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Thread #165433   Message #4034645
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
17-Feb-20 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
My good deed for the week was to take a new trash bag across the street and gather up the trash that was evidently put out last night and dragged apart by raccoons or dogs or whatever. They're both elderly and it was an easy thing to do for them.

I decided to upgrade my Fire tablet to the newer version since I've read that it can use apps from Google Play Store and not just the wonky stuff in the Amazon Appstore, but like any moderately geeky buyer knows, you have to hack your device to get it to do this. It's not perfect, but I have a few of my apps in that I couldn't get otherwise. I've also realized I could have done it on the older reader, but this one does have a longer battery and various upgrades to be expected.

The trip to the mobile vet at my favorite feed store wasn't a total success this weekend. Two of the three dogs got their nails clipped; the old lab was pretty mellow, the little boxer/pit mix struggled a lot and kind of lathered a little bit. The blue heeler was having none of it and even managed to struggle out of the muzzle I told them they probably needed. I was taking the lab back to the SUV and bringing in the pup when the vet tech met me at the front door with the blue heeler, and she described what happened. "She went berserk when you walked away." It reminds me that while dogs are pretty good survivors, a grown dog you brought home from the shelter has some baggage. She was at the shelter for about four months and someone took her there, handed her over and walked away. It breaks my heart a little. :-( We came home and she stuck real close to me, but by bedtime she was back to her old self.

Monday is laundry day even though it is a US holiday. When you're retired I guess every day is a holiday.