I made a late start on the work to Harnser, fitting the larder, airing and stairs cupboard doors before the end of the day

More Gales and rain today as I carry on training Sam work inside, fitting the larder, airing and stairs cupboard doors. In Iraq, the Allied raids were some 50% successful in knocking out mobile missiles and command centres but the whole idea of "exclusion zones" is not covered by direct U.N. mandate anyway.

There were more gales and rain this morning and so I was slow waking up again. Sam woke me up and so performed the task normally left to my alarm/radio when it is set. It was after 8.30am before I got to Sam and his run was quite messy by then. More long walks for him today and I saw the owner of the stylish Afghan hound again, still wearing her pink "play-suit" and said "hello". Sam is performing a ‘stay’ quite well as I walk away and increased the time and distance greatly.

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I therefore made a late start on the work to Harnser, fitting the larder, airing and stairs cupboard doors before the end of the day, although I did have to work very late to finish this. I had lost some time monitoring the TV and radio for news on Iraq. It seems that the Allied raids were some 50% successful in knocking out mobile missiles and command centres but that the range of strikes was at the lower end of options. I thought this to be wise because the whole idea of "exclusion zones" is not covered by direct U.N. mandate anyway.