Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013


BEING CALENDARESTICLY  CHALLANGED.. I WISH MY COMPUTE WOULD MAKE MORE OF AN EFFORT TO HELP.. IT TELLS ME IT IS 1/8/13    WHICH DOES NOT HELP WHEN MY PILL CARRIER AND THE EMPLOYEE SCHEDULE AROUND HERE IS MON TUES WED  TYPE CONNOTATION.    MY OLD COMUTER WOULD TELL ME IT WAS TUESDAY JAN 8TH  AND LEAVE OUT THE YEAR.
 
I CAN APROXIMATE THE YEAR BETTER THAN THE DAY OF THE WEEK.
 
WE LEAVE TOMORROW..  WED---.YESTERDAY I HAD THE DAY WRONG....
WE  ARE RELATIVELY READY -- I HAD MY HAIR CUT.
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MY OTHER ON GOING PROBLEM IS THE DREADFUL SMELL  IN MY TOP LEFT DRAWER.  TWICE NOW I HAVE EMPTIED IT AND  WASHED TH E  WOOD IN MURPHY'S--WIPED STUFF OFF--- PUT IT BACK AND A WEEK LATER A HORRIBLE MENTHOP SMELL.
 
THIS WAS MY FATHER'S OAK DESK- AND IT DID NOT ORIGIONALLY HAVE THIS PROBLEM.
BUT IT SURE DOES NOW.
AND THAT IS THE DRAWER THAT HAS ALL THE DAILY SUPPLIES  STAPLER    CALCULATOR  LENS CLEANERS  ----- EVERY TIJME I OPEN IT I HAVE FORGOTTEN IT SMELLS-- AND GET THE PAINFUL  REMINDER.
 
THERE IS NO REASON FOR IT TO STINK.  WE HAVE GIVEN THE SNIFF TEST TO THE REST OF THE DESK...
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NOW FOR THE DOG TYPE PROBLEMS
 
THE ITCH ( ON THE DOGS) SEEMS REMARKABLY BETTER... THEY DON'T LOOK QUITE SO  HOMELESS--  JUST SLIGHTLY BALDING-- AND I HAVE NOT SEEN THEM SCRATCH AS MUCH.
 
THE FACT THAT THEY MUST BE PROVIDED WITH BEDS OFF THE FLOOR, MEANS THAT THIS HOUSE IS VERY NEARLY COVERED WITH 6" TALL BEDS----   WHERE YOU ACTUALLY WALK AND TRY AND SWEEP ON A SUB-FLOOR ..
 
AND TOMORROW... I HAVE TO PROVIDE AS CLOSE AS I CAN TO THAT ON TH E PLANE FOR LULU  -- ANY DANE--- WHEN YOU TELL THEM TO LIE DOWN,---  WILL LOOK AT YOU WITH THE  "ON THAT HARD SURFACE??   " LOOK-------.AND IF YOU PUT DOWN A KLEENEX  THEY WILL TRY AND FIT THIER BODY ON IT.
 
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I HAVE MADE UP  BEDS FOR EARLENE AND PAUL WHO WILL BE STAYING HERE WHILE WE ARE GONE.
 
IN THIS HOUSE--  YOU HAVE TO CHECK ON THE CONDITION OF TH E  GUEST ROOM BEDS... ONE YEAR I PULLED BACK WHAT I THOUGHT WERE CLEAN SHEETS ONLY TO FIND A BED FULL OF ACORNS-- LUCKILY NO  CRITTER-- JUST ACORNS..   BUT THE POSIBILITY IS STILL THERE.
 
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NOW IT IS ABOUT THE CONDITION OF TH E REST OF THIS HOUSE...
 
TO PUT IT MILDLY... IT IS FULL.  THE OVERFLOW ROOM NOW HAS AN OVERFLOW ROOM OF IT'S OWN.
 
I HAD SAID IF WE GOT TH EBED OUT OF THAT ROOM I COULD PUT DOWN A VINYL FLOOR-WHICH IS THE ONLY THING FOR THIS PLACE...
WELL THE BED IS GONE-  BUT THERE IS NO FLOOR SHOWING-- AND FURTHERMORE   THERE IS NO PLACE TO PUT THE STUFF TO GET THE FLOOR INSTALLED.-- IF WE MOVE IT ALL INTO THE OFFICE/ YOU COUD NOT GET IN THE FRONT DOOR..
 
THIS IS A PROBLEM.
 THE OTHER PROBLEM IS, IT IS STUFF WE USE AND NEED.-
OUR NEEDS ARE MANY AND VARIED.
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ANNE AND I DID MEET WITH A  501 C 3 TYPE LAWYER  TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO GIVE CONTINUNITY TO SDP IF I SHOULD BE CAUGHT IN A EARTHQUAKE- (WHICH IS THE REASON I HARDLY EVER GO TO CALIFORNIA)
HE MADE ALOT OF SUGGESTIONS WHICH ANNE WROTE DOWN -- AND I JUST NODDED-
 
(WE HAVE 6 HOURS  ON THE PLANE TOMORROW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ON EARTH HE WAS TALKING ABOUT.)
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BECKY IS DUE HERE TODAY-- I WAS ALL SET FOR HER TO BE ONE OF OUR BEST FRIENDS-- AND SHE LEFT AND FORGOT TO COME BACK-- SHE HAS STANLEY--- AND APPARENT,Y WILL BE BACK TODAY-
 
SHE HAS A SCREWED UP MEMORY LIKE ALOT OF THE REST OF US HERE.
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 JUST SO WE DON'T LOOSE TRACK OF WHY WE ARE DOING ALL THIS--- HERE IS A CHARLIE REPORT
 
 
 
You have to excuse me, I my memory is terrible and I loose concentration easy. I started my last email to discuss leashing. I got lost in thought, I use a leash when I am out in public because I feel obligated but it just hangs on his neck and I tie off the lead to his harness. I use hand and verbal commands and very seldom have to grab the leash to enforce anything. This was very difficult for me to learn but I picked this up from Carlene, I found, with her teaching, that talking to Charlie works out so much better. I don't know about the rest of you but I make eye contact with him, or he does with me all the time and we communicate great. I have learned so much from both Carlene and Megan it is unbelievable. Let your dog work is sometimes the hardest thing to do but if you are lucky enough to have a SDP dog like Charlie, you know what a Great Dane nose shuffle is. Charlie watching over his buddy. God Bless!
STEVE
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6 comments:

  1. "ANY DANE--- WHEN YOU TELL THEM TO LIE DOWN,--- WILL LOOK AT YOU WITH THE "ON THAT HARD SURFACE?? " LOOK-------.AND IF YOU PUT DOWN A KLEENEX THEY WILL TRY AND FIT THIER BODY ON IT."

    This is hysterical...and so completely true!!! Carlene you made my day with this one, it's a great visual. Hahahahaha BTW don't worry to much about earthquakes (being a native Californian I've been through many)...it's like surfing, only on solid ground :O)

    Hey...while you're on the west coast come on up to Oregon!!! You're always welcome, and the coffee always warm!! :O)
    Tami Jorajuria - Havadane-OR

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  2. HI CARLENE,

    HAVE YOU TRIED POINTING YOUR CURSOR AT THE DATE ON THE SCREEN? IT MAY SHOW YOU THE DAY OF THE WEEK. IF NOT, HAVE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS A LITTLE ABOUT COMPUTERS CHANGE THE SETTINGS FOR YOU. BELOW IS A LINK SHOWING WHERE TO FIND THEM.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-display-of-dates-times-currency-and-measurements

    I LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND YOUR DAILY BLOG! I SOMETIMES READ YOUR POSTING IN THE BREAK ROOM OF MY PART-TIME JOB. SOME OF MY COWORKERS THINK I'M CRAZY, BUT I ENJOY EVERY SECOND OF IT :)

    THANK YOU!!!!

    SHARON FROM ROCHESTER, NY

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  3. On a Mac, you can change the calendar display in the system preferences under date and time. It looks like someone already made a suggestion for PC preferences.

    Sometimes with odors, baking soda will remove them. (I have a sack of cards I bought resting in a sack of baking soda filled envelopes in the garage right now.) Also, if the desk has several drawers of the same size as the smelly one, you might switch drawers and let the smelly one be one you don't use often. But you probably already thought of that if it's an option.

    I hope you have a good trip to California. Thanks for everything you do with this wonderful endeavor. I love reading the Doggie Daily and it always makes me smile. I love the way you write.
    Kay

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  4. Solutions for a smelly drawer:
    -wipe down with white vinegar
    -place outside on a few sunny days
    -if neither works try sanding down the inside surfaces

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  5. My mother was a glamour girl in the 40s and her perfume was Surrender by Ciro. I was born in 1943 and I grew up with this fragrance. In the 60s she discovered it was discontinued and found two bottles in a shop in Mexico City. Certainly by the mid 70s it was gone. She died in 1997 and to this day there are times I can get a whiff of Surrender when I open her desk drawer. I don't know if this real or imagined but it certainly smells good to me!

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  6. Try scouring the wood with vodka, really. A few years ago, I decided to buy new carpeting for my downstairs because I had two dogs, one of which I had just rescued and did not realize she was not housebroken at the age of 9 months. She had been relieving herself under my dining room table and there was such a stench. I had someone cut up the old carpet and underneath there was a huge stained area. Not wanting to lay new carpet on top of this smelly stain, I called my brother who was a building contractor and asked him what I could do. He called one of his sub-contractors who said to use vodka. Vodka has no odor, itself, and I have not had an odor from that stain ever since scouring it with a bottle of vodka! Since then, I heard Kirstie Alley, the actress, say that's what she used to clean homes when she was younger. She also takes it on airplanes now to clean the toilet before using it. I'm curious to know if anyone else has success with this method.

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