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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

I’m a little depressed.  I try to be frugal in every way as far as my expenses.  I know that my natural gas bill will be higher in these cold months, but I had counted on my electricity bill going down (my heat is natural gas).

Last month my electricity bill was $176.  That looks like a summer bill for me.  I looked into it more.

I have Reliant 100% wind month to month.  When I started going back into my bills and usage, I realized that Reliant had increased my rate 5 times in the last year.  

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Bye Tammy Bear

S/W Ver: 96.B0.0AR

She was such a good girl.

Murphy is not quite right yet, and the kittens aren’t helping.  He has to live without the biggest influence and love of his life.  He loved Tammy more than anyone or thing.  When I was cleaning up the bags from the vet, I let him smell Tammy’s collar.  He got wildly excited.  We didn’t go get her or bring her home.  He was sad then.  So was I.

I will rearrange things around here.  I don’t think I can trust the cats not to irritate Murphy.  Dora hasn’t had a loss like Murphy and I, so she can deal with the cats during the day while I am a work.

Perhaps I can make Roberto’s room a boy’s club.  It will take retraining Murphy and Tammy Dora as to which doors to run to in their exchanges, but they are smart enough to get it.

I miss Tammy.  She was a strong girl.

Dora Ducks

This morning, Dora and I went to the Buffalo Bayou Walk.  At first, she didn’t get it and was a little scared.  That ended when she took a poop just outside the UHD sustainability garden.

Here’s the pics and vids:

More tomorrow!

Another Family Swarm

Speaking from experience, big families swarmmimg little families is not a good visual.

Hopey wins hands down with his navy allusion.

My and Dora’s Song

Wednesday’s debate may be a good thing.

 

When It’s Just Murphy and Me and Tammy if She Makes It

We will move north.

While I really liked Denver, I couldn’t sleep there.  I liked Cambridge better.  I don’t even have to stay in the US.  I think Murphy and Tammy and I could make a go of it in the great white north.  Tammy is a bear and Murphy is an all weather pup.  I can survive anything.

I’m pretty sure I could find a job.

The Olds

And no, I’m not talking about the Republican party.

While we are all aging, we still have to take care of those older than us.

My friends are taking care of two aging kittehs.  I’m dealing with an aging Dora.

Tonight, Dora seemed to have a little leg that went to sleep.  It wouldn’t be a big deal with any other dog, except Dora only has three to start with.  She was distressed, but between Caroline and I we got her back up on the bed and happy. Caroline is watching over Dora now — quite a change, since Dora has always been Caroline’s protector and cleaner — as it were.

Watching Dora calm as she ages is something I rejoice, but also dread.  I love the gentler calmer Dora, but I also know that caring for her will involve risks.  I deal with her delicately.  I know she loves me, but her instinct is to defend herself no matter what.  I can only hope that she remembers I have never hurt her.  Even after all these years, she trusts Caroline more than me — because of what idiot hunters did to her.

I’m thinking that in addition to play time with Dora, I’ll add a little massage.  She’s been a wonderful dog always.  She makes me feel safe — especially since the fire.  She was the one who saved us all that night.

Here’s to taking care of the olds.  They mean so much to us and end up being such babies, which makes us love them all the more.