Posted : 5/24/2016 1:20:56 PM
Been a couple weeks since I've checked in. Hope everyone is doing well. It's been ages since we've heard from Glenda, Callie, and Ginger.
Doug, I hope you're enjoying the new fridge and dishwasher. I prefer using things until they totally wear out, but sometimes it's better to be proactive and replace things before they fail. We just had a recent bad experience -- we've had a leaky kitchen faucet for ages. DH repaired it once, then replaced it (with the same kind), but it leaks, too. Ultimately, we want to replace our sink, not just the faucet, so we did some preliminary research on what we'd like to have. Well, we never got around to ordering anything, then one night the dripping faucet turned into a fountain. DH spent 3 hours trying to remove the bad faucet, but it was corroded too much to remove it. It became clear we had to call in the professionals. So, we had a couple days to find a sink and faucet replacement. We didn't want to be without a sink/faucet in the kitchen for more than 2 or 3 days, so we had to buy whatever we could find in stock, and use whatever plumber was available. Needless to say, it was far more expensive than what it would have been had we planned and shopped in advance. Ugh.
The news here is our neighbors next door finally decided to get another dog after losing their beloved Schnauzer last summer. After much discussion, they decided to adopt an older dog from the shelter (they've always gotten puppies, but are now seniors themselves and need something a bit less demanding). I helped them find a great prospect at our shelter, and they now have a darling 9-year old Jack Russell Terrier mix. There have been some adjustments, but food and treats have helped a lot. He and Ruby have met through the chain link fence. She's fascinated by him and seems to want to engage in play, but he's basically ignoring her, which is good at this point. She can be terribly rude in her play behavior, so we'll let them spend several more weeks just touching noses with a fence between them. He is so cute and has hit the jackpot with a home with retirees who will dote on him. We're enjoying him, too.
Early Memorial Day wishes to everyone and to those in your families who are to be honored on the holiday!