By beckysdad on May 6, 2016 at 9:18 AM
I didn't realize/remember you had Great Danes when you were growing up. They're just big loves but they can be intimidating. Each one I've met has been a leaner. They stand next to you and then lean into you to coax some petting. Was that true of yours? I love big leaners. With you mentioning puppies I had to go to Youtube to find some Great Dane Puppy footage. It's hard to believe these "little ones" are only six weeks old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swxoY01Z2R4 I'm glad to hear that there's been at least some improvement with Chuck's hands. It's something at least. We might get a bit of rain and even some thunder a bit later...emphasis on a bit. This is an odd one in that it's approaching from the East. That almost never happens.
By kittymac on May 6, 2016 at 8:51 AM
I think dads feeling nervous about going back home on his own can really understand that i just hope we can sort out something we have a tiny front room that would fit a single bed but not sure dad would like that or share with anthony which isnt ideal eitherguess it will work out
By kittymac on May 6, 2016 at 6:10 AM
It deserves another fp! Just been for a really badly needed haircut i was going for the record lets see how long you can stand this and the constant "you need a haircut " comments . Anyway its done and i now feel like i have taken off a large Russian cat off my head soooo much more comfortable. It was driving me crazy but until today i just could not find the courage to leave the house. Looks like dad might be on his way home and will bypass rehab the occupational therapists were in to take a note on what he might need ascfarcas aids in the house but dads not happy i think he may come to stay with us if we can work out how it would work
By beckysdad on May 6, 2016 at 5:41 AM
I was no mere toddler. I was a very worldly seven years of age. Ugh...dmv... That's a couple hours of your life that you'll never get back. At least you got to spend some time with some dogs. Did you make the dogs work for the treats much or were you giving them up pretty easily? We went out to Denny's for dinner at 5 o'clock on Wednesday. I was blown away by how full the parking lot was. When we walked inside I felt very out of place. I was starting to think that not only did you have to have an AARP card to get inside but it also also had to be twenty five years old. When we were driving home I rolled up to a stop sign in the neighborhood and there was a young woman probably about 19 or 20 that was walking a huuuge great dane. Only because the folks were with me, I felt bold enough to give her a thumbs up. It took her a brief moment as she processed the meaning and then broke into a big grin. Cool dogs just make the world a better and happier place. I was catching up on other recorded shows as the Giants game started. I looked at the score at one point and we were behind but we were competitive. I glanced again a short time later and the score looked more like a football game than a baseball game. That was ugly.
By beckysdad on May 5, 2016 at 9:27 AM
I thought I returned this message yesterday when I was at the folks' place...dopey me. I guess not. I would have loved to see Janis in concert. Of course when she died I was only...never mind. Consumables like fancy coffee are a great alternative when you want to share something special that doesn't leave someone with the dilemma of figuring out where the heck to put something.
By beckysdad on May 4, 2016 at 12:43 PM
The Shark is a competitor and had an opportunity to bring in some runs in a tie ball game. I love having pitchers with a batters mentality not just looking to make a sacrifice bunt. I trust your 6 month check up went smoothly. I hope it didn't take too long. Sigh...the Giants lost this morning. I'm very curious as to whether or not they play Steph on Saturday. He's supposed to scrimmage some tomorrow so we'll know a good deal more after that. I watched a Janis Joplin documentary this morning. She was such a raw, gifted performer. So many childhood things left a big hole in her though. One can only imagine what music we missed out on because she OD'd so young. I don't suppose there's any change in Chuck's hand...not that he'd say anything...
By beckysdad on May 4, 2016 at 6:18 AM
You must have had a very busy day. Congrats on getting so much done. You did a fine job on the Syl update as well. I hung on for the entire Warriors game and never lost hope. I've seen them come back a number of times this season and they can go on a fifteen point scoring run in just a couple of minutes. I had the Yahoo Sports tracker going on the computer all game long. They update shooting percentages and other stats in real time. Early on I was seeing the Blazers shooting 60+% from the field while the Dubs were in the thirties. Still we weren't that far behind and I knew those stats would stay that way the entire game. Portland was red hot to begin the game. They're very tough in their own arena but we'll likely have Steph back for that game. I expect some rust but it will be good to have him in the lineup again. Samardzija gave up only one run in eight innings. He got ticked off when he struck out in one of his at bats and he then broke his bat over his knee in frustration. You don't often see that from a pitcher. Will your to do list be as long today or will you get some rest?
By beckysdad on May 3, 2016 at 6:55 AM
I did the oversleep thing yesterday. I'd been up for an hour or so in the middle of the night and then went back to sleep. I glanced at the clock when I woke up again and saw that we should be leaving for our walk just then. It throws off the entire morning so I feel your pain. I hope it's good news you have to share on Syl. I pretty much finished off the bouganvillea and trimmed up a few other things. The yard waste can is full so I'll have to get back to the rest of it next week. Mattise is a good looking boy. He's got that single piercing blue that you often find in huskies...gorgeous. The Giants won their game and then I joined the Spurs OKC in progress. That was a wild game. I hope they continue to beat up on each other. We'll see how the Dubs do tonight. The word is we may have Steph back for game three. If he's 100% that's great news. We should wait until he's perfect as we should be able to take out the Blazers without him. It would be good for him to have a game or two under his belt before we take on the winner of the Spurs series.
By beckysdad on May 2, 2016 at 4:15 PM
I think birth control is worth its weight in gold regardless. I'm baffled by its controversial nature is certain segments of our population. I suppose a pool would be a great tool for cooling off, particularly in the Texas heat. I'd rather have less heat, less mowing and no pool maintenance. And a pool guy just doesn't have any appeal for me. I'm glad you got some balcony time. I actually ventured out into the front yard today. That's particularly surprising because Mondays are scheduled days off for me. I've been putting off attacking the bouganvillea despite the fact that there were branches encroaching between two and three feet into the driveway. They picked up garbage today so I had an empty can to work with again. Becky got a ball to play with on the front lawn and I went to work. I was just about done when Al and his Husky came riding up and stopped for a chat. Al is a very nice guy in the neighborhood that is desperately in need of and deserving of a break. As I got his report today it became clear that the break hasn't shown up. He's got a couple people in his life that have a real knack for $*%&ing things up. That one could end in tragedy. On the bright side, his Husky is a fun little guy that always wants to party with Becky. We didn't turn them loose but they still managed to wrestle some. Becky was off leash as I can count on her to stay on the lawn. Mattise is still young and not quite reliable yet. Watching them play brought some smiles to our meeting.
By beckysdad on May 2, 2016 at 11:05 AM
That path to victory in the game is more like a movie in that it ends with a successful space launch. It sets you up for a sequel where you get to actually settle Alpha Centauri. Your question about good looking female aliens reminded me of an old joke. A couple of aliens land on earth and encounter a human couple. They all start asking lots of questions to learn about the others. After a while they get around to asking how each reproduces. The aliens decide to demonstrate. They wrap and connect their tentacles with each other and after about a minute a baby pops out of the female. The humans are impressed and decide to demonstrate how humans do it. They strip off and go at it finally they separate all out of breath. The aliens look at them quizzically and ask where the baby is. The woman replies that it comes about nine months later. The aliens then ask "if the baby doesn't come for nine months why were you in such a hurry there at the end?" Ba dum bum... Dang, several hours even on a riding mower? That's no small commitment. I've expected that a riding mower would be in my future if I got a larger property but I wouldn't be up for a couple hours worth. Of course my place would be far more modest than your sister's.
By beckysdad on May 2, 2016 at 7:33 AM
That your sister has a really big yard is something of an understatement. I watched a couple more episodes of "We Bought the Farm" yesterday. I still really want them to make a follow up series showing their first year after purchase. One family was checking out the barn on a property and the dad commented on how much dirt there was in there and the asked where the room was where you store all the gear. The realtor asked "you mean the tack room"? I fear for you if you're looking at buying a farm and don't even know the term "tack room". The other episode had a single mom who had grown up largely on her grandparents farm. She had a clue. My concern with her was that her son and daughter were about 16 and 18. The three of them could handle the chores around the farm but how long are those kids going to live at home? They were willing enough there at the start but within a few short years they'll feel the pull and want to be off on their own. I haven't followed through with that new house design. I got caught up in world domination a few days back so I've been busy establishing a new world order. The game randomly picks your opponents. Normally I wipe out all the other civilizations but in one game they computer put me up against America. Washington never attacked me and I couldn't bring myself to declare war against George Washington. I opted to go for a space victory instead so I built a rocket to settle Alpha Centauri.
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