Thursday, October 31, 2019

Blades in Waiting


I got two magnets and glued them to the inside of my medicine cabinet door. On one I put my current double edge blade, and on the other I put my current single edge blade. I have been removing my blades and cleaning them and drying them after each shave. It is especially important with my SE blades which tend to be carbon steel blades. Otherwise, they would tend to rust.

This has worked out very well.

Shave of the Day - 10/31



Cold Water Rinse
Fine Snake Bite Shave Soap
Jayaruh #30RS
TNNSER 3D Green/Black
CVS CS SE
CWR
Lucky Tiger AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Fine Snake Bite Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #30RS Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the TNNSER 3D Green/Black razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/30


Cold Water Rinse
Williams Mug Shave Soap
The Brush B-3 by Tom 
TNNSER 3D Green/Black
CVS CS SE
CWR
Barbasol AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face lathered well with the Tom's  The Brush B-3 Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the TNNSER 3D Green/Black razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/29

Cold Water Rinse
Tabac Shave Soap
The Brush B-3 by Tom Badger
TNNSER 3D Green/Black
CVS CS SE
CWR
Tabac AS Balm

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with the The Brush B-3 Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the TNNSER 3D Green/Black razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/27



Cold Water Rinse
Vintage Life's Licorice Shave Soap
Jayaruh #340 Badger
J.A. Henckels
CVS CS SE
PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Vintage Life's Licorice Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #340 Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the J.A. Henckels razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/26


Cold Water Rinse
PSC Caffeinated Shaving Cream
Jayaruh #340 Badger
TNNSER 3D Black/Green
CVS CS SE
CWS
PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The PSC Caffeinated Shaving Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #340 Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the TNNSER 3D Black/Green razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/24



Cold Water Rinse
Proraso Sapone
Jayaruh #340 Badger
TNNSER 3D Green/Black
CVS CS SE
CWS
PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Proraso Sapone
face lathered well with the Jayaruh #340 Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the TNNSER 3D Green/Black razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/23


Cold Water Rinse
Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #340 Badger
GEM OC Damaskeene
CVS CS SE
CWR
Florida Water

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #340 Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the GEM OC Damaskeene razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, October 21, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/21


Cold Water Rinse
C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream
Jayaruh #340 Badger
C.V. Heljestrand
Heljestrand wedge
CWR
Osage Rub

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #340 Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the C.V. Heljestrand razor with a Heljestrand wedge blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, October 18, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/18


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST Shave Soap
Jayaruh #340 Badger
GEM Micromatic Flying Wing
CVS CS SE
CWR
Dove MEN +CARE AS 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #340 Badger Brush. I did two passes with the GEM Micromatic Flying Wing razor with a CVS CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove MEN +CARE AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/15


Cold Water Rinse
Tabac Shave Soap
Tom's Brush B-3 Badger
Gillette Aristocrat 46-47
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Tabac AS 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with the Tom's Brush B-3 Badger Brush. I did two passes with the Gillette Aristocrat 46-47 razor with a Gillette Silver Blue Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/13

It has been ten days since my last shave. I am feeling really bad about not entering into Open Comb OCtober. With the wife's help, I assembled my modest equipment for today's shave. 

I chose: 
Barbasol Original Shave Cream
TOST LE Synthetic brush
Gillette Double Ring razor (1905)
Gillette Silver Blue DE blade
Cella After Shave.

I applied cold water to my face with the brush. Then I squirted a bit of Barbasol onto the end of my brush and built a great lather on my 10 day old beard. I had decided that I would go for a full goatee, today. I did the first pass, and this 114 year old razor with its open comb and sharp Gillette Silver Blue blade reduced the significant areas with ease. I almost opted to call it a shave, but decided to lather up one more time and do a clean up pass ATG. Light easy strokes left me with a clean, close shave. I did a cold water rinse and finished off with Cella After Shave. I am looking fine and feeling fine right now. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Leg 6 Days after Impact

I am about an hour and a half from discharge and heading down to Hendersonville fro rehab. Marcia wanted to document the leg with pictures. I cannot really see it without pictures. I am still wondering how I fell and on what I landed to do all of this damage. I am also so thankful to God for preserving me for His glory. I will certainly be moving much slower for the next few weeks.








Update:
October 12, 2019
I had a very bad overnight at a Hendersonville rehab center. Marcia got me out the next morning. We decided to go the home healthcare route. I am very happy to be home with my Sweetie. She is so good to me.

I have not shaved for 8 days now. I am thinking of doing a shave tonight.


Friday, October 4, 2019

I Take a Fall

About 1 pm today, I was attempting to put some leaf guards on the top of my gutters. I am officially stupid. I attempted to stand on the top of the ladder, and it tipped. Gravity took over, and I fell the six feet plus my height to the ground. I fell on my right side and lost most of my breath. I took stock of everything and rolled over to my back. I found I could not extend my left leg. About that time my wife comes out. She had heard a big bang from the ladder hitting the house. She saw me and said she saw my bloody face with blood running down into my ear. She was very supportive and right away wanted to call 911. I told her to wait. After about three minutes, she went ahead and called. I could not extend my knee and knew I could not get up.

EMS arrived and evaluated me. They asked where I would like to be taken and I told them Pardee which is local. She had to get permission because of my age. I heard her say she had an elderly man who had fallen from a ladder. Well, she got permission. We made it to the ER. They took xrays. Turns out I broke the plateau of my tibia, tore my quadraceps ligament, and displaced my knee cap. Then they did a cat scan. It looked bad. There was no one local who could deal with my trama, so they got permission to transport me to Asheville Mission Hospital. It is very nice here. Got here about 10:30. I am settled in now.My youngest son came up from Simpsonville SC. My oldest will be coming Sunday and staying the week. I will have surgery at 7:30 in the morning. I would appreciate all of your prayers that the surgery would go well and that I will eventually make a full recovery. It has been quite a day.

This is David and me. I am pretty happy.



Shave of the Day - 10/4


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/3


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/2


Cold Water Rinse
Williams Mug Shave Soap
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/1


Cold Water Rinse
Tabac
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Tabac AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...