2019 Life Logs, Day 315: Veteran’s Day, Lots of Activity
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019
Weather: Mix of Sun and Clouds; High 65, Low 53 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA


The weather this morning was beautiful and warm for the annual Falmouth Veteran’s Day observance. It begins with a parade where the the Boy Scouts participate, so I always go to see my three handsome grandsons.

Tonight when I looked through the pictures I took, unfortunately I caught Sam with his eyes closed, but he is still handsome! I had to leave the observance early to go back to Touchstone to make a decision on which puppy I want. What a dilemma. I absolutely love the little chocolate and white puppy, but he is hopelessly shy. I also love the bouncing little black and white female that we named Partigirl. But after watching them play together, I chose the black male. He is all black except for a little white on his chin. He is not bouncy like Partigirl, but he is also not shy like Snickerdoodles. I guess I could change my mind, but I have told Sam, Jonah, and Ollie and we are working on a name. Yesterday I suggested that we call him Jetta or Jetti and that led to Jedi and that led to Obi-wan. Obi would be a good name. But this evening, Ollie added Midnight to the list. We have until the weekend to decide, so I’ll keep you posted on that.

I got home from Veteran’s Day observance and puppy visit just in time to greet the technicians from RISE Engineering. I made the appointment to follow up on the energy assessment National Grid did last year. Unfortunately, today’s assessment matched last year’s. The hot water tank powered by natural gas leaks fumes when the furnace is not running to keep the exhaust system warm enough to draw properly. And National Grid will not do the insulation work on the Cottage until this problem is fixed. After they left, I called a heating and air conditioning company that will come next week to see what can be done.

After the technicians left, I made a run to the Hands in Hands Thrift Shop to drop off a carload of things from Heather and Jed’s basement. Later I made another run into town to do some grocery shopping, dropped some old electronics off at Heather’s so she can take it to work with her tomorrow. WCAI is having an electronics collection day and will get rid of the stuff for me. I talked with the boys about the puppy dilemma and told them my decision, went home to have dinner, and then was off to my Mah Jongg lesson. This is happening every Monday night for a few weeks. I’m not sure I really understand the game yet, but the teacher is doing such a good job that I won the game last week and won both games we played tonight. Honestly, it’s not my skill that is winning. It is luck and good coaching.

2019 Life Logs, Day 316: First Book Club Meeting and First Snow
2019 Life Logs, Day 314: Meeting the Puppies