The trees are almost barren and the wind is howling against the house.
It seems to be sucking the warmth from the building and each gust of wind there are noises. The dogs are not accustomed to this kind of weather but they will have to adjust. They go to the door to relieve themselves and as soon as the wind hits their face they turn back.
We have a jacket on the Chihuahua, it looks nice but it has to have something more wind proof. This little dog has a barrel for a chest. It is so hard to get the body fitting well and her legs can hardly bend. This is not a good climate for little dogs.
Our family only had big dogs and they loved the snow but they saw it infrequently and they rushed around in it and we knew they were having great fun.
I cannot imagine ever seeing these two dogs will ever get used to it.
All summer long I just opened the door and they were in to the fenced pool area. It was easy to pick up after them and they were able to run to get really good exercise. Their tongues hang out and their tails were wagging all the time.
The Beagle ran the full length of the pool and turned the corner on a dime. He kept his claws well filed that way. Recently I see those claws need to be cut...
Tonight they were looking at the Jotul gas stove. They had no clue what it was. The Chihuahua was particularly interested in it. It has a thermostat and it switches off and she wakes up looking like she lost something. She did, her indoor heat. Then she lay down and snuggled under her blanket. Then when the stove has cooled enough to re-start it clicks and it ignites with a thud. She jumps up and barks at the stove. She is so noisy and dances around on her back legs. We have picture's of her in a Tutu and she can walk around for a very long time,- Like Humans DO!! yapping all the timed. DH is not a happy camper with her in the house but he has to laugh at her antics.
I never allowed dogs on our furniture. Our other family even lets them on their beds and of course the Chihuahua always ends up in the bed through the night,
The dogs entertained me tonight. Now it is Eye drop time and off to bed.
I am unaccustomed to doing all the driving. It is harder right now because my hand is worse and I have to have a trigger finger release.
I will have to cook up a storm before the weekend so I can keep my hand up for a week. Thanks for your support.
Jacquie the CHIHUAHUA looking at last years snow almost gone and warm sun.
Last years coat for Jacquie.
I took this photo. It looks like the beagle is eating the Chihuahua. Snoopy Beagle barked at the right moment to make it look like he is eating her.
Alas DH eye is stil too scratched to see the retina.
We were there for three hours. They could not see anything since the cornea is still so scratched up.
DH eye just runs and he blinks all the time. I did notice it looks less blood shot . They tried to scan the macular but that too was obscured. DH is in good spirits and he can see in the distance, Our Dr. will be back and he has to be seen by him to decide what is going on.
Almost midnight . It has been a long day again. The Wi-Fi was not available today. I took my tablet and could do nothing, Pat in Maine.
I was supposed to go to our Senior college but after a difficult night because DH decided his BiPap machine was pressing on his eye.
He wears a full face mask for sleep apnea. He rarely snores but without his machine he stops breathing so I stop sleeping.
Did that for many years and he has used C-Pap and Bi-Pap since it was developed. 20 years or more easily.
I did make sure I had the leftover goodies packed away. We sometimes take them to the student center and hand them out. They come in Tins so they keep for a very long time.
Afterwards we just stayed home and tried to watch a movie. DH still cannot see anything close up. I hope we have answers tomorrow.
He seems to take everything in his stride, he rarely complains. It has been like that for 51 years so he sure is a keeper.
I went and bought a Fit Bit but I cannot get to the apps. There are no instructions.
I did see on-line the fit bits are the same price. I now know L.L. Bean has them the same price as KOHL's . The Discount does not apply so I want to drive down to Freeport and buy another one but they will explain everything to me. I plan to take my tablet with me and with any luck I will have it all set up for me.
I HOPE SO!, I will let you know.
Tonight DH watched mystery and I sat with him. He said he can make out just some fuzzy images. I reminded him he can see with the peripheral vision. I think he is getting better looking straight but find your side vision.
Thanks Pat in Main.
Just about the same as yesterday. DH could not go there he still can not see in short distances.
I had to pack the minivan. I had to back up to the door of the Auditorium and after 71 years' I had a car accident..
My Driver side mirror had been moved just a bit. The building has a wall across from the Auditorium. The wall is about 40 inches high. A double brick wall but it was about 40 inches high.
My minivan has tinted black shield. I always look out of the side mirror.
The angle as I backed up the incline reflected above the wall. I went up slowly and ""BANG"" the rear bumper broke open on the side. Plastic bumper split real good. But I had to get the van parked there to empty the contents.
Rest of the day was long and busy. DH was supposed to help because we are new we wanted to learn ourselves first it is a bog job as volunteers.
DH had to stay home. I had done all the planning and it all came out great.
Refreshments. Apple cider-local - GREAT!!
Pretzels and sugar free cookies and candies. They had water, some drank the cider it is pure Apple juice . I made a big label on both sides telling people it was sugar free.
I centered the tables and spaced them in the middle of a long corridor. It worked well people could go up both sides and still get across the hall s between tables. I used pumpkins and Leaves on the table and the napkins all fall colors.
I had a great time. DH was to keep his eyes shut as much a he can, I was calming my mind by playing with the napkins to make patterns. When people asked to help me I politely replied I am calming my stress level and they left me alone.
There were many compliments. I could never dress up a table like those tables since we have a small house so I went to town on t and calmed my mind.
The concert was good. Not the usual full house but the good weather probably people were leaf peeping. It was good though. Folk Singers they are "CASTLEBAY" Wife has a harp and the husband plays many instruments. Their voices are nice to listen to just a pleasant after noon.
I had lots of help to re-pack the minivan. I keep everything at the house .
REMEMBER my space problem.
I took on the committee because I like to mess with food.
I went home and asked if he was ready to meet our friends at the 99 and he wanted to go.
There were 6 of us and DH had a nice time. He had to wear Dark glasses and his eyes were tearing all the time. Our friends commented to me that his eye is swollen. We shall see what happens by morning,
I might have to bug the Drs. office to be seen tomorrow instead of Tuesday. I will if I have to.
My DH is precious to me. Thanks for listening. Pat in Maine.
I have been out a lot today but not a nice brisk walk. I had to buy drinks for the concert.
All gallons and my DH usually carries them. There are 16 gallons to carry in tomorrow. I found an old crate when I got home so that will be a help.
Since the senior college does draw from older people but we do have some children and students from the Music department.
Our refreshments are across the board. I wince when i put out cookies galore. The grapes were very ripe and more expensive than usual. I substituted pretzels.
It usually is a big following for Castle Bay. So far the ticket sales are not going well.
I suspect this beautiful weather for the last few days has been apple picking and still leaf peeping.
I do try to accommodate people who want or need diet foods.
I am going to put the first table in the hallway as the Sugar free table. I bought sugar free food but I cringe when I read the labels.
I do have gallons of water and cider and cranberry juice, today was warm till it deluged with rain. It actually caused the roads to steam, it looked weird. Being warm will make the drinks too warm. I love my drinks at room temperature but that is the my generation and my British Up bringing. There were no refrigerators and no-one wanted to have ice. We do know the homes are installing refrigerators and so all iced, are drinks.
I am concerned but It is what it is. I am doing my best and hoping to get this first time over with. HUGS Pat in Maine.