because of my horrid snoring and heart disease. Actually, you become very used to having the mask strapped to your brain every night. I wake up feeling much better because of the technology.

My machine needed replacement a few weeks ago to the tune of $925.00 big American dollars. The old machine simply quit. it just croaked, leaving me in a pickle jar. Fortunately, we have a really nice CPAP store a few minutes drive from me on Sahara Avenue. Fortunately, i had the funds for the purchase! The new machine is far advanced from the old unit which provided just one level of air pressure, the new unit adjusts to the needed pressure.

It adjusts automatically to the correct pressure to keep your throat open, that pressure isn’t always the same from day to day. I don’t know how it works but I’m very grateful for the technology as it has made my sleep so much better. I originally had the needed sleep test, where a jillion wires are glued to your skull. That totally sucked!

My now ex wife insisted I get the mask so that she could get some sleep! I guess I should thank her at this point for insisting since the device has improved my life so much over the years, in spite of the serious indentations the mask straps put on your skin which take about two hours to fade away. Every day. Would you like to go to work or the grocer in the morning looking like that? Trust me, you get beyond the self conscience-ness of that.

Lunch At Grape Street

I’ve been planning on seeing the new movie Guardians Of The Galaxy for a few days and got back home a bit ago from seeing it – fantastic! Awesome! You won’t be disappointed! Almost from the very first minute, this movie digs deep into the action, and I mean basically non-stop action! The music selections for the movie are in my view nothing short of brilliant, ranging in the decades, but so well intertwined with what’s going on on the screen.

Since I’m such a Sci-Fi geek, this movie was made even more enjoyable and some of the major name stars in the movie were a huge surprise too. Seriously, if you love a good Sci-Fi flick and non-stop action, get your ticket. My ticket was $15.00 plus tax, not a cheap ticket at all for just one person but I believe the movie is worth every red cent.

I hit Grape Street Italian Restaurant for an early lunch before walking a short distance to the movie. I had a roast turkey sandwich which was nothing less than delicious, and some yummy fresh bread, made fresh right in the restaurant. Summerlin has an incredible choice of culinary delights! If your a local, give them a try, I’m certain I’ll be back!

A couple snaps via the iPhone7 at Grape Street 🌴

Linear

Linear usually means one way or in a straight line. This tiny linear is a signal amplifier I use occasionally in a mobile environment. It takes the five watts or less that my hand-held (HT) radio outputs, and amplifies it up to about thirty five watts, a pretty good ratio. If your not a ‘techy’ who’s interested in most kinds of radio communications, this may not interest you but I hope it does!

The Tunnel

I’ve posted this tunnel before, there are several of them in this area. I used the iPhone7 for this photo as well as the silly video. It’s been such a beautiful day today, full sun and 88 degrees! Gotta get out there and enjoy the beautiful day.