Weekend Open Mic

Weather: The weeks starts out really nice and warm for January then cools off a bit, but still not too bad. I won’t be really happy until the temps are in the 60s and 70s regularly. And that will only last a few days if the past is any indicator.

The week ahead: Going to celebrate my oldest granddaughter’s 26th birthday on Saturday. Not much else going on this weekend. Looking for some recommendations of shows to watch.

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Weather: Still not bad at all for Christmas week. This is the only week of the year when I’m okay with snow, but it looks like if we get anything it’ll be rain.

My week: What can I say that I haven’t said? Just thanks again for all your comments about Gus. It was a busy week with daily vet visits and with Christmas looming upon us. I feared the worst from the start of the week and my fears came true as the week ended.

Christmas: We’ll be hosting some family gatherings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will visit with friends Sunday evening. Not much planned other than that, but that’s okay with me.

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Weather: Still not looking too bad for mid-December.  But, truth be told, I’m ready for spring.

Aches and pains: After throwing my back out a week ago Thursday, it was this Wednesday before I started feeling any relief.  It was a little better on Thursday too, but I think I did a little too much and it didn’t seem any better on Friday.  Hopefully it will get a little better each day.

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Dog NewsGus has not had a good week.  He’s lost about 10 pounds in the last few months and has been picky at eating.  He hasn’t eaten much in the last two days and had diarrhea on Friday.  He has moments where he seems like his old self, but he’s 14 and mostly deaf these days.  Buster is really sweet when someone is here with him, but when we leave for a while he gets into stuff and chews up stuff.  The picture at right is stuff he got off the dresser (besides a couple of toys) and dragged to the bed and tore up. We’re working on trying to figure out a better way to handle this without putting him in a crate while we’re away.

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Update:  My back is feeling a little better this morning and Gus ate some chicken & rice this morning, so hopefully we both continue to progress.

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Weather:  A very brief mild day then back to fall/winter like conditions for the first week of December.

Binging:  Started watching Bodyguard (Netflix) about a British Special Protection Officer who is assigned to protect UK Home Secretary as her bodyguard. We also watched a couple of episodes of Jack Ryan (Amazon Video). What are you watching?

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Weather: Depending on who you listen to we might get some snow Sunday night into Monday even though the forecast below doesn’t show it.

Binging:  We just started watching The Kominsky Method (Netflix) with Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in a comedy-drama series about two old friends.

Buster:  We’re going to make that our new dog’s name as we’ve decided to complete the adoption of the young fellow. I came up with the name when I remembered Andy from the Toy Story films had a dachshund.  I was thinking his name was Slinky but I looked it up and his dog’s name was Buster.  There was a toy that came to life in the films that was part Slinky and part dachshund.  The left photo is of Buster (L) and his cousin (my granddaughter’s dog) Buddy (R).  They got along great on Thanksgiving, zooming all over the house and yard.  Gus just got tired watching them play.   Click images to enlarge.

The adoption will be finalized on December 1st.

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Weather: After a crazy 6-inch snow on Thursday and a melting of most of it on Friday it looks like fall is back for the Thanksgiving week. 

My week and weekend:  I spent Wednesday thru Friday in Newport Rhode Island videotaping a presentation. So, I missed the big 6-inch snow in St. Louis.  However, the same storm followed me up east and dumped about 3 inches where I was and 7 or 8 inches not far away.  But it was mostly gone up there too because it warmed up and rained.
This little guy (right) was knocking on my hotel window this morning.
I’m going to work on some videos this weekend for a Christmas party we’re doing.

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Weather: After a dusting of snow both Thursday and Friday evenings the cold had settled into the St. Louis area.  It looks to warm up a little bit later this week.

Binging:  Finished watching House of Cards (Netflix) and was disappointed with the ending.  Started watching Homecoming (Prime).  It’s different but interesting. Have two more episodes to watch.

The week ahead:  I’ll be traveling to Providence Rhode Island on Wednesday to do some video work for my brother.  I’ll be returning home Friday evening. There may be fewer posts on those days, depending on how much I get pre-posted between now and then. 

Master Gus seems to be doing okay and doesn’t show signs of missing Miss Trixie.  Here he is enjoying the fall weather amid the leaves on the patio. I think he’s enjoying a little extra attention he’s been getting lately.

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Weather: Cool, if not cold, rainy days mixed in with a dry day here and there.

The weekend: Meeting at a bar with friends Friday night. (This was written Friday afternoon.) Some cleaning around the house, garage and maybe some yard work on Saturday.  Sunday I have a party and a funeral to go to.  Fun times!

Binging:  I think we’ll start watching House of Cards (Netflix) and/or Homecoming (Prime) this weekend.

Missing Trixie:  I’m overwhelmed with the sincere and thoughtful comments and messages I’ve received about Trixie’s passing. With Gus aging and having some problems of his own I just expected that he would be the first to go. She seemed to be in pretty good shape and very active. I suspected that it would affect me more when Trixie died because we were just much closer, and I think it has, but I just didn’t expect it so soon. You just never know.  

The last couple of days it seems like Gus has become my shadow dog.  When I walk out of the office now he’s been following me which he really didn’t do very often before.  It’s like Trixie told him to watch after me.

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Weather: Looks like some good fall weather ahead that will follow the same weather pattern of the past week.

The weekend:  Hanging out with family on Saturday for a while.  Not a whole lot going on otherwise.

Binging: We finished five seasons of Hell On Wheels (Netflix) this past week.  Not sure what we’ll start on next.  What are you watching that you really like?

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Weather: When the weather changes here it changes quick. Fall has definitely set in.

The weekend:  I’m visiting a friend who’s had some health issues of late and has been hospitalized. Going to dinner with friends Saturday evening. Also, hope to work on a video from our Alaskan trip. Not much else going on. 

The week ahead:  It should be a busy week as I’ll be pre-blogging for my brief Atlanta trip next weekend.  

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