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8/13/17 1:00 A

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Guess the warm laundry is like a spot in the sun. There is a patch in the bedroom where the sun comes in for about an hour in the morning and Orzo loves to lay there. Then he will come into the living room and either get in the window or in my lap. In the winter he gets on a table in the living room and sleeps on it. It is right in front of the picture window.



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8/12/17 9:55 A

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My cats love sleeping on laundry fresh from the dryer. They can hear the dryer door opening, I have no idea how they distinguish clothes going in or coming out, but they can. I carry the load up to a bed and dump it, and they are instantly on top, snuggling in. We call it Mt. Laundry.

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8/11/17 8:54 P

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Orzo will get on his cat bed once in a while, for about 5 to 10 minutes. That's all. It isn't something we bought him, but my friend asked if he could have the bed he had at Petco (and maybe at the shelter) so he would feel more at home with something familiar. It took him 4 years to get in it that long. He prefers quilts in the laundry, any bed, one of two chairs in the living room and me. He has been in the little kitty condo (one level) some, but not lately. It was one I had for April and not used for a long time.



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8/11/17 8:43 A

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I'm always amused at people who buy cat beds. Cats will sleep wherever suits their fancy at that moment. I have a cat who currently likes to sleep in the middle of the foyer rug where she can see the entire house. She just assumes (rightly) that we will politely step around her.

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8/10/17 8:32 P

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Orzo doesn't believe in limited time. He wants me where he can cuddle all the time. It's a little hard and I have to make him get down a lot, but he will cuddle most of the day. He sleeps with me most nights and on my lap or arm most of the day.

I think it is cute that Rue came running so fast when she realized she was late. Poor baby.



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8/10/17 3:31 P

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I allot ten minutes of cuddle time for Rue in the morning because when my alarm goes off she hops straight into my arms and snuggles into my neck. Every single morning. For ten minutes. It's like she thinks it's her cuddle alarm. This morning my alarm went off...and no Rue! So I spent 8 minutes checking Facebook when I hear the skittering of paws up the stairs, frantic meowing, and she suddenly comes flying through the air to land in a sploot in my arms emoticon Poor baby felt so bad about being late!

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8/8/17 6:34 A

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Today the cleaners come, so the cats will spend the hour under the workbench.

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8/1/17 10:08 P

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He has eaten a little more the last couple of days. It's either because I told him he was too skinny or because the weather has been a little cooler the last couple days.



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8/1/17 7:47 A

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My Isabelle was anorexic, but it was the first symptom of what would kill her. It's hard enough to try to convince an anorexic teenager to eat, impossible for a cat.

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7/31/17 9:35 P

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Orzo is anorexic. He will eat his heaping teaspoon of canned food twice a day, but more than that he will leave. He does eat dry, too, but not much of it. If it is a brand new bag he will eat it for a while. He has been this way since I got him. He is so skinny. Any way to get him to eat a little more? Would there be any point in putting some broth on some?



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Beautiful, warm, sunny August means we're at the halfway mark of summer, but also that we're into the last 5 months of 2017 - can't time slow down please! Let's enjoy this month and make the most of it!!!

Happy August Everyone!!!

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7/25/17 10:51 P

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Glad you are home safe and enjoying your kitties again. Glad they are all happy and healthy.



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7/25/17 4:47 P

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We're home and the cats are glad to see us. I did laundry and they are all curled up on the pile of clothes, Mt. Laundry. They love it!

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7/18/17 9:20 P

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Your son needs to stay with them a while each day.

Orzo wants someone to be here with him all the time, too. He cries when I get home to get my attention, even if I am not gone very long. Had to go get my comforters washed today and a little shopping. Then back for the comforters. Cassie had a problem last night, so have to wash everything that was on the bed.



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7/18/17 7:36 A

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We leave tomorrow. They will only get wet food once a day while we're gone, that and the emptiness of the house will freak them out. My son will be by once a day to make sure they are OK, but they are only happy when two retirees fuss over them all day long.

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7/18/17 12:48 A

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Nell, I hope you have a good trip. I know what you mean about worrying about the cats when you are gone. I have a chance to go to Vail for the weekend, but with Cassie and Orzo here I am just not sure about going. A couple other things keep me from going, too. The last time I went off for a weekend I had my two brother dogs and I really got worried about them. Kept calling home, then even called home and had a friend come over and put them in the house. It was too cold to leave them outside, even though I had the shelter in their runs pretty well insulated. Now would just be too hot to leave Cassie outside.



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We'll be leaving on Wednesday for a one week trip, the first time we've been away in 2 years. Rosie has never had a day when we weren't here to fulfill her every need. My oldest son will feed the cats while we are away, but I'll still worry about them. I always do. Travel has gotten so difficult with hubby's medication regime, I think this will be our last trip longer than a day or two.

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I hope Storm is feeling better about things now. Do you think he could have been feeling bad or hurting somewhere and was taking it out on Max? I know with dogs that sometimes if they are hurt or losing vision or something they will take it out on others.



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Well I hope this is the end of my saga. Storm was locked in the laundry room/storage room for two days. We didn't know where he was but then I found the door open. I put food/water/litter box and sure enough I saw him thru the glass door. I was in the dining room and there's Storm. I put him in the bedroom. Yesterday, he got out and was back in the basement; luckily the doors were shut. We blocked the stairwell so he can have the basement to himself/Max upstairs. This morning at 4, I felt something next to me and thought Max was cuddling; it was Storm. Short of the story, we are hoping this is the end. Storm still hisses at Max and Max just walks away. They will sit next to each other, eat dinner next to each other and hopefully play with each other. Thanks for letting me post my saga. I really didn't know what to do. Have a nice weekend.


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Well Storm was out and I was so glad to see him. I hugged and kissed him and held on to him. I then put in the carrier and put it in the LR. My husband was on floor talking to him. Max was standing near the carrier. Storm would hiss and meow. Max looked totally confused; he didn't hiss or growl, just sniffed and meowed. After awhile we put Max in a room and let STorm out. He ran downstairs but he came up to eat his dinner. Max saw him and Storm hissed and ran back downstairs. He's been there since and last night, we had another cat fight and brought Max back up. From what I can see, is Max thinks Storm is "playing" and is chasing him; Storm is afraid of Max. Time for another dry shampoo for Max and find Storm. Boy can he hide; I want him back in the bedroom. My friend said it's time to let them "duke it out" themselves since they've been separated for 2 days.

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thank you for the advises. last night, my husband had one of his t-shirts and put some of Max's scent on too. I put it under the bed and Storm just hissed and almost clawed me. Today Max is more confused. My husband said he left the door open (accidently) Max walked in and heard Storm 'growling' softly. Max stood there and stared under the bed like, "Hey it's me. Come on." Max just meows at the door. I would go in and check up on Storm but he wouldn't look at me. I will keep using the dry shampoo and if I could do the same to Storm so that they both smell alike. I appreciate the advises because right now I'm torn apart.

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7/9/17 10:18 A

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Teejay - sorry to hear Storm and Max are not getting along. You're on the right track trying to get rid of the outdoor odour.Cats get a lot of info from scent and Max probably picked up way too many strange ones while outside, Storm doesn't recognize him and is defending his territory, as male cats tend to do, fixed or not. Keep wiping Max down with baby wipes or even plain water. Then rub Storm with a dry cloth, and then wipe Max with it. Also pet Max often and let Storm sniff your hand. Eventually they will work it out between themselves. Good luck!

Sorry to hear about your weight gain. emoticon Been there, done that more times than I can count, so can appreciate how hopeless a person can feel. emoticon emoticon

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Who knows what smell Max brought in. Years ago I had two cats who didn't really fight, one would attack and the other would hide for weeks on end. I called a "cat psychologist" who suggested Valium temporarily for both, and to rub them both down with baby wipes so they would share a strange scent. It worked for the most part. Eleanor still hid but not for such long periods of time.

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7/8/17 11:57 P

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Teejay, I hope Storm and Max are doing better now. I don't know how to stop something like that. Orzo used to attack Cassie all the time when I first got her and I yelled at him. I just panic all the time, so end up yelling. With him it worked, but he hadn't been friends with her all his life, either. And with him he was fighting a dog, not another cat. Here is an example of how they are today. ww.flickr.com/photos/62222579@N00/35
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Hi everyone,

Sorry that I have not been posting but a lot has been going on with my life, especially this morning I have a new problem and I hope you can help.

Storm and Max have been buddies and this morning something happened. I woke up hearing a cat fight. I can hear my husband saying guys stop. I got out of bed like it was on fire and asked what is going on. Trying to get it out of my husband I was close to smacking him to get it out. He said he fed the boys, and decided to open the window. He forgot (I wasn't fully awake) to pull the screen down. Max jumped into the window and was now OUTSIDE. He is declawed and my husband "assumed" he was out maybe an hr. He heard Storm hissing and found out about Max sitting on the deck. He brought Max in and all hell broke loose. Next thing I see Max going to Storm and Storm starts hissing/growling/and running, and of course Max is chasing him. Is he chasing as playing or not? All day Storm has been hiding under my bed and he finally came out & let me pet him. He would hiss/growl at me. I thought I put Max in a carrier but that didn't help. Max went into the bedroom and Storm is growling/hissing again. What do I do? I want my boys to be buddies again but I am in tears over this. I used the dry shampoo on Max hoping that would get the "outdoor smell" out. Hope everyone is doing well with their diet. I'm not. I've gained all the weight and more and just been depressed. Thanks.

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7/1/17 12:58 P

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Yep, it's July already.

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6/23/17 10:26 P

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We got a break from the heat today. One of the news reports says the official high was 68 (I think early this morning), but my phone said something like 56 here. It was 45 when I left for Bible study this morning. Rain was mainly a mist. Still, Orzo wanted me up at 6:00. He finally curled up by my stomach and let me sleep a little longer.



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Nell - It is hard on our furbabies when "mummy" is away, even for a short time.
Darlene - Come up to Canada if you want some relief from the heat. Here it's raining and temp around 50 degrees F. Summer's not off to a great start, but then again, we really needed some rain.
All is quiet on the cat front here. Nap time emoticon

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6/21/17 7:56 P

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Glad you are back home again Nell and with your kitties. Bet they are happy you are there, too.

It is hot here. I am sure happy I am not in Arizona. We had 99 yesterday and 98 today. Tomorrow we are supposed to have a cold front coming in keeping it in the 80s. I am just staying inside for now. I need to get something out of the truck, but I am not going out yet. Orzo still thinks he wants to go out, but I think he is really content to stay in where it is cooler. Cassie is just happy to be wherever I am.



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I was just overnight at the hospital, but oh I am thrilled to see my kitties again!!

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Summer is the time when one sheds oneís tensions with oneís clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that allís right with the world. ~Ada Louise Huxtable

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Off to the hospital in an hour.

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I hope that your surgery goes well and recoveryi s uneventful.



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Tomorrow is surgery day. When I get back I won't be allowed to lift more than 10 pounds, which is one cat at a time.

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Orzo gets locked in one room or another all the time, but I am careful to keep an eye out for him when I open a closet door. Otherwise I will end up locking him in one of them. He is always trying to go in the linen closet and I really don't want him in there.




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I kept hearing a cat cry, turns out Rosie got locked in the closet. I have no idea how she got there, she's out now. I wonder if she learned a lesson?

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Hope your surgery doesn't keep you down long.



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Three more days until my surgery. Hubby has no idea how to care for the cats, that's on my son. I just wish I knew in advance if I'll need him for one day or two.

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Orzo wouldn't agree with you. He thinks 4:30 is a fine time to feed the cats. He actually didn't start his ordering until about 6:00 this morning, though. I finally got up at 7:00. Had bible study today. Orzo and Cassie are glad I am home now. If my leg keeps up this funny feel, though, I may have to go downtown.



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I can't believe I woke up at 4:30. It's way too early to feed the cats and they are confused. Not too early for coffee, though.

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Orzo is definitely like that and very demanding. Now he is trying to sneak out the door to go outside again. I don't know why. He has been so good for the last 4 years. So the water bottle goes by both doors again. The only thing he doesn't get is the time outside. Guess he is jealous of Cassie getting to go outside, but she can't sleep on my lap because there isn't enough room and she is too heavy.



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6/13/17 6:26 A

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I do the same: dry food out 24/7, wet food twice a day, but they still demand that wet food, even if all they do is lick it a little.

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6/12/17 10:20 P

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That is so sweet about the new kitty. I haven't had a kitten around since 1991 or 92. Orzo was estimated to be 5 when I got him. That is okay. He needed to come here to live with me. I do wish he would let me decide when to get up and when it is time to feed in the evenings (twice a day for a little canned and any time he wants for the dry).



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6/12/17 5:32 P

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That gives me kitten lust! I'm glad I got all 3 of my cats as tiny kittens, but I do miss kittenhood. It sure doesn't last very long. Your niece is so lucky!

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6/12/17 4:39 P

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My niece got her first kitten yesterday. My brother reports that she's been reduced to just three words: "aww", "ooh", and "kitty".

"There is no right or wrong, tomorrow only comes for those with the power to overcome the challenge." - Asteroth, Catherine


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6/5/17 8:28 A

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My cats are always on high surfaces, I swear the higher they are, the better they like them. My dog owning friends are horrified to see a cat sitting on the table where we'll be eating. I'll shoo them off when we sit down, and they'll pop back up the second I start clearing. I guess it makes them feel superior. Which, as we all know, they are.

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6/4/17 11:10 P

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Orzo decided he needed a look in the closet last night. I had the door closed, but he opened it. He didn't go in, just looked in there, then left. Sometimes I just wonder. He has also decided he needs to play with the plastic bag I have for trash in the other room (just one of those small ones) and I can't get him to stop that. He did that when I first got him, but hasn't done it in a while. Now he gets on the tables, steals my food and chews on my shoes again.



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6/4/17 4:44 P

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Glad you got it fixed Darlene! Sorry you missed the photo for Shutterbugs! emoticon

Edited by: NEELOJ at: 6/4/2017 (16:45)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
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6/3/17 9:57 P

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Looks like the ignition switch or module was the culprit. Once he started fooling with it the wires to the relay started working and the truck started. So he got one he had extra when he fixed his sister's truck. Would have been nice if my truck had been as easy to diagnose. He was here the entire evening Thursday and Today for several hours before he found it.



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6/3/17 9:03 A

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Good luck with the repair. I always manage to make things worse rather than better.

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6/2/17 10:51 P

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Biggest problem if it is the relay itself and nott he computer signal is trying to open that box to change the wire. Danny tried to open it and couldn't get it. He finally noticed there is a hole in the side he could look in and see where the wires were. There is a green and white one that isn't hot that looks like one that should be.

Got rides to Bible study this morning and then to lunch and a couple other places. Got some strawberry plants and a few flowers and then some special birthday treats for Cassie, whose birthday is today. So it was nice to get away.

Orzo is ordering me to come feed. Guess the next advertisement I will have to let Cassie out and feed both of them.



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6/2/17 7:36 A

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A relay is probably not an expensive fix, they are just the devil to locate.

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6/1/17 11:49 P

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Jo, your kitty is so cute.

Danny came over and looked at the truck. It isn't the fuel pump that is the problem, but the relay that isn't getting the message to turn on the fuel pump. Not sure exactly where in that. Could be the computer or the wiring. Had to quit for the night to try again Saturday. At least we know where, just have to find exactly what.

Meanwhile, Orzo is climbing on my lap to curl up. Last night I was awake all night (not sleepy) so slept a while this morning and he nicely let me sleep without trying to wake me up, even after I got up once, then went back to sleep again for a little while. (had to get the trash out).



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6/1/17 9:18 A

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Darlene, some days are like that. I hope you have a better day today!

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6/1/17 12:12 A

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5/31/17 5:01 P

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So sorry Darlene.... sometimes life can seem so hard!!
Maybe this photo will help make you smile. I just had to take the picture when I saw CeCe sitting there this morning like she Ruled the household!!!
I call it, "Miss Queen CeCe on her Throne" in the Catio!!! I am sure that is exactly what she was thinking!!! ha ha





Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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5/31/17 4:39 P

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I do live in a big city, but from where I live in the city you can go catch the bus and have to transfer to most places and the buses are never on schedule. I was going to go to a doctor's appointment one time by bus and was glad I didn't. I passed the one bus I would have been on by several blocks and the bus I had to transfer to went past in front of me by about 2 blocks. I would have had to literally run to the doctor's office which was just over a mile from the intersection. The buses from here are a half hour apart but the connections aren't scheduled for each of the half hours. I will do the bus to go downtown or just straight west of me, but I just don't find connections to where I am normally going.

This afternoon I decided to reheat the half burger I had left from breakfast. I just barely turned on the burner. Problem was I turned it the wrong way and burned that burger completely.Guess this just isn't my week.



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5/31/17 11:52 A

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Darlene, it's hard when necessary equipment doesn't work. Unless you live in a big city, reliable wheels are essential.

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I finally got my truck back around 4 o'clock this afternoon. I went out to 4 stores afterwards and the truck didn't want to start after the 4th one. I don't know what to do anymore. I couldn't afford the work in the first place (cousin paid for it), but at least they didn't charge again since the fuel pump they put in didn't work, either. So what is it now? I have nothing to pay for more work on it. I texted my friend that usually works on the truck, so maybe he can help whenever he is around. Haven't heard from him, so he may be working in Wyoming or down in Durango or somewhere.

Orzo and Cassie are happy I am home. It was nice today, so Cassie and I spent a lot of time outside. I have been trying to clean out a flower bed. Not much in the way of flowers in it. Friday I got baby strawberry plants and I got them planted Sunday. Today I wanted to get a larger strawberry plant, but can't find any organic ones (in fact I couldn't find any where I went). Guess I will have to go to the nursery I usually go to.



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5/30/17 6:52 A

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Back to normal today after the long weekend.

Nell
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It is so disillusioning when our equipment fails, whether it's a car or a computer or the hot water heater. I know it's a first world problem, but it's still tough.

Nell
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I can just picture that. Orzo doesn't normally do that, but he does try to figure out who is in the entertainment center under the TV.

Today Orzo is wanting some green chili that a friend brought me. Yesterday I had a bad day because my truck wouldn't start again when I wasn't near home. I got the fuel pump replaced last week, but it was a bad one, so they have ordered a new one to put in. Won't get it done until Tuesday.



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