Deep breath, good sleep, better today.
Allan reminded me of something last night, and in between waves of fear and anxiety I was able to hear him. The ASP reported that they did not find a pit bull in our home. No pit bull. They reported that.
A very good thing.
We have always dealt with Buster's many issues, and we'll continue to. I'll try to have faith that as long as we do the right thing and keep him safely away from other dogs, the good people of Ontario will do the right thing, too. It's difficult for me to trust any form of government or bureaucracy, but the ASP were very kind, they were not trying to take our dog away, and I'll try to remember that.
The banking complication is just that: a complication. There were bound to be some, and I'm sure there'll be more. Allan wants to return the minivan to Buffalo and get a small car locally, which could save a bundle while we look for a car to buy. It would be some extra effort, but perhaps makes more sense than continuing to rent this behemoth.
This weekend we're going to get the kitchen and our offices in working order. We're both getting tired of sitting on the floor at our respective computers, and until a kitchen is straightened out, it's hard to live normally. Other than that, Red Sox games - and our backyard.
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In New York City, there's a 24-hour local news station called New York One. It's owned by Time Warner, and people who have cable get it on Channel 1. NY1 has a one-minute segment called The World Beyond New York. I always find the title somewhat ironic and appropriate for New Yorkers: one minute per hour for everything not New York City.
Perhaps I should write a segment called The World Beyond My Life. It must appear that I've fallen into the Pit Of Selfishness. In truth, I'm aware of what's happening in the larger world, I just can't focus on it for very long. It's hard for me to allow myself to be selfish (I feel guilty that I'm not reading your blogs!), but if ever there was a time for selfishness, I guess this is it.
I'll just say that the people suffering in Louisiana - and in Iraq - are in my thoughts. Which is more than anyone in Washington can say.