tuesday and today a few degrees cooler. Still trying to learn the new phone. More complicated than the last one. The chicken pen took a giant leap forward. Might be ready pretty soon. Heat sapping the life out of me so I put away the writing until friday. Ernie died yesterday at 6:30p in Las vegas. Phil had stopped by yesterday and was concerned about the expense of transporting him back. Guess I better plan to kick the bucket at home.