Saturday, June 28, 2014
Ricco is coming
We just had another storm here. We had a quiet two days. It was very hot and humid this morning but then got so dark and BOOM.
Most of the worker bees are done. A new person coming on Monday. He is taking down the ancient TV tower. It has been a ladder to climb up onto the roof lately. He is also bringing gravel for the driveway. We have never had mud like we have had lately.
No word on how the showing went. Hubby saw a couple of people drive by and stop for awhile. We are hidden inside a one way in and out neighborhood. They had to know where the listing was to get here. I know it has only been a week but I expected more showings when first listing. But I need to recover from the last one.
Our poor Springer almost lost his life. He was in the car and when I stopped he jumped over the seat and in my lap. I opened the door and he hung from his collar. HE was stuck on the car seat in the back seat. I was wrapped in it as well. It was so tight I couldn't get it loose with one hand. Finally I unhooked the leash. He was jerking his head like he was dying. I was screaming and the little dog was under my feet so scared. Thank goodness I got him loose. He ran to the front door. Next time, if I can, I will walk across the street to the neighborhood clubhouse. There is a bench outside where I can sit and wait. I also found I have a seat belt harness that I can hook on him in the car. I hate doing it as he is so good in the car. He sits in the backseat in one of the kids car seats and facing the back window to look out. It is so cute. But I can't go through that again. I was so upset.
So weird things continue to happen here. The sweet friend that works for Stanley Steamer that cleaned our carpets, decided to do the stair treads and the throw rug at the door. I had to dry the treads in the dryer but didn't think of how wet the mat was. So the following day, we realize that the parquet floor square were popping up. Oh my. All but one has gone down. Oh I hope we don't have to replace the floor.
I watched the littles yesterday. Took them to the neighborhood pool. Later I let them ride down the hill on the Little Tykes tractor. Glad I didn't give that away like everyone wanted me to. They were having so much fun. Their Mom's exercise studio will be opening on the 1st. She hired a trainer to come here from California to train everyone, including our son. I feel bad for the kids. They are worn out and not getting to do much that's fun. I won't be much help later next week, so helping them while I can.
Today, I didn't do anything on the house. I went to our local Décor Deals and snatched a couple sale items. A star painted red white and blue for the corner of our lot, a couple painting by Jacobs......just little ones and so cheap. I have been looking for a new front door rug. Now looking means at TJ Max's or the grocery, hah, because that's the only places I go to. I found one, not on sale. It says it's really washable. My rebel self picked out one with dogs on it. It's too hard for me to be neutral. It was the only darker one that wouldn't show the mud. I also ordered from Lands End today.....some real deals. Also from online......Décor Steals (I think that's what it's called) some cotton branches. I have been wanting some for quite sometime. Take my credit card please. I really didn't spend much but sometimes you just gotta.
Well storm seems over for now. My quiet day is almost over. We will see what tomorrow brings.