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Reduce My Transportation Problem

I have a crazy idea. And when I say crazy, I mean that it could never happen (due to a few issues), but will make sense if it could happen. Those that know me knows that I carry a philosophy that this world is so screwed up, that if something makes sense, it will never happen. So what is this crazy idea? Well, I have to deal with public transportation, and my home bus (the bus(es) to serve the neighborhood I live in) only runs hourly. This has caused a number of problems. For example, a day before today (2016-05-27), I had a doctor’s appointment. This appointment was at 10AM, but I got to the doctor’s office at 9:10AM because if I caught a later bus, I would have been late. And me being 30 minutes or more early for appointments is a regular occurrence because the only home bus runs hourly. In addition, I have a dog, and no driver’s license because of medical issues. I will like to be able to get my dog to places other than just the neighborhood I live in, and this is not possible (currently) with public transportation. One major instance will be a veterinarian checkup that should happen every year. To walk Malak there will be a 90 minute walk, and due to the time of the year that it is possible for me to take him means very hot concrete.

So what will my solution be? Well, it will be nearly $2,000, but this will be a bike with all of the items I will need and the components that will make such an idea feasible. I never ridden a bike before, and while that is usually a childhood staple, a normal childhood is something I never had. This will obviously mean I will have to learn to ride a bike, and then there are the ankles which I have almost no mobility which I am sure will have some balance issues. So, this will raise some issues, and cause for some adjustments. In addition, this will also need to be a solution to allow me to take my dog if he needs to go somewhere, and address issues like groceries, and possible doctor appointments. Continue reading Reduce My Transportation Problem


Today was a very long day. I left about 9AM and didn’t get home until almost 5:30PM. Look at all of the things I do for family. First, Andrea needed a replacement phone, so I needed to make those arrangements. This was done in Downtown, and while I was dealing with the phone, I also paid the bill. Once I finished that, I sent Chris’ defective phone which was to be sent via UPS.

I then arrived at Andrea’s place which my youngest nephew for the second day in a row has been nothing but mean and miscreant to me. I am not taking it personally, but if it was my child, there would have to be a bit more discipline with him. I even caught him kicking Nippers (the family dog) which I really set him straight about that.

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Not much happened today. I chatted with a friend online, and did a little bit of work on the website. I also watched a couple of videos. However, otherwise, this has been a very quiet day. The dogs got walked twice, and it rained very hard which was good as it cool down a bit. As for tomorrow, no plans tomorrow. I will expect to stay home as well.


Not much happened today. I made a call, but otherwise – didn’t do much. I did work on the web site I had been working on for a couple of weeks. I am hoping to finish tomorrow. I have no plans for tomorrow. I will expect to have little or no plans for tomorrow. For the most part, the rest of the week will probably be quiet until Friday.


Not much happened today. Malak was aggressive to a dog as it was walking. It did give me an opportunity to correct, but I don’t think it took effect as well as it should have. I did some work on the site, and think I made some improvements. If all goes well, I should be able to get it out of BETA after resolving some issues.

No plans for tomorrow. I will be home all day, I will have to go to get some bread at the local store. I will be paying more for less quality, but it will be better than walking to the grocery store.


Not much happened today. Chris came by to watch a movie he asked for, and to take Talisa to the Western PA Humane Society for her initial round of vaccines. This was required for her preparation of her spaying surgery. She was a bit more excited when we got in as she smell all of the other animals. Once we got in the visitation room, she got a bit anxious as she was in such a small room. She did get a couple of treats while there. She also weighs 60 pounds (about 27.2kg).

She also seen a vet whom did a basic examination on her to check for bloat, and listen to her heart. They then gave her two shots, and a nasal inhaler medicine. After that, an appointment was made for her spaying which is November 3. She will take a pain medicine before she goes in, and will be required to go in the evening before. She will be picked up about 5PM on the 3rd. She will have to take two more doses of pain medicine, but should be better afterwards. A second shot of vaccines, and an e collar (the kind shaped like a cone) will cost an extra $35. They will also do a complimentary “nail trimming” although she does not need it as her nails are in good shape.

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Not much happened today. Chris stopped for a little while, but couldn’t bring the tools needed. I also met with Malak again, and was hoping to walk him with Talisa. Talisa was a bit excited of walking, and Malak has some separation anxiety with the current owner – which I can’t blame him considering this was his first good home he had. It will take some time to gain the trust, but I am confident it will happen. Of course, Malak, and Talisa got along just fine though.

As for plans for tomorrow, I will have to go to see Andie which I am hoping to get the money she will owe as well as the phone bill she has. If all works out, I will get the money order for the Humane Society so they will be able to vaccinate, spay and micro-chip Talisa. I will also be trying to work with Malak later today. Most likely, I will give Talisa a long walk, and meet with them so they can play together for a little while, and then take Malak for a short walk encouraging him with Duck Jerky. I will also be updating both Malak’s and Talisa’s blog.


Not much happened, but what did happened was wonderful. I was able to chat with a couple of friends that I feel close too. One of them is married, and didn’t know I like large powerful breeds. I think she might be a little jealous (in a friendly way) of Talisa, and the possible new dog I might be getting. Another friend who lives in Mexico got a Scottish Terrier. They are nice dogs, but a little small for my preference. Also, very furry which is a bit more to maintain.

I also met the male pit bull that is being offered to me. He is a 5 month old puppy, and therefore a little excited and playful. However, Talisa loves him. He is also very friendly towards me, and a polite dog, so maybe the good qualities of one will rub off on the other. This of course is done by rewarding the good behaviors. He is a wonderful looking dog, and I am sure I will get compliments of him too. Nicole (the one that rescued the dog) will miss him, but will be happy for me to have him. She of course will be more than welcomed to come and visit him any time.

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Updates on a Future Dog.

Earlier today, I met the dog  that maybe a pack member with Talisa. The dog is a 5 month old black male Pit Bull. He is very playful, and happy which is good considering his history. He is about ¾ the size of Talisa, but very friendly and loves Talisa. In addition, he seemed to have taken to me very well too. The current owner rescued him from a bad situation where he was contained in a yard, and abused. However, he has adjusted very well, and the owner would have kept him, with the exception that she already has two dogs, and not comfortable with a third. She knew I was looking for one, and offered the possibility of this one. Needless to say, we both wanted to make sure that the dog, and Talisa will get along.

Earlier today, we found out, and the first thing they did was introduced each other, and started playing. There were times where the pit bull took a break, and came to me relatively easy. This is very promising, and the only thing that needs to be done is neutering, vaccinations, and micro-chipping. She doesn’t want any money for him, but just wants him to go to a good home. Although, she thinks I am crazy for intentions on walking them both at the same time, but considering I walk Talisa twice a day for 60 – 90 minutes, that is 2 – 3 hours a day. To do the second dog with the same will mean a quarter of my day is devoted to just walking the dogs. In addition, walking them separately will do more to divide the pack rather than unite them.

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Today was a quiet day for the most part. Chris stopped by today in the morning. I also seen the woman that will be possibly providing the new dog. I also ordered a treadmill, and caught up on some news. The treadmill was ordered at this time for a couple of reasons. First, I used a catalog number that won’t enforce payments until January. This will give me 3 months to try to cut the interest by trying to go after the principal as much as possible. I also had a coupon that took off $20 which was due to expire, so I wanted to make sure I got to use it. And of course, since it is Finger Hut, I will most likely get some “free gift” that is pretty much worthless. Otherwise, not much else happened today.

As for plans for tomorrow, I am expecting a couple of DVDs from Netflix, and will also be meeting with the dog to see if the dog and Talisa will get along. I will also be checking temperament. It is only about 5 months old, so it should have a good temperament. However, I will still be checking for that. This will be the big thing as for tomorrow.