I wasn’t ready when Ray arrived to work this morning. My daughter and I had been talking on the phone, and then we tried out my new Skype equipment. She has Skype too, as that is what our family in England uses. It worked great.
Today Ray and I re-did the screen on my patio door that goes onto the screen porch. ‘Patches’ had found a weak spot at the bottom and pushed the screen loose. ‘Pretty’ the headstrong Siamese, had originally done that. After it had been securely tucked back in again, with a splining tool, we cut some 1/2” x 1/2” metal mesh and carefully folded over the edges so there wouldn't be any sharp bits, and screwed it to the outside frame. She won’t be able to do that again.
When I got my RV, my late DH and I did the same thing to that screen door, so that when we traveled with the cats, they couldn’t push out the screen, and get out.
Then we took Ray’s patio door panels out. First, you remove the fixed one, that is just a few screws, then you can lift up on the slider, and pull it out. We needed to see what was causing one of the wheels to make a screeching noise. It has been greased with many products, to no avail. I had to take a picture of how that wheel assembly looks, as I can’t leave the door off. Each brand is slightly different, and there are 126 different ones! http://www.swisco.com/cl/Patio-Glass-Door-Single-Wheel-Rollers I am just going to buy new wheels for it, as I think they are ‘plum wore out’!
I bought that door, used, in 1990, so it has been around a few days.
The true cost of a thing is how much "life" must be surrendered to possess it.
"ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is not a new problem...Native Americans used to call it WHITE PEOPLE."
Life is what happens when you are making plans to do something else !
The Journey Counts.
If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that counts, not reaching the destination. —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that is why they call it the present" Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
...Saving just one pet won't change the world...But, surely, it will change the world for that one pet.....
Don't breed or buy while homeless pets die!
EVERY LITTER BIT HURTS
Spay or neuter your pet
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From: 'Healing Animals' by Dr. Michael W. Fox
“Our perception of animals determines how we treat them, and whether they suffer under our dominion or not. Behind our perception and treatment of animals lie our needs, wants, values, and cultural and religious traditions.
Until these are addressed and our perception changed so there is empathy, respect, and communication, the holocaust of the animal kingdom will continue. And those qualities or virtues that make us human – humility, compassion, and selfless benevolence – will continue to be crushed by arrogance, ignorance, and the selfishness of our species.”
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir
What is Man Without the Beasts?
"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." (Chief Seattle, 1855)
As Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated".
Is There An Animal Abuser Near You? Please Report it!
Can They Suffer?
The basic issue is simple:
"The question is not, can they reason?
Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?"
(Jeremy Bentham, philosopher and animal rights activist; 1748-1832.)
Wendy: My Daughter in TX
Richard: Wendy's husband in TX
Tony: Their son in TX
Kevin: My younger son in TX
Michelle: Kevin's daughter in TX
Becky: Michelle's mother in TX
Peter: My oldest son in England
Nigel: My brother in England
Pamala: Nigel's wife in England
Heidi: Their daughter in England
Claudia: My friend down the street
Jay: Claudia's son, who helps me.
Ray: Rents my guest house, and helps me.
Shay: Ray's wife.
My Misty Louise, Apr/1996, near blind Miniature Poodle