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Garmin has done it AGAIN. Thinking that any & all CHANGE is progress. No. No. Not so.
Why change something that was perfectly good.
I do want to see MONTHLY totals. Now I am screwed. I can’t get that on my phone. I have to logon to the PC version.
Uncalled for. Who asked for this.
Give us both. Weekly & Monthly.
WOW. It bucketed down today — till mid-afternoon. Torrential rain & gusty winds. WHAT TO DO?
I could have tried waiting until it stopped — BUT then it might be getting dark, & I PREFER to limit my ‘night walks‘ to 2-miles or below. Plus, I wasn’t sure whether the dog wanted to go out. He did NOT. He was NOT having anything to do with this weather.
I, as I had done a month ago, wore TWO layers of outerwear. It kind of works. Outer latey gets soaked.
Snow is ALWAY much better than rain! Trust me. I know. Rain is wet. Snow not as much. When the ground is FROZEN (as it was today) they are BOTH slippery. That was an issue.
I wear the yellow glasses to keep the rain from my eyes. Pretty simple. Logical.
Well, I did 10,589 steps in this rain. SMILE. Felt good. I was SOAKED. But, I think I will live.
Though I have been using Paypal for over 2-decades I only heard about ‘Venmo’ a couple of days ago — when I had to put down a deposit for our new puppy (who as of today has a name (viz., ‘Rowen’)). The breeder ONLY deals in Venmo.
First thing I discovered was that Paypal OWNS Venmo. Good. I am glad.
I have been a Paypal shareholder since day 1 of their ‘IPO’ (or to be precise split from eBay).
I could NOT pay the breeder via Paypal.
Paypal does NOT recognize the Venmo userID. That is crazy. That is stupid.
I had to install Venmo on my phone in order to send the money. I was NOT amused.
The parents; father (brown), mother (black).
The Extended Family
I had thought that it would be at least February 2021 before we got a new dog to replace the much beloved ‘Maya’.
Well, the 14-year old had other ideas.
I paid a HEFTY deposit for this puppy today. SMILE.
It is a Newfoundland.
Never had one before. I like big dogs. Big dogs don’t bother me. I need a BIG dog to go on my long, rambling walks.
This dog is in Iowa, 1,250-miles away!
No, we are NOT having it shipped. We are going to go pick her up & drive her back … slowly.
She won’t be ready for another 2-weeks. 9-weeks.
Yes, you should be seeing a lot of her. SMILE.
We do NOT have a name for it — yet. SMILE.
I Was Totally Clueless As To How Pervasive & Problematic ‘Puppy Mills’ Have Become In ‘Amish’ PA & OH.
Of course I had heard of ‘puppy mills’ & knew of their existence. But, until a few days ago I had NO IDEA how widespread they were & what a serious problem they represent.
Yes, with the sad passing of ‘Maya’ we were on the market for a new dog. Though we, i.e., the adults, wanted to wait a few weeks (i.e., at least till February), not so with the kids — especially the 14-year old.
‘Maya’ was our BIG dog & I wanted another BIG dog. I like BIG dogs & have had BIG dogs, without break, for the last 30+ years.
We, or at least the 14-year old & I, talked ourselves out of another ‘Golden‘. We had had enough Goldens over the years. Wanted something different.
So, we started looking at ‘Bernese Mountain Dogs‘, “St. Bernard’s” & ‘Newfoundlands‘.
All the puppies we could find were in Pennsylvania or Ohio. That is when we started doing some research.
We nearly got burned yesterday. A lady I spoke to, in PA, was actually in the ‘Horrible Hundred’ list! YIKES.
As I keep of telling you, I always Google people before I start dealing with them. BINGO.
So, just giving you a heads up.
It has become a business. Dogs as livestock & some will argue that that is what they are.
But, I just wanted to give YOU a head’s up.
NO. Not I. Don’t know them. School kids. Joys of remote schooling during COVID.
Cracked me up.
DANGEROUS, but clever.
I would have PREFERRED if the rider had NOT kept his leg out, as he rode — hopefully to ‘break the fall’. My fear was that if the bike did slip, sideways, and he fell, he would break his leg.
They were having fun. They covered a fair amount of lake & I did NOT see them fall. That was good.
This is CLASSIC New Hampshire.
Check Category ‘New Hampshire‘.