July 10th, 2013

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trail evening

Yesterday after work I went to the Brockdale trailhead for Trinity Trail. Though the temperature was near 100 degrees, I walked for an hour. I
saw a rabbit, a Carolina wren, cardinals, red-bellied woodpeckers, mourning doves, an eastern bluebird and various other things.

At home, I turned in fairly early with my book "Great North Road" I am now
reading it in good-sized chunks, and am in the last 300 out of 900 pages. I notice that I am a slower reader with my e-reader than in a hard copy, but I do not mind that. I like physical books, but I like the e-reader's lack of clutter. My e-reader is now 2 years old. It's an obscure brand, a pandigital novel tablet I got for much less than the going rate for mainstream tablets at the time, and it's been delightful.

We dined on pork loin and pasta last night. My wife's aunt had surgery on her shoulder,which apparently went well. Today I am thinking about shelter animals.
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shelter pals and swallows

I like basic Hulu.com because of its memory. I can begin a show or film, sign out of my computer, and then log back in. Hulu will remember where I am in the film.

Today I got up early and finished "Shelter Me", an upbeat film about how shelter dogs are amazing. The film takes one inside a women's prison in which inmates train service dogs, and shows PTSD veterans with trained service dogs.
It was a fine film.

Beatrice and I went for a walk this morning. I like that I can make her so happy by walking to the park with her.

At lunch today, I went to Travis Farm Park, a small park in Murphy. I watched two barn swallows stand on a barbed wire fence.

barn swallow on barbed wire july 10 2013 travis farm park murphy texas

I went to Season 52, where I left my credit card last week during our July 4th dinner. They had found it and put it in a safe. Then we ate oven-fried chicken with fresh corn on the cob. We watched the remake of "True Grit",which was good the second time through.