Thursday, July 28, 2016

On the road

I spent most of the day one the road. An early-morning meeting took me to West Alabama and when I left, I had a coaching session near Birmingham.

Clouds moved in which gave a little reprieve from the heat. When I hit the Interstate after leaving Fayette, I rolled my window down and propped my elbow through the opening. I could smell rain before I saw it ahead so I rolled my window up and turned on my headlights. My wipers worked overtime but visibility dropped to a few car lengths.  I moved to the far-right lane, slowed down to 50 mph, and flipped on my flashers.

Then as quickly as it came up, it drifted off to the north leaving a steaming highway in its wake.

After the coaching session near Birmingham, I looked at my watch and it was time to go home.

By the time I got home, the rain had moved out leaving pleasant walking weather. I managed to get my steps in and give Ol' Hook, the new dog, a chance to stretch his legs and work on silent commands.

Tonight I'm weary so after this post and a cup of sleepytime tea, I'm calling it a day.



10 comments:

  1. good, now I hope the rest is good! Just relapse as my uncle used to say!

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  2. You keep yourself a lot busier than I do, Rick!!

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  3. Glad you got your walk in. Here are some hand signals I found online to use on deaf dogs. Im sure you can teach an old dog new tricks. Small flashlights and treats work well too.
    http://iheartdogs.com/10-handy-hand-signals-for-deaf-dogs/
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I will look into this.

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  4. I hope you will have a relaxing weekend up ahead. Enjoy teaching the doggie and love this picture with the bell and butterfly. A butterfly, in native teachings, can mean Joy in life.

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    1. They bring me joy each time I see one.

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  5. Your photograph reminds me of a Bonnard painting.

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  6. My smooth collie Faulkner lost his hearing about two years before he died. I thanked God I had taught him hand signals. It could be difficult to get his attention when he was in the backyard, but I have a great fence so he was safe if he wanted to meander around the yard. God bless Ol' Hook. When I trained Faulkner, I slipped him a couple of Cheerios every time he did what I wanted.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. I love rain but am not happy when I have to drive in it. I want to be able to see all around me when I drive.

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  8. Sounds like a great day!

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