Finally heard from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital that my $2000 bill I was disputing for Ben's stay in their ICU was paid for by Kaiser. When I talked to them last week, they had not received the payment yet, so I'm glad that this is now taken care of. Very cold when we woke up this morning. Only 28° I fed Hiker and she then went outside to potty. She didn't stay out as long as she normally does. I think she thought it was too cold. She and I got back in bed for awhile to get warm. Got up and had a bowl of cereal then headed up to the liquor store to buy Lotto tickets. When I get there, the owner is standing outside and he tells me that some vandals came by last night and put glue or something in his door locks and he cannot open the store. Told him I'd come back later. Linda came by at 10:00 am and we headed over to Towsley Canyon to take Hiker on a short hike. On the way I stopped at Ben's old work place and gave the people there some fudge that I had made Sunday and also took Hiker in to meet them. We did a 1.5 mile hike up a somewhat steep trail. I can tell I'm not as young as I used to be. I start getting “winded” on trails that are not level. As usual, Hiker enjoyed her hike. I keep getting phone calls from the lady at the mortuary who took care of Ben's remains. She had come out to my house about a month and a half ago tried to get me to agree to purchasing a contract with them so they could handle my remains after I die. I've heard that sometimes doing the arrangements ahead of time is good, but sometimes it's not.