December 26, 2018
What Day Is It ???
As you can see Stella was giving extra effort on every deer entry into or out of the woods to her right. Again, the heavy frosted field showed many signs of heavy deer traffic. I was beginning to wonder if I was gong to get enough photo opportunities during the walk today. We had just made our first turn and I had taken less photos than I normally do by that time in the walk.
My download speeds are less than 5Mbps this morning ... yet today unlike yesterday, I uploaded all of these photos in record time and my websites are loading as if my download speeds were in the 40'sMbps. That .... confuses me.
I added Salt Lake City, UT to my list of towns on Intellicast weather radar. With the reason the HughesNet Gen 5 techie gave me yesterday for slow speeds, I thought it would be good to check weather out there when I have internet problems. I was wondering this morning when I checked their weather ... why? That has never been a factor before. It's always been the weather I am experiencing here in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana.
That leads me to my memory issues and what I am now doing as of this morning. I decided last night to start listing what I wanted to blog about in the Apple Notes program. For years I have used Apple's "Notes" program to list all kinds of things. It is like my 2nd memory bank and will synchronize between my two computers, phone and tablet. It has jiggled my brains cells more than once, while using it at home or standing in the aisle at Lowe's.
She didn't stand there long yesterday and she will never be a hunter's assistant, that is used to flush out deer or track them after they are shot. That is the purpose of a bloodhound. No, yesterday she stood like that no longer than a second or two, laid her ears back as a sign of fear and took off running for the house. Yep, she is gun shy.
It felt like a 'lifetime' as she wandered, tracking some kind of scent. I am guessing it's the scent of the mysterious field cat. After I downloaded the photos it showed she spent less than three minutes on her trip between the photo above and when she stepped into the yard. I never called her to come nor did I say anything. She was on her own time.
I had no regrets as I looked at the list of foods I added to the MyFitnessPal app. On my computer I could see very easily which foods were the culprit of high sodium and high fat. The program awards me for the walks I take, whether they are at Stella's pace or my own. Yes, I do take solo walks sometimes, as fast as I can walk and more distance. It told me I had used most of those excess calories I ingested and I was close to a "break even" day at 1,500 calories.
Well in closing this morning ... my "Notes" program worked out well, for remembering what I wanted to blog about. I hope to have my two answers by noon today, solving the two puzzles. It might be possible to have that water heater fixed by noon. They are usually pretty responsive when I call, which is about every five years.
As we get near the end of 2018 I wondered yesterday if I could call our year a success? Can you really spend almost twice the amount of money on vet bills than dog food and be successful? I think you can. The hounds and I had a lot of great days this year. There was only routine maintenance on the small house we live in. There were no surprises financially or medically. So I would say 2018 was a pretty good year for the hounds and I.
Like everyone else, there are some very low times but that is part of life, whether you are a person or a hound dog.
The sun is out, it will get 30° warmer by this afternoon, so that tells me it's going to be another great day here in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana.