Didn't stay in bed long this morning because I wanted to get over to the car wash place in time to get the “early bird special” price. I was surprised that when I got there about 10 minutes after they opened that there were already about 6 or 8 people there ahead of me. Guess everyone wants to get the lower price. My friend Ed (Ben's best buddy) got her just after 10:30 am. Around 11 am we headed up to the Sizzler for lunch. I had their new “Italian grilled chicken” which tastes exactly like their “lemon herb chicken”. When Ed first got her, Hiker was not going to let him into the house. She growled and snarled. I finally got her calmed down enough to let him into the house. Hiker has met Ed several times, but she only sees him maybe once or twice a year. I also think maybe she does not like his long hair and full beard. She kept making sure that she was standing or sitting between him and me the entire time he was here. It's nice to know that she is so protective of me. She finally started playing ball with him in the back yard but she still kept a really close eye on him. He left to head home just after 1 pm to avoid the Thursday afternoon traffic. Was overcast here most of the day.