I spoke with the Park manager this morning when I went to pay my rent, about the problems with barking, growling dogs. The last straw for me was on Saturday morning just before 7:30, when someone's dog started barking furiously and the owner blew loudly on a whistle; the barking didn't stop, and the whistle was blown again; this kept up and finally the owner must have realized it wasn't going to stop the dog. He or she needs to take their dog to a training class and maybe find out if, how, and when to use a whistle. The manager had included something about the situation in the monthly news booklet they publish, and it seems there are fewer people and dogs in the enclosure for the past couple of days. Maybe they would rather stay away than comply with standards of respect and decency!
The temperature is on the way up to 100 today. The difficult part is that it has been staying warm until very late in the evening - the marine layer is not coming in over San Francisco and the coast, and is not sending the wonderful Delta breeze up to Sacramento.
I recently bought a radio which I'm going to return as it doesn't help me one bit. I like to listen to public radio and stations in that part of the dial (not the religious ones though), and the radio I bought gets only the rock stations, both on FM and AM. I'm going to return it and try Best Buy to see if they still sell a boom box type of radio! I am planning to cancel my TV service next month as I can't see any print on the screen from where I sit. I can't read the Guide, or anything else in print, and since there really is very little I want to watch, I might as well just cancel. I'd like to listen to public radio although their news has deteriorated to almost the level of the cable and network news, which is rock bottom! I need to figure out a way to get news I can rely on - right now I look at Google News headlines, and only click on what I'm interested in. The biggest problem with it is that it leaves so many cookies on my computer, mostly ads. I have ad blocker, but still get the cookies - hundreds of them in just a few days!
It was so warm yesterday evening that I went to a nearby convenience store and bought two overpriced Klondike bars. I saved one for this evening. Other than intensely disliking the heat and being a little lazy, I feel great! I can see that I need to run any errands first thing in the morning though.
Sipriano / Little bird / Rain
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