New permanent bridge. John is off. Sorting parts.

Finally, my permanent bridge is in place. The dentist told me to not bite with those teeth for another 24 hours, while the cement is curing. But after that I should be able to eat as normal. The new bridge has none of the roughness and edges the temporary one had. I must have been good, because the last temporary did not break and did not come loose. The tech had to work hard to remove it. Continue reading New permanent bridge. John is off. Sorting parts.

Temp drop? Newsletter pickup. New managers. Score sheet.

I think I felt a temperature drop today – it was only 109°! That didn’t stop Elaine from remarking about the heat when we went out this morning, though. The forecast for the next week calls for temps in the 107-109 range.°

We went out this morning to cruise the Park looking for newsletters still hanging on mailboxes. We had been alerted to this over the weekend and had picked up some we knew were on vacation, but there were many others about whom we did not know, so we waited until after mail had been delivered on Monday. Continue reading Temp drop? Newsletter pickup. New managers. Score sheet.

Kindle app. June 26 1990 =122. 112 today.

It was a simple request, and one I thought would be easy to accomplish. It turned into an hour or more of complexity! Elaine asked me to install the Kindle reading app on her new tablet. As it turned out, the app was already there but there were only four books showing when there should have been hundreds. That was because the app was logged in under her Amazon/Kindle account instead of mine. So my first step was to add her account to mine and form a household account so we can share the library. That way she can also share in my Amazon Prime account. Continue reading Kindle app. June 26 1990 =122. 112 today.

Backing up. Vacationers. 114.

Allway Sync
A typical Allway Sync screen shot

I discovered that my Allway Sync Pro backup system was not operating. It must have gotten lost when my computer was last worked on by Geek Squad. I use CrashPlan by Code42 for my online backups and also have CrashPlan do a backup to my external hard drive. But those backups are in a compressed format not directly readable without going through CrashPlan, so for convenience I also do plain file backups to the external hard drive using Allway Sync. I have been using Allway Sync for more than ten years, with great satisfaction. Continue reading Backing up. Vacationers. 114.

Las Glorias. Village Inn. Clean desk. 115.

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Dave, Elaine, Lisa, Pete, and Bill at Las Glorias

We had an excellent supper tonight at Las Gloria’s Grill, with Pete, Lisa, and Bill. At the pool this afternoon Elaine asked where I was taking her for supper, and that was my choice. Apparently it also suited Pete and Bill since they said they wanted to join us. And Pete contacted Lisa, who had been wanting to go there for some time so she joined us as well. Continue reading Las Glorias. Village Inn. Clean desk. 115.

Her eyes have it. Newsletter delivered. 112.

Horizon Eye
Horizon Eye Specialists’ Dr Jacobson examined Elaine’s eyes this morning

Elaine had a eye doctor appointment and got a good report. Her eyes are healthy and in good shape, except for cataracts that are forming. The latter will not be ready for surgery for a couple of years or so, Dr Jacobson said. She has reported a strange spot pattern upon arising in the morning that goes away right off, but they did not find any reason for this to happen. I have a theory that I shared with the doctors and they thought it likely, but we have to do some testing at home to determine if it is true or not. Continue reading Her eyes have it. Newsletter delivered. 112.

117/115. Newsletter. Glasses.

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Today’s high temp set a new record

Another record temperature day! It hit 117°, which broke the previous record of 115° for the day. Yesterday a new record of 119° was set; the previous was 116°. On Monday the record was tied at 115°. For Sunday  the temp of 112° did not reach the 115° record, nor did it on Saturday; 110° actual vs. 115° record. The seven-day forecast predicts temps of 114°, 112°, 115°, 117°, 113°, and 111°. We’ve had four straight days at 110° or above, and it looks like we are in for at least another six. Continue reading 117/115. Newsletter. Glasses.

119. Newsletter.

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We’ll be hot for a week or more!

When I saw 95° at 7:36 this morning I knew it was going to be hot today. It turned out to be a record 119° here in Phoenix. And the forecast shows it will cool off to 110° a week from now. They say that above 110° the body cannot easily cool itself and needs supplemental cooling of some type. Thank goodness for air conditioning! Continue reading 119. Newsletter.

New temporary bridge. Father’s Day was great. 118 today.

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I have a new temporary bridge on top in front

Back to Aspen Dental this morning to have the previous temporary bridge removed, things cleaned up, more fine tuning done on the posts, and a new temporary bridge installed. The previous one was installed a month ago and I had to wait while the gums healed from having three teeth removed in preparation for the new bridge. All healed well, and I got the new temporary today. In two weeks I’ll get the permanent one. The previous one broke a week ago, so this last week I have had no teeth in the front on my upper jaw. Check out my photo at right – see, I know how to do selfies! Continue reading New temporary bridge. Father’s Day was great. 118 today.

Breakfast burritos. Pot roast supper. Murky pool. 112.

Sunday is Breakfast Burrito day at our house – Elaine’s excellent ones. She cooks the meat mixture in advance in a large batch and freezes it in packages the correct size for two burritos. It’s a mix of ground beef and sausage with red and green peppers and onions chopped and mixed in. On burrito day she cooks some eggs, heats the meat mixture, puts some grated Mexican style cheese down on a tortilla and adds the eggs and meat on top and we are ready to go. Very fast to prepare and very, very tasty! The only other thing we add is salsa. Continue reading Breakfast burritos. Pot roast supper. Murky pool. 112.