In Search of A Less Complicated Life
It's been a few weeks of drama, but I hope it can dwindle down in a couple more weeks. Honestly, I can't remember when one day ends and another one begins.
This picture above is a water tower being dismantled in the city closest to us. The only reason we can think on why they'd do that is because land has become too valuable in that area. They'll probably move it to a less desirable location.
Today, I'm at jury duty. Hopefully, this time I won't have to serve. I just want one day where I don't have the sword of Damocles hanging over my head.
Let's start with pets.
My poor sister had to put her precious Riley to sleep last week. I know firsthand what a hard decision that is. What you have to keep telling yourself is that you're doing it for your baby. When the quality of life diminishes to mere minutes at a time, you're doing him a kindness. There is no greater love or sacrifice.
I had only so-so luck with Odin and his eye problems. The specialist, (whom we liked very much) seems to feel that the temporary tacking of Odin's eyelids may or may not solve the problem. We'll know more in a few weeks to see if the lids still turn once the sutures are out and if his eyes are still weeping.
The bad news is that the surgery will cost $3300. The good news is that if we go through with it, I feel Odin would be in good hands. This vet was phenomenal. I watched him carefully as he examined, measured, and assessed Odin's eyes. The man's probably forgotten more than some vets ever learned. I was very impressed.
We're on hold with Odin for now.
Nana is beginning to worry me more. I'll take her in next week for a teeth cleaning and a thorough exam. I don't like how she loses interest in things as the day wears on. That's not like her at all.
Greg is doing so well. I need to write a review on his surgeon. He did a great job. Greg still tires out quickly, but the pain in minimal now. If it weren't so hot we'd be out walking to build up his muscles.
A world view.
Greg belongs to a lot of groups that keep a tally on what everyone's military is doing. You'd be surprised what you can find out if you know where to look.
There were American planes refueling near Australia, drones fighting Russians, Chinese fighters too close to Taiwan and India. And where are all the subs patrolling? There have been reports of Chinese fighters deliberately taunting American fighters over international waters. What reason would they have but to start a shoving match.
I think all the players are putting their pieces into place. Maybe it's just precautionary in case someone has a trigger finger on a nuke, but I don't like what I'm seeing.
Winter is coming for people in the Northern hemisphere. It's a bad time to escalate. Not that there's ever a good time for war, but if we lose power during frigid temps, or if shortages return, it can be hard for the average family. I worry most for people with kids, though I suspect kids will be more resilient than adults.
We only have the one solar generator. It's enough to keep the essentials on. Other than that I plan to buy a winter coat. I say that every year, but this year I will. I can't put it off anymore.
On the lower end of the annoyance meter, some no good, rotten company must've sold my info to a third party because I'm getting tons of spam. They didn't get the main account, thankfully, so I might delete the other accounts once I create new email boxes to replace them.
That's at the bottom of my to-do list.
For weeks, Firefox was unable to show me a proper Amazon page (no buttons or links), which forced me to refresh Firefox. (Their idea.) What they don't tell you is that when you refresh you also lose all your saved passwords and cookies.
I got Amazon back but I lost my cookies. Firefox was no help in getting them back. Geek Squad to the rescue.
Does anyone else use Firefox? I've been reading that they're on a downward spiral. It certainly seems that way when it comes to the quality of their browser. Every other week they seem to be updating. It might be time to switch. I've never cared for Chrome's interface much but I'll go there if I have to.
How about Microsoft Edge? Has anyone used them yet? I'd be interested to hear your take on them.
What's been your browser experience lately? And you Apple people don't count. LOL! We already know you sit at the right hand of god.
Stay safe, everyone.