By beckysdad on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM
Becky wouldn't be happy about waiting until ten o'clock for breakfast and she eats after me. I hope you found something worthy of the wait for breakfast. You're right, I was very surprised to find the Giants game still going. With us using up so many inning with the bullpen I'm really hope that Madbum can go close to a complete game today. I don't know how many pitchers Philly used yesterday. Our manager Bochy loves to manipulate our pen and bring in pitchers for just a batter or two. It might be fun to check out a Philly paper to get their take on yesterday's game. It would suck to play 14 innings and lose, particularly after going into the ninth with a lead. Here's the latest on our water situation. I read an article this morning about the governor's plan to build massive tunnels under the Delta to send water from Northern California to farmers and Southern California. I'm a team player and I get that they need water so I'm not overly ticked about that part of the plan. What does annoy me is how it's being funded. All water districts are contributing to the cost, not just the recipients. Worse yet, each district determines how that money is raised and many (including mine) are considering a parcel tax rather than increasing water rates. I'd much rather that those that are actually using the product pay for it rather than reaching into the pockets of home owners again. Grrr.....
By beckysdad on Jul 23, 2014 at 7:41 AM
I was a good boy and waited until after dinner to cut into a loaf. I really needed to let them cool anyway. Since I toasted a couple slices letting it cool wasn't a problem. I generally don't wait when I'm making regular white bread as I prefer not to toast it but still want it warm. I'm having a couple slices for breakfast this morning, too. It's better tasting but not quite as good on the health front. Branch is losing it but that doesn't mean he's wrong. I'm guessing he'll prove to be right about that indian but his reactions are pretty scary right now. I do hope they resolve that question before season end. Wow, that Giants game was something else. I recorded it and set it to record for an hour past the scheduled end time. As it turned out, it took the full four hours just to complete nine innings. I started watching the recording a couple hours after the start and the recording ended just as Posey tied it up in the ninth. I peeked on the web to see who won and was astounded to see it was 9-6 Giants in the 14th inning. I tuned into real time and got to watch the bottom half of the 14th where we closed it out. We used all of our relievers in that game and even brought in Lincecum for the bottom of the 14th. He's our started that's scheduled to pitch against the Dodgers on Friday. He's a workhorse so he'll still be good to go on Friday. Syl sure is a busy gal, eh?
By beckysdad on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM
He does a good job with the cop genre if you like his style of main characters. I suspect you will. The rest of the day has been good. I made some cinnamon raisin bread. The exterior looks good and we'll see later how the interior turned out. I won't be able to resist looking. I watched Volunteers again this afternoon. I haven't seen it in years. It's kind of a dopey premise but Hanks and Candy turn in some over the top performances. I've got dinner started now and just started watching the Giants game.I hope that has a happy ending. Enjoy Longmire...I watched it last night. I'm happy for the Cataff household as well. They were sure due for some good news.
By beckysdad on Jul 22, 2014 at 4:44 PM
I read a bunch of Griffin's cop stuff and it was all good. I've got a hunch you'll enjoy them. That's an interesting notion that catsuberalles has about our relative populations and the impact on water usage. We're pretty darned diverse up here too though I don't know the exact numbers. I'd be curious about the real reasons. I see an awful lot of dopey people up here with their watering habits too. In general I like the diversity but it does lead to some different approaches to the world. Sometimes that's good.
By cataff on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:52 PM
Hubcat did get permission to drive and won't have to go to outpatient therapy when the home care therapist finishes next week. He can do the exercises on his own, and the surgeon tapped him on the leg (not near the knee) and exclaimed, "Well done!" We are very happy here. I got the school work that I could do at home done. I still have some things to do around here before August 6, the day staff has to start reporting. We got out late due to snow, so this was a very short summer. At least we got another piece of the Bionic Man put together though.
By beckysdad on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:40 AM
Y'all ain't gonna believe this...I got rained on during the dawn walk today! It sprinkled off and on after we'd gotten started but for the last 100 yards or so it was actual bona fide rain...stuff that folks in other parts of the country would recognize as rain. It wasn't really, really hard but it was rain. I was beginning to wonder if that was even possible anymore. It's over now but it lasted for about twenty minutes. I'm glad to hear that your knee is better but I wish it was good. Let me know what you think of THGTTG. That is one of of those novels we know by reputation but haven't gotten around to reading. That's the way Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead were for me. Of course, those turned out to be crap. THGTTG has some hope for laughs.
By cataff on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Yes, no matter to what age they live, it's never long enough. Thanks for the good wishes. Hubcat is doing very well so far. He can walk in the house with no aid but has been told by the therapist to use a cane outside for a while longer. He is able to go up and down the back steps with it (we have a ramp in the front), and it has been a very long time since he could handle those steps. We see the surgeon for the first follow-up visit tomorrow, and I'm hoping for a good report and his release to drive (it's his left knee that was replaced and our vehicles are all automatics so he doesn't have to use the surgical leg to press anything). After the first two replacements on the right leg, he would have just gotten out of the rehab facility today and still wasn't moving a whole lot. Having one good leg to use has made a world of difference. I hope all is well with you and yours. Paws.
By beckysdad on Jul 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM
I hope you thought to buy a lottery ticket while you were there. It sounds like the planets were aligned for you today. It was a good day for your knee to act up if there had to be such a day. I wouldn't be surprised if my earthy scent didn't help with my bonding with Tessa. I was pretty close to nature this morning. It wouldn't have been appealing to Racquel but it was all about the dogs so it didn't matter. I really loved Tessa's energy. She'd make a great therapy dog.
By beckysdad on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM
I think he was up to something fishy for sure but at least he played a positive role in this situation. I wonder if he's done now. With the way he said goodbye to Vic it might be. How did things go at the store? I decided to punt on our second walk and do some yard work instead. I got a fair amount done in a reasonably short period of time. I decided to load Becky into the car and drive over to the library as I had a book due today. I had no intention of going inside or even seeing anyone...I really need a shower after the yard work. When we pull into the library parking lot I saw a gal walking a German Shepard. She looked familiar and I thought she was a gal that I talked to there at the library once before. She engaged me as I had Becky in the car and we talked for a good half hour that time. So I pulled around and parked and asked if we had spoken before. I was right and I asked if I could meet Tessa. OMG, what a love. I took a knee and Tessa came right over and just relished every bit of affection I could provide. I was able to stroke her head and face and she just stared at me with that big old tongue hanging out. She was such a sweet old gal. after we chatted a while I asked if I could bring Becky out and let them meet. The gal hesitated a bit but agreed. She remembered Becky as being high energy and wondered how she and Tessa would get along. Tessa sometimes has issues with other dogs, I guess. They did fine together but Tessa was far more interested in Becky than the other way around but they got along just fine. Becky laid down in the shade and I continued to love on Tessa as the mom and I chatted. It was a very pleasant conversation but after about fifteen minutes I said that we should push on (I didn't want to overstay our welcome). I put Becky in the car and Tessa led her mom (Racquel) over to us. Tessa wanted some more love. I petted her for a bit and then moved around to the driver side and Tessa followed along. She wasn't ready to say goodbye yet. It was very sweet. Racquel apologized but I assured her that there was nothing to apologize for. Tessa is an amazing soul and it was a real treat to love on her.
By beckysdad on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:13 AM
Odd to find our stalker play a positive role. It will be interesting to see how Vic and Connelly deal with their stuff. What a fun story about Rory's dad. It's a nice payout but the best part is that long shot bet on his son paid off at all. Do you suppose we'll have a Syl sighting today?
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