Up relatively early: Dear Wife seems to be experiencing some sort of sinus infection, on top of the bout of pleurisy. A lot of "fun", no doubt.
We ate, then I fed cats. Little teeny rescue kitten, brought over here just a week ago, has quickly established herself as the dominant "alpha" type cat, scaring off the two full-grown males each 5 times her size (though the imbalance is changing as she eats and eats and eats and ......). The one male came up on the bed as I was dressing, he'd been with the other one hiding UNDER our bed. He just needed patted and patted and chin scratched and patted and all that stuff. I finally dressed, went to kitchen and put down a can of cat food. Little kitty came over and at a good bit. Then I stuck plate by bed and closed bedroom door to keep her out. 15-20 minutes later, the plate was licked clean, so they got fed. Bowl of dry food was beside it, the contents of it continue to lessen. So they're not starving at least.
Then I went next door. Niece and family are off camping at Conneaut Lake Park, tent camping with his family. They left the dog behind, locked in house in one of those carrier cages as they don't dare let him loose in house (and couldn't take him to camp), and can't leave him outside to bark and bark and bark all night. (One set of neighbors have complained to police and I can't really blame them). So I went over, put him out in back yard on lead to "do his business", also had food and water for him, and I sat on porch where he could see me, letting him know he wasn't alone. Which reassures him I guess (I am NOT a dog lover). Situation lasted about 40 minutes before he started barking at passing cars, passing birds, and pedestrians. So I put him back inside, in the cage, and that is where things remain. Been an hour or so now, and I'll let him out again around noon, and then perhaps a mid-afternoon walk. We shall see.
The Old Testament passage this morning is Psalm 78, a long one, and one I needed this morning. It works like that sometimes.
The New Testament passage is Romans 7.