Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy in Full

“Do you realize we have a full episode today?”

“Did Dad get his Mac back?”

“No, he is still without the Mac. They had no parts to repair it, so he told them to send it back.”

“So why is there a full episode?”

“He figured out how to get photos on the site from his Dell laptop. The photos aren’t as good but better than nothing. I thought I heard something.”

“For an old guy like him, that’s something. I hear he’s back from his break.”

“Yup, he is back with a vengeance. Man, this is something.”

“What are you finding over there?”

“Hard to say. Seems different, though.”

“Hold on, I’m coming. I don’t want to miss a thing.”

“You can have whatever it is. I’m going to the patio.”

“I think you may be losing it. There is nothing here.”

“There was something there. Did you lose it?”

“Seriously, Lucy. I couldn’t find a thing.”

“For heaven’s sake. I track down a perfectly good puma, and you let it get away.”

“Puma? You’re kidding, of course. I don’t see a puma anywhere.”

“I would say it’s too bad cause now it’s gone.”

“I’m going to tell dad you are teasing me.”

“I would do that. On top of the fact he has no Mac, I’m sure he’ll appreciate you whining about a missing puma.”

“Maybe I’ll just lay on the porch.”

“Good choice. I’ll join you.”

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  1. I think I’d let the puma go too! Lols. Hope you had a good time , John, and that your Mac gets sorted soon. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. It came in last night. Since they couldn’t repair it, I’ll have to go through this all over again. At last I have my most productive tool back. 😁

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  2. Welcome back, John. I hope you had a good trip. Sorry about your Mac. I’ve toyed with the idea of switching over, and even flirted with Linux a couple of times, but always come back to the environment I know and understand.

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    1. I sure get that, Keith. I was an old fart when I switched so there is that. Had a very good trip. Thank you for the welcome. 😊

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  3. Welcome back, John! Hope you had a good trip. Glad to see Twiggy and Lucy hunting down pumas again. I hope your computer problems are soon solved.

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    1. My Mac arrived last night. No repairs but good yo have it back. Thanks for the welcome back, Joan. 😊 Had a great trip.

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  4. Welcome back! Must have been nice to participate in your granddaughter’s graduation. What did you do with the girls while you were away? Nice to seem them in their explorations πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Dale. It was the best. The Producer stayed behind with Lucy and Twiggy. They do not do well with being in a kennel. Lucy gets way too upset and she is too old to be put through that. Good to be back too.

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      1. I’m so glad!
        Ahhh… Understood. I knew they didn’t travel with you. And I wouldn’t do that to Lucy either.
        Nice to have you back!

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      2. Nice to be back. πŸ€—

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      3. πŸ€—

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  5. Cagey Lucy, eh? I’m sure the girls are enjoying the full post as much as you. Good to see you, John.

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    1. Thank you, GP. It is good to be back for sure.

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  6. It was good to see Lucy and Twiggy this morning! That last exchange in particular is hilarious. I’m sorry to hear that your Mac isn’t fixed yet.

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    1. It came in last night unrepaired. At least I have it back. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. I hope it’s up and running soon.

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      2. It runs okay the battery is just worn out. Have to keep it plugged in.

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      3. As computer problems go, that’s not bad. Fried motherboard, on the other hand, very, very bad.

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      4. Yes fried mother board with tartar sauce is the worst.

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  7. It’s so good to see you back, John. I’m glad you had a good trip, and I’m glad the puma’s still roaming free. With that pair on the prowl, it had better look sharp!

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    1. We call these two dumb and dumber so I think the puma might be pretty safe. Thanks, Linda. It was a good trip but it is good to be back.

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  8. Sorry about the Mac. Weird that they don’t have the parts. Stolen by the puma?

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    1. Good point ot the Puma. It seems that there is a worldwide shortage on batteries (made in China) so that is that. My point with Apple is they should have had some kind of process in place to advise the stores of that condition and rater than take in repairs for batteries there could be some kind of notification system. They greed so we’ll see where that goes.

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      1. Haven’t heard about the battery shortage. Seems we’re running out of everything these days. They definitely should have had a process. Is there a third party place?

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  9. Okay, first my obligatory β€œwelcome back.”
    Glad to hear it was a nice trip.
    Question: who is the Producer? I’m not up on that one.
    How to fix your Mac. Turn it off and turn it back on. If that doesn’t work, turn it off.
    Maybe a new one?
    I have both. My kids insisted on a Mac Mini. It is really strong and as powerful as my Del PC. I prefer the PC
    Oh well, glad your back
    PS. Nice pictures

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    1. The Producer is my precious spouse. I was glad I had the Dell but I hate it. The Mac is still not fixed but it is with me so that is all that counts. Thanks for the welcome back, Tom.

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  10. Good to have you back, John. Time away can be good for the soul Those darned pumas are so slick! A lookout perch on the porch seems like a good plan.

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    1. They love their porch. It has fans and they can just take it easy there. Good point about the lookout perch. Thanks, Maggie. 😁

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Welcome home, John. I’m hoping stories and photos will be shared soon. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ From the sounds of today’s post, Lucy and Twiggy survived your absence and are respectful of your Mac challenges. Enjoy the comforts of home and know you and Fiction Favorites were missed. 😊

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    1. Aw thank you for saying I was missed, Gwen. There won’t be any pictures or stories. I totally dropped out and didn’t even think of the blog for a week. Felt good. All the photo’s I took were of the family activities and are personal treasures. 😁

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        So happy for you, John. Those treasures are worth more than gold. πŸ’—

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      2. They are. 😊

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  12. Good to see you, John. Thanks for sharing the girls’ thoughts with us, in spite of the technical issues. Seems like a lot of things have progressed from a minor inconvenience to a full-blown, time-consuming problem.

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    1. Yes. I was on the phone with Apple on Tuesday pointing out all the process problems. My unrepaired Mac was delivered last night. Thanks, Tim.

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  13. Oh, those missing pumas! They’re so devious. Glad you have found a way to fix the Mac – when in doubt send it back! My daughter believed when she was little that there were Texas yaks, so tell the girls to be on the lookout.

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    1. Oh my goodness. Texas Yaks. I’ll have to look for them. Thanks, Noelle. 😊

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  14. My favorite photo is the one when she’s mooning you from the bushes.

    I know, owning one, how you must be missing Mac, but these Dellagraphs aren’t too bad. I kinda like them actually. But Apple has indeed spoiled us.

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    1. So true about Apple spoiled. My Dell is so old that it qualifies for Medicare. I have to keep slapping it awake. My apple is back so I’m a happy camper. It’s not repaired but still glad to have it. Good to “see” you again, Susannah. 😊

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      1. Such a funny comment. I have to keep slapping it awake. πŸ™‚

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      2. Stupid thing takes a nap and the there is a whole sequence to reignite it. 😊

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  15. The images look good to me and so does your yard. It’s so green and the plants seem to have grown overnight!

    Hahaha, Twiggy lost the Puma…somehow I don’t think so. I hope they enjoy their porch time while it’s cool out.

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  16. Aw, a puma alert that dissipated. How disappointing. The yard looks great!

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  17. Will you get a new Mac?

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  18. Good to know the girls kept the puma on the run while you were gone, John. Sorry about the Mac. From the sounds of it, Apple needs a lesson in handing out information. At least they aren’t in charge of your healthcare…”about that transplant Mr. Howell….”

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  19. Welcome back, John! It’s good to see the girls in action again and that darned elusive puma is still hanging around. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Jan. Yes he is still here. Causing trouble as usual.

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  20. Good to see the girls back. I trust you had a good trip. Hope you get your computer woes sorted out soon. The pictures look good.

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    1. I had a very good trip. Thanks, Darlene. Thanks for letting me know about the photos. 😁

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  21. Glad to see you and the girls back, John, and making do with what you have, pumas or no pumas.

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    1. Yes I suppose it is better than a wire and tin can. Thanks, Jo

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  22. Wow, that yard has really changed since you moved in! It looks very inviting back there. So glad to see the kiddos haha. Love how they kid each other ;).

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    1. Ye sit is a nice yard. Thank you, Luanne. 😁

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  23. Welcome back, John! I’m sure you had a lovely break and visit with your family. As for the laptop, gee, it’s rough when equipment malfunctions, isn’t it? Hope you get it resolved soon. As for the puma, he lives to stalk another day — but tell Lucy and Twiggy he’s another day wiser now!

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    1. Thank you, Debby. The puma does live to stalk another day. Ha ha ha. 😁

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  24. Oh, The Twiggy Resort is wonderful, dear John. The full season is open! Bravo! 🍀🍀🍻

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    1. Yes it is. Let the summer begin. πŸ₯‚

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  25. Welcome back, and glad you enjoyed yourself. I’ll bet they can get you a battery inside a new laptop.

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    1. I’ll bet they could but so far no one has made that offer. They did say the repair would be on Apple. Which is $199 worth.

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      1. Seems like a good offer.

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      2. I thought it was kind and fair.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Lying down on the porch is a solid choice. I’m finally back on the blogs after a two-week traveling break, John.

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    1. Welcome back, Pete.

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post, Michael.

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  27. Congratulations to the return of your Mac, John! Thanks for another nice picture story. Have a great Friday, and a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. I hope you have a beautiful weekend as well. 😊

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  28. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Sorry your mac isn’t fixed. For some reason i thought it was. The post looks just as good. Welcome back

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    1. That was done on the PC. I guess I finally figured it out. Thanks, Denise. I can use the Mac. The battery is iffy is all. 😊

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  29. Shame about the Mac. Do you have another coat?

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good one, Geoff.

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  30. Welcome back, John. Loved seeing the girls today.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  31. Lucy sure enjoys playing with Twiggy’s head …. The area is looking great!

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    1. She sure does. Thank you, Frank. 😊

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  32. Good to see you back Boss. And may I add . . better than ever.

    The kids will catch up soon enough.

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    1. Thanks, Marc. 😊

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  33. Always such fun to “hear” their thoughts and conversation:)

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    1. Thank you, Becky.

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      1. Always my pleasure, John.

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  34. Good to see you back, John! I hope you had a relaxing and fun break. I’m sure the girls missed you and were happy to see you return. A puma, eh? Well, you DO live in Texas, so … who knows?

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    1. Yes, who knows? Thanks, Jill. 😁

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  35. Welcome back!

    But not your Mac. The Mac’s coming back. Hit the Road Mac!
    So… now what? A new Mac? Battery shortage?
    Can’t you just plug it in?

    Also, I’m getting a tad worried about all the Pumas hanging around your place.
    Can the puppies handle it?

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    1. Yes I can plug it in and it works fine. One of the benefits of the Mac used to be the long battery life which allowed me to work during some medical procedures that I need. So eventually I will need to have the battery replaced. Yes pumas are worrisome for sure. These guys can handle it. Their virtual skills are up to any virtual animal threat. Thanks, Resa.

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      1. Ahh, yes… batteries do have a use. Sorry to hear you need medical procedures.
        At least you don’t have to wrestle with the pumas, since the puppies have it all under control. x

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      2. Yes the last puma I wrestled kicked my butt. I don’t mind the procedures since they keep me going. (And it’s only 4 hours every six weeks.)

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      3. Pumas tend to win fights against mere mortals. Nothing to be ashamed of.
        Ohh, that’s not too bad! Still, a battery would be nice.
        Mac is much easier & fun than those other ones.

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      4. I know I have a 1000 pound Dell.

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      5. 🀣

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  36. Welcome back, John. Nothing beats a return like almost finding a puma.

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    1. Yes. For sure.

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  37. I think they realize that dad might need some puma therapy πŸ™‚

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    1. They are nice that way.

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  38. Love these little rascals’ adventures πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you, Emmblu. I’m glad you like them. 😁

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