Monday, July 07, 2014

July 2014

Tuesday 01- a sweltering 112 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes. I did all this just before the temps shot up to over 112; a neighbor of mine said it got to 118 on her porch!
Went over to Kelly’s to install her Air Conditioner into her bedroom window. When I arrived there was water flowing from a burst pipe; these pipes are over fifty years old.
Cassie stayed in the house while I was gone and was a good girl and happy to see me return.


Wednesday 02-  a nice 111 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I worked on and off trying to get the area for the pool leveled. Just too dang hot and muggy to work very long outside.
I took Cassie for her evening and night walks.


Thursday 03- 108 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a walk; too hot for a run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
Slow work on the new pool because of the heat.
Took Cassie on her evening and night walks.


Friday 04- 106 degrees.
I did my stretches and ran a mile with Cassie.
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter.
Kept working on leveling the area for the pool.
I stayed home with Cassie to see if she would be okay with the fireworks but the out-of-towners who usually fire them off up here didn’t show.
Took Cassie on her evening and night walks.


Saturday 05- 105 degrees.
Cassie was whining and work me up. I heard honking outside and it was Sherry dropping by to say hi. I let Cassie out the door and she ran to the gate happy to see Sherry. It was raining when I finally got my pants on and went outside to greet her.
I did my stretches.
I was working on leveling the ground to put the pool on and cleaning up stuff along the way when I realized I was getting kinda dizzy so I quit and went inside to rest; it was over 100 degrees outside and the humidity from the rain was what finally got to me. I took a shower and will take a rest for a spell. I decided to just chill out the rest of the day except taking Cassie for her night walk. I will finish putting the pool together tomorrow.


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


When investors see no end to the highs of the market and think it will continue to rise forever... it is time to move on. What I do is put it in a money market and wait until everyone starts selling then I cost average into an Index fund (Usually Vanguard) all they way to the bottom and keep buying as it climbs back up until I think the market is getting too risky. I don't get greedy and sell shares in the Index fund and put it back into the money market until another slump or crash happens. This takes a lot of patients but that's how I do it and made a modest sum and never lost a cent.


To leave something behind, something outstanding and wondrous, be it our children, poems, stories, inventions or living an altruistic life, these we create, these ideas we gave birth to cries out to the stars our very existence through generations yet to be born, saying we were here, we made a difference on this small planet Earth. That’s what life and death is about; to me anyways.


We are the sum of our experience and this is how we perceive the world around us. A very dynamic ever changing perception indeed. Some are influenced by religion and a belief in God/gods or some supreme being and that’s okay, some are not influenced by dogma and that’s okay too. I go out at night to stare into the cosmos to drink it all in until I become one with infinity and feel at peace and unafraid; to live in the Moment.


Out of step: The Art of Being Mistaken... Possible title for a new book?

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I was outside working on my pool when I saw this fire and called 911



All up! Needs filter pump installed and filled with water


Sunday 06- hot cloudy with sprinkles and some rain!
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a mile walk.
I called family and friends throughout the day.
I got right to it and little by little put the pool altogether and started to fill it up. I can’t imagine what my water bill will be.
I saw a house fire and called 911. Cassie was excited to see the firetrucks!
I took Cassie for her evening and a night walks.



First step into my new pool


Monday 07- 105 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer,  punched the heavybag for three minutes and swam in my new pool for the first time. It took several hours to fill the pool; I turned it off last night and continued when I first woke up this morning.
I took Cassie for her evening and a night walks.


Tuesday 08- 109 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I went to WalMart and Home Depot looking for a timer for my new swamp cooler and a chlorine floating thingy for the new pool. I had left Cassie inside the house and all seemed to be alright when I came home and she greeted me with much enthusiasm when I opened up the door.
I took Cassie for her night and evening walks.


Wednesday 09-  a 106 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer,  punched the heavybag for three minutes and swam in my new pool wearing this belt I wear to do stationary swimming with. I swam for about 45 minutes until my arms and legs tired out; I love to swim!
I took Cassie for her evening.
Kelly and I went shopping in her car at 7pm. We went to Vons and WalMart and that was all and didn’t get home until 2:30am. I left Cassie in the kennel because it was cool enough and I thought I’d be back sooner. I still took Cassie for her night walk when I finally got home.


Thursday 03- 107 degrees.
I did my stretches, yoga and ran a mile with Cassie.
Kelly had a doctor’s appointment at 2pm and said she’d pick me up. Well it was going on 12:30 when I got worried and called her up and she was still asleep. I told her I’d drive my car over to her house and then drive her down to Palm Desert. We made it just in time for her appointment. We sat in the office for a long spell and finally got out of there at 4:17PM and they only saw her for 10 minutes.
Took Cassie on her evening and night walks.


Friday 11- 101 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer,  punched the heavybag for three minutes and swam in my new pool for 40 minutes.
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I posted on Facebook that I would be away from there for a
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night run with Cassie.
Practiced my guitar for a spell.

Saturday 12- 113 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
Bonnie and Larry came out to visit and swim in my new pool! We had a wonderful time floating around and Bonnie bought me lunch; a meat burrito with lots of cheese!
I took Cassie for her evening and a night walks.


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


We can also say we are held chained down in a prison of our own beliefs and/or possessions.


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My pool highly photoshopped by Bonnie who is also in the pool


Sunday 13- 116 in the dang shade on the porch at 4:30pm!
I did my stretches, took Cassie for a walk and swam for about 40 minutes.
I worked on the 4th book rereading and re-editing it most of the day.
I took Cassie for her night and evening walks.

Monday 14- 102 degrees and really muggy with all this humidity.
I did my stretches. Even Cassie didn’t want to go outside, but we went for a short walk anyways.
I worked on the book and took Cassie for her evening and night walks.

Tuesday 15- 103 degrees but minus the humidity.
Dang... I couldn't get to sleep until very late thinking about a bad situation, then Cassie wakes me up at 6:30am to be let out and I lie there for an hour thinking and decided to just get up. I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer,  punched the heavybag for two minutes, ate breakfast and finally fell back to sleep at 9:30am and woke back up at 12:45pm!
I took Cassie for her night and evening walks.

Wednesday 16-  a 105 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer,  punched the heavybag for about two minutes and swam wearing a stationary belt  for about 35 minutes until my arms and legs tired out.
I took Cassie for her evening.
I worked and completed rereading and editing three chapters bringing me to start chapter 13 maybe tomorrow. There are 20 chapters altogether and I’ll have to then retype it all up.

Thursday 17- 102 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer,  punched the heavybag for about two minutes.
I had to wait around the house for FedEx to deliver closing papers for the house in Tucson that I would have taken down to Yucca Valley to have signed and notarized. I worked in the yard potting plants and doing a little work around the yard. Unfortunately FedEx Called around 1pm asking me where I lived because the Escrow company put the wrong address on. I gave them the right address and continued to wait until 6pm when I figured they weren’t coming. All the plans I had when I went to town and having dinner with Sherry were for not. I called my realtor and she contacted the Escrow company and they will email me the PDFs tomorrow to print out and taken to town and have signed and notarized.
I took Cassie on her evening and night walks.

Friday 18- 102 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I printed out the PDFs that the Escrow company sent and had everything filled out except what I needed notarized and was walking out the door to my car for the drive to town when FedEx shows up; oh the irony!
I went to a place called Goin’ Postal to take care of the whole shebang. I called them yesterday and I was told everyone of the employees have a notary license and can also ship my papers FedEx overnight. When I was done I stopped off at Vons that was in the same shopping center to get a few things like fried chicken for me and the dog. Then I went to Star Pharmacy to pick up Kelly’s prescriptions. I then drove to Home Depot to pick up a switch I ordered and had delivered there. Then it was on to Kelly’s house to drop off her pills and home to my dog. Cassie was kept in the house because of the heat and she was being a good girl this time; last time she tore up a whole roll of paper towels.   


Cassie play fetch with me in the evening.

Saturday 19- 109 degrees.
I did my stretches and kinda kicked back today. I took Cassie for all her walks.
I watered the plants.
Sherry came by making her rounds and Cassie is always thrilled when Sherry arrives to say hi and give her doggie treats...
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter.



Another photo of clouds I thought were cool.


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


To dream and put it into words is an awakening!
~RD


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Sunday 20- 102 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I was going to go for a swim when I noticed that my right rear tire was flat. So I spent an hour in the heat removing the tire, plugging the hole, filling it with air and placing the tire back on the car. All was going well and decided to fill the other tires on the car that seemed to be low. I was in the process of doing just this when to my dismay the electric pump died and was letting air out of the other tires I was trying to fill. I had to use a manual foot pump and a lot of effort to get even 30lbs of air into them when it calls for 44lbs.
I worked on the 4th book rereading and re-editing it most of the day.
I took Cassie for her night and evening walks.

Monday 21- 107 degrees with clear skies.
Sherry came by with the USDA bag of food for me and doggie treats for Cassie.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, the ground was too hot for Cassie so I went for a mile run by myself, core trainer,  punched the heavybag for about two minutes and swam wearing a stationary belt for about 35 minutes until my arms and legs tired out.
I talked to my good friend Doug Dorney and I am getting him one of my laptops ready for him to use. I set him up with a Gmail and FaceBook accounts so he wouldn’t have to deal with that. I will ship it to Canada in the next few days.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website  to include the poster for our Movie Night on Aug 16.
I worked on the book; chapter 14.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night run with Cassie.
I practiced playing my guitar.

Tuesday 22- 109 degrees and clear.
I did my stretches.
I boxed up the laptop for Doug and drove to Yucca Valley to Goin’ Postal and had them do the honors of sending it out. I just didn’t feel like standing in line at the post office. Cost me $60 for a box and to send it to Canada; may have to rethink about that standing in line at the post office thingy. I stopped to get gas. Went to Bank of America to take care of some business there, then on to Home Depot to get a hose for my propane stove that has sprung a leak. Went to WalMart for a few items and got myself back home. Cassie was a bad dog this time and chewed up my boxer shorts, another had, a whole roll of toilet paper was all over the place and one of my new running shoes was sitting on the couch was her next victim but I got there just in time to save the shoe from a horrible fate. All I did was say “did you do that” and “bad girl” while she hid her face from me or did the walk of shame. I really can’t complain or be mad at her and everything can be replaced.
I took Cassie for her night and evening walks.

Wednesday 23-  111 degrees... it was 104 degrees at 9pm!
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, went for a mile run with Cassie, core trainer, punched the heavybag for about two minutes and swam wearing a stationary belt for about 35 minutes until my arms and legs tired out.
UPS arrived with my Raspberry Pi for Dummies book;  last week I bought a Raspberry Pi starter kit which is a small tiny computer for learning about computers, Linux and programming in Python among other things.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website  to include the poster for our Movie Night on Aug 16.
I worked on the book and finished chapter 14.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night run with Cassie.
I practiced playing my guitar.

Thursday 24- 112 degrees.... it was 103 degrees at 9pm!.
I did my stretches.
Me and Cassie went to Sherry’s so Cassie can visit Barney and Sneakers and we can go eat at the Sizzler and stop off at WalMart to get her a hepa filter air purifier for her bedroom.
I got home when Sherry called crying telling me our good friend Chris Jonas has passed away. I didn’t really feel like doing anything after that.

Friday 25- 104 degrees and overcast.
I did my stretches and moped around.
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter.
I finished editing the printed paper part of the book and now for the finale edit!
I took Cassie for all her walks or she’d bite me....
I had severe stomach pains during the night making it hard to sleep; I don’t know if it was something I ate or stress but it was very debilitating.

Saturday 26- 102 degrees with rain thunder lightning chaos.
I slept in late and felt a bit better from my ordeal of last night. I did my stretches and took Cassie for a short walk.
It was raining with lightning and thunder when I started off for potluck with my Mexican Surprise Casserole. I disconnected all the electrical and took the inverter offline from the batteries; I lost two inverters last year during two different storms and didn’t want to that any chances.
I didn’t really feel up to going to potluck because my friend Chris who runs it had passed on last Thursday, but I went anyways. We had 17 folks showing up and I asked everyone for a moment of silence for Chris Jonas and it went very well.
We had a very large storm cell pass through our area, not as bad as the one in September 9th of last year but still moved a lot of mud came down the hill into my yard and blocked off a few roads making getting home from potluck an adventure.
I couldn't get home from potluck that Saturday by way of Winters rd because it had turned into a river so I took a different route. Instead I went down Pole Line rd and crossed what I thought was a pond at the bottom of the hill and sped up to 35mph to cross this so called pond not to get stuck in its mud. I found out too late the pond was a small river. The other side had been eroded away about a foot by the swift moving water and I hit the bank with such force I thought I might have blown both front tires out. I kinda briefly lost control on the other side. The impact had knocked my battery loose and caused slight damage to my low hanging front grill, otherwise everything seems to be okay I hope.
I stopped off at Kelly’s on the way home to see how she was doing (she called me worried about the storm twice) and wait for the water to drain from the desert. The electricity had been out at the center during potluck and Kelly also didn’t have any power; it finally came back on around before 8pm.
I finally got back home only to see all the water and mud damage I had been cleaning up from the last two storms had all come back to haunt me.
Cassie was in her kennel that had managed somehow to stay dry; I was only going to be gone an hour or so.

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

Sometimes we reach too far and that's okay, but if a goal you set is unattainable and holding you back you must let it go. I wanted to be a doctor when I was a little kid and then an astronaut. As I grew older I had other goals, some I achieved (surprising many people) and some I didn't (the doctor and the astronaut thingy) but all throughout my life I have always strive to do something, to make a positive difference in my life and the lives of others. Now I do what I want to do and that is write books that nobody reads and play songs I've written on guitar nobody hears, but that's alright too because it is what I love to do and nobody can take that away me.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 2014


The above pic was done by my Friend Bonnie Bell

Sunday 01- another hot day with a stiff wind in the evening.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I corresponded with my friend Bonnie to begin the process of her creating a cover for my new book “Under another Star” the 4th and last book in the series “Rainbow at the End of Tomorrow”.


Monday 02- around the 100 mark but a nice breeze in the evening like yesterday.
I did my stretches. Because I was going to town and leaving Cassie over at Sherry’s house I didn’t take her for a walk. She will get enough exercise playing with Barney over there.
I went to my bank to get a Medallion Signature for the trust funds, but they told me after an hours wait that I needed to make an appointment. I explained to this bank person what I wanted and he said that I needed a legal document from the trust fund itself... another day wasted :(
I went to WalMart and did a bunch of shopping and bought some new socks and shorts to wear. I got back at Sherry’s around 4pm and we then went to Carl’s Jr for dinner, stopped off at Staters to get some things I forgot, then back to Sherry’s to collect Cassie and go on home.
I bought a new harness for her because the old one she had outgrown and was a tight fit. I took her for a walk and the new harness works great.
I got a call from Tom Merritt to go outside and watch the International Space Station fly overhead. I was looking towards the southwest when it appeared four minutes after his call. It reminded me of a dark October night way back in 1957 when I was 6 years old. My Mother took me outside to the backyard as the Russian spacecraft Sputnik flew overhead. She held me in her arms and raised me high in the air as if to give me a closer look at the craft and said to me, “Remember this moment. This is history being made.” Well I still remember that special moment.




Cassie playing in her new pool that Sherry brought over!




Tuesday 03- got to around 100 again.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, and core trainer.
I called one of the stock funds for information on how to transfer it into my name so I can then disperse it among my siblings.
I did some editing on book number four.



Cassie caked with mud... She dug a hole near a tree I was watering.


Wednesday 04- weather same as yesterday.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes. The scrapes on my knees have healed nicely from when the new swamp cooler feel on me and I’m able to do yoga again.
I worked on editing my book.


Thursday 05- getting hotter.
I did my stretches.
Cassie and me went to visit Barney the dog and Sherry in Yucca Valley. The gas didn’t work when she went to make us grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. She called the gas company and they came out in about 45min. It was her whole gas unit and regulator that had to be replaced but at no cost to her.


Friday 06- around 107 degrees here at my house.
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.
We went for an evening walk around sunset when it was much cooler.




Saturday 07- again it was very hot; I love my new swamp cooler, keeps it around 79 degrees inside.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk before the ground got too hot.
Cassie ate through her harness I had just bought her and she’ll have to wait to go for a walk until I find the old harness she grew out of.
It was too dang hot so we stayed mostly in the house until sunset when I rode the scooter to both mailboxes; an 18 mile round trip. When I got back me and Cassie played fetch in the yard.


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


An empty house full of memories...


Don't feel guilty my precious one, you are free to roam the realms, to be swept away on daisy paddles upon the breeze you'll fly. Never knowing a gloomy day, may your light shine brightly in the sky.


We think we're strong until something like losing a loved one comes knocking at our door; BANG BANG BANG! And wakes us up from our slumber of everyday lives and drags us into a realm of deep grieving and pain.


We must rise up and speak our minds to break through the silence of being ordinary and push the boundaries of our very existence to make any kind of difference in the world today.
~RD


We used to be young and dance barefoot upon lush green fields of grass chasing bubbles in the air...


Interpretation of the world around depends on the observer and their ability to sort through the bullshit of others.  ;)
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I’ve been a bit overwhelmed lately with several personal events that have unfolded during the past two months or so and I think I’m beginning to can see the light burning at the end of the tunnel; just hope it ain’t Hell!
I have left out a lot of from this journal especially Cassie and me been spending a lot of time outside mostly during sunset going for walks, playing fetch and watering the plants. Cassie has finally learned that for me to throw the ball again she needs to bring the ball back to me instead of running around with it in her mouth.
I finished editing book number four “Under Another Star” late Saturday night and will now have to reread it through one more time. 06/22/2014




Sunday 08- temps around 109... Ouch!
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a short walk; just too dang hot for her.
Mostly just stayed inside calling friends and family, and working on editing my book.


Monday 09- cooling down to a 104 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I cleaned the bathroom.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I worked on editing my book.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night run.


Tuesday 10- around 102 or so with a nice evening breeze.
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 book....
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie.


Wednesday 11- around 95 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk.
I left Cassie in the kennel with a fan turned up high and lots of water while I went to town. I hit the gas station first spending over $100 filling up the car and every gas container I have. I then drove to WalMart to get a couple of birthday cards and other stuff. I saw a bunch of 14’x42” pools like the one I ordered last Sunday that won’t be delivered till June 20th. It ain’t no big deal cause I need the time to clear a place for in the yard anyways.
I stopped at the post office and mailed out Southwest Gas stock transfer and the birthday cards.
Me and Cassie ate a whole roasted chicken I picked up at WalMart for lunch and dinner.
I took Cassie for a walk around sunset and then spent an hour outside watering all my poor plants.
I watched season 3 episode 1 of “Sherlock” again.


Thursday 12- 102 degrees.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
Did stuff (I forget what)....
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells, core trainer and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I worked editing book four.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night run.
Practiced my guitar.
I watched season 3 episode 2 of “Sherlock” again.


Friday 13- 97 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 editing my book.






Saturday 14- 100 degrees.
I did my stretches.
I went on Facebook and told everyone I’d be away for the weekend; I need to get more editing done on my book.
Worked on the book throughout the day.


Sunday 15- temps cooling to 96 with winds.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I called family and friends.
Cassie slipped and is limping. It looks to me like she sprained or pulled a muscle. I will monitor this to see how it goes.
I worked all day and into the night editing on the book.


Monday 16- cooling down 92 degrees with high winds.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a short walk (her back leg seems to be fine), core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I received, signed and sent PDFs back to the realtor who is handling the house in Tucson.
I really buckled down to worked on some paperwork I needed to get done for the estate and for myself. I feel much better that I finally did it and got it done.
I went for my evening walk with Cassie.


Tuesday 17- around 93 with high winds.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a mile and a half run.
My allergies have kicked in and I took half a histamine last night and felt awkward most of the morning.
I rejected the offer and sent PDFs back to the realtor who is handling the house in Tucson with a counter offer.


Wednesday 18- around 95 degrees.
I did my stretches.
I received, signed a new offer from another buyer and sent PDFs back to the realtor accepting it for the sale of the house in Tucson.


Thursday 19- 97 degrees.
I did my stretches.
Cassie and me went over to Sherry’s who just picked up her new puppy called Sneakers. Too bad I forgotten my camera; Cassie is a couple of months older than Sneakers and they were in the backyard together with Barney (Sherry's other but older dog) doing just fine playing and running around. We decided to leave them be and go eat lunch/dinner at the Asian Buffet in Yucca Valley where they have lots of susi :)



Friday 20- 105 degrees.
I did my stretches and took Cassie for a short walk.
I went to the post office to pick up a package and then to Stater Bros to get some supplies. On the way back I decided to check on Kelly to see if she is okay.
I worked on editing my book.





Saturday 21- 102 degrees.
Sherry dropped by to say hi and brought Cassie some treats and me a couple of cans of Dr Pepper.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for three minutes.
I helped Linda over the phone secure her wireless router.
I worked the rest of the day/night editing the book and finished it. Now I have to read through it one last time.


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


Aren't you you in the first place and not someone else who isn't you and maybe they themselves are somebody else and that somebody else is the real you?


Books come in many forms some in paper some digital; the main thing is to read and discover in whichever form you find them.


When transients weasel into your life considering your benevolence as being naive and weak, advantage they take of your generosity, new friends it's time to seek. Sad you may be to let them go, false hopes they spread we fear, but let them go we shall and say goodbye to find our happiness and cheer elsewhere.
~RD

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Sunday 22- hot at 106!
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I called family and friends.
I did a little cleaning of the spot where I want the new pool to go.
I took Cassie for and evening and a night walk.


Monday 23- 105 degrees.
I did my stretches.
I went over to Stoney’s to do my laundry and make everything is okay.
I cleaned the bathroom.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night run with Cassie.


Tuesday 24- around 107 degrees.
I did my stretches.
Cassie and me went over to Sherry’s to play with Barney and Sneakers. I went to WalMart to pick up my new pool. At 161 pounds it took me and three WalMart workers to get in into the back of my car. I went back inside to some shopping and see if they had a the HP 14 inch ChromeBook. The one I want is the color teal and has 4GB of RAM with 200MB a month of free-for-life T-Mobile internet service.
I got back at Sherry’s and we had hamburgers with coleslaw and potato salad.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells, core trainer and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night walk with Cassie.



Cassie want's to play ball!
This is where I am putting the new pool that is still in the trunk of my car; 161 pounds of it, took me and three WalMart workers to get it in there. Not too sure how I am going to get it out...


Wednesday 25- around 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 printed out a hard copy of my book “Under Another Star” and started reading, adding and correcting some errors.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells, core trainer and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I continued to clear the spot for the new pool.
I continued to correct and add to the book.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night walk with Cassie.
I sat outside with my binoculars and did a little stargazing for a spell while Cassie kept trying to get me to play fetch.


The pool is out of the car! 
Lucky for me it was all in different boxes.

Cassie is seen here reading the instructions to assemble the pool.


Thursday 26- 100 degrees; overcast and muggy.
I did my stretches, lifted weights, yoga, took Cassie for a walk, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
Worked on clearing a spot for the pool; just too dang muggy to work for long periods.
I did my stretches, lifted 10lb dumbbells, core trainer and went for my evening walk with Cassie.
The pool is out of the car! Lucky for me it was all in different boxes!
I did some correcting on the printout of my book.
I did my stretches, lifted 20lb dumbbells, and went for a night walk with Cassie.
I saw my longtime neighbor Joyce drive by; I knew it was her because she drives really really slow and went outside to jaw with her for a spell.


Friday 27- 102 degrees and clear skies.
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.
Had to spend some time on the phone because of a few problems with the house in Tucson and a few other things.
Me and Cassie played ball and went for our evening walk.
I made my casserole surprise for potluck early because I’m picking up a friend who's in the hospital tomorrow and won’t have time to make it.



Saturday 28- 104.3 degrees.
I got an early call around 7:30am to pick up my friend and take him home. It took the hospital another hour to release him. I got him to his home and his soon to be wife cooked us breakfast. I arrived back home around 11:30am and tried to go back to sleep after I took Cassie for a walk.
I got to potluck around 3:30pm. There were around twenty hungry folks showing up. I forgotten my camera for the first time in the 16 years we’ve been having it.
I worked correcting the printout of my book.
I took Cassie for a long nights walk around 10:30pm when it was nice and cool and the wind was just right to cool us off from the heat of the day.

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Sunday 29- hot at 106!
I did my stretches, lifted weights, took Cassie for a mile run, core trainer, and punched the heavybag for two minutes.
I called family and friends.
I did a little cleaning of the spot where I want the new pool to go.
I took Cassie for and evening and a night walk.



Monday 30- 111 degrees.
I did my stretches.
I did as much as I could today on the area I am cleaning out for the pool. If I got too dang hot I’d go back in the house to cool off. One time I was cleaning the battery cables and had to turn off all the electronics and swamp cooler. When I had the cables all cleaned up and connected I turned everything back on. What I didn’t realize until later that I turned the controls to the swamp cooler to fan setting and not the cool one; it got to over a hundred and five inside until I noticed and it was the dang dog who alerted me... good Cassie.
I went for my evening walk with Cassie.
I spent most of the evening playing with my Nook Simple Touch ebook reader trying to root it to Android. After bricking the darn thing twice and doing searches to find the correct code to run to set it back to factory specs and then finally trying a different OS and got her to dual boot both Nook and Android; lots of trial and error (this is how we learn). The problem was that the first OS wouldn’t work on Nook 1.1 which mine was and the second OS was for 1.2 and beyond and it worked.
I went for a night walk with Cassie. Lots of stars out tonight and the Milky Way  really stood out among them.


Goodbye to June!