Progress in Paradise... Debbie's still on the mend. Tomorrow's the big day: surgical evaluation.
I started my day with a walk, at about 5 am, with all three dogs (some photos below). The weather was lovely, and we all watched the rising sun playing on the hills across the valley, to the west. Race was bounding through the tall alfalfa like a mad dog – in the space of five minutes, I'm sure he traveled at least two miles. At one point he was a half mile or so away from me. All I could see was the madly waving white tip of his tail, except for when he made a great leap onto a (possibly imaginary) vole. He did this about every ten seconds. He's going to be very disappointed on our next walk, though – the alfalfa field was mowed today. They'll probably bale it on Friday, then start watering to start the next cutting off growing quickly...
I had a good day today; got a lot done. I started by making a long-overdue cleanup of the shed's first floor. I loaded the tractor's forklift up three times: once with plastic and other packing trash, again with cardboard and pallets, and finally with two giant trash containers. You can actually see the floor in the garage section now :) Then I installed three swinging hummingbird feeder holders on our balcony rail. This, of course, involved several trips to the hardware store for screws, paint, etc. But it's done now!
Now I've got some laundry going, and I'm about to go wash the dishes, tend the cats, walk the dogs, and then crash. Hard!