Spring Projects

April 15, 2013

My Loving Spouse had a three-day weekend, so we promptly crammed three days of work into the first two days.  Sunday was to be 55 degrees and still (which means – not windy, to those of you who live where the wind does not blow), so we eagerly looked forward to our first ride down the trail (with perfect weather) on our horses and a luxurious, relaxing day.

We opened the shades in our bedroom and looked out on our beautiful surroundings, like we do every morning.  Except this time, the job of moving the dog run fence caught (someone’s eye, okay it caught my eye).  When we built the dog yard, we built it a bit too short and the gate worked poorly so an adjustment has been on the ‘to-do’ list for a while.  After all, all we had to do was dig 8 new post holes, move the fence 5 feet, add two ends, re-do the gate and move the wire netting we put under the pickets to keep the digging dogs from digging out.

“How long do you think it would take to move the dog run fence?”  I asked quite innocently.

“Oh, it will be easy, just 2 hours”, My Loving Spouse assured me.

“Well, the weather is going to be 55 and still.  Should we just get it done this morning?”

Moving the dog run fence, when you already have dogs is one of those projects that once started, must be finished.  It is sort of like putting in a new toilet, you cannot stop in the middle of the job and get back to it when you feel like it, you must keep going no matter the desire or the weather.

So suffice it to say that the weather was 55 and still for about 13 minutes at around 3:00 in the afternoon.  Otherwise it was cold and the wind blew, making it… colder.  It didn’t take 2 hours, it took 8 and by the end of the day we were cold, tired, and achy with both of us declaring we were never ever-moving this dog fence again in any way shape or form.  Time to stock up on Advil, because Spring has sprung…. so today it snowed.

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  • Corey

    Starbuck and Robin will greatly appreciate the additional square footage in their home away from home

    • Ellen

      More sun and a tree to sniff or lay beneath for all 4 dogs on the puppies visit.

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