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Richard added a deck entrance to our backyard with a french drain to stop the water coming off the driveway. It looks really good and will be a nice change. Hopefully the drainage scheme will work and the boards will stay clean.

deck 1The backyard is really shaping up -Scott's was here this morning putting down fertilizer and the irrigation system went on. (I still need to get them to make some adjustments since it doesn't look like it's doing a good job.) The only thing left to do is add an enclosure around the Mini Split unit and hose.

I worked on Will's computer all weekend - he did have some nasty viruses on his original boot drive. I'm now running a full backup of the computer and think everything is working well.

Rebecca is coming to visit this afternoon.

Joey woke up at 4:30 this morning - he peed and pooped - and we went back to sleep until 6 on the sofa. It's going to be a long day...unfortunately I don't "nap" all day. He had a good day yesterday and seemed to get the reward for potty, but this morning, he pooped in the family room.

It's going to be 90 today but apparently will rain the rest of the week. This will be a good test of our newly designed drainage system!

I called Tidewater Workshop AGAIN and they say the benches should be shipped this week...I ordered them on December 15, 2014...


On Thursday Rebecca Stevens groomed Joey - he got a "real" poodle do. He looks so different and reminds me of George. It was very spooky for awhile but I guess it's just how toy apricot poodles look! He may not look like it, but he's still a puppy (and not doing well with house training)!joeypic

I'm building a new computer for Will. It's an Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboard, AMDFX 8320 chip, 16GB Corsair  Vengeance memory (I'm going to add more but I need to test it), Crucial 240 SSD, Thermallake 750 Gold power supply, and three Seagate HHDs. I also used the Radeon 6000 version video card from his old computer. I've added extra USB 2 and USB 3 ports in the case and will add quiet case fans. Everything is working well. Will will pick it up on Tuesday.

Richard Pearce of Build a Joomla Website put out some new advanced lessons. I'm so excited - he taught me everything I know - and I'm sure there is still a lot to learn.

David of Montgomery Irrigation was here yesterday and replaced a lot of heads. He's going to put in a rain gauge and rearrange things eventually.

Richard is going to build the new shed today and do some yard work while I continue working on Will's computer. I'm also going to be working with Joey to see if I can get the "go outside" concept understood (I've got a bag of bacon to reward him now.)


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Cesar wrote a great piece today about gratitude

Joey went to the doctor today for his last puppy shots - he had gained a pound in the last month and now weighs 4 pounds 10 ounces. I'm to continue with the heart worm meds until they run out and then it will be refilled for a higher weight. Joey did a little better in the car - he only screamed about half the time - once I put the window down he seemed to like looking out and having the wind blow on him. We stopped by to visit Rebecca and made an appointment to have his face and feet done on Thursday - I also filled out the form to register him with the County so he's legal now.

Joey slept 5 1/2 hours again last night so I'm not a walking zombie.

I was able to fix my notebook computer by reinstalling Windows - it had been so messed up there didn't seem to be any other choice. It looks like I'm going to need to do the same thing with Will's. Since they are both HP notebooks and they went bad about the same time, I think there was some update that did it...

Richard really did a lot of work on the house over the weekend - and he washed the cars. Mine looks almost new!


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

Abraham Lincoln

 A pessimist sees the difficullty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

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