February 28, 2021
Like I have mentioned. I have had back problems for 40 years. The MRI says the problems go all the way from L3 to L5-S1, in my spine. My legs are not weak and with very little numbness, it is just my back pain after standing for 30 minutes or so, or even bending over to get something out low. The pain, in my whole back and down the outside of my right leg, has gotten worse recently. I live with it but it would be nice to have some relief. I will continue my exercises and I hope they will help. I have read a lot today and I now realize I need to make sure the exercises do not cause pain and thus make things worse. I will see the specialist in a few weeks, but I have little hope he will help.......it is worth a try.
we had pizza tonight like usual, not my best, but I never do the same each week on Sunday.
My first great pizza was when I visited my new friend and her mother in Millbrae. I listened and found out the Mother made pizza every Saturday night and I was invited because I had a new friend, her daughter. I never forgot. It was in 1967 I think and
when I went off to Fairfax in 1971, up 120 stairs we had parties that started at noon and went to Midnight and I always thought about the first time I had homemade pizza in Millbrae............I digress, my mind is always thinking
I have ordered more heat and stimulus devices for my back. I hope they will help........Only $120, a write off.......? of course
Tomorrow as usual I will be up here before 6:30am when the Market opens. So far on Futures tonight we may have an upside opening. I am hoping to buy more TSLA, but I will not buy high, wait for low...........
Monday March One, 2021
Cristian's Family is here today and they said he is
communicating. He holds his hand up when asked a yes and
and he has waved to them on Zoom. He has a pipe in his
throat so he can
breathe and the doctor did remove it and he could breathe
on his own,
but they have put it back in to be safe. Remember he had
and his neck was fractured.
So I got 6 bottles of a Carignan, the right way to name
since it originated in Rhone in France. This new wine I
heard about is
correctly titled Carignan, but it is from Chile, my new
I will have more tomorrow when I taste this wine that
got a 98 rating against our 2017, 2018 and 2019 Carignan.
I love what I
do so I will see what I think about all 4 wines, by
tasting blind. I
did finish a new tasting that involved Barolo and
Aglianico and I must
have a Coffaro palate. They are all nice, but they do not
beginning, a middle and an end and they are
enter our wine in competitions and sell more wine, we are
TSLA, the stock was up today so maybe I can make me
money to pay for all these wines?
I tried my new exercises again and maybe I am feeling
better but could it be my new Heat Massager on my back?
The Carignan highly rated Chile wine was tasted by both
Pat and I. Pat likes our Carignan, so we both tasted the
2017, 2018 and
2019 with me this evening. Pat liked our wines the best
and she said
the Chile wine was smooth. I said, what????
She said it was smooth because it had no harshness. Pat
and both Jesse and Catalina do not swirl wine in their
mouth. Take a
chance, how can anyone taste a wine unless you
I do swirl so I can see why Pat thought it was smooth,
but she did say it had no fruit.
I disagree by swirling I got a lot of character in this
nice Chile wine........needs time
We are so happy, we have been allowed to have all our
Vineyard people and even Catalina and Jesse TWO.....
Yes they are scheduled for a poke in their arm this
Friday and they are all so happy......
Let's open up!!!!
Wednesday March 03 2021
More about Peter Carneiro..........
The most impressive thing Peter did was in the 80's when we went up the Oregon Coast........more tomorrow
I forgot to say..........
I had another tooth extracted today, I am doing fine,
but I have had some alcohol..........I will get another
implant in a
I have purchased more on a trade.......TSLA today so I
will see. I will not sell unless I have a profit
Here is an update on Cristian: Catarino and Martha were
allowed to see Cristian in person, in the same room, for
Cristian was communicating the best he could. At one point
he used his
arm, the only one he can move, to indicate he wanted the
changed. Like they were told, he fractured almost every
bone above his
waist. They are going to do another operation on his one
really bad arm
The hole vacated by the removal of my tiny tooth is
doing somewhat better. Ibuprofen is helping and of course
there will be
more tequila tonight with wine and also an IPA later.
I have purchased more TSLA this morning. I now have 150 additional shares added to my 1650. These last shares purchased have accumulated a big loss, but I won't sell until the stock goes up again.........I have hope..........
So I bought 40 more shares of TSLA today and I may buy
more tomorrow. From the high now TSLA is down 30%
Elon says TSLA is too high so I am not surprised that it
has come down..............I have not heard about when my
Model S will be delivered and when, Pat and I will go off
to our first
adventure to The Benbow Inn up north or a visit down to
Santa Cruz. I
will have a full charge for 400+ miles and back.
I have been informed by Pat after asking, I guess I am
not in the loop? We are scheduling tasting again in two
Susie, Kate and Bryan will be here tomorrow for a few days and we will taste Pliny The Younger
Sunday March 07 2021
Kate, Susie and Bryan have been here the last three days. The first night we had Beyond Beef and Impossible burgers. Last night I mad a shrimp Paella. We opened a few cabs and a Barola. Tonight we will have Pizza.
Friday I did purchase another 60 shares of TSLA. I have
big losses on my 250 shares of short term trades. It will
interesting to see what happens tomorrow. I will be up
4pm......Pat, Kate, Susie, Bryan and I just tasted some
barrel samples of our 2020 wines and we were really
impressed. At this
point I expected a lot of fruit but what I tasted seemed
to be much
more than usual so it looks like it will be a great year.
None of us
could detect any smoke taint so we are real happy we
harvested. As you
may have heard two of our closes neighbors did not harvest
Grapes. I have heard from Talty, that they did a micro
they detected smoke, I really don't know exactly what they
maybe it would have gone away later since we do not detect
Kate, Susie and Bryan have just left after great pizzas
with toppings made by our creations.....Susie, Kate and
mine, but the
dough was all Bryan's........all three a sour dough with
added. They were so great and it was nice to see them BUT
NOW I have to think about tomorrow. What will happen
when my stocks open. So far it looks like things could be
and if so I have to buy more..............
TSLA is down again today so I bought 20 more shares...........
The hole in my tooth that was moved out of my jaw last
week is still a problem. I went to my dentist today and
they gave me
antibiotics so hopefully that will help. Also I said I had
a tooth next
to the extraction that was hitting high and Neal ground it
relieve the pressure. I hope it will work...........
Martha's father died and they are dealing with it. He
was in his 90's but I know it is still hard. So we have
Flores family a few days off and of course they will be
are on Salary whether they come in any day.......like
tomorrow it will
be raining and if they were scheduled to come in, they
would have the
I was glued to the Meghan and Harry interview, but Pat
was not. I have opinions, so ask me if you want. I have
other things to
After tasting our wines Cathy Corison sent me back a
nice email and she said our wines were jammy. That is what
I strive for
So I said, we press the new fermented grapes when the sugar is at 2 or three percent and let it finish in the barrel. I did not say more but I would have said..........are you leaving wine on the skins after the Must goes dry. That will give a drier effect in your mouth and it is traditional but I want to capture the most complexity in my grapes so I do not let them oxidize by leaving on the skins after driness.............my opinion, that would yield less fruit and thus less character ./........///.............
on my mind as usual.......IPA........My tooth hole still
me a problem
I even think TSLA is valued too high at this point but I
am trying to see the future and in 5 years TSLA will be
I bought more stock as I said yesterday and TSLA was up
125 points today......I do have a profit on most of my
trades, I still have plenty of profit in the other long
shares.......but I will see what happens tomorrow decide
sell some. I still have this trade I messed up when I
bought 90 shares
of TSLA at 738.51 so today at 680+ I will wait to sell
It has been raining today so Catarino did come in to check so we told him to come back on Thursday since we hope it will be clear. He said they are dealing with the death of Martha's Father but he did say Cristian is using both of his arms now so there is hope.
We have had issues with FedEx who ships all of our wine
to you. We found out they did not offer a good discount to
us and after
two days we now will get a better discount. I had said it
costs us a
lot more to send to the East Coast and now we are happy we
offer the $20 per case offer, since it may be only $35 to
us. SSOSOS we
will lose some to ship to the East Coast and Mid West but
it is better
I have never been a big fan of The English. Sure there
was a few movies I saw that were OK, But do the English
control of their nation? We had Trump...........
I have heard some do not think Meghan was telling the
truth and being honest, especially when she said she was
Suicide. I know she was an actress, but I feel for
I had a nice crab salad with mussels tonight and of
course I had to be up around helping Pat to get the salad
was cold outside so I could not go out side like I usually
do and put
my legs up so it was hard after 45 minutes on my feet as
stretching exercises are getting easier so they do not
cause pain any
more but they are not helping the pain going down my right
leg. I go
off to a back specialist next week and I will see what he
Thank you, several of you have related their experiences
with back issues.
I did not sell any TSLA today and the stock was
unchanged so we will see what happens tomorrow.
I am reading usually everyday for 2 or three hours and I am reading a new book, Where The Crawdads Sing, very different, I am at 60% now and it is getting better.
The Flores Family is here today and let us know Cristian
can now speak and use both arms. We heard they put a tube
in his throat
which helped. He still does not remember what happened.
We are opening up for outside tasting on Saturday so we
have to set up tomorrow..........
Wild Boar, you would think it is lean because the Boar
are off running around so I bought this at a new place and
wild Boar which was de boned and I looked at the recipe
and saw they
wanted it cooked to 150 degrees. As you may know I rarely
recipe, but I wanted to try it out since I have never
cooked wild boor.
It was not good!! It was way too lean and I added a lot of
fat. Pat and
I agreed so we will use the left overs to cook a lot
longer and make a
pasta on Saturday
TSLA was up somewhat today so i hope that continues tomorrow
I know I get crazy after consuming alcohols........So last night my HOLE next to two other teeth on the bottom of my mouth was hurting so much I took many things after it in vengeance. I know that is not the right thing to do for some of you who do not like MORE pain but it was hurting so much, I had to try something else. I even used potato chips to crunch at the hole and then used an automatic tooth brush to agitate the hole and WOW I felt better so, sure I had some alcohol and other, like A hit which helped the pain so I was concerned later last night when I got up at 2am.........
I have felt great since........I needed to see blood to
clean out the hole...................
OK, Pain a little on this hole and teeth near it so I
stopped taking Ibuprofen every 4 hours and I may need to
Let me make this clear, it is much better than the last
We did the left over Boar in a pasta tonight and after cooking in a sauce, it was pull apart and was great.
Where The Crawdads Sing is the best book I have read
since Gone With The Wind, so good with dialogue and prose.
it today and I can't imagine another book to read so I
picked a Fluff
book and next time pick a mystery, but the mystery will
not be as great
as Where The Craw Dads Sing.......Let me say some think
Gone With The
Wind was a soap opera, like opera.....don't get me into
it, but Where
the Crawdads Sing is not a soap opera. take a look
That gave me the idea to have soft shell crabs tomorrow.. so much fun
We are opening for reservations starting tomorrow so it will be fun.........
We did have several groups come in today and I need to say something. We have this great bar where customers come up and taste wine but we are not allowed to use it because it is inside. SO we have to have tasting outside. We tried to set up tables without chairs and the first customers to come in found chairs off in the back near the vineyard and brought them in to sit down. When we have had the tasting room open inside customers would taste our 4 wines and maybe ask for another taste and leave in 30 minutes at the most but now, like to day doing tasting outside at a table with chairs, not standing up at the bar without chairs........customers stayed on average today 90 minutes and two, two hours. SO we will wait for inside tasting, because most of these nice tasters were just picking up wine or even did not buy more wine, one signed up for the Club.......What should we do?
Tomorrow we have more customers coming in and it looks like it will be raining so they can not taste out on our wonderful deck. We will open the big door and have customers come up in to our outside awning sheltered from the rain. We may put up a few chairs, that would be up to Catalina. Catalina will be slightly in the winery behind the big door and we will see what happens.
Pat and I had soft shell crabs tonight, fried to perfection, pizza tomorrow night......
Finally light until near 8 tonight, but rain. But usually we are into the second week of barrel tasting when back several years it used to be one of our biggest events. We brought in maybe a quarter of our sales in the two weekends.......past times
Pat and I had a great pizza tonight inside, not on the BBQ as usual outside since it was raining and windy so I used our in door neat pizza maker that spins. I will have two pictures soon. It takes 30 minutes so you have to be patient.
The Market tomorrow........IPA now..........Maybe Tucci....I have not found a great book since the crawdads.......and I am getting some to try
March 15 2021
The sun is still out...........7.31pm........ I love this time of year and soon it will be my birthday so I want to get out of here for a short trip........
Oh Monday, TSLA was up a little so I need to sell some of
my trades ...........
WE have an event next week end so we are booked up already, no surprise since we are only allowing two groups for one hour at a time. Now Pat agrees maybe we can offer three at a time.........since we are required to be outside..............
I know we are supposed to be safe, but as I have said
this is too much. I think we could be inside, especially
like yesterday when we had several groups and were cold
with the wind coming in at 50 degrees........
I have suggested, let's open the large roll up door, 10
feet high or more? With that door open it would be like
outside in inside. We could even turn on our fan that
moves wind in here at night......yes because it cools
things down in the summer........I digress
So with the fan on I really think it would be safe.....so
I hoped we agree here and open the big door......but still
6 feet away.........
As some of you know, I love movies so I was not happy to
see the nominees for the Oscars today. I have seen two
best pictures and now I can see two or three on video but
there are two I can not see yet.........BUT none of these
movies sound interesting and I can say the two I have seen
were not on my top 1000..............
OK, I did not sleep well again, too many things on my mind or, maybe my body? Maybe I did TOO much stretching last night. I have found out, during a movie I could do my stretching, and maybe I did too much last night........my left back for the first time and my left hip is hurting and each are new pains ...........IT is 8 sign off
March 16 2021
TSLA was down today so I was not happy. I need to sell the 90 shares I bought by mistake at a higher price. I may wait......be patient Dave........
I made a risotto tonight the right way. I have never been
patient to stir constantly like required, but this time I
stirred constantly and I was really happy AND I was
surprised it was aldente so crunchy. I wil try it again. I
like paella since I do not have to do much, but this
turned out great.........
We have this event starting on Friday but it is very
upsetting for our sales since we can only have about 40
people all day and in outside. Before This weekend was
Barrel tasting in the past and we would have 100's of
people crowding in here to taste barrel samples. This time
compared before, 8 wines, we will do only 4 barrel samples
and compare to 2019 wines which have been in the bottle,
so still 8 wine samples. We are planning to draw samples
of our 2020 wines to a bottle. They are still in the
barrel so we will have the 2019 bottled wine on the same
spot with the 2020 wine in a bottle. We do not want to use
a Wine Thief, because we may have to touch the
March 17 2021
Happy birthday Sharon............
So instead of Wild bore risotto to appease Pat We did a
nice salmon dinner, with
TSLA is stressing me out.........I bought these 90 shares
after making a mistake so I have to have 738.51 to break
even.......sure I could sell all the other 180 shares at a
big profit. I do not like the Wash Sale which means I can
not take a loss........long story....
So tonight and tomorrow we should see some rain and
Friday during our event looks good this week end. We will
set up tomorrow and Friday morning......
March 18 2021
So today is a new day, so much going on. We have this
event tomorrow, we can not have 100 people like before so
we figure we will not have good sales. It has taken me two
days to make new forms since we have raised our prices
somewhat SINCE every winery around here have wines at
higher prices AND I can assure you no winery around here
has wine made from vines planted in 1895 SO we have raised
our prices on Zinfandel and also our Block 4 which could
be older. The label next year will change.......Don't
worry, not much........seriously, some wineries have
Zinfandel at $50 to 60+.....how old are those vines?
TSLA was again down to day so I may buy some more....up
Susie is coming tomorrow and be here until Monday so I am
thinking about a Venison Rack for Saturday. I have many
recipes that give me ideas. Tomorrow we are up for take
out but we have other options.....
Susie is the one that scored Pliny The Younger, short
PTY,......... 4 bottles so maybe she will let me try again
one of the last two bottles. Two weeks ago Bryan, Kate,
Susie, Pat and I tasted PTY vs PTE......I thought the
Younger had a slightly nicer ending compared to the Elder,
March 19 2021
So TSLA was down this morning so I bought another 10
shares. It is stressful. After all these 280 new shares
for a trade I am even so if it goes up or down one point,
I will gain or lose 280 dollars. There is always hope for
Susie is here and we did do take out of great
Sushi.....white wine went great.
We did have several groups in today and we did have a few
orders, so it went OK, not great like other barrel tasting
Saturday March 2021
OK, I am sure you have been seeing all these negative
articles that Tesla cars go up in flames. Let me let you
now there are always......Always ICE cars with gas go up
every day in fire so why are we only seeing a few Tesla
cars go up in flames, like very little.......
Pat Susie and I had a nice venison rack with roast
potatoes, down from my Sicilian grandma.......It was real
We did have this event today but usual most people who
came in today were not buying. We did have a new club
member so we did OK..........
Pat and Susie and I will head up to see another movie
soon, up in our movie room............
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