Sunday, January 19, 2014
ahhh...another year arrives. Winter is getting old as usual with the occasional perks of a bit of green peaking up from a dried pot and off and on sunny, mild days. I got through the worst cold spell and was able to supply buckets of warm water to the ponies and heat their food but when the pipes finally froze and thawed the handle popped off the wash bay faucet and left me with a huge unpleasant mess. Just one more unpleasant memory and I have a responsible man to help me sort it all out soon. I am replacing the service faucet and will have him trouble shoot pipes, insulation and drainage etc...
Bright and Kitty are both gimpy. Both are improving. Kitty took a walk around and returned to the apartment to convalesce. He seems to know he is in no shape to meet his nemesis..a dark gray and white intact Tom cat which had been raiding his outside food dish. The trouble seem to be his forearm and perhaps shoulder. Amazingly Disney has been very sweet...he is usually very cranky when he doesn't feel well.
The elderly dogs have me up every 3 to 5 hours through the night for their trips outside. The poodle always comes back post haste but Cheer the Beardie sometimes loses track of time ...upon which I don slippers, hat and coat and armed with a flashlight, seek her out. Usually she is just nosing about the yard, pausing to roll in the dry grass to scratch her back and occasionally send a Woof into the night air. The guineas roosting on the side voice disgust at being awakened.
Tomorrow is a work day so I will be turning in early. I have been getting in more whole foods since I gained back 10 lbs and find the cold, rush and inconveniences of the season rough up my routines.
Some upsides to the present time...I have learned how to do more with my phone...getting better at videos and selfies...and learning how to use the new Smart TV..and loving Netflix.