Arlington VA is a world-class residential, business and tourist location, originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 that became the Nation’s Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business ~from the Arlington County official site~.
When we arrived home from the hospital, where we had our annual blood draw for our physical exams next week, Inez was finishing her work. (Nice to have someone clean every two weeks, doing the chores I once did. And Inez is a jewel.)
She even walked the dogs while we were out. She said Johnny was crying, “I think he missed you.” Good grief, I hate to think he can’t be away from me for a couple of hours without crying, but Johnny is tricky and he knows Inez loves him, so I’m very suspicious.
Now, Johnny is asleep under my chair. He does love me, plus,the floor is cool.
Earlier, we were outside eating our picnic lunch of sandwiches, chocolate mocha cake and coffee. And although we were sitting in the shade we felt warm. With his black fur Johnny was especially warm. Hence his love of the cold floor. And, yes, we have turned on the AC.
Below, Johnny’s grandma ‘Lakeside Dancer’, ma ‘Holly’, and Johnny. Dad was 100% white.