Here is a dog pile of subjects. Just another Oso Acre Gazette…
Stitch has been here an entire month as of the 24th. A 5 week baby now and we are growing on each other. He is young, high energy and wearing me out. He is a total joy. You should see him and his girl friend (Tula) tearing it up at the river. The only good place to shake off the sand and water is right next to me… Never thought I’d need to wear a rain coat on a dry day in the desert.
Tonight “brat dog” (Tula next door) who got horse kicked recently (bad people, not bad dog) was down in the pasture barking up a storm. I firmly told Stitch to stay. HE DID. Oh… he wanted to go so badly… but he wanted to please me even more. Stitch is “working out”.
We are still learning each other. We heard gun fire in the hood. It’s Amerika and rural… Stitch thought about panicking and discovered the bed by my feet up by the swing. He already knows I am his protector. He is patient with me. I needed to remove about 20 cockle burrs from his fur this morning. No problem. When he gets a “goat head” thorn in his foot he sits and lets me doctor. Did I mention Stitch is working out…
My move from cigarettes to Vaping has been wonderful. I went with the “cig-a-like” V2 system originally. I wanted the transition to be as much like smoking as possible. I understand there are stronger delivery systems out there that make giant vapor clouds. I am not interested in carrying a giant Kazoo around in my shirt pocket. The finger feel is part of the addiction for me.
I have lowered my nicotine level to 1.2% or 12 mg. I quickly moved to clear (easily) refillable cartridges. The V2 cartridges have improved considerably. They no longer leak and they finally fixed the juice back (in your mouth) issue. They are still a bit more expensive and NOISIER than the Kanger e-smart cartridges. The Kanger are a bit larger than the KR808 batteries but the threads are compatible. I like them best.
I have found some batteries (also KR808) less expensive than the V2 from V4L. V2 did honor their battery warranty and send replacements for the three batteries that went dead.
For juice I am mostly Using Alt Cig and Zeus Juice. Loving some of the nutty tobacco flavors, blueberry and black licorice. The switch to Vaping has saved me tons of money. I afforded a new dog and a new chair/love seat big enough for 2. 😉
My chair project is on schedule. The first pillow sham arrived today. The first coat of paint is done and the second coat will happen tomorrow. I announced that I am putting furniture glides on the bottom and my landlord expressed concern that it will bounce around the room easily when bumped. Imagine If I fart when seated and the chair slides ten feet…
Yeah, I am really worried about that.
Just in: The chair is all painted and will come home tomorrow. Now I only need the cushions. The pillow forms arrived today. Here is the first sham stuffed:
And here is the chair all painted:
Update: This pic was a few minutes ago. Maybe more shams will arrive today?
I never lack projects…
My new tree seems to have survived the winter and buds are forming. I have never seen it bloom. You will get pictures should that happen. We sometimes get a flower killing late freeze.
Lastly, I know it is arrogant for me to think anyone would be interested in the mundane adventures of an old half cripple and his dog. I am grateful some are. This blog is great fun for me and I have met so many wonderful people. It is my platform, outlet and entertainment. Thank you.
Next week: Make up tips for your unsightly ear lobes. Or maybe politics. The American Christian right needs a good bitch slapping AGAIN. WTF Arizona? Hugs buddies.