First, it is always a pleasant thing to wake up - though I don't ever recall the opposite. Second, a dog to fetch the paper. I should be grateful though he does it for remuneration -dog treats. Also, a dog that doesn't care that he has been fetching the same paper for the last four years since we cancelled our subscription to the local propoganda arm.
I am grateful I have work today. The self-employed will understand; we never know where the next job is coming from, how much it will pay and how long it lasts. Today, I have work. Tomorrow, I'll hustle.