Hmmm looks like Blogger has made some fixes since last night. They put my photos in the order I wanted and I was able to start a paragraph without deleting the image link and changing the justification to the correct position. Always nice when Blogger works. Anyway I wish I wasn't wired the way I am. Where everything stops until that current project is over. Remember a few years ago when blogged four or five days straight about pulling weeds in my driveway and bank? Well this adding photos from the posts that were transferred from Wordpress in 2019 has turned into that .. without blogging about it and without photos. I finished February today and have about 70 some posts left between March and April 2019. ~1,400 photos to go????
September 30, 2020
September 29, 2020
As you can tell by the number of photos today it was slow and not much was done. Blog editing, a siesta, lunch, more editing and the hounds and the dog slept a lot. I was told the air quality was poor at sunrise but better quality by late afternoon. We had a drive-by shooting yesterday in the middle of the afternoon on one of the main roads, Fry Blvd. Strange for such a small town of 44,000. Car and truck were side by side moving down the street when shots were fired. The 19 year old victim died later. It will be interesting to see the reason for it.
September 28, 2020
September 27, 2020
September 26, 2020
September 25, 2020
September 23, 2020
I could tell today was going to be a little bit different. After my too long of a bike ride yesterday I was taking the day off from riding but I also had a few things I wanted to get done around the house today. There isn't a lot of maintenance compared to the old house back in the tropics but there are things I want to finish. I had sprayed some Round Off on the other side of the fence a few weeks ago. Killing the folliage against the fence keeps the snakes away and the county mower that comes thru once per year cannot get up next to the fence. That Round Up does a good job except on Mesquit Trees and just like last year I had to cut the small branches down to ground level. Instead of walking a few blockes and around the corner, then those same blocks back to the house, I decided to use my ladder. One of the tools I brought with me when I moved.
September 22, 2020
Henry found out very early this morning that he barks. He had barked on occassion a few time this week but today it was official. He barked, he knew it and he knew when to use it. Needless to day, the house is just a little noisier than the past. As you see, Stella is starting to adopt him a little more. By next week when Henry is tall enough to grab those long ears of Stella, she will be laying down some new rules for the puppy.
September 20, 2020
September 18, 2020
Henry is trying his best to get Heidi to be his fellow basset hound friend. She's a tough sell but is growling and running away from him less than she was before. She is slowly coming around. I did not make it to Big Nose Kate's Saloon in Tombstone today. There is still time left as it's not even 5pm but I know I will be winding down pretty fast even for a Friday night. Getting up between 4am - 5am does that to an ex-night person. I still got my morning bike ride in this morning, 26 miles total as I headed toward Tombstone out Charleston Rd. It's been a good day but a pretty quiet day.
September 17, 2020
I was going to take the day off from riding this morning and hike either Brown Canyon or the San Pedro River. These photos are from late this afternoon but this morning the smell of smoke was in the air, a strong smell. I knew then why my watch had been pinging me with Air Quality Alerts ... they were having a controlled burn this morning. All riding and hiking would wait another day. I think I have over 30 photos today, from last night after my blog post to this afternoon. I realized something last night when downloading photos, too many of my blog photos recently were of the hounds and the dog sleeping. That will change as of this post.
September 16, 2020
September 15, 2020
September 13, 2020
Some of you already know about this new blog url. Instead of 'deactivating" the blog where I could bring it back after making some changes, I hit the button called "permanently delete", where you don't get it back. So I started this new blog with an appropriate url "bhoundsandadog" instead of the old "bhounds3". I am slowly getting this blog designed the same as the old one. Before deleting the blog I did download all the files. Noticed when I imported that file to this blog it was missing pages, comments and the first four years when I talked mostly about RVs.
September 12, 2020
I heard a bark right after Friday's breakfast and when I glanced in that direction Heidi had jumped slightly doing a 360° turn into Walter wanting to play. Maybe her joint supplements are helping. It was quite a surprise to see so early in the morning. Not a lot of blogging stuff happened Friday but I did my best to make some people angry, that are not blog worthy. Ah, maybe a sentence or two about that later.
September 10, 2020
A little after 6am you could still see the residue from the smoky skies in the west. That would only get worse by 4pm as later photos show. That did not keep Walter and Henry from starting their day with their normal energy. They eat early, rest a little and then get right to it in the playing department.
September 08, 2020
We were up at oh dark thirty again this morning. It felt like the weeknd until I glanced up at the corner of my computer monitor and saw it was Tuesday not Saturday. After doing hardly anything yesterday I had some things I wanted to get done today. I had a short list of items to get at Home Depot for things I was going to do myself, as the "buyer" requested I have fixed. Looking at the list I knew for a fact I could do 6 of the 8 items myself. It reminded me of the maintenance I did back in 'the tropics' on the house the hounds and lived in.
Blogger is not playing nice tonight and I have 27 photos I want to add. Due to Blogger not cooperating, there isn't going to be much commentary.
September 06, 2020
Normal routine this morning ... Walter is pretty consistent waking everybody up around 5:30am. That is about 45 minutes later than what Stella use to so I guess we get to sleep in a little now. After going outside first thing this morning, Henry decided he would wait from the door step for breakfast to be served. He likes to eat his 1c of kibble plus likes to sneak a few pieces from the other hound's bowls. How could you picture that look, a thief of food?
September 05, 2020
As you will see, we didn't do a lot today. "The hounds and a dog" seemed to have been hit with a stick of laziness and about their only activity was moving to different sleeping spots. They DID shows excitement and motivation for their afternoon meal. My groceries were delivered once again and I found something interesting about the blogger issue I had. You might remember I mentioned anytime I hit the return key the cursor would go to the bottom of the screen. Well today, that was depending on which browser I tried.
September 04, 2020
It does not feel like a holiday weekend. In fact it feels just like any other day especially since the life altering news last March. It has been almost 6 months since the news broke to all of us about COVID-19. Little did we know just how much that news would change some things in our lives, possibly permanently. Yet when I stepped out on the patio early this morning with this view and a cup of coffee in my hand ... all that 'newsy' stuff was the furthest thing from my mind.
I had someone on the forum suggest that I change the file names and I tried a simple way of labeling them so they would show up in the order I wanted. The problem was, when I export the photos with those new file names to my folder on my iMac desktop where Blogger can upload them from ... Apple only uses the original file name once those photos are exported. So my new file names were not listed.
September 03, 2020
I have sent more "feedback" to Blogger/Google about the issues I continue to have. I hate to complain over and over but it has come to the point it is a huge pain in the butt to put a post together on Blogger. I will leave a link on the "exit" post if I go to Wordpress blog that I have set up. I don't have a lot of time right now to spend hours putting this together. I think you will see what the title of the post is talking about ... he is one smart puppy that Henry is. Heidi acted as if she didn't see anything. Stella was asleep under my desk at the time and Walter was nowhere near that bag of dog food.
September 02, 2020
Henry continues to adapt to his new living arrangements, this being his 7th day here. He is doing very well with his housebreaking project, sleeps through the night. He has put Walter on notice that all things may not be his and he will have to share. We'll see how that works out. We had to disappear from the house for a couple of hours today, so we took a road trip. All the hounds don't mind riding and they too have their seats chosen. I also show below how it's possible to feed four without fighting. It was another good day here in the Wild West ... but not in Blogger.