Superb Sunny Saturday Sojourns Seem Supremely Successful!

Last Update: January 22, 2022


Hello everyone here in Wealthy Affiliate!

After the successful fireplace run yesterday, the eBay house certainly felt a bit warmer! I chose to let the fire burn out, because as the title image shows, we have much higher temps today, now approaching 50 degrees Fahrenheit! (at 1:00 pm)

Here as another image of the new day:

Kitty and I stayed up late last night, and I was on a 4-way call with Floyd & Angie (Army buddies that I had not seen or talked to for about 30 years). Floyd lives in Montana and Angie, believe it or not lives in Abilene, Kansas since 1994. (This is only 5 miles from where Ron lives in Enterprise, Kansas).

The other participant was my buddy Kevin from Nebraska! We talked for almost two hours!

This fine morning, Kitty and I slept late, until about 10:30 am. We were only awakened twice. The first was an abrupt text from Monica stating that Shadow the Blog Dog had bitten Jacob, and I would be getting the Blog Dogs, like it not, within 2-3 days. (more on this later)

The call which awakened us was from a guy who wanted a safe combo change done! It is one that I am not familiar with, and so I referred him to someone else!

I immediately got started on my late, but always first thing in the morning, sojourn into the Wealthy Affiliate Community! I needed something to get my mind off of having the Blog Dogs coming into what will likely be the COLDEST month of winter!

Right after I finished my initial run, I dove into some more things I was researching in Wealthy Affiliate! This calmed me down a little!

When I took a break, I filled a large box with more locks and tools from the dead locksmith van, and put them in the jeep. They will be sorted at the locksmith shop house when I head over there around 2 pm. I also need to shower and shave over there, and accomplish a few other small tasks, as well!

I took an image of the sun while I was letting the jeep warm up! Then it was time to go!

The images below are from the drive!

When I arrived there and got the jeep unloaded into the shop house, I took another image of the late afternoon sun!

I spent about an hour and a half sorting out and shelving the locks and tool from the dead locksmith van! (When I get it possibly repaired this Spring, I can't have all that stuff in there!)

I took a hot shower, started the back up car over there and let it run, and finally, it was time to go get some gas!

Before I left the shop house, I caught another image of the sun getting ready to set! There were now some clouds which had come filtering in!

When I finished fueling the jeep, I took another image of the drive back up to the turn-off that leads to the eBay house!

Now I am at the eBay house for the rest of the evening, and I have a lot of tasks to accomplish!

I am never bored, that is for sure!

The rest of the evening will be spent on the computer, talking on the phone, and continuing to empty out the living room, awaiting the Blog Dogs' imminent arrival in the next few days!

I'm hoping that it does not happen when February is usually the coldest month, but my hands are tied on that issue!

Here is another image of them in happier times!

They are sure going to miss that yard that they had all to themselves before Monica's catastrophic impulse buy! That is the German Shephard for her oldest daughter that has totally wrecked the perfect status quo!

I HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAD AN EXCELLENT SATURDAY PORTION OF FRISATSU!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Sounds like a busy Saturday portion over there Jeff.. and nice weather as well!!

As for the Blog Dogs making a sooner than desired move... what can I say?

That will certainly make a tricky situation.. well, trickier!!

Just as February is on the horizon as well!!

I'm sure they will be happy to escape the mayhem and see you, even if the circumstances are far from perfect.. at least you have the fire now!!

Enjoy your Sunday my friend!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
And you thought the PSIL was bad, Nick??🙄

It will even be a busier Sunday portion jumping through hoops because Jacob got a slight scratch on his finger! I'm hoping that Monica will ramp down her overreaction!

Don't remind me of February! 🥶 With God's help, I will figure out some how, some way to make this work!

You enjoy your sunday, as well, my friend!

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Anne68 Premium
Life's never easy is it? Do the dogs get on with the cat? Hope so.
Maybe time to dig out your oil heaters if you need the house to be warmer. They take very little electricity and do belt out some good heat.
Glad you've got buddies to chat to. They make all the difference and stop you feeling so isolated. Amazing you're still in touch after all these years.
My husband has a couple of reunions a year with navy mates he knew over 30 years ago. Do you ever meet up with yours?
Nothing stays the same, and I hope your tangled life gets better ❤ 😀xx
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
The cat has never been with other animals, and she is very old with no claws--that alone will not go well! There are a littany of other issues too, Anne! My point has always been that the Blog Dogs should not have to leave the only home they have ever known because of the impulse purchase of a large dog, which we are not allowed to have in the area we live in, and thereby disrupting our entire lives because of a petulant 18 year old "adult" daughter!

I go without heat because the house is huge, it has no water on so nothing to freeze, and I don't need the bill soaring through the roof by $300 or better per month to get what amounts to very minimal heat! I wouldn't even be here if her adult daughter and the dog hadn't moved in and disrupted our very nice situation!

I'll make things work somehow, some way, but Monica needs to quit doubling and tripling down on a mistake, IMHO!

Thanks as always for your very kind thoughts! They are always appreciated!

I hope you are haivng an excellent day, and will have an excellent new week!

Jeff
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KathyAnne Premium Plus
I’m sure the blog dogs will be happy to see you and Kitty. At least they won’t have Godzilla chasing them! Sorry to hear one of them bit Jacob. February can be cold but at least Spring is on the way. I always like to see the Snowdrops emerge as it’s a sure sign. Nice you got to chat to your friends and sounds like you’ve been busy. Have a great Sunday
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
You are probably right, Kathy! Let's see, they are driven from the only home they have known with a very nice yard, heat and cool for them when they wanted, love and care, and attention by an interloper which should have never been allowed to be there in the first place. Now they will get bitter cold and filth in a house that was never meant to be lived in again until it got remodeled and with the economic downturn, there is no telling when that will happen. They will chase Kitty around and terrorize her--she is an elderly cat, and they were never used to Tig-Tig, but at least Tig-Tig had claws and could climb!

February, unless by the Grace of God, is usually the coldest month, and the busiest for me as I am doing preparations for my business in the Spring when steady work returns, and therefore not at the eBay house as much. They will essentially be by themselves and in some unfamiliar and very spartan surroundings!

I wish I could put a better spin on things, but I am also a realist! They will enjoy seeing me, sure, but they say me everyday when I was home! I was essentially forced out by the Adult PSD who detests me as much as any other man who has been with her mother! OOPS, I'm writing a novel!

I appreciate your always kind sentiments, and I truly hope that I am overreacting! I'll oput the best positive face on whatever happens in the coming days, my friend!

I hope you are having an excellent Sunday!

Jeff
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KathyAnne Premium Plus
Hi Jeff, so sorry to hear about poor Kitty. It sounds like she's been declawed which thankfully is banned here in the UK. If this is the case you must try and keep her separate from the dogs at least until they get used to each other. Maybe get a heated cat bed? As Kitty is elderly she may feel the cold more just like an older person. As for the dogs, try and and provide them with a few warm blankets. I really feel sorry for them. Try and talk to Monica and explain how bad it will be for the dogs. PS. Does PSD stand for poor spoilt daughter? All the best, Kathy
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Kitty sleeps with me, Susan, and she has the run of the house! I'm thankful she is declawed since she would not have ever been able to stay there because she could climb and do irreparable damage to my listed breakable inventory! She was declawed when I got her! If I had any extra blankets they would be provided! I'm still jumping thorugh hoops to figure everything out! Monica lready knows how bad it is over here,. I am optimistic that I might get a reprieve!

We shall see! I hope you are having a nice evening!

Jeff
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MiaL Premium Plus
Hi Jeff, I reckon the Blog Dogs will be sooooo delighted to be moving in with you. I know you say it isn't what they're accustomed to, but I don't think dogs care - they just want to be with their favourite humans, and I would bet their favourite human is you! They will be so happy.
Perhaps you could get them used to a warm jumper?
I also have a sneaking suspicion that Shadow may not have been the instigator!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I think they might care when they live in filth and extreme cold, Melissa! It truly is not the place for them to be! They need to be where they grew up and Monica needs to give the adult daughter and her dog the boot, IMHO, then, and only then, can things return to normal from the circus that it has become over there!

Nevertheless, I will manage somehow with whatever ends up transpiring! I hope that you and Peggy are doing quite well, my friend!

Jeff
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MiaL Premium Plus
I'm sorry to hear that Jeff. I do hope it all works out for the best.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Med too, Melissa! I do too! We shall see how it goes, but I worked very hard to get the living room ready for them should it still happen! Of course, then I'll have to see what happens with Kitty!

Have a great new week!

Jeff
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Your photos are great, Jeff.

I'm pleased you caught up with your friend from long ago. That's always a pleasant experience. I know, because I did likewise a few months ago with two very good friends I hadn't talked with for more than fifteen years.

I was sorry to learn about Shadow. It may not be so convenient to have the Blog Dogs living with you again, but I bet they'll be happy to be with you.

I'm pleased for you that the temperatures have warmed at least for a while.

Take care, Jeff.

Valerie
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thank you very much, Valerie! I try my best although sometimes drop the ball in that department!

I was very pleasantly surprised to have caught up with both of them! The sad part is that one is only 20 miles away! Neverthless, you already know what I mean!

They might be happy to be with me, but the accommodations are very sub-par to what they are used to, and i don't feel that they are the ones who should have to leave our home over there! I'll find some positives in the situation no matter what, though!

I'm very glad to have some warmer temps for at least couple of days! I hope you are having an excellent day so far, my friend!

Jeff
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
I absolutely understand about the dogs being with you, Jeff. Maybe there will be a positive change in the near future, as in back to normal!

Physical distance shouldn't be a problem with friends. I think sometimes our lifestyle is so busy that we delay things such as keeping in touch, for another day. That day does not come unless we make it. I am now living far away from those two friends in a different region, but it doesn't stop us from communicating.

The temperatures are slightly cooler here now. Or, perhaps I should say it's not quite so hot!

Valerie
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thanks, Valerie! I am hoping for a more positive change too!

With the wonderful communication technology today, the world is a much smaller place, and you are absolutely right. I will be communicating with them more often, as you are with your friends! It is very comforting to be able to do so!

I'm glad to hear that it is cooler for you right now, and am happy to tell you that it is a little warmer for me right now at least for the next day or two!

Have a wonderful new week ahead!

Jeff
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