Once again I had to take a sleeping pill to get to sleep last night. I had been sleeping so well for the longest time and just in the past 2 or 3 nights, I have not been able to fall asleep until well into the early morning. Don't have any idea what the problem is. Hiker and I have been out walking in the afternoons. I would think that just that alone would help me to sleep. It sure helps Hiker sleep (LOL). I went back to bed at 6 am after letting Hiker outside. She let me sleep until a little after 8 am. I decided as soon as I woke up that today was going to be a “do nothing” day...that I'd just be a couch potato. I noticed what appeared to be smoke in the air here and found out it is from a fire down near Palm Springs which is about 150 miles away from us. I guess the fire is really big. Went out into the yard and played ball with Hiker for a little while. It was very warm out there, about 98° but we played under the shade of the tree. Tomorrow morning I have to get up early to go to my appointment with my retinal specialist. It is not until 9 am but Jean is picking me up at 7:30 am because the traffic from our homes down to the Kaiser Medical Center is terrible in the morning. It usually takes us at least and hour to get there during “rush hour” and I'm supposed to check in at 8:45 am. I'm guessing Jean and I will go somewhere for a late breakfast or early lunch after my appointment.