Mikie: I read that we will be getting lots of solar flares so that's probably the problem. I don't turn on the TV much, usually not until 7 PM. My son installed netflix (a l month freeby) but I looked and looked and didn't see anything I wanted to watch EXCEPT things from PBS and HBO which I can order from the library. As Rock, testifies, we have a wonderful library system in L.A. Spring: OMG.....what a monsoon! And here in Calif. we're now having to cut 20% of our consumption, and if some idiot is out hosing off hardscape he is fined $500 a day. Lots of unthinking people let their sprinklers run all over creation. Years ago I used to hose the patio after watering plants, but I got into the almost daily habit of using our leaf blower, and it's actually helped strengthen my back and shoulders. Still can't lift much weight (even have to sit while holding my new DGD.....10 lbs. plus). And speaking of Nika, she will be baptized in a few weeks. Granni: I think you asked about a funeral for DH. No funeral but on Sept 6 we'll have a gathering to remember him. He was catholic, went religiously every week, volunteered for St. Vincent dePaul, but hurtful things happened and he fell away. We went several times to Calvary Chapel locally, and he listened quite a lot to the Calvary Chapel pastors on the radio......KWVE.....which can be heard on the internet also. I was listening to a pastor this morning who was talking about having TERRIBLE fatigue and how very vry difficult it was for him to function. Of course I know....CFS. He had reoccurrences 3 other times and was back in bed when he wasn't at the church teaching. When I'm feeling particularly AWFUL and I have to do something, I ask God for EXTRA help to get me thru. Diane: I'm happy to read Beety is doing better. They're our little fur babies, and of course, we feel awful that they're hurting. I've never read about teeth cleaning for cats. Actually, mine only went once to the vet and it was a mad house. Abby escaped from our clutches after a quick exam and shots, and it took 4 of us with towels in our hands, to finally capture her and put her in the carrier. They're both fighters......it's even hard to grab them to brush them. We have a hallway that I close all the doors when they're in it.....that way they just head for a corner and suffer their brushing. My DS is leaving to visit friends for a couple of days, and my DD and her family are going on a planned vacation so I'll be alone. I'm doing OK. A friend is coming tomorrow and I'm treating her to lunch....her 73 BD was on wed.