No Rest for the Weary – Day 15 of 31 Days of Blogging

We are still staining the house and when we finally do quit for the year … it will only be a little more than half down. Bryon has been spending every one of his days off staining and we spent all afternoon staining as well. Tomorrow afternoon … yep, more staining. We are really tired of being intimate with our siding.

We did manage to get the kennel moved today up closer to the house. Tomorrow, before, after or during staining, we have to finish putting the blocks down on the ground to prevent tunneling to China. Labs are furious diggers. The giant doggie condo Bryon built years ago finally disintegrated when we tried to dislodge it from the ground.

We had a great big cedar dog house for years that was just sitting around and sold it on Craigslist a couple of years ago. Now we wish we had it back. Tomorrow after church we’ll most likely be buying another doghouse. I don’t like keeping things around just in case because they just pile up too quickly. Once I’m done with something, I want it gone. But then, inevitably I end up having to buy some things back again. You can’t keep it all or you end up with the island of misfit stuff.

That’s how those hoarders start you know and I’m pretty sure it’s genetic. I’ve had two hoarders in my family who shall remain nameless … you know who you are. I don’t want the same fate.

One good thing is that we pretty much wore the pup out today. We took her to soccer where she was well loved and she got to hangout with us all outside all day. Twice we misplaced her for a few moments, but she had only gone to the back door step because she wanted back inside.

It will be good to have the kennel all ready and pup proofed so she can stay outside during the day while we are gone. There will be plenty of squirrels and rabbits to keep her entertained. I’m pretty sure Pansy just sits and hisses and growls at her all day in the house.

I’m not sure if those two will ever make friends. 


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