No biggie, he barks at his shadow. Then I heard him REALLY bark. Heavens to Betsy ... there must be someone in the back yard. I grabbed my baseball bat and headed out. Let me say, it's DARK at 0-dark-thirty, but I could see SOMETHING black in the rose bushes. I screamed at Cooper, which I'm surprised didn't bring the Sheriff out. It certainly set off all the dogs in the neighborhood.
Cooper cowered (luckily) and I picked him up, just in time to see Jessie run through my legs and head to the bushes. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a cat. Cats in the neighborhood know not to come in THIS yard. Luckily Jessie can't see that well and she came back when I screamed at her. I deposited them both in the house, then went back out. Nothing ... nada. Whatever it was was gone with no lingering skunk smell. Who knows, maybe it was a real cat, not a civvy cat. I'm awake NOW!!
The problem is they did not measure me for these new glasses. I asked her, but she said they would use the old glasses for placement. Ummm those are at least two years old. They'll be fine she said, but she was wrong. They are awful, make my eyes hurt and I can't see to read anything. The good news is they were only $120 which would be wonderful if they worked!! I feel bad that they will have to remake them.
As a test of the eyesight, I drove the 20 miles to my favorite diesel station for fuel. My apologies to Dave Burdick for not warning him of the horrible highway through Atwater. The last time I looked, they were repairing the SIDES of Highway 99. At this point, it is completely torn up, making you drive on the shoulder, which is even MORE bumpy. No worries, I'm sure in five years it will be complete.
I do like driving the backroads of farmland around this area, although these roads haven't been repaired in possibly 50 years. Some are so bad the asphalt has completely disappeared. The views make it worth the bumps.
In no time I was lost. I tried to look up the map on my phone, but couldn't read anything with the new glasses. It was even worse without them! Two dirt roads later, I drove through someone's back yard and found the highway.
Diesel isn't too bad right now, but prices are going up as things open up. Amazing, I was able to fill my pickup truck tank for $100.00. I do LOVE this 50 gallon tank.
Not wanting to get lost in my own back yard, I took the more traveled road home. It was up to 103 yesterday, forcing me to turn my AC on. You know how cheap I am about paying for electricity. It's showing 101 for the next three days. Thank goodness I got the AC fixed in my truck!! If it gets too hot, I'll just take the puppies for a ride.
I'm off to the optician again ......