Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Wednesday, June 27, 2012
            Lately I have been waking up for the day at around five or six in the morning. That’s even after going to bed at 11-12-01 in the morning. This morning I was up around six, got dressed and went for a walk. I walked for1:03:25 hours, 2.88 miles, burned 285 calories and walked at an average speed of 2.7 mph.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Saturday, June 23, 2012
Corey Jepson
This was what we c...11:09 AM (1 hour ago)
Corey Jepson
11:13 AM (1 hour ago)
This one is a better view.     
The lights to the right of the photo is our neighborhood.

Friday, June 22, 2012

from my therapist

Jay Steineckert (
Thu 6/21/12 1:28 PM

Dear Fred, you are really getting in touch with some sadness inside and I am glad you are talking to me and to your friend Emily. Is she a friend? You are right that it is good for you to talk to someone about your feelings, someone that cares and understands and shuts up and lets you talk. So good job. How often do you get the message ? About your questions of being possessed or having a multiple personality disorder, I will be able to tell you for sure about both of those next time you come. I think you do not have either, but I do think there are two Freds....the Fred that you manage and that everyone sees and is nice to everyone and feels obligated to take care and befriend everyone. Then there is the other Fred, the real guy, the one no one sees, and he is deep inside and we love him and want him to come out more...but he is sad and angry and hurt. Jay

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rodney King

The police issued a statement today saying they’d like to thank  him for his cooperation when they went to pick him up this time.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Thursday, June 14, 2012

                It’s been a busy day. After a bowl of three different kinds of cold cereal I dropped in on Tom, my chiropractor and got an adjustment. From there I went for my first visit with my new counselor, Jay Steineckert to work on my depression and panic attacks. He is a former bishop and very personable. We spent much of the hour laughing—and asking and answering questions etc. I told him about the traumatic times in my childhood and my relationship with my Grandfather Jepson. We talked about my dreams and after telling him a couple of them and telling him I have them on computer he said he had to have a copy of them. He said that for next time, 5th of July he wanted me to tell him my three happiest and saddest memories.
                From there I went to Costco, ate a polish sausage and had a Diet Coke, then went to the hearing aid department. I was there yesterday. Nick said that I was borderline needing hearing aids; then he told me that theirs was one of three Costcos that was going to do a trial test on two to eight people each to try out a new hearing aid and he said that I was an ideal candidate. Today we did some more tests then he made an impression of my ears. The new hearing aids are blue tooth and had some other features and that I can link it to my cell phone and push a button I have clipped onto my shirt and talk on the phone. There is another thing-a-ma-bob that you can plug in into the TV and even if it is on mute I can hear it through the hearing aids. Maybe I will have to reintroduce myself to television…yuck!
                From there I got the van cleaned, inside and out.
                At 6:30 I had a massage appoint with Emily at Massage Envy. I got there twenty minutes early. Emily (the same girl that gave Judy and me massages a few days ago) saw me and took me in and gave me a wonderful hour and forty-five minute going over.
                I have another appointment for the twentieth to concentrate on another are. I guess I am one big knot that needs untying.

                Jim flew in this evening. I think he has a week off but I don’t know if he will be here the whole time.

Monday, June 11, 2012

I like this saying

A Nation of Sheep, Breeds a Government of Wolves!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Walk and Run mostly walk

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 6:30 p.m.

                I finally forced myself out of the house and went on one my walks. I think I ran (if you can call it that) for a quarter of a mile or so letting my knees dictate what I did. As usual I met a lot of people along the way and had to visit of course. Fortunately the app on my phone pauses when I do and restarts when I get going again. I walked up to Redwood Road then over to Sherilyn and Marlon’s house. I didn’t knock because I knew they would be at the church for their daughter Rosemary’s wedding reception. I stopped in there before I came home.           
Kevin’s parents are originally from Jamaica but live in Illinois now.
 I don’t know if their children were born there or in the states. We had a good short talk. Kevin’s brother and his wife and three children were there. His wife is oriental. Their three daughters are really cute with the black, oriental combination.
                While on my walk I saw the bishop out watering his garden and we visited for a minute or so. As I was walking away, Zan Oviatt and Mathew Davila came running, hitting me on the butt and running away. Finally I was able to escape.
                After that I ran into Don Dixon who was on his way home from his walk as usual he had walked up to the Centennial Chapel, coming back by way of Redwood Road.
           I walked for 52:21 minutes for a distance of 2.74 miles. I burned 287 calories. I walked an average speed of 3.1 MPH.

Saturday, June 02, 2012


Saturday, June 02, 2012
                I forced myself to walk to Redwood Road and back this morning. It’s Saturday and about every five minutes I had to stop and visit with someone. I Walked to Redwood Road and back actual active time was 55 minutes. I walked for 2.3 miles, burned 227 calories and walked at an average speed of 2.5 mph.

Friday, June 01, 2012


Friday, June 01, 2012
                Wednesday night, Judy and I went to the Hale Center Theater Orem to see the performance of The Secret Garden. I really didn’t feel up to going because of my headache but I knew if I did I would be glad.
                On of the main characters was/is Chris Higbee, son of our next-door neighbor or rather, if we back out of our garage we could back into theirs. The whole staff did an excellent job and got a standing ovation at the end.
             Chris alone or sometimes with his brother Richard sometimes sing in our ward and Judy always accompany him/them.
                In spite of my killer headache I made it a point to go over to Higbee’s and tell Ethelynn we had gone to the show and good a job their son did.


I woke up this morning still with the headache. All I have taken for it this morning is Ibuprofen. We'll see.
After being on my back for a while (hour or so?) I feel "OK" but when I get up and moving it gets bad again.
At least so far; knock on wood, I haven't had the depression and luckily no suicidal thoughts or feelings.