Monday, August 31, 2009

Claudia Upset. 4 Years Ago We Saw The Devastion

Another sunny day, and work to be done. But Jay had to go into the next town, and as his mother, Claudia, is not very well today, I had to take him. Claudia just found out that even with the new liver, and the cancer gone, that she has Hepatitis C again. She got it from some blood transfusions in the 80's before they checked blood for Hep. C. She will have to have chemotherapy all over again. She was so sick the last time.

Ray worked on the Mirage, there was one of the brown stripes that the PO had painted over with white, so he taped it up, and painted it on again, while we were gone.

As Jay and I were winding our way to where his bills needed to be paid, we stopped at a couple of thrift shops. Jay wanted a bicycle. He still can't drive his Toyota 4-Runner as he has no licence. At one thrift shop he bought a window AC. He needed one that was 17" or less, wide, and this one is 16". That is rare. We both bought a few other little items, too. Then we went to pawn shops. At the third one he bought a bike, and I replaced my worn out gold necklace. I had worn it nonstop for many years, and the links were getting so thin that I didn't dare wear it anymore. Jay knew that he would have to buy a bike while he was in my minivan, as his mother has a car.

By this day 4 years ago, Hurricane Katrina had dissipated and we could see the devastation that it left on the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Mississippi. The Superdome was housing thousands of evacuees, and it got flooded too when the levees broke. The northbound I-45 freeway was jam packed with non moving traffic, and people were dying from the heat. It was a terrible disaster. Now they have evacuation routes where both sides of the freeway can be made northbound. Then Hurricane Rita was on Katrina's tail, and hit one week later.

At least we know when they are coming. I wouldn't want to live in "Quake Country"!

The grass is green, and there was no more rain today.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cleaning Day. New Virus!

It was all damp outside, and not conducive to working out there. Jay wanted to work today, so I picked him up.

Ray was busy going over all the coax connections in the guest house. He bought a new flat screen TV, and, of course, wanted to get the best reception out of it. His old TV has been snowy on some channels for quite some time, and we knew that it had to be in the connections. He used contact cleaner on them, then went to town to buy some to replace the ones that where old and corroded.

Jay was going to help me Mop-N-Glo all the lino here. He likes doing things like that. We started late as we had to do the time sheet. He hadn't worked much, so it didn't take too long!

We started in the dog room, each with a vacuum, vacuuming everything. Grooming puts little snippets of hair everywhere. I sweep it up twice while grooming, but it still gets in little places.

Mime and Patches, the two original foster cats, were on the screen porch as it is a bit cooler today. 'Pretty' was loose in the dog room as we had to put her cage up on the kennel cages, to have access to all the floor. She sat high up, and just watched us, she is not scared of the vacuum. She seemed to glad to be involved in what we were doing. Curses on the folks that abandoned her!

I thought you would want to know about this e-mail virus.
Even the most advanced programs from Norton or McAfee cannot take care of this one. It appears to affect those who were born prior to 1960.
1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice.
2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail.
3. Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person.
4. Causes you to send it back to the person who sent it to you.
5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment.
6. Causes you to hit "SEND" before you've finished.
7. Causes you to hit "DELETE" instead of "SEND."
8. Causes you to hit "SEND" when you should "DELETE."

After an episode with a plug getting stuck in a GFI outlet, one prong coming off in the outlet, and putting a new end on the cord, it was a good day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Poor "Pretty". Just Shopping and Unshopping.

It is a bit cooler first thing in the mornings, and the cats like to be out on the screen porch before their breakfasts.

The new little kitty, "Pretty", the Siamese, still has to be kept away from the other cats until she has been checked out. Just to be on the safe side, I even put bleach in the dishes that have been used for her, and I have a separate litter scoop for her box. Feline Leukemia and FIV can be transferred by bodily fluids.
I have put Revolution on her so that she won't have fleas, mites, etc. She only weighs about 6 pounds, full grown, she is so skinny. I also de-wormed her with Strongid-T. Goodness knows what she picked up while roaming the streets looking for food after her people left her to fend for herself. It has taken a toll on her. Poor little Pretty.

Jay needed some diversion today, the day they 'pull the plug' on his father, and wanted to go thrift shopping. GelGloss fiberglass cleaner/polish was on my shopping list, and the cheapest place around here, is at the glass company, $4.00! So we headed for the next town.

We went to about three thrift shops. Jay bought a couple of shirts, and some big platters that his tortoise could bathe in. I actually found a new Emerson Switchboard, a new Kitchenaid saucepan, and a new smaller one by Bella Cuisine. I bought some matching little pink dishes for Pretty, the other cats have white ones, so I won't get them mixed up. We got several other handy little items, too.

I still had shellac and insulation that I had bought for the Coronado, so I returned them. While we were at Lowes, we spotted a linoleum remnant, that would be just great for the guest house, so I bought it. It is white with faint blue speckles, and so if there does have to be a seam, there won't be any waste from pattern matching. That is always a nuisance when doing wallpaper, too.

Just a quiet shopping day.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Another Blind Up. Jay's Call. Now There Are Four!

Another humid day, but not as hot as it has been.
Ray was cleaning and polishing the Mirage, making it look pretty.

Jay and I made a framework for the second blind to protrude, like the first one. But the cross board had to be higher, as vehicles are parked under this side. The Puddle Jumper's antenna would miss the old blind, but I wanted to make it so that I could park the taller minivan there, if need be. I don't know why it took such a long time to make this, but it took all morning.

Well, not quite, as Jay had a long conference call from California from his two sisters and his dying father. Jay and his father are not close, but it hit Jay hard, all the same, to know that they are going to 'pull the plug' on him tomorrow. This is one of the few times that I have heard of a person being kept alive by machines being lucid and able to talk. That must be terribly upsetting.

I had heard about this deserted skinny little Siamese. When I went to get Jay this morning, I found her wandering around the streets, looking for something to eat. She traveled well in the car, so I brought her here, and put her in a cage with some food, water and a box. Boy, was she hungry! She has to be in isolation and can't be near my foster cats until she has been checked out by a vet. She will have to be tested for Feline Leukemia, and FIV first, which are NOT airborne diseases. She rested peacefully after eating, then I locked up my foster cats, and let her have some 'free' time in the dog room. She was purring so happily to me, and wanted to be petted big time.

It is a happy day for the cat, but a sad one for Jay, today.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Groomed Muffie. Animal Rights & Prisoners.

Ray and Jay were busy doing other things today, which was a good thing as I had Muffie to groom.
She is the worst one I have to groom, so I have to take my time, and try not have anything else going on to make her wiggle even more.
These are 'country' dogs, so their folks want them cut short. Muffie usually carries her tail over her back like a fan, but she drooped it here. While I was taking pictures of Muffie, one looking up adoringly, I took some of MaeMae, the tortoise and Jay's fish. Poor little old MaeMae, her mouth looks crooked since she had to have all those teeth out. The AA batteries are to show how big "Teacher" ('cos he 'taught us') is.
Then one of Jay's aquarium. The black fish with the red markings is an Oscar, and he will get very big.

While I was checking my emails, there was this picture of animals being used for experiments. Like someone said, why can't they use the prisoners on death row for that, and leave the innocent animals alone? From what I understand it costs $47,000 to house each prisoner p.a. We pay more for the death row prisoners to be housed, so why can't they earn their keep, like the rest of us? In my humble opinion, it might be a big deterrent to crime. Also from what I understand, they have less crime rate in the countries that don't have such cushy prisons as we have.

So this was my "save the animals" day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Storm Knocks Out Power. Sunshades. Groomed MaeMae

It was overcast as the dawn broke. The cats were out on the screen porch first thing, but they didn't like being out there with thunder in the distance.

Ray floated the last part of his bathroom floor, so that the final piece of linoleum in a little hallway that has the shower on one side and the side of a closet on the other, could get done.

I picked up Jay and MaeMae, and we tried to figure out what we could do with a storm approaching. I had bathed MaeMae and dried her with the dog dryer, just as the storm started. We watched it pour off the roof, the lights were flickering, then the power went off. So I couldn't finish grooming her, as I discarded my manual clippers 45 years ago!

So we started replacing some of the sunshades around here. First, we did the one on the front porch. That keeps a lot of heat out of there. Then as the rain slacked off a bit, we replaced the one over Ray and Shay's little sitting area in front of the guest house. If you enlarge it, you can see the Mirage up in the front of the RVport, with my minivan behind it.

We were able to do this job as all the cordless drivers were charged up, and my ladders don't use electricity! We didn't get to do the one over the Puddle Jumper as the power came back on, so I continued grooming MaeMae. Jay sorted out some lumber, and got it all filed in length order over at the side of the house. He cannot be in my house when I am grooming MaeMae, as she will not hold still when he is around. Then I took them home. There were a few branches knocked out of the trees on the way, but they had been moved to the side of the roads.

It was so humid after the storm, that I had to turn the AC way down, just to get rid of it.

As least the plants are happy that it rained today.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TV Musical Chairs. Appendix Useful??

Ray had to go to the doctor, and Jay wanted to work, so I picked him up so that he could wash Pugsy, (my fiberglass vintage 1968 Venture Class A). It had got algae on it from being under the trees.

The big TV went out in the living room a while back. I am hardly ever in there, so a few weeks ago I dug out a little TV that didn't have a remote, and installed it in there, for the few times that Jay is here. We ran it though a VCR, so that at least there was a remote for changing the channels.

The TV in the grooming room makes a very loud, constant "KKKEEE" every time the cable goes out, and it scares the foster cats. So we played TV musical chairs here today. Jay had a 19", without a remote, so I traded him the little one for his bedroom. We put the 19" in my living room, running through the VCR again. We took the tiny one out of my kitchen and put it in the Mirage. Put the one that goes KKKEEE in my kitchen. It isn't on very often.
We tried out another small one I had, and it didn't go KKKEEE, when the cable was disconnected, but the picture would fold up, and go in and out. I found Mime watching it from the grooming table trying to make heads or tails out of that!
I tried the 110v/12v one that belongs in my TranStar RV, and it goes KKKEEE, when the cable is disconnected, so it went back out there. Finally found one that would work in the dog room, and it has a remote.

I have big TVs in my bedroom and computer room. I thought about buying one for the living room, but it isn't that important to me. I have them everywhere else, even in my bathroom, but I don't really need one in the living room. If I have company, we are supposed to be visiting, not watching the tube! So now I have three TVs for the scrap man.

When I picked up Jay, MaeMae came too, so I did some grooming on her while Jay washed Pugsy.

For the first time, I have someone coming to look at the Mirage today.

They are a family of three, so there isn't really anywhere for the son to ride, there are no seatbelts in the back. So I don't expect to hear from them again. But they were impressed with it's condition.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mailing Aloe. Live Writer. Revolution Day

Ray had to take Shay to the doctor again today, so I knew that I didn't have to get up early, but at 6.00 AM, I was up. Once I am awake, I just want to turn the coffee maker on, and start the day.

I had aloe to mail today. I knew that I had better pick them out and pack them early, out on the porch, as it would be hotter later. I had to cut more litter boxes up, and make triangular shipping tubes out of them, so that took some time.

After the Post Office, I went to Petsmart to get more cat food. Luckily, I had a $10 off coupon!

A quick trip to Krogers for some groceries, and get some gas at 10 cents per gallon off with my Kroger card, so that made it $2.35 gal.

It was also Revolution day, so I drew up .37 cc for each of the six cats here on the premises. I buy the big vial for a 130 lb dog, and draw it up in insulin syringes (without needles) for each cat. We use it for the protection from fleas, mites, and ear mites, mostly. New studies say that it works well for cats, but they have had some breakthroughs with dogs getting heartworms, so they recommend other products for K9s now.

Bobcat is getting wise, and has started hiding under my bed when it is pill time. I wish she would figure out that the pills are what are letting her put her bad leg on the floor, so that she isn't hopping around three legged any more.

I gave up on Live Writer. It is easier for me to put the pictures in here first, and then write. If I was on the road without internet, I would use it.

On a sign down the road, at noon the temperature was 103 deg. today.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bathroom Done. Lazy Sunday Afternoon.

It is still hot and muggy, and the compressor hardly stops on the AC. I was going into town to the grocery store this afternoon, but then thought better of getting out in the heat.

As usual, if your glasses can't read the fine print on the pictures, click to enlarge.

Ray and I started early, and got the second part of the lino down. Then we got the shelves and vanity moved back in there, and all hooked up. Ray got a call that Shay needed to picked up early, so it was a rush, and I didn't get any pictures.

I sold the two storey cat house, the one that we put the skylight in the top, as I don't use it any more. It went to a home where they have lots of cats, all fixed, and they needed more cat houses on their porch.

Then I just spent a lot of time trying to go through a bunch of mail, laundry, and other mundane things, while half-way watching "Ice Truckers" on History Channel. Gee, I wouldn't want to be there in that cold, but there is some lovely scenery up there in Alaska.

A quiet Sunday.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Best Laid Plans.... Laying Lino. Bobcat.

Today, still working on the guest house bathroom. Ray painted the wall that is behind where the shelf units, and the vanity go. We wanted to get that done before we put everything back together. It was easier working today, as we were in the AC. But, just like yesterday, I was going back and forth to the workshop to get this and that, constantly. Ray scraped the floor to make sure it was all free of bits of old lino, and floated the joints in the floor, while I went into the next town to get the linoleum.
I couldn't believe it, the flooring company was closed every Saturday, have you ever heard of such a thing? Two other potential customers were there, too.

I knew no one else had the lino we wanted, and so I had to buy a remnant ($10) from another flooring store, just so we could get the bathroom back together before Shay gets home tomorrow evening. They had some similar to what we want, but they wanted to sell me a whole roll. Phooey on that!

This remnant had to be cut exactly in the middle, to make it work, so we laid it out on one of the outside work tables and carefully did that with a razor knife and a straight edge. We measured and drew a plan with the exact measurements on it, checked it with the old lino, and cut it. We removed the toilet as that is the only way to do it right. After vacuuming very fastidiously, we put the lino in place, cut around the pipes, toilet floor flange, and any little places that weren't quite right. Then pulled the far half of it forward, spread the mastic on the bare floor, laid the first half in place, and rolled it with a little wooden roller. Then we laid the loose half back over the first half, applied mastic to that part of the floor, flipped the lino forward, and it rolled into place. Next was to re-install the toilet with a new wax ring, so that part of the bathroom is functional. As far as I am concerned, that is so much easier than laying all those individual tiles!! Now, we have to lay the rest of the lino tomorrow, put the vanity and shelves back in place before Shay gets here.

Bobbiecat is almost putting her weight on her bad arthritic leg, so that is a good thing. She does put her toes on the floor now when she walks. She isn't hopping around three-legged any more, so the pills must be helping. At first I was able to quickly open her mouth with one hand, and shove the pill down her throat with the thumb of the other, just like you do a dog, but she got wise to that, so I had to resort to using my cat pill popper. I lightly hold her mouth closed, stroke her throat until she licks her lips, so that I know she has swallowed it, just like you do a dog. Until I did that, she had got crafty, held it in her mouth and spat it out when I turned my back!! Golly, you have to watch these clever critters!!

My bones are aching, I wished I had worn my pedometer today.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Floor Fixed. R.I.P Barney

Today, as usual it was hot and humid. Ray and I moved the shelves that are each side of the vanity out into my storeroom which is next to their utility room. Then undid the faucet plumbing, and got the vanity top out of there. We had to cut the PVC and CPVC pipes to the faucet and drain with a little cable cutter, then lift the vanity cabinet up and over the pipes, and got that in my store room too. Whoever had installed that vanity didn't know what they were doing. There were big holes cut in the floor, and something had made a nest under the vanity!!

We set the circular saw to 3/4" depth, so we wouldn't cut the floor joists, and cut the bad part out of the floor. We put cross bracing in between the joists, as this is a walking area, to make it extra strong. Then cut the plywood and plopped it into place, and screwed it down. We got some flashing, made 'meese-proofings' around the plumbing, and then caulked it. Even a roach can't get in there now. We didn't do it "Hillbilly" with old license plates!

I don't usually perspire, "Glow", as Orson Wells said about ladies perspiring, but it was dripping off my forehead. We had the bathroom door closed to the air conditioned part of the apartment, windows open in the bathroom, the back door out of the bathroom open into the utility room, and then the back door from the utility room going outside, open. But even with all that, and a fan going, it was HOT.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Barney, my friend's St. Bernard, went to 'sleep' today. He was a great comfort, companion and friend, to my 'hooman' friend. Everywhere they went, all over the US in their RV, Barney was loved, by man and beast.

This is a sad day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another Postponement. Sad News from a Friend.

This morning I was all set to start moving shelves and everything out of the guest house bathroom, tear up the linoleum, and find out what the floor needed. The door bell rang at 7.00 AM and a very tried, bedraggled looking Ray was at my door.
During the night, one of the dogs where Shay is house sitting, had somehow got it's stitches undone from a very recent surgery, and was bleeding. Ray had to go down there and take the dog to the Emergency Room. He was up most of the night with it. He was hoping to get some rest before he had to pick up the dog from the hospital, but he didn't get much, as they called in a couple of hours for him to pick it up and take it home.
Every time we think we are going to be able to get that floor fixed, while Shay is away, something comes up.

Finally the vintage stove is on it's way to it's new owners in MO. Jay and I got it packed my new AC's box, yesterday.

I haven't been able to find the color linoleum that I want. So today, I went into the next town to do some more searching at places other than Lowes and Home Depot. I wanted something light in color, and nowadays everything is brown or brown toned. I like brown on tree trunks, but that is it. The carpet in there is burgundy, so I really didn't want anything brown, and nor do Ray and Shay.

I went to a surplus place south of town and found a color that I think will go nicely. It is a very, very light rose/white, and not a 'busy' pattern. In fact that is what is in my house, and it has held up very well.

I dawdled around, as I had a day off, and bought a few little items at thrift shops. Still looking for cotton sleeveless summer dresses, but didn't find any.

When I got home I had an email from a friend who travels the US in an RV, and works the fairs and flea markets.. He has a lovely St. Bernard who has been feeling poorly, and several vets have not come up with a diagnosis. The dog has been losing weight, and won't eat anymore. A vet today said that he feels a mass in the dog's stomach, and that it is better if he goes to Rainbow Bridge. Please watch the new version: I feel so bad for my friend, I know how it is to lose a doggie best friend.

""Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.' Startled, we all turned to him.
What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.' """

This has been more than "The Dog Days Of Summer", today.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Make Ready Day. How to Give a Cat a Pill!

Bobbiecat doesn't go out on the screen porch in the mornings anymore, she hangs around mostly in my bedroom and bathroom. The pills haven't stopped her from limping so badly that she still won't put that paw on the floor. But she did jump up on my bed last night, and patted my face with her paw that is on the bad arm. I think she thinks that she is petting me, she is so gentle. Thank goodness, I don't have any trouble poking her pill down her throat each day. Hilarious, please read this:

My sinuses started getting better two days ago, I don't know if it was the shots my doctor gave me last week, or the rinse. Still not right, but better. At least it doesn't start me coughing in the middle of the night.

Shay is going to be gone for a few days, housesitting. Ray and I have been waiting for this, as there are some repairs to be made to the guest house. Shay, even though she works, is not in the best of health, and rests in the afternoon, so it is better to do construction work while she is not there. Ray was busy taking her to the doctor and then on to the house to sit.

Jay wanted to work today. We will be taking everything out of Ray's bathroom, even the vanity, and kitchen, repairing a soft spot on the floor, and installing new linoleum. That means we had to make a space to put everything outside the guest house. Kitchen and living room have no door between them, and Ray's cat will be locked up in the bedroom. Jay and I packed up the little vintage stove that is sold, in a bigger box, and got that in the van for shipping. We moved and stacked other stuff to make room, as everything will have to be under the cover of the space in front of my storeroom adjoining my double RVport. The Puddle Jumper is parked in the front of that space, so I will back it out, when it comes time to get the saw horses out, so that we can work in the shade.

Then Jay mowed, but when Ray came home he complained that Jay had cut the grass too short.

Jay's tortoise spent the morning wandering around in my fenced back yard. It is so funny, if it sees someone it comes toddling over to them, and will follow you around like a dog.

It was very hot and humid, so it wasn't very pleasant working out there, today

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Surprise Party!! Two Doctor's Reports.

Last night, on the chat room, the chatters gave me a surprise birthday party!! There were sirens, whistles, gongs, cars, planes, screams, giggles and all the noises that are able to be made in the chat room sound line-up, and even 'Chip' and 2 'Dales' signed on. ( I still don't know who that was). It was hilarious, lots of virtual drinks, virtual dancing, and a good time was had by all. I hadn't expected this at all, and a friend in KY had to IM me to ask me when I was going to be in the room. Thanks Folks, I have never had such a fuss made over me!

This morning I got a large carrier down from the attic for Bobbiecat. I didn’t want her to be cramped up in a normal cat-size one. I lined it with her soft pillow, and got it in the van. Then I took her out there, gently put her in it, and seat-belted it in. She thought she was going camping, so she didn’t fuss. Jay, all sobered up again, wanted to go with me as he had a prescription in the next town to pick up for his mother.
When we got in the exam room, I unscrewed the little plastic nuts and bolts out of the carrier to take the top off, so that we didn't have to drag Bobbie out of there. She stayed on her cushion for most of the exam, except when the Vet Tech took Bobbie's temperature and weighed her. The lady vet examined Bobbie, and confirmed that the pain was under her left arm, and around the elbow. So they took her again and X-rayed her. The BB is still there, but that was not the problem. The diagnosis is that she has severe arthritis in that joint, and they showed me the little fragments that are hurting her, on the X-ray. They put her on 1/4 tablet Prednisone once a day, for three weeks, to see if she improves. If she doesn’t, she will have to have that arm amputated. So her break dancing days are over at 14 years old!

We brought Bobbie back home, gave her the medicine, had a bite of lunch and took off for The Woodlands, TX, that's south of here, on the way to Houston. We left early for my ENT doctor appointment, as we had some stops to make on the way. Because I got there early, I was seen early. The doctor's assistant took my blood pressure with a new type of machine, on my wrist!! The ENT doctor examined my Ears, Nose and Throat, how about that!! He said the best thing that I had done was the homemade nasal rinse. He looked at my Cat Scan, and said that I have cysts in my sinuses, and to keep up with the rinses. That was it!

I hope the pill will make Bobcat feel better today.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Mirage Pics. Bobcat

Thank y’all for the birthday wishes on Face Book. I don’t feel a year older!

First thing, Ray held Bobcat, tummy up, on my grooming table with all the grooming spot lights on, while I examined her left foot with a magnifying glass. I even cut some of the hair off her foot with my clippers, but it wasn’t until I happened to touch her elbow and under her arm that she flinched. So she goes to the vet in the morning. They will probably X-ray it to see if that old BB in her shoulder has moved.

Bobbie- 002 (Small)-1

Then, we spent a lot of time trying to get the vintage RV stove in the AC box I had, but had to give up. There was no way we could get the top in there, too. I wrote the buyers to see if they wanted to have UPS pack it for them. So that is on hold right now.

Finally, I got some better pictures of the Mirage with the drapes on the front compound curved windows. We spent some time cleaning it here and there so I took some other pictures, and made up a new little album. I sent it to the three people who are interested in it. I have already heard back, favorably, from two of them.

Bobcat’s appetite is still good, but she is obviously hurting. After I get her home from the vet’s office tomorrow, unless they keep her, I have to head out towards Houston for my ENT appointment.

As tomorrow is going to be so busy, I had to ‘do’ WalMart today.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Test for Old Kids. Lazy Sunday.

I was picky who I sent this to. It had to be those who might actually remember. So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test for us 'old kids'! The answers are printed below, but don't cheat.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.
02. When the Beatles first came to the US. In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.
03 'Get your kicks, __________________.'
04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'
05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.'
06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.'
07. Nestle's makes the very best . . . .. _______________.'
08. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.
09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.
10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________. '
11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.
12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the he front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________..
13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________.
14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.
15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __ ______________.

Now I will just make a few comments about my Lazy Sunday, before I show you the answers.

Even though the nasal rinse, that I wrote about in my previous post, didn’t quite work like it was supposed to, I only woke up once in the night, so that is an improvement.

Bobcat has been limping, and won’t put her left front paw on the floor. She is still eating well, but is laying around in dark places. I have moved her food tray out of my bathtub, so that she doesn’t have to jump up on her little step stool into the tub to eat. I have examined between her pads, and I can’t feel any swelling on her arm or shoulder. The online vets say that she may have got a claw stuck on something, and twisted a toe, which would heal itself.

She broke that arm 10-11 years ago, and they only left it in a cast for 4 weeks. I don’t know why they didn’t put another one on her for the other two weeks. She was in terrible pain that weekend, and you can’t give aspirin to cats. I was beside myself, and didn't know how to make her comfy. She has often had a slight limp since the broken arm, but not like this. When they X-rayed it they saw that she had a BB shot or something imbedded in her shoulder, so maybe that has moved, so I will get her checked out if she doesn't improve.

Modernaire Stove 005 (Small)Tomorrow, I have to get my little vintage RV stove packed up, as it is sold. It’s going to St. Louis, MO to be put in a 1948 Curtis Wright.

Ray and Shay, and my other neighbor, Zack, their son, are busy at her father’s place. He is 87 today. Gee, that is getting up there. All the family have come from far and wide to celebrate.

01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent.
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop

Send this to your 'old' friends, better known as Seniors. It will drive them crazy! And keep them busy, and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes today.