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Thursday, September 27, 2018

My second order

I am out of bread and even if I walk to a store I can't take Rocky into a grocery with me, so I decided to place another order for delivery.  It will be delivered between 3:30 and 4pm this afternoon.  Most of the surcharges were free with my 1st order, so I'm probably paying them now, but as nearly everything I bought is on sale I'll come out ok.  You don't order groceries to be delivered if you want the absolute lowest price - but for me it's a real convenience and necessity.

While I was cleaning the kitchen floor I heard Rocky crunching on something, but I was so glad he wasn't underfoot while I cleaned I tried to ignore it.  Turns out he chewed an entire red pencil to bits - the remains that I found were certainly not enough to make a whole pencil.  

We started out for a walk this morning and after one block we came to a dog that was loose.  I believe he belonged to one of the nearby houses, but no one seemed to be looking for him.  We tried to pass him and naturally Rocky wanted to jump up and make friends.  The other dog had no such ideas and snapped at him - Rocky yelped but I don't see that he was bitten.  A man who works in the Park came and urged the dog to go to the house on the corner - I hope it was the right house but I quickly moved Rocky on!  He needs to learn he can't be so exuberant with an unknown dog, but he won't listen so he will learn the hard way.  Sounds like my kids when they were young - they enjoyed learning everything the hard way, but in the long run they learned well! 

It is another hot day, but tomorrow should be about 10 degrees cooler, and the following day should be 10 degrees cooler again.  Then maybe we will stay in the70's  for several days, possibly even seeing some showers.  I'll believe it when I see it, as Sacramento isn't known for showers in the fall.

I didn't sleep very well last night, no doubt because I took a daytime nap.  I have to quit doing that.  I hate going to bed so early (and getting up so early), but right now I have to follow Rocky's schedule.  He usually tries to tell me that bedtime is around 7pm, but I don't buy it - even 8 is too early so I try to make it about 9pm.  What I wouldn't give to get back to sleeping through the night!


  1. I recommended the home delivery to a friend who can no long shop do to medical issues. Even if someone takes her she can barely walk. I hope they have it in her area. Are you saying they don't pick sale items? I guess it doesn't matter as long as you can get food and other necessary items.

    I wonder if that dog got out or do they let it roam free, couldn't imaging the park allowing such a thing.

    1. Oh yes, there are lots of sale items! You get all the deals you would by going to the store. I can't recommend it highly enough to someone who has a problem either with driving or with shopping and carrying the items home. Because of the dog, I meet the delivery person at the front porch (I have a little gate up to keep the dog in); they hand me the bags, but I'm sure if I asked they would bring the bags inside for me and set them on the kitchen table.

      As for the dog I'm sure it got out somehow. There are rarely any dogs running free in this place - I think this may have been the first I've seen.

  2. Glad you are having cooler temperatures.

    If you don't mind me asking what time did you go to bed pre-Rocky? 9:00 p.m. seems a little early to me but then again I usually stay up until 4:00 or 5:00 a.m.

    There is a blogger in Terlingua who would bring his rooster into his house and keep him up until he was ready to go to bed so he would not wake him up at dawn :D

    1. I used to go to bed around 10:30 or 11pm, but had no set time. I got up when I felt like it! All that is a thing of the past now. Rocky is always ready to go to bed at 7pm and when I won't take him he gets a little "barky". I refuse to go to bed at 7, so I try t settle him down and hope he snoozes while i stay up a bit longer.

      That is so funny about the rooster. When I was in El Salvador there were roosters that crowed all night long. I was so irritated with them - didn't they know they were only supposed to crow at dawn???

    2. Wow, that is a three and a half to four hour difference!

      I do not know how you do it Gypsy, you have a lot more patience than I for sure.