With the best of intentions
1. Julie would like to know one frugal tip this week.
It's really a small savings but I recently downsized my garbage container. It will save me just under $6 a month on my city utility bill and every little bit helps. In California we have strict regulations about cities reducing the amount of garbage that is landfilled, on an increasingly stringent schedule; most waste now and in the future, must be recycled. I have a HUGE recycle container and now, a really teeny-tiny garbage cart. The only time it will be difficult is when we shear the sheep but we'll figure a workaround there for the waste wool. I called the local trash/recycle pickup provider and the deed was done to downsize the can in just a few minutes with a pleasant man on the phone -- who while I was on the line discovered that my account has been in the wrong name for years. Unfortunately I had still been receiving the utility bill just fine all along -- oh well. Two things fixed up for one phone call - yes!
2. What are you reading this week?
I don't have much time to read. But the book I was given for my recent birthday by The Big Brother is called "Half Broke Horses" by Jeannette Walls. Whenever time allows, that is what I will be picking up. He recommends it very highly. I have a wish list on Amazon and it includes many titles of books and DVDs that I want.
3. Barbara wants to know: do you hit the snooze button on the alarm clock, and if so how many times?
Yes, at least once, when I am really naughty, twice. The clock radio is tuned to KDFC in San Francisco.
4. If you had to travel in a sedan (or if you already drive a sedan type car) and you had five or six dogs, how would you handle it?
If the back seat folded down at all in the proposed sedan (some of them do) I might do that. Five or six dogs makes it pretty difficult, depending on their sizes. I have three dogs and that is hard enough at times. If five or six had to all go at once I'm afraid it would be a free-for-all in the back seat of the sedan, and whoever is lowest on the totem pole, riding shotgun in front so that he didn't get picked on. In my little red car (Dodge Nitro) I have three crates for border collies. But that leaves no room for anything else; trips get a little interesting.
I have not had a sedan in years. That's just life with dogs.
5. How much do you filter what you put on your own blog?
A lot. I don't name most of the people's names although I always give other photographer's credits, or at least I try to. I don't blog about many things because they are private, or else they involve people who are intensely much more private than I am. I try to respect that. I do post photos of public events sometimes, like local sheepdog trials and workdays and such...when I can remember to bring my camera and actually get it out of the vehicle and use it. But yeah my blog is very filtered -- so be it -- as others have stated, it's my blog and I'm stickin' to that. ;-)