Well, it's Wednesday and more rain is expected today. Buckets, perhaps. Yesterday was dismally gray, with drizzles and mist. Sitting at my PC and looking out the window, it's foggy and I can hear the rain upon the roof. The temps are predicted to climb into the mid 50s (F), which is good. It's nice not having the furnace running constantly to heat the house.
With the new washer and drying connected to LG, I can track the power usage. I'm can use that to compare the usage PP & L is recording to see how much I'm saving. Three loads of laundry yesterday = 2.06 KW less than the 3 loads using the old washer / dryer. That's a nice saving every month.
Results are back from Biggies bloodwork. They are fairly certain he has Cushing's Disease. Boxers are one of the 5 species of dogs in which it is prevalent, and usually it shows up when they are 8 years old, or older. Biggie will be 8 on Christmas day. There is an 85% chance that he has a tiny tumor on either his pituitary or one of his adrenal glands which is pumping out cortisol at a high rate. With treatment, he should be around 2 - 2.5 more years. The average boxer lives to be twelve years old, but Biggie is twice the size of your average boxer, so I always figured he be around for 10 years. The Vet told me the treatment is about equal to one of my social security checks. Since all I'm doing is banking them now, I'm opting for the treatment.