Monday, September 24, 2007

New Apartment

There's really no reason to post pictures of the inside of our new apartment because it's just tiny and average. We have no view because we're in a flat behind a bigger house but we do have a little back yard where we can sit and eat dinner. The important thing about our new place is that it's right on the harbor, about 20 yards from the water. I LOVE IT! We live in a cul de sac that ends at the water and there are hardly any other people who use the beach. I love to go walk down there with the dog and Gabe and it's just quiet and pretty. The pictures I posted were taken on a Friday afternoon at around 5 pm. Notice that there are no other people in the pictures. Pretty sweet digs, huh?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Funny Email My Mom Sent Me

Dear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years --canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt.
I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About My Pets

1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
(That's why they call it "fur"niture.)

3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3 Are easier to train
4. Usually come when called
5. Never drive your car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends

7. Don't smoke or drink
8.Don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't wear your clothes
10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

Friday, September 07, 2007

My Update

Just when you think it can't get any worse.... just days before my husband was ready to go back to work part time, his service truck with all of his tools on it was stolen from in front of our house... the day before we were set to move out. We went out in the morning to load up and get the hell out of Dodge and the truck was just gone, along with Gabe's livelihood. The Sheriff found it last night a couple cities over but it was just the cab and chassis, the utility bed and tools were gone. The good news is that we had it all insured for the most part so we just have to wait for all that to pay out and he can start getting set up again. And the fact that Gabe is even kind of ready to go back to work after his burns is a real blessing. It could be worse but it puts him out of work for at least a couple more weeks and I just went part time at my job so I could handle my very heavy class load.

The good news is we're getting settled into our new house. It's REALLY tiny but it's right by the water (like 20 yards away). We should be able to live comfortably there until we have a baby; then we'll have to find something else but hopefully we'll be able to buy a place by then. The bad news is I can't post any pictures of it because my camera broke. Hopefully the insurance will give us enough money that we can squeeze out a used kayak off the top so we can row around the harbor where we live. We're going to get a doggie life jacket so Lexi can come with us. Free entertainment! It could be worse and it'll get better...