Of course, Lucy has not actually been anywhere. My computer limped along, allowing me to read your blogs but not to comment. Or to post on my own blog. What with the holidays and so many other things going on, I did not get a new laptop for a while.
It became more and more clear that my laptop was seriously impaired so I had it checked and was told that if we were lucky, they could obtain the really important data from it. But there was nothing to do for the major problems with the C drive. I was lucky. The computer expert was able to pull all the data from the laptop. Off I went to get a new one and in no time I was back in action. I am totally in love with this new one.
Turns out that 2016 had one more kick in the posterior for us. We have an injured player again who is impaired and awaiting surgery in early February. We will definitely be able to call him a bionic man because of his metal joints. So while I am back in cyberworld, I am also back in the real work of undertaking all the work of maintaining the household. So I won't even try to post on a regular basis, but will hope to give you some glimpses of our Lucy in action. (Or inaction as the case may be.)
This week we had record high temperatures, so it's hard to believe that we had 12 inches of snow just a few weeks before. I managed to keep up with shoveling the decks and made a three-foot wide path up the driveway to the street. Several people walking their dogs offered to come back and help. I explained that we weren't going anywhere but thanks, anyway.
Lucy "helped" me by running zoomies in the snow until I finally made her stop and took her inside. Goodness knows, we don't need another joint injury around here. I was too busy to take any photographs, but this one from last year is exactly what she looked like.
Go dog go!
I had no plans to shovel the entire drive since I knew we would not get out anyway. But the next morning, I heard people outside. And there were three of our neighbors with their shovels working on the drive. I grabbed my shovel and went out. We had such a good time, catching up on the latest gossip and shoveling the snow. In fact, we had so much fun we decided that we would gather and do all the driveways next time it snows.
While I'm glad to be back, but I will not be posting much since I have more important duties at home. Good thing, too. I can more easily avoid the "news." I've changed from a news junkie to someone who avoids it all.
Today's quote is from Henry Ford:
When everything seems to be going against you,
Remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
WE NEED ONE ANOTHER MORE THAN EVER