Diane. I definitely think you should write whatever you want to. Not in a blog because you'll be very cautious. Write using your word program and be sure to do it every day or when you feel up to it. You might be very surprised at your talent. Its also a great way to get your mind off your pain. Mikie: You are most ambitious! All those spider webs are such a PAIN. And explain to me how I can get them all cleaned off one day and the next morning everything is covered again. There must be one wild spider party going on while I'm sleeping. I sometimes think about Charlotte's Web. Yesterday I overturned some chairs to clean the underside and discovered egg cases that were round but had points all around them. I use a mixture of white vinegar and Dawn liquid detergent in a spray bottle. It's amazing how it can zap a black widow spider and send it to arachnid heaven. I'm assuming Simon is another poor little stray that wandered into the hood? So many homeless strays. Our neighbor had a stray deliver a little in her backyard. She was very good about it and at the right time gathered all the kittens and momma, had them spayed and brought them back home. I feel if you have a pet they need to have this done. Barry: I buy large 8 oz containers of Capsorma Plus, a pain relieving gel. I've tried the Hot and icy, Super Blue Stuff, and some other products, and have found that the Capsorma works pretty good for me.....you just need to use a glove to put it on because of the capsacian in it which will burn if you get it on your face or near your eyes. I've also used Sombra Warm therapy pain relieving gel but you have find a dealer for that. The capsorma I call the company direct and order it from them. I even popped out the ball in an old super blue stuff and put in the capsorma, returned the ball and now carry it in my car and my purse for a handy roll on. All that talk about storms and rain makes me WANT them! In So Cal we never get weather. It's always sunny and come summer hot. This morning I got up with a bad headaches plus aches everywhere. I broke down and made a cup of caffeine after taking a pain pill and went outside. It's very overcast this morning and a bit cooler. I'm praying for cloudy for at least a couple of days and maybe a little shower or two. I sat outside with my feet in the pool reading a book called, "What to say when you talk to yourself" while drinking my coffee. Written back in the 80s, and actually very similar to books by Louise Hay, but it's good to remind myself that I CAN reprogram my brain. OK....at this point in my tomato battle with the possum the count is 8 to l, his favor. The lone one I picked yesterday was eaten last night.....really good....but if this keeps up it's going to be fried green tomatoes and lots of leaves in my composter. I've got bells hung now on the netting and last night I put blocks of wood l/2 way (teetering) on the block wall hoping that if it got knocked off it would scare him. I also put those solar lights in front of the plants with tinfoil covered paper plates to reflect even more light......doesn't help.