I'm sitting here tonight a little before midnight and the temperature for the first time this fall has dropped below 50° ... It's 37°. It's actually pretty nice the times I have stood outside in my cargo shorts with bare feet while the hounds and the dog take their last trip outside. See those two right there? They are giving me a run for my money. They are puppies and they are quite the team. From now on when they do things together they will be called "the boys".
With the great weather lately, any time I leave the house all the hounds and the dog get to stay outside. That's where they want to be but I am not sure how many more times I can fill this hole by raking the rocks back to where they were.
It was easy to find out which puppie did it ... Henry had a nose covered in dirt and Walter had both front toenails covered with dry Arizona clay. Of course they acted as if I did not know what I was talking about when they heard about it.
They all look so innocent when I leave. Yet the puppies get bored. Every dog toy you see in the yard is taken outside by Henry throughout the day. That is just a few of the them. I think I counted 9 different dog toys I carried back inside tonight.
Of course digging through Arizona clay that is as hard as concrete is hard work ... they sleep well at night.
By mistake I loaded all the photos at one time a different way and it turned out to be much easier to work with putting the post together.
The past 5-6 days I have been reading a lot about diets, heart disease, arteries, saturated fat, cholesterol, etc. The only thing I can believe, since there is so much "proven" information out there ... is the way I feel when I eat certain foods. The next appointment I have with my cardiologist in February to review my bloodwork from December and an echocardiogram in January will probably be my last if the gap of the aortic valve continues to be the same size.
As far as the bloodwork every year ... I will keep doing that because I believe that is the true way to know how good your health is. Plus I can input data from that blood report into the spreadsheet from year to year to compare the numbers.
No worries, everything is good. I've lost count of how many doctors I have told since September 2019, "when I have the symptoms I'll call you to replace the valve, until then I am not changing a thing. Honestly I've been born with it IMO.
Cold front tomorrow night with frost warnings, then it will get back to normal again. I will wait a couple of days before I buy the new plants for the pots.
I can hear Walter snoring two rooms down from me ... so all is good in the "Wild West".