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Missive #28 Published 29 January 2023

I finally got out of RV City on Friday a little before noon. The roof coating work created a very dirty Desperado so I scheduled a wash and wax by the mobile crew that have done it the past couple of years.

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Missive #24 Published 22 January 2023

Starting last Thursday morning the low temperatures here have been 24, 26, 21 & 22°. WE might see a low in the 30s tomorrow morning but there is a forecast for rain and more snow. Then we will probably get another three mornings like these past four.

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Missive #20 Published 15 January 2023

Patches is climbing the stairs better these past few days. I have also added a third walk for her. The same .3-.4 miles that she has been doing twice a day for the past few weeks. She is more her 'normal' self in the morning, that is to say she is pulling on the leash rather than me dragging her along behind us. She still doesn't do her morning dance when I get up but she is more active in the morning than before she started taking the pain pills. A happier dog.

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Missive #17 Published 8 January 2023

Patches is much better. She climbs the steps slowly and is somewhat unsteady in doing it but does not hesitate when told to go into Desperado. Last week, and for the prior couple of months, she didn't want to climb the stairs. I knew she must be suffering because she was no longer the Patches that I have known for eleven years. Not much better about peeing in her bed however; she did that again.

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Missive #14 Published 1 January 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Filler that makes the Justify work.

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Missive #11 Published 25 December 2022

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Missive #8 Published 18 December 2022

Yesterday morning was COLD. The forecast was for it to be 26° but we got another 21.7. This happened after we had completed half our usual walk but the longer I was out there the more painful my hands became. It was probably only 22-23 while we were doing the walk.

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Missive #5 Published 11 December 2022

Is there a gasoline shortage? I don't find any News stories about there being any. However, when I went to the Love's Truck Stop here in Benson to get Desperado a fill up I found that they were out of regular and mid grade. That was bad News. The good News was that they were selling premium for the price of regular. That is the first time I have ever put premium in Desperado. I notice no difference it how it is running.

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Missive #2 Published 4 December 2022

We almost did the entire distance on our morning walk but were getting wet and Erik started shaking it off. The midday walk yesterday was canceled because of rain. So far the total rainfall reported has been 0.31" with a 70 % chance of more during today.

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