Restarting after the tragic loss of my 15 year long thread elsewhere. Got to start somewhere. Annalee blew out the engine on her Honda Pilot and the repair cost was estimated at $5,000 which we didn't think was worth it given the number of miles it has on it. Amy and I aren't in a position to help her buy another vehicle but Amy's two sisters are going to cosign for her a loan to buy a nearly new Jeep Cherokee with only 10,000 miles on it. Until she gets her vehicle she is going to drive our truck that we got from dad when he died February 24th, 2017. We carried the truck up there (about a two hour drive) Thursday evening after Amy got off work. I drove the truck while Amy came along in our Santa Fe. We took Murphy with us. Amy always wants to see Murphy and Murphy loves seeing her as well. Murphy just turned three years old. We got her around the end of October 2016. I remember because we had just moved into our fourth house in Augusta shortly after Trump was elected. We had told Amy that if we moved into a larger house we could get a dog. We hadn't had a dog since Nay Nay died in 2014 while we were living in our second house in Augusta (we had had Nay Nay for about 7 years and she was estimated to be 14 years old at the time of her death). Murphy was envisioned as being Annalee's dog but she bonded strongly with me when I was recovering from the two surgeries on my right foot (flesh eating bacteria infection) in February and March of 2016 and the amputation of the great toe on my left foot the week before Christmas in 2018 (unusual infection in a large blister on the tip of the great toe). I used to lay back in the recliner about the same time every afternoon, Murphy would hear the recliner and come jump in my lap and nuzzle me for about half an hour. We've been very close ever since. Friday night I went to a Sr. High football game at my last school. I saw several former players and school employees but I left early as it was colder than I anticipated and I developed a headache. No matter as I get in free anyway. Given its approaching Halloween, Amy put our DVD of "Hocus Pocus" on. We didn't see the movie when it was in theaters but we developed a real liking for it over the years since. I think it is a vastly underrated movie. I missed the New England Patriots game against the New York Giants on Thursday while we took the truck to Annalee's but I kept apprised of the game as much as possible. I was glad of course to see the Patriots win 35-14. It is my fervent prayer to see the Patriots have a perfect season 19-0. I felt robbed of that in 2007 when the Patriots were upset in the Super Bowl. It isn't that I historically have any special affection for the Patriots. But I do want to see history made. I get tired of everyone waxing over the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. And I really liked the Dolphins for a number of years. All for the moment.