August 2, 2016
Good morning. It's rather gray outside and we have a good chance of getting some rain today. Well, at least that's what the weather man says. I won't hold my breath waiting for the rain, but it would be nice to have some.
Yesterday Cliff (Eddie's friend) came by to do a bit of work, and he started with scraping the peeling paint on the house near the front entrance. He's going to be re-painting the whole front porch area and the portion of the house exterior inside my new porch. (as long as it doesn't rain, of course) If the rain really happens, we may have to postpone today's work until tomorrow. We'll see.
In the afternoon, I gave Pogo another whole body rub down with the Aloe Vera Gel. I think it's helping because last night he made it through the whole night with hardly any scratching. Oh, what a relief this was!
Last evening, I picked up my crocheting again and put a couple rows on the scarlet afghan, but it is still too warm to be working on it. Actually, it is the humidity that makes it uncomfortable. However, I have plenty of time to get it finished before the holidays get here.
I'm thinking that today I might like to get started sorting out everything in the gift drawer and the big gift tote. I need to make a list of what I already have so that I know what I still need to get/make. I also need to go through all my clothes and get rid of any that I haven't been wearing. Gosh, there's just too much stuff here. I need to get rid of a lot of it.
Today I have a list (that I found on the web) of pet foods for you to be careful with. It lists many brands that are made in China and have been in question and linked to pet illnesses and deaths, and suggests that you throw these brands out. You may want to check these for yourself.
Waggin Train, Canyon Creek Ranch, Dogswell, Hartz, Snausages, Booda Bones, Aspen Pet, Milos Kitchen, American Kennel Club, Dingos, Beefeaters, Cadet, Sargents, Ever Pet (Dollar General), Home Pet 360, Walgreens Simple (new brand), The Kingdoms Pets, Benufuk (not a misspelling), Beggin Strips, Pupperoni, Canine Carryout, Bill Jack, Milkbone Dentastyx, Milkbone Brushing chew, and all Beneful Brand line.
I looked these up on Snopes, and could only find Ever Pet Dog Food, Beneful, Menu Foods, and Canine Carry Outs listed as being harmful or causing pet deaths. So do check out any brand that you are using before giving it to your doggie.
Here's something else that I found on the web and wanted to share with you. Aren't these just the cutest little kittens?
Today I have an appointment with someone from a solar energy company. I'm checking with three different companies to see if this is something that I need or can afford for the house. It is supposed to help reduce my electric bill drastically, but I need to do my research before making any decisions.
Now it's time for me to dress and get started on this wonderful new day. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.