Peaceful at pool. Thanks, Bobby. Falls. Christmas stamps.

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The palms to the west of the pool

I went to the pool with Elaine this afternoon, though I cannot swim yet. It was good to be with our pool gang – a group of friends who go to the pool regularly in the afternoon. I found a chair in the shade and read on my tablet, occasionally joining in the conversations. It was a peaceful scene, with the tall Royal Palm trees reaching to the sky in all directions. No wind. Bright sunshine. Blue skies. 98°. It is quite restful. There are lounges at the east end of the pool area, set under three pergolas, as well as some chairs under umbrellas so there are plenty of shady areas in which to enjoy the scene. Continue reading Peaceful at pool. Thanks, Bobby. Falls. Christmas stamps.

A chair and float boards did the trick. Newsletter ad sales.

Remember I said yesterday I can’t get the dressing wet on the surgery site on my back? I still wanted to go to the pool to at least enjoy the sun and water and company. When I first got there I tried sitting on the pool steps and was able to sit high enough to keep the wound above water. But I soon found that this exposed my skin above water to the hot sun and I worried about sunburn. Never had that problem when totally immersed! But Elaine came to my rescue with a solution. Continue reading A chair and float boards did the trick. Newsletter ad sales.

Her eyes have it. Newsletter delivered. 112.

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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.

High temp. Work on planters. Newsletter delivered.

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When the temps get up like this, the pool’s a good place to be

106° today – about 8° above normal – and a good day to be in the pool. We’ve had a couple of 100+ days this week and will have at least one more according to the forecast. When the temperatures are up there we still do pretty much the same things we would have at lower temps, however. After all, this IS Phoenix! Continue reading High temp. Work on planters. Newsletter delivered.

Great day at pool. Progress on sending email.

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Bill, Agnes, Pete, Elaine, Jackie, and Peggy in the pool
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Some family groups enjoying poolside

What a great day at the pool! With sunny skies and temps in the high 80s, the time was good and several family groups came out to spend some time at poolside. And, of course, the usual group plus a couple others were in the pool itself. I did my usual swimming routine, adding another five minutes to the duration; 40 minutes now. Continue reading Great day at pool. Progress on sending email.

Learning WordPress. Help for friend. Cool swim.

I mentioned a few days ago that I have decided to learn to use WordPress, a robust tool for creating and managing web sites of all kinds. In time, I will convert my existing client web sites to a WordPress base so that when I decide I no longer want to maintain them it will be easier and less expensive for them to find someone else to take them over. These are sites that I developed using my own SitePower system, but since that system is going nowhere further it is time for that change. But it will take some time for me to learn this new system. Continue reading Learning WordPress. Help for friend. Cool swim.