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By Fauxpaws on Oct 1, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Saying "damn!" is just not done, of course, no matter how much we might secretly enjoy it. Heh heh. The county honor band! That IS kewl! I sure don't blame you for switching over to the Giants game. At least that one turned out well. Kershaw is not good news, however. Yep, still watering. The hydrangeas take forever to go dormant and loose their leaves, so they're still sucking up water. Plus the impatiens are still going strong and probably will til around Thanksgiving. Most everything else only needs sporadic watering, so it doesn't take me long to finish and I've been able to spend time weeding and cutting down reachable dead limbs and branches. Harvey hasn't been around for a while now but the chippies are showing up throughout the day, so I try to keep plenty of seeds in their hidey holes. No more bat sightings thankfully, but the spiders have been busy stringing up webs everywhere and I manage to run into one or two every morning and have to do my little 'EW, YUK!' dance. Fortunately nobody has been walking by yet when it happens. =)

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By 2katmom on Oct 1, 2016 at 6:08 AM

My sympathy fur yur loss. Fingers crossed fur da lions lader.

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By Fauxpaws on Oct 1, 2016 at 4:57 AM

I can see how we'd sound like your parents. LOL I'm definitely not ready for hearing aids, however. I had to look up euphoniums, mainly to see how large they are. Pretty big for a young lady! I think it's very cool that she's into playing one. I hope she sticks with it. The Cardinal sure took a beating last night. We watched most of the 2nd quarter and then quit. Too painful. A setback for sure, but they'll rebound when everybody is healthy again. It was nice to see the Giants win. Too bad the Mets and Cards both won too. Sis called yesterday afternoon - "cutest baby ever - having a nice time - ready to go home!" =)

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By jennybookseller on Sep 30, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Just checking in. How's tricks? Ready for autumn?

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By 2katmom on Sep 30, 2016 at 7:26 PM

omg- you have having a PSU day -- hope they get it together for the 2nd half

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Good for Becky! Cat litter is definitely a pain in the butt. The only time it beats dog duty is when the weather really sucks. But then, you don't have to worry about that much. Looks like it's a good thing the US team swept the morning session. From what I saw they're not doing very well this afternoon. Ooh, I didn't know that about Stanford. Nawt good! So what instrument does your niece play? You might have told me but I can't remember. I hope she does well. Chuck's feeling pretty good, from what I can tell. His throat is still a little sore but he hasn't had to use any of his pain pills since the first day. He's getting a little more used to me asking "what?" when he says something. I try not to, but when the TV is on it's really hard to hear him most of the time. If I'm near the remote I'll hit the mute button before I ask. Maybe he'll get the idea and use it himself after a while. That'd be good. =)

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:05 AM

A lazy day sounds like a good idea. Especially for Becky, poor girl. I know how she feels. I get stiff and gimpy when I work out in the yard for too long. Like this morning, for instance. At least she had a much more fun reason. I always feel a little better about our cat fur problem here when I hear you talk about Becky's shedding. I brushed out the two hallway rugs last week - they're jute or sisal or something and very textured, so the vacuum doesn't work very well. Anyway, I ended up with a huge pile of fur. Elf hung out with me the whole time I was doing it and I swear he thought it was great fun. "Wow, I did all that? Kewl!" I won't even go into the cat litter around the box that I have to clean up on a daily basis. But then, those are small prices to pay for the love we get. I wasn't suggesting you needed to buy them a new computer, just that that's what we'd probably end up having to do. We don't have a "Dave" around to tinker with ours. =)

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By mamawalker on Sep 30, 2016 at 9:09 AM

Here's another good guy on FB. https://www.facebook.com/thomasszajnerphotography

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Yeah, we thought it was a pretty odd spot too, but I guess it happens. The nurse indicated that it would probably take multiple visits to get it cleared up. Oh boy, good luck with that computer. Sounds like a real mess. If ours did that we'd probably just have to buy a new one. At least you found that email from the doctor. You're right - lots of good sports on TV this weekend. Chuck's got the Ryder Cup on and us Yanks seem to be doing pretty well. It's early yet, however. I hope Stanford can pull out another win. I hope WE can pull out another win! Carson Palmer needs to get it together this week if we're going to have a chance.

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 30, 2016 at 4:08 AM

Sounds like you and Becky had a fantastic day! Goldies are such great dogs! The pics are great, but yeah, the comix sure would be nice! I remember you writing about the family in Yosemite that wanted their picture taken with Becky. That is so cool! We had no players in last night's game but our opponent had three - A. J. Green, who scored a gazillion points, and Tannehill and Geo Bernard who both had sub-par performances, fortunately. We've got 3 players who are questionable and a couple others who have really tough games this week, so our luck might be running out. Turns out Chuck's doctor is out of town this week (great!) so his nurse finally got back with us and yes, he's got cancer. It's Squamous Cell Carcinoma - skin cancer - if you can believe that! Generally it's easily treatable, but since it's embedded in his vocal chord it's going to be a little tricky. The nurse promised to call the doctor and get the ball rolling, as he'll have to see a specialist and we all know how long it takes to get in to see them. Hopefully we'll hear something more soon.

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By cataff on Sep 29, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Great new pictures! I'm very glad we have this collection.

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By 2katmom on Sep 29, 2016 at 6:08 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg1-Cic9ApU -- video on the goggie

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By psom on Sep 29, 2016 at 4:38 PM

I just can't see Saki and Princess enjoying the beach....If I ever get back into a place with a yard, I'll have to adopt a dog.....

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By 2katmom on Sep 29, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Boca is gorgeous!!! lol - and what a great name. I'm sure her hoomins are glad you let them take him/her home. I saw a video on faceborked ( i think) -- a guy adopted a 3 yr old golden from the shelter - spent 4 weeks training it and when he went to the sotre - he'd take teh golden along. The dog sat out front with a sign - i'm not lost, just waiting for my dad who's in the store. -- that dog wasn't goinna leave with ANYONE but dad. But - the Dad commented, - 5 weeks ago no one wanted him, now after i've trained him for 4 weeks he's wanted by everyone. I have to agree - folks are silly -- just takes some patience to train pretty much every animal. My mom does complain about Copper tho - he's a SLOOOWWW walker. She says he's got the 'boy dog' syndrome of having to sniff EVERY possible spot that some other dog marked before he'll move along. Hope you and Becky had a great day at the beach. **hugs**

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By psom on Sep 29, 2016 at 3:54 PM

OMCC!!! Boca looks just like a dog I returned to it's owner. It was a boy dog named Chester and he was hanging out in front of the neighborhood corner market. I sat down with him, got the girl behind the counter to call the number on his tag and his people came and got him. If Boca is a sweet as Chester was, I don't blame you in the least. I haven't had a dog for years and just holding him and getting kisses was quite a treat!

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 29, 2016 at 8:35 AM

I was going to mention the donation part but figured that was maybe a little too crass. My sis and I both agree it's way too soon to visit the baby, but Miles was so insistent that she come she was afraid he'd be upset if she didn't. She's already tried offering up advice and counsel but it's all gone over like a lead balloon, so she's going to try and keep that to a minimum and just do a lot of oohing and aahing. I'll have to pass along your "let 'em ripen a bit" comment. She'll get a kick out of that. What? Maybe no Carmel today? Go, you fool!

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:15 AM

I had to throw in the smaller glass just to be fair, even tho we both know that was never a viable suggestion. Glad you and your mom enjoyed the movie. I can see where it might be confusing for your dad. The church visit with "special blessings" was funny, to me at least. But if it makes your mom happy, why not? And who knows? =) Are you still planning on going to Carmel? No biopsy results yet. If they don't call us this morning, we'll call them. My sis is headed to LA today to meet her granddaughter. She really didn't want to go this soon as they're still in first-baby panic mode and emotionally frazzled, but her son was so insistent she come that she didn't want to disappoint him. She's flying back on Monday, so I'm sure it will all be fine.

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 28, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Those two guys are just a hoot! I wish they were on national broadcasts instead of just local. Usually I liked my nanners straight. I sometimes sliced them and put them on my Rice Krispies. They kinda enhanced the "snap, crackle, pop", if you get my meaning. Gotta be careful with those gateway fruits. Plenty more room in the glass always makes it seem like you're getting shorted. Maybe you could try a smaller glass and/or a bigger banana? Or what the hell, just buy two ice creams next time so you can add more and still have plenty left. I like your 'schedule' response. Not only am I not a slave to a schedule, based on your theory, but I now feel much better about my naps! =)

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 28, 2016 at 4:28 AM

Of course we are! One must take measures to protect what one loves. I don't like 7 am appointments either because it's my quiet time and I usually have other things to do. My nap time is late morning, so I'm ready to go by 1pm. Boy, for someone with no set schedule, I sure have a set schedule. I used to love bananas but I OD'd on them a few years ago and now I don't touch 'em. I'm sure it was very refreshing tho. 8 degrees cooler sure will feel good! I watched the team tribute to Fernandez. Sure was moving. That opening home run was fantastic, too. I see the Giants, Mets and Cards all scored 12 runs yesterday. What are the odds of that happening??!!

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By Fauxpaws on Sep 27, 2016 at 4:48 PM

I just saw the fire on the news, at least I think it was the same one. They reported that there were a total of 10 fires burning in California. Just tragic. Yep, it was a near thing with the ice cream. Fortunately I was able to rush it to the ER (extra-chilled refrigerator) in the nick of time and it's recovering nicely, thank you! I have no doubt you and Becky would both thoroughly enjoy a beautiful day in Carmel. Those upper 90s are hard to take! Chuck's feeling much better today. His throat's not nearly as sore. Tomorrow we're going to see the pharmacist to discuss his diabetes drugs. I can't imagine that will amount to much, but we'll see. At least it's at 1:00 and not first think in the morning!

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