It is good to get out and enjoy some fresh air...particularly if you feel the apartment is small. 1am is an interesting time to slip out for some air. I can appreciate it for the chance to peek at our nocturnal friends but I prefer to be sound asleep at that hour. Roxie's little adventure would have set my teeth on edge. I'd have gotten worried about her being out there with the critters. That's sad news about Sam. Based on what you'd said previously it's not a big surprise but it's still tough to see things move to that stage. I hope he finds peace.
That was a heck of a comment you left on the blog. Becky isn't a perfect pooch though she is a very happy one. That's about all we can reasonably strive for. I'll settle for the title of happy hoomin as anything more is laughable. Actually the second ear went pretty quickly and easily after learning on the first one. Take care of your girls and that knee.
I don't get along with laptops either. That scrunched up keyboard and that touch pad drive me up the wall. I have to use one at work through. I did get a USB mouse to use with it, and I would hook up a full size keyboard if I had room for it. Your typo when you signed the message to your son is hilarious, but I do understand your frustration.