Did a dog walk with Jean this morning. It is still chilly in the mornings but not freezing like it was awhile back. Ben's buddy Ed called me from Boise, ID last night. He and I still buy Lotto tickets together like he and Ben used to do. Ed wanted to continue doing it in honor of Ben so we do. When Ed is up in Boise taking care of his 93 year old mom, he gives me money to pay for his part of the Lotto tickets. Ed lives in Pomona, CA but has been spending a lot of his time in Idaho since his dad died. Anyway, he called to tell me that he didn't get out of Boise so head for home yesterday like he had planned because of the snow and ice storm that had gone through there. He said first it snowed, then it rained the it froze so that the streets are like a big ice skating rink. I had already gone yesterday and purchase my personal ticket, but now I had to go back this morning and purchase the ticket that Ed and I play for Ben. I did that on my way over to Sam's Club. I was “bad” while I was at Sam's. I've been trying to avoid buying sweets but they had a bag of mixed Hershey's candies...Kisses, Miniatures and Reese's Pieces...all of my favorites. I just had to buy a bag. Hiker and I went over to Central Park in Saugus to walk around this afternoon. It was about 75° with high, thin clouds and sun. Hiker is getting so afraid of things sometimes. She acts so brave barking at people who walk by the house, etc. but when she encounters stranger or more than one dog at a time, she freaks out. She will “greet” one lone dog and be fine, but more than one, she thinks of as a “pack” I think. Must have been something going on with “Map My Fitness” on my iPhone today. It claimed it only took me 10 minutes to walk my first mile which I know is wrong because I always do a mile in about 18 minutes. I noticed it showed me staring our walk at Bouquet Canyon Road when we actually started from the parking lot which was about a quarter mile from the road. So it added about an extra half mile to our walk. It said we did 2.5 miles, but I know for certain that it was only about 2 miles.