Sunday, October 05, 2014

October 2014


Wednesday 01-  89-61 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I was going to go for a swim when I noticed that the tire on the right rear was totally flat. I jacked the car up and took off the tire, the tread looked fine but couldn’t find a nail. I noticed the inside wall looked like it was ground off and I couldn’t see that it was from the front side. I spent four hours at WalMart to get a new tire and replace the battery I didn’t trust. I’ll go swimming another day.
I worked on the book “Thoughts” some more.


Thursday 02- 91/69
I did my stretches and since we were going to Sherry house and would be playing with Barney, Sneakers and Abby I decided Cassie would have enough exercises and didn’t take her for a walk.
I got to her house and let the dogs play while we went to the Sizzler and then on to Stater Bros. to pick up some Doctor Pepper that is on sale.
I got back home about 6pm and all Cassie did was sleep the rest of the night giving me some uninterrupted time to work on my book.


Friday 03- 94/70 degrees
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I went for a cold swim around 4pm.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie. I did the core trainer when I got back.
I really pushed it and worked on the book and I am almost done.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night run with Cassie.


Saturday 04-  96/68 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
Except for taking Cassie for her evening walk I have completed getting all the thoughts down on “Thought of the week” but there are a few things I’ve written in my columns I also want to include in it.


***** Stuff I Wrote this Week******

To take to the forest and live among nature, to feel free not to listen to the babble of others and not be bothered by the loneliness others may feel in what is the great expanse of the universe is the greatest freedom of all...
~RD

I could write a thousand word poem and it still wouldn't describe the light that shines from within you.
~RD



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There was a lot going on these past two weeks and a lot of gaps in my journal; I am only going to give the short version.
I bought an old but usable trailer for a good price and the lot rent ain’t all that bad in Tucson. It is parked across from my brother Kevin’s trailer at a nice resort. There’s a large pool and all the amenities you would think a resort would have. I am doing this to get better acquainted with my biological family, two sisters and a brother, who live here in Tucson. My home in Joshua Tree will remain my main home and I will spend most of my time there and travel to Tucson every now and then for a month’s stay.



Sunday 05- 96/68 degrees.
I did my stretches.
I called Family and Friends.
I went for a 2pm swim.
Kinda rested today.
Took Cassie for her walks.



Monday 06- 95-67 degrees.
I did my stretches and too Cassie for her walk.
I drove my scooter over to Stoney’s to do my laundry and while waiting for the clothes to dry took a paperback edition of “Azure Sea of Dreams” over to Kelly. She asked if I’d mind going shopping with her to pick up a few things and I said no problem. I went down to Lear Ave to collect my mail, got clothes out of drier and took them home and drove my scooter to her house. We went to to Star Pharmacy to get her meds, and then to Pet Plus to get cat food, Vons and WalMart.
I got home around 10pm. I had to make a call to my Brother to receive some disturbing news (private Family stuff) and called a friend who needed to talk.
Took Cassie for a 2am walk.



Tuesday 07- 91-64 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I went for a 20 minute swim.
I worked for a spell on my book “Thoughts”.


Wednesday 08-  89-61 degrees.
Got everything together for my trip to Tucson.


Thursday 09- 91/69 degrees.
Traveled to Tucson; left at 9am and arrived by 3:30pm. Ate at Carl’s Jr with my brother Kevin. I then saw the trailer in person for the very first time. Not too bad, a lot of minor fixing, and it is located in the area of the resort that allows pets.


Friday 10- 94/60 degrees Tucson.
lifted weights.
Went shopping to supply new trailer.


Saturday 11-  90/59 degrees Tucson.
Swam for 45 minutes, sat in the Jacuzzi for a spell and walked around the resort with Cassie.


Sunday 12- 90/58 degrees Tucson.
I made breakfast and we walked Cassie.
We did the weight training circuit and played a game of pool (I won).
Kevin and I worked on front door which Cassie figured out how to open and we broke it; now we can lock it from the inside but can’t get in from the outside. We removed the leaky old swamp cooler from the roof and will replace it with a skylight I brought from my other home on Copper Mountain Mesa. We created a big mess inside the kitchen area and where we dropped the cooler from the roof that I’ll clean up tomorrow.
My sister Paula and her husband Mark came by with dinner and some supplies for the trailer; it was great seeing them and I gave them a signed copy of my new book.


Monday 13- 85/51 degree Tucson.
I did my stretches.
I still needed some supplies from Ace Hardware and we looked around at a couple of thrift shops for a coffee table but there was none to be found.


Tuesday 14- 84/58
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk. She is still trying to get adjusted to Tucson as I am and wakes me up 3 to 4 times a night.
Kevin and I went shopping to get more supplies for the house. I mailed off a certified letter to the Ca. tax franchise board to make sure they get my 2011 return this time. I bought a Trek mountain bike for Cassie to exercise with.
Me and Kevin worked out in the weight room for a spell.
Went for an evening bike ride with Cassie towing me :)



Wednesday 15- 90/61 degrees Tucson.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
We went to Ace Hardware to return the door fixture that we bought there several days ago and got one that might work. I also bought sun screen fabric to cover the rest of the Arizona room walls so Cassie can’t see outside very well.
We finished putting up some heavy wire webbing all along the walls of AZ room today.
Went swimming and sat in the Jacuzzi for a spell.
Yes the bike was the best thing I bought for Cassie; she gets a mighty fine workout and lets me sleep at night ;)
I used the bike helmet for the first time tonight.


Thursday 16- 89/60 degrees Tucson.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
Kevin and I finished installing the skylight where the swamp cooler used to be.
We went swimming and then hit the Jacuzzi.
Took Cassie out for a ride. She can really tow me easily around the resort, but I need to get her a better harness to make it comfortable for her.



Friday 17- 90/62 with a little rain Tucson.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
Last night when I was putting stuff away I noticed a small tub under the kitchen  sink that was filled with water. I tracked the water down to leaky faucet so me and Kevin went shopping at Home Depot for a new sink faucet. I let Kevin did most of the work installing the new one.
We also went to Petco to get a new harness for Cassie.
It has been a busy week so we just sat in the Jacuzzi for a long spell. The resort was putting on a pool social and a lady who puts on these events asked us if we were there for it. We were the only ones there sitting by the pool so we told her we were; we wondered what the treats on the table next to where we were drying off were for.

Saturday 18- 90/57 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
We found out that the door device we bought at Ace Hardware wouldn't fit and took it back and found a new clip for the old lock and saved me $20. Took it back home and me and my brother Kevin installed it.
My sister Audrey came by for a visit and we yapped for a long spell about family stuff. I gave her a signed copy of “Azure Sea of Dreams” she had no idea I've written.


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Sunday, September 07, 2014

September 2014



Monday 01- 109 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for ran a mile run, core trainer, punched the heavybag for about two minutes.
I worked on my poem book most of the day.
I took Cassie for our evening and night walks.


Tuesday 02- 110 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for ran a mile run, core trainer, punched the heavybag for about two minutes and swam for about 20 minutes or so.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie and listened to lecture 10;  The Solar System 1, from Astro 10P Fall 2006 UC Berkeley.
I did my studies; a lesson in “1100 words you need to know workbook”, and I drew something: A strange face. I thinking I need a book on how to draw. I did take a couple of college art classes back in the 80s but have forgotten it all.
Read from my old history book “A Short History of Western Civilization” chapter two: The Diffusion of Near Eastern Civilization 1750-800 BC- section 2: The Egyptian and Hittite Empires 1600-1200 BC.
I practiced my guitar.



Wednesday 03-  103 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk. This is kinda my day off and just kicked back all day long and rest to do what I want.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie and listened to lecture 11;  The Solar System 2, from Astro 10P Fall 2006 UC Berkeley.
My longtime online friend and prolific writer does these birthday stories for her friends. This year I asked for her to write a story of her having a conversation with Ben Franklin. So here it is a link to my birthday gift called “Beer With Ben”: http://ami-ven.livejournal.com/485015.html

Thursday 04- 102 degrees.
I got up at 4am in the morning with real bad stomach pains.
About all I did today was work on my Sony VAIO laptop. It has a very nice keyboard that I use to write most of my stories on. It has been acting up and I believe it is one or more of the Win8.1 updates that ruined it. It took longer than I thought to fix the laptop because I needed to update the drivers before I did a Windows update and the dang thing sat there for hours saying “Disk Recovery Do not turn off.” Well after hours of this I “Turned it off” and restarted the laptop and reinstalled Win8.0 and updated the Sony drivers before doing the Windows Update. It was late when that all finished and I will continue tomorrow. All I really wanted to do was work on the poem book.


Friday 05- 105 degrees.
I am still weak from being sick yesterday so I only did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter (this is all done on an old IBM laptop running good old XP).
Back to the Sony laptop. I had to do another update of the Sony Drivers before downloading Win8.1. Once this was all done and had Win8.1 loaded I had to update the Sony’s dang drivers again. But now everything is running fine and I installed Microsoft Office 2007 and all my other programs I like. I pity the poor person who doesn’t know much about computers and have to try to figure this all out or take it some computer store to have it fixed. I think very lowly of Sony having bungle the software and drivers rushing to release a product such as this.
I went for a 30 minute slow and easy swim.
I worked on the poem book.
I took Cassie for an evening walk.
I practiced my guitar.





Saturday 06- around 100 degrees with high clouds.
Sherry came by and left me breakfast I asked her to buy for me at the community center. All she was able to get was a (one) biscuit with a tiny itty bitty bit of gravy on it for $2. I talked to her later and she was shocked that it was so little, but hey it’s to help the center, right.
I’m still weak but did my stretches, lifted weights, core trainer, took Cassie for a short walk, and punched the heavybag for about two minutes.
I spent some serious time working on the poem book and am starting to see it all coming together now.
Later I went for a 20 minute swim.
I took Cassie for an evening walk.




***** Stuff I Wrote this Week******


The greatest power we hold over ourselves is to change.
~RD


Dreams they be of silken clouds or wooded hollows where nymphs such as thee may be found. Sad be I in darkest realms of mind for thy heart was giveth to another earthly soul not mine. So far apart, least I say from far away, love had come in hopes to stay. I rest my brow in fists of rage and tears, linger no more shall I in ignorant bliss for thy sorrows of madness I resist.
~RD

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Sunday 07- 90 degrees with rain and thunder and lightning oh my!
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
Mostly stayed inside because of the storms and the high humidity.
I got on FaceBook to say hi to my friends before they forget me. They all know I am hard at work on the poem book.
I called Family and Friends throughout the day.
Cassie and me went for an evening walk.





Monday 08- 90 degrees with a huge downpour in our area.
I got up really early for me and did my stretches. I need to be ready to go to the doctors office in Twentynine by 9:30am.
I had to keep Cassie in the kennel while I was gone. I tried to hurry and had to make a few stops on the way at Star Pharmacy and WalMart. There wasn’t and rain that I could see from Twentynine all the way to Yucca Valley, but when I got on Winters road it was flooded in places and there was a couple of places that were washed out making it hard to get home. I finally made it and Cassie was mighty glad to see me. I took her for a walk to check out what damage the storm cell had caused to our little part of the desert.


Tuesday 09- 93 degrees a nice day.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes. I went for a 30 minute swim.
Bonnie and Larry got married and I took them out to dinner at the Sizzler.
I killed a very large scorpion at Kelly’s. She called me up around 11pm to come quickly. I tried to catch it alive with a trashcan, but it escaped and was headed for her bedroom where she had put the cats and dogs to be safe. Without remorse I stomped on it. It was a big one alright and I took its remains outside away from the house. I don’t like killing anything, but sometimes ya just have ta do what ya have ta do.


Wednesday 10-  95 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I worked on my poem book.
I took Cassie for her evening and night walks.


Thursday 11- 99 degrees.
I did my stretches and me a Cassie went for a walk.
My stomach was upset all day so I mostly stayed inside working on the poem book some more.
I took Cassie for her evening and night walks; very short walks they were.


Friday 12- 101 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I worked on the poem book.
I went for a 30 minute swim.
I walked with Cassie to visit Jimmy and Clarice and jawed with them for a spell. Jimmy looked pretty worn out and very dirty from four hours of buffing the glue off the floor of his vacation home; his wife decided to hose him down outside and I decided to leave. I could’ve took pictures, but nah...


Saturday 13- 101
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter.
I worked on the poem book; I really didn’t realize how much work was to be done.
Kelly and I went to town to get some supplies around 4pm. We went to Pet Plus, Vons, and spent forever at WalMart before going to Sonic Burger to get something to eat; I was sooo hungry. The dang hamburgers were cold as if they just took them out of the refrigerator and we sent them back. I really don’t think I’ll eat hamburgers there again.
After dropping Kelly off and helping carry in her groceries, I finally made it home around 11pm and promptly took Cassie for a night walk after spending hours in the kennel alone.


***** Stuff I Wrote this Week******


Beware of toxic people my doe-eyed friends, their headlights will seek you out,  striking unawares to splatter, shatter and rip you all apart, leaving whatever remains of any personality or biological essence in their caustic wake.
~RD


A love that has lost its youth, grown old but still at ease, with blessid bliss spring these eternal words, from lips so sweet as thee; I love you.  
~RD


I am too busy with my life cheering on my friends to greater heights, going on adventures of my own, and creating something from my own mind than watching professional sports every weekend. But that’s just me; there’s hordes of millions who believe differently.
~RD


Swift and agile on wings of angels we cling, we glide, we soar and climb up high between sunsets to arise one misty morn, to see blue skies awaken a sleepy world with its warmth of sweet divine, to shine upon the flow of life and bring the growth of lily pads and hummingbirds and other essences of life. Flowers flood the countryside filling us with hues of joy and scents of lusty mirth, or are these but daydreams of a dreamer caught in a realm that dreams gave birth.
~RD

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Sunday 14- 101 degrees.
I did my stretches, yoga and took Cassie for her walk.
Worked all day getting more of my poem book done.
Took Cassie for her evening and night walks.


Monday 15- 103 degrees and clear.
Sherry came by for a visit to say hi to Cassie and me.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I took Cassie for her evening and night walks.
I pushed and pushed myself and finally have my book of poems done. I called Bonnie earlier and told her the name was to be “Azure Sea Dreams”. It is done and uploaded to Amazon Kindle eBook store.


Tuesday 16- 104 and then it dropped down to a cold 94 degrees real quick as a huge thunderstorm moved into our area around 3pm with lots of thunder and lightning but little rain for us here  in my neighborhood.
It took Amazon until this morning to publish “Azure Sea of Dreams” and I found that I could only give it away for free for five days. Amazon wasn’t clear if I can renew it for free right after I had already done so.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I had the pool all cleaned and setup for a swim, I usually do it around 3pm after the water has warmed up by the Sun, but that’s when the thunderstorm came over our area and I decided it wouldn’t be a good idea to go swimming today.


Wednesday 17-  96 degrees with clouds.
I did my stretches and swam for 20 minutes.
Cassie and me went over to Sherry’s and she played with Barney, Sneakers, and Alley while we humans went out to eat at Carrow’s Restaurant.
I got back home a little after 5pm and Cassie was just too tired from playing all day with Sherry’s dogs that she didn’t want to go for a walk.
I went on the Kindle site to see how many “Azure Sea of Dream” books were given away, they track stuff like that; there were 2 books that were sold and 19 books given away for free. I converted the whole book into a PDF and sent out to about 11 of requested it and don’t have an Amazon account. One teacher asked me if she could have my permission to use this poem book in her poetry interpretation class she is teaching college students and said she believe it could be very interesting discussion in her literature subject.
People are asking for a printed version of the book....

Thursday 18- 98 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I started working on a printed version of “Azure Sea of Dreams” and submitted it with the cover artwork I had to mess around with that Bonnie sent me. What a pain trying to get a print ready PDF; first I had to take her file which is in PNG format and put it into Microsoft Paint and save it to a JPEG file, then I had to find a way to have it converted into PDF and dang it if Adobe wouldn’t do it. So I went online and found a site that did the conversion. Then I submitted it at the printing place for them to review.


Friday 19- 102 degrees.
I did my stretches, yoga, took Cassie for a walk.
Well I got an email from the printing place that my cover artwork was rejected. So I went through the whole process again, but this time using a much larger file that Bonnie sent. I submitted the whole darn thing again and waited for their response.
I swam for 20 minutes later in the evening and took Cassie for her walk.


Saturday 20- 100 degrees with some clouds.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
Me and Cassie went to the community center for movie night and watched “Inferno”(1953) “A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover. We all had a wonderful time making jokes at the actors!
I got a response email saying that the cover art was accepted and that my book was ready to be published. I went to their website and reviewed the book and had it published. I also had it published on the Amazon book store, but that should that 3-5 days they said, but it was there on Amazon Sunday ready to be bought. I ordered 50 of the books to give to friends and for promotions if I ever get the nerve to do that.
Where to buy Azure Sea of Dreams paperback:
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Azure-Sea-Dreams-inspirations-meanderings/dp/1502408775/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411343061&sr=1-2

Createspace:
https://www.createspace.com/5004145


***** Stuff I Wrote this Week******


Being rational is the complete opposite being cruel! Ignore those that would hold us back in our quest for the truth. We don't need divinity’s precepts in our life telling us what to do and what to believe; you have a choice; always choose good.
Political powers separate everybody into countries; boundaries that control and contain us, but we are actually citizens of this world and this planet belongs to all of us. What I really mean to say here is to ignore the ignorant and advance beyond ignorance into a brighter realm that hasn't been explored by you or others. I believe discovery and science has no political boundaries; we are all human and these advances in our freedom of thought, this new paradigm of a boundless communication between the peoples of the world will benefit all humanity. DREAM!
~RD

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Azure Sea of Dreams in paperback now on Amazon!

Sunday 21- 96 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I got a email that said my paperback version was up and ready to sell on Amazon.
Took Cassie for her evening and night walks.



Monday 22- 99 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I started working on a new book (working title) “Thought of the Week” where I go grab all the good stuff I wrote for 11 years on my column I wrote for the Hi-Desert Star. I had one year almost done and I remembered I should email the Star to ask about Copyrights. I emailed the editor of the paper and attached a sample of what I was attempting to do.
I took Cassie for her evening and night walks.


Tuesday 23- 100 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
My brother called to tell me we/I brought the trailer at the resort in Tucson.
I worked a little more on the “Thought book (working title)” I really don’t want to do too much until I find out about the Copyrights from the Editor.
Took Cassie for her night end evening walks.



Wednesday 24-  96 degrees with clouds.
I went to bed at 3am, Cassie woke me up at 5am, let back in at 7pm, let back out at 9pm and then she woke me up at 11am to be let in... but this time I couldn’t go back to sleep because I had lots on my mind. So I got up at 5am and did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I made breakfast and drank coffee, was working on my new book (working title) “Thought of the Week” and fell asleep and slept until 2pm.
I hadn’t heard from the Hi-Desert Star about the Copyrights and called the editor a little bit before 4pm. She said it wouldn’t be a problem and my email to her had gotten lost in the hundreds she gets everyday; I remember I had that problem before with the Star when I added an attachment to one of my columns.



I made the eBook “A Little Desert Home” available on Kindle for free for 5 days.

Thursday 25- 101 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I wasn’t feeling to well, kinda down today so I mostly stayed inside and rested. I worked a little on the new book.
I made the eBook “A Little Desert Home” available on Kindle for free for 5 days.
I took Cassie for her evening and night walks


Friday 26- 97 degrees.
I did my stretches, took Cassie for a walk.
I went to update the website with Annelies column and found she had written there are now two websites for Copper Mountain Mesa. I went to that other website to find Annelies column was also posted there and archived which made my website kinda redundant. So I wrote a “Farewell Message” on my website www.coppermountainmesa.com instead posting Annelies column:


Our Little Community; I created and have faithfully been running the CopperMountainMesa.COM website for many years since the beginning of November 1999 and haven’t missed writting one column for over a decade; it was a labor of love to me for many years.
I have kept updating the website without fail since Annelies Kuiper took over writing the column for me in February 2011. The past few years I have grown mighty weary of the responsibility of doing these weekly updates and until this day I was looking for someone responsible to take over. I have found there is a new website that kinda duplicates my own hosted by Teresa and Ken Sitz at CopperMountainMesa.ORG who I believe can do a wonderful job of taking over the responsibilities of keeping “Our Little Community” informed throughout the next fifteen years and into the future. The Archives on my website will remain current up to this date and no more will be posted there; this will give the new website access to them.
I will keep the CopperMountainMesa.COM website and use it for my own writings, songs I’ve composed,  Journal, books I have written which I used Copper Mountain Mesa as a setting for my charaters (6 books so far). I have many projects which have been sitting on the back burner of my wood stove waiting patiently for this free time to arrive for many years and arrive it finally has.
I now gracefully bow out and hope only the best of success for the new website.
Respectfully,
Bob DeLoyd




Saturday 27-  94 degrees with clouds and wind.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I made my mystery chili casserole and went to potluck where there was some might good food to share among my good friends. I will be sending a list to Annelies of all the wonderful food that was made so she may write about it in her column if she would like.
After potluck




***** Stuff I Wrote this Week******



A Short Story
There was 24 hours of sunlight when I was there in Narvik. Children played in the streets at 3am and vodka filled the air from the never closing bars as I walked the streets. I was being followed. I saw glimpse of a person slipping back behind a corner of a building or ducking into a doorway every time I looked over my shoulder. I had my 9mm Beretta tucked into my waistband and I pulled it stealthily out careful so others couldn’t see it to make sure the safety was off and a round was chambered ready to fire.
~RD



In a reply to a post on never hitting a woman
I only had to hit a woman once and that was when she was being carried swiftly down the Colorado River screaming help. Because she was deaf she didn’t hear the siren blast the dam attendants use as a warning when they release large amounts of water from the dam. While everyone else on shore just watched her float by I dived into the river to save her life only to have her climb on top of me pushing me down deep into the water; she was in a panic state of mind. I tried a couple of times more, but the same thing would happen and I was getting physically tired and worried I would drown if I didn't do something. So I hit her hard but opened handed on the side of her head stunning her and I was just able to get us both to shallow water and walk her to shore where we both collapsed from exhaustion. Some people would say I should have done this or that, but I had no experience at this at that time; I do now
~RD


Flowers always amaze me, astonishment is waiting those who stop to look closely.
~RD

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Sunday 28- 96 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I did a little work on the new book; kinda resting my mind today.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie. I did the core trainer when I got back.




Monday 29- 90-72 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I went for a cold swim around 4pm.
Linda H. came over to get her mail that I collected for her over a month or so. We took Cassie for another walk together and then we said goodbye.
I worked a bunch on “Thought of the Week” now that I have the okay from the Editor.
I took Cassie for her evening and night walks.



Tuesday 30- 88-64 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
My brother called to tell me we/I brought the trailer at the resort in Tucson.
I worked a bunch more on the “Thought of the Week” book (working title) I really want to get this one done, but do a nice job, too.
Took Cassie for her night end evening walks.



****** Goodbye to September ********************