This and That

I’ve got a few little things happening, but nothing much – so I’ll just combine everything into one.

I had my annual doctor appointment this morning, so had to fast from 8:00 last night until my appointment at 8:00 this morning.  Only, I didn’t get to see the doctor until after 8:30 and then I had blood tests and an EKG to to before I could finally get to eat at about 10:30 am.  I was a little bit hungry.  But – I survived all the tests and now get to wait to see if I get a callback.

We are finally getting a little bit of rain this morning after several very hot and humid days.  The temperature has cooled down to 22C, but the ‘feels like’ temperature is still 30C.  That is much better than 40C though.  They are forecasting rain and thunderstorms for most of the day today.

Chester’s eyes improved greatly after just a few eye drops and today is his last day to receive them.  He stopped fighting them after the first day, so I’m sure he realized that they made his eyes feel better.  Either that or he just knew he would get a treat after he got the drops.

Chester and I are not seeing much on our walks along the Red River – but I took pictures of the river the last couple of days – just because I wanted to.  I also took a picture of the area of the road along our walk that split and has had part of it drop down a few inches.  The city still hasn’t done any work on it other than to put the barricades up so far and it was early spring when this happened.

Last night on Africam, I was lucky enough to watch an interaction between 4 male Lions and a herd of Cape Buffalo.  As far as I know, there were no deaths, but it was sure fun to watch.  The Lions seemed to take turns, with only one approaching the Buffalo at a time and then the Buffalo would turn and chase the Lion.  This was happening behind the camera tree so we could not see all that was happening.

Red River Aug 27
Red River Aug 27
Red River Aug 27
Red River Aug 27
Road Barricade
Road Barricade

Speaking of road barricades –  there is construction along the road close to my house.  I normally have to make a left turn off the main road, but there are no left turns allowed there because of the construction.  In order to get home, I have to make a right turn instead and follow a few side streets to get to a set of lights where I can then cross the main road.  This adds maybe 3-4 minutes to my drive home and I can live with that.  But on Wednesday, the street with the lights that gets me across the main road was also barricaded.  This means I have to go a much longer route off to the right to get to the next set of lights.  That probably added another 10 minutes onto my trip home due to the amount of traffic involved.  My drive home is usually only about 5-6 minutes, so the trip has more than doubled.  I know  – some people travel an hour to get to work and home again, so – its livable – but certainly an inconvenience.

Lions vs Buffalo at Nkorho
Lions vs Buffalo at Nkorho

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