Mannie has invented a new and devastating occupation.
"Mannie's Mountainous Megaliths and Mementos."Sole proprietor and erector Emmanuel Clark.
His plan seems to be to leave one at least in every room.
It is perplexing to consider the amount,I can't remember......but he is now a regular explorer of the yard on the end of a 30' traing leash.We looked at the retractable kinds but they were too flimsy and with one bound he would be free! Yes it has to be managed but anything is better than having him see something he wants to explore and ........ .
We have just had a visit from Joel (Comcast} he breeds Brittanny Spaniels for hunting. mannie went straight to him and followed us both around the house during our search to fix the problems with our wireless network.You would have been proud of Mannie's social skills.
I am working from home with mannie making sure I do not goof off.Burness is at the store and I have again noticed Mannie's contentment level changes when we are all together and when Burness goes off to the outside world.
He ,with all three together,plays with a huge ball,tossing it in the air,leaping over it and generally behaving like a great Galah or maybe one of Mickey's friends.When there is ceo work to be done Mannie watches her leave and settles down to wait for her return.
We so enjoyed the time we spent with you and the giving people who gave up their time in order to take us around and quietly make sure Mannie and I did not have catatastrophic melt downs...Dr. Tom assured me I looked about 40 and I again said"your'e a loveley man...and so he is.
I am so touched by Hilary and Megan.When Hilary,seeing Mannie practising one the structures,she said I'll get it! (No).Paul would not have let me move some food if I had not been so b...y minded I could go on to remember Megan's smile and wave good bye there are so many other kind faces and firm handshakes .
We both were very sorry to leave and wish the rest of the world could be like all the people there.
Thank you for Mannie and for your unstinting gifts of help,advice and sheer fun.
Bernard and Burness
I DON'T KNOW WHY--- MAYBE THE RAIN CAUSED THEM TO DECIDE NOT TO "GO" OUTSIDE--- BUT THERE WERE MOUNTAINS HERE TODAY TOO- AS I BAGGED IT I JUST HAD TO WEIGH IT----3 POUNDS FROM BAILEY PI AND HEYDAWG.
WHICH REMINDS ME I HAVE TO CALL AND GET HTE DUMPSTER EMPTIED.
I CONSIDERED GETTING A SECOND DUMPSTER AT THE HOUSE AND EMPTYING THE CELLAR- WITH THAT LAST TORNADO BIT--- I AM NOT SURE WHICH WOULD BE WORSE THE TORNADO OR SPENDING 1/2 HOUR IN THE CELLAR-- AND ALOT OF IT IS VALUABLE--- MY PENNY FARTHING BIKE AND SEVERAL WODDEN BEDS WHICH WOULD BE VALUABLE FIREWOOD.
I REALIZE IT IS RELATIVELY UNAMERICAN TO USE OBJECTS FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN FOR WHICH THEY WERE CREATED. I KNOW SOMEONE THREW AWAY MY BENT CURTAIN ROD WITH WHICH I PULLED PAPER GOODS OFF THE BALCONY.. THERE IS A "GRABBER" DESIGNED FOR THAT PURPOSE--- AND I HAVE ONE--- BUT IT DOES NOT FOOT THE BILL LIKE THAT BENT CURTAIN ROD.
THERE IS ALOT OF THAT KIND OF THING IN THE JOB MARKET TOO.. IF SOMEONE HAS AN MBA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DOES THAT MEAN HE CAN COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT RATHER THAN TAKE A JOB IN GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVING??
WHY IS IT EVERYONE IS DESPARATE FOR A"TRADESMAN" AND 10% OF THE POPULATION IS UNEMPLOYED AND IN DEBT DUE TO THEIR COSTLY "HIGHTER EDUCATION" WHICH THEY WERE LED TO BELIEVE WAS NECESSARY.
MIKE ROWE AND HIS DIRTY JOB SHOW MAKES A HUGE POINT- IT ALSO MAKES ME WONDER WHY SOME OF THOSE DIRTY JOBS DON';T DEMAND THE SALARY SOME OF THOSE BANKERS GET. . FOR WHAT??
CLASSLESS SOCIETY IS ABOUT AS TRUE AS PAPERLESS OFFICE IN JUNEAU ALASKA--- how many boatloads of paper did they need for the latest
or ink cartridges.. i would like to know who made that decision to print.
normal Sunday stew
now i have to go look up -----unstinting