A jumble of things

G and I were in Target when my phone alarm went off. Yikes! I’d forgotten my Dr. appointment. I had one hour to get back home, drop off my purchases, and get to my appointment. I made it with five minutes to spare.

The war zone sound effects continue. Lucy spent half of the evening in her crate.

Am I the only one who does late night laundry?


Sounds like a war zone…

Since the city of Allentown has allowed fireworks this year we are living in a total war zone. People have become total idiots.

The noise and smoke is completely out of hand.

The air quality outside is visibly horrid. A huge fog bank of smoke surrounds us.

It’s a mighty good thing that it rained or there would roofs afire all over town.

Dear Mayor,

Can we rescind this ordinance so there’s not a repeat of this insanity next year?



I’m betting this continues all night and poor Lucy can’t cross her legs much longer.




If today was any indication as to how the 4th will be, we’re in for a lot of noise.

Fireworks went off all night last night and looks as though it will be the same tonight.

I truly dread tomorrow.

Poor Lucy.


Stuff and more

Wow, is it ever hot. We hit 98 with a real feel of 110.

So thankful for the AC.

So very thankful for Kevin and Viviana from next door for helping The Curmudgeon up and to his chair from the back porch where he went down because of the excessive heat. There was no way I could get him up without damaging my back more than it already is.

Due to idiots and fireworks again I have the TV set on a classical music channel and the volume up. Lucy hasn’t had to hide once so far tonight. The music is doing a good job of covering up the explosions.




We have the new fans up


Thanks to G’s eldest son our new fans are up and running. They have remotes…seriously considering installing the wall mounts for the remotes so they don’t get lost.

Can’t believe we had the old ones for over 35 years. But yep, we did.

Not the 4th yet…

We’ve had crazy fireworks going off for days. Lucy is ready for a week in a sound proof room where she can get rid of her stress.

I don’t know how or if she’ll hold it together for the 4th and all the days before and after where the idiots have to, just HAVE TO set off fireworks.

If you have fireworks, do everyone a huge favor and set them all off on the fourth so we don’t have to listen to them for weeks afterwards!

The state of this once great nation…

Our nation has deteriorated into a steaming pile of shit.

The squatter in the White House promotes violence and racism. He is corrupt, vile, and has sunk himself comfortably into the stench of the swamp that is our capital.

He is a devotee of Mein Kampf, a lover of all things Hitler. He does not belong in the office he holds, he belongs in a jail cell awaiting his execution for treason to this nation.

In the cells next to him should reside Pence, Ryan, Sessions and the entire republican congress and senate.

Get out and Vote blue!

New drug for Lucy’s allergies

Lucy has been on Apoquel for some time and it helped a lot. However, lately she’s had several minor relapses and that’s not good. We do not want her miserable.

Our vets decided that Cytopoint might be best for her.

She had her first shot today after loving up on everyone in the office.

She goes back in four weeks for her next one. We hope that she does well and can eventually stretch out the times between injections.

For more information you can read this article:


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This could be a miracle for us…

My cousin found this Raizer Liftup and shared this YouTube film with me. She knows how badly The Curmudgeon has screwed up my back. (He always insists I help him up and it strains my back, which never gets a chance to recover.)

I only hope that we can afford one. I contacted the US supplier to find out the price but have not heard back as yet. Tomorrow The Curmudgeon is going to look into if his insurance would cover it (which we doubt they will) but worth looking into it.

This little piece of equipment would be a miracle for us. Not only would it save me calling 911 on a frequent flyer plan, and save my back…but it would afford us more security and safety for him.

Keep your fingers crossed that is affordable and not way out of line.


Bathed dog indignant!

Well Lucy, that’ll teach you not to sneak upstairs when The Curmudgeon leaves the gate open. Maybe. At least you smell nice.


Baffs are no fun!

Fireworks, the bane of Lucy’s life

Fireworks, even in the distance, will cause Lucy to run to her crate and hide. I dread the 4th and all the days before and after where people never consider the terror they cause pets.

No, they only think of how they like to hear things go bang and watch flames and colors.

Please remember that for every firework you set off you are scaring the beejeezis out of someone’s pet.

Control yourselves and limit the use to the one day, PLEASE. One day of watching her hide in her crate, afraid to go out, afraid of each bang is more than enough.

In the mouse wars…

We caught another one last night and I saw one, out of the corner of my eye, go skittering past my desk tonight.

So far the electric trap has had no results.

I discovered the one with the plastic bait holder that I had set in the kitchen was nearly impossible to set off even by pounding on it with a yardstick. No wonder that one never went off.

Yep tossed that one and the other plastic bait holder one into the trash and pulled out two of the newly-arrived old fashioned ones with the little metal bait holder and hair trigger. One is set in the kitchen and the other in the living room.

We’ll see how long it takes for more results.