Good Thursday Morning, Kids,
Time for a new Porch. Please go back to #1101 to read the last posts. Alexa just told me that it's only 46 degrees out right now but will get to 76 later today. Then, it will drop back into the 40's tonight. It will slowly warm this weekend. I am loving this new cooler weather. Gonna go out and clean the balcony today. I hope SV's food order comes in so I can feed him some soft food. I've been making it for him by soaking some treats and dry food in water and mashing it around with another very tasty treat. Everything he eats has to be a urinary health product. Of course, these things are expensive but he's worth it.
Star, glad you get rain and are away from those awful fires. Poor California had all those fires and now it's raining. This will likely bring mud slides because there is nothing left to hold back the wet soil. It's a replay of what happened last time they had these devastating fires. They were not far from where PH is located. I pray for our friends there. Suicide is a horrible thing. In one way or another, it touches us all. It's bad enough to lose a child to illness, like DGS's friend in TX, but to lose one to suicide is even worse. You are not inept. You are one of the most eptest people I know. The work you have done in the garden and greenhouse are truly impressive. I didn't know DH is interested in gardening and wants to grow spuds. One of the best things about being here is that we can vent. I do it all the time and have raised my level of venting to what I now call whining. It really does help. If I complain about a crappy party, it's just to blow off steam. I can remember a time when I could barely get out of bed so going to even a crappy party is progress. I wish we could put housework on hold while we pursue more lofty things.
Sun, I am so glad the Mucinex is helping but I'm sorry the coughing is causing pain. Just having crud like that causes us to feel achy and in pain. As miserable as I feel right now, I've decided to praise my body for what it can still do. As I mentioned to Star, this is a vast improvement over when I was bedridden most of the time and on Morphine. It's just a 'glass half full' versus 'glass half empty' but it seems to help. It's so easy for me to slip into a negative state of mind and just want to hide out from life. Unfortunately, or fortunately, life keeps going on and at some point, I have to come back and deal with it. I had been dreading dealing with our budget and the increase in fees for our paving project. Yesterday, I just took the bull by the horns and got it done with our mgr. She will work out the details and all I have to do is get the other two board members to ratify it. There is nothing to discuss because we have to do the paving. I hope you feel better. Prayers going up for us both, for us all.
Rock, I'm sorry to leave you so confusiated. There are a whole bunch of different 'personal assistants' like this Echo Dot I just set up. They listen to you and, when you address them by name, in this case, Alexa, they can do all kinds of things like answer questions, give you weather and traffic and play music through the built-in speaker. They can be linked to smart thermostats, home security systems and electric plugs to control them just by asking. These things can be controlled through smart phones as well. Basically, the new thing is to be able to control everything in our homes through our phones or these gizmos. I am not one to have to have the latest and greatest but I will buy things that make life easier for me to deal with. In this case, it's the lamp that I use for most everything that is almost inaccessible and is a real pain to turn off and on. That the gizmo will do all kinds of other things is just icing on the cake. Sorry to confuse. May you live in interconnected times.
I'm off to read the digital newspaper. The real beauty of that is not having to haul all those papers down to be recycled. I need to get outta here cause this keyboard is really wild today. Hope everydobby has a great day as opposed to a great dane.