Check out my house!!
Isn't it gorgeous? Don't you just love those black shutters? I am going to paint the door a deeper redder red this weekend and then it will be just about perfect!! I have a couple more things that have to happen: the lights need to be put back, the gutters need to go on and that horrendous antenna has to come off the chimney. But it sure is coming along!!
There are many people banging on my house at the moment. There is a machine grading the back yard. The noise is unbelievable. I can barely keep my thoughts in order. And my family wonders why I'm at the end of my mental rope when they get home after work and school...
I went to the vet this morning with 2 cats and one guinea pig. The cats cried the whole way there. Fortunately for me, the vet is only about 15 min. from the house. When I arrived at the vet, I found that Miss Dottie had peed a river in her crate. Stinky stinky... Marmalade has fish breath... another stinky one.... Great!! So, I haul my pets in there and they put me in a tiny room... I'm thinking that the vet was greeted by a huge wall of stench when she opened the door. (I could have farted and they never would have known!)
You all remember that last year the vet wanted to clean Marmalade's teeth and then he would lose them... Well he's lost many and only has 12 teeth left. So the vet now wants to pull those teeth out. Guess how much that costs? Go ahead... take a guess... Ready - sit down - $695. Give me a break!!! It doesn't cost that much to pull human teeth out and those are much bigger than cat teeth. Needless to say, Marmalade will continue on the soft food diet and will not be having his teeth out. They can fall out and maybe the tooth fairy will visit him.
Yesterday at about 4:45 after all the construction guys had left, a big truck pulled up. I went out to find out what was happening. This guy says he's the fireplace guy. I said something along the lines of "um.. okay". He proceeds to tell me that he has some problems with the chimney. Do I look like I have a clue?? Let me remind you how much I know about duct work and chimneys - I know nothing and at that hour I really didn't care! I had made all the decisions I was going to make for one day! Then he wanted to know a bunch of other things. I was getting more annoyed by the second because I was supposed to be getting ready to go out on a date with Mr. Bug. I called the builder - "Hey, Lee, it's Ladybug. The fireplace guy is here and he's asking me stuff and telling me stuff and I don't get it. Will you talk to him?" All this was said without a breath mind you...
"Sure, put him on."
I love my builder!!
Let me move on to the date. Mr. Bug is so lucky! He didn't even have to pay for the date. It was the Library Volunteer Reception last night. They had a lovely buffet of shrimp salad sandwiches, coldcut rollups, some sort of meat sandwiches, shrimp and dip, salsa and chips, desserts and more. It was yummy. Mr. Bug enjoyed every bite as did I. The best kind of date is a free date!!