This and That

Yesterday we had a new roof put on the house. Remember that hail storm we had in early March? Well, the insurance company agreed to pay for the bulk of it, so might as well. I just hope we don’t have to deal with another one for a LONG time! The roofer called us on Tuesday night to tell us the guys would be here at 8 o’clock Wednesday. Early, but doable. They showed up at 7:15, before I was even finished getting dressed! Ducky started freaking out, Shadow started attaching herself to my leg, and the dog-daddy woke up pi**ed off. I had to get Ducky’s breakfast prepared and back in the can and ready to take to daycare with us. I had to put her on her leash just for her first potty break. I was not happy. Anyway, after finishing my bathroom routine, I took Ducky and her breakfast down to daycare.  She, at least had a good day.

When I got home, I sent the dog-daddy to Chick-Fil-A for some take-out breakfast and tried to feed Shadow. She wouldn’t touch even one morsel, poor old girl. Can’t say as I blame her. All the pounding overhead was giving me a headache. When hubby got home with our breakfast, we all sat down in the living room and tried to eat. After that, I decided the only way Shadow was going to relax was to play out in the yard. So, we spent the rest of the morning enjoying “Mom and Me” time. Playing ball, keep-away, and chase; and taking selfies and other pix. Here are some of them….

So, had it not been for the time Shadow and I spent together yesterday, I’d be saying “totally glad yesterday is over”. Instead, I’m just saying “glad the roof job is done!” 😊

So that’s the “that” part of the title. The “this” part is that things are back to normal around here. Ducky and Shadow are napping after an hour plus of play time out back; the tv news is on (and on and on); and…

I just received my grade for my third test: 99%! This is “cool” stuff! It’s not as gut-wrenching as I half-expected. It’s actually pretty interesting. And, while it may not be everyone’s proverbial cup of tea, I’m finding it helpful in my quest to not be quite so paranoid about every little thing that befalls my pups – especially Shadow. And, it’s helping me realize that hubby and I really did do everything we possibly could for Callie, and Kissy, at the end of their time here on earth. It has also given me a new appreciation for the folks who work for our vet. Their job is not an easy one – I was never under the illusion that it was – but the veterinary assistant’s job is multifaceted and stressful, just as are the vet tech’s and vet’s jobs.

18 thoughts on “This and That

  1. 2 Brown Dawgs says:

    Gosh I am behind. New roofs are not fun for doggies. I remember when we had ours done several years ago. Our poor old golden had to deal with all the pounding and it was the same week we had to put him down. He was 13 with kidney failure. I did not realize how loud it would be or I would have picked another time. Congrats on your grade.

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  2. Jen says:

    We had a horrible experience with our roofing contractor a few years. It was awful!

    Glad you found a sane way to make it through the day and congratulations on your test!

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  3. Maggie says:

    Oh, my goodness! Way to make the best of a bad situation! It sounds like the day turned out better than it started, that’s for sure! Such sweet “ussies” (which is what I call selfies with the pups… me + them = us!)

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  4. Jan K says:

    Another reason I love our contractors….they never show up early! I so understand the stresses of being under construction, all the noise, and having to take the dogs out on leash. I’m glad for all of you that it was over with in one day (and that insurance paid for it!).
    Congrats on your 99% and I’m also glad the course has been helpful for you!

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  5. Tails Around the Ranch says:

    Congrats on surviving the new roof and bigger congrats on the test score! You totally rock and the good news aside from surviving all that stress & noise, is that you weren’t arrested to bashing the roofers to smithereens. πŸ™‚

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  6. Jodi Stone says:

    Well I can understand why the dog daddy was ticked, I imagine I would be as well!

    At least your were able to ‘make lemonade’ out of the lemon, and in process eeked out a good day with Shadow.

    Congrats on the test and I’m glad you are receiving validation regarding choices you have made for your babies. I imagine it’s hard on everyone that works in the veterinarian field.

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Actually, I was pretty ticked, too. If they had arrived when they were supposed to, I could have fed both girls and gotten Ducky down to daycare without subjecting her to any of the stressors. But I held my tongue.



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