This is the view from my office window. Look at that glorious orange tree. It inspires me every day.
Well, let me tell you, we've been having a time over here in Muttville. I'm still coughing, though there has been improvement. Will see the doctor again next week. I continue to work on my sexy voice since my vocal chords have been trashed. I think it lends a bit of mystery. (not even)
These two sad sacks.....
...are having their own struggles. Miss Magnolia has begun walking in circles and has lost most of her balance. Most likely a brain tumor, which sounds really dramatic, but considering her age and symptoms is a real probability. We'll continue to watch her and hope she'll let us know when it's time to let her go.
Samten has a horrible bacterial infection caused by licking and scratching from allergy itching.
See his little naked back leg? Both legs look like that as does the underside of his body. This has required multiple vet visits, two antibiotics and now a medicated shampoo where we bathe him 3 times a week, each time leaving the shampoo on his skin for 10 minutes. He's been so good about it, poor thing. He's so sad right now.
However, there has been good news!!!! Last week we had the front window replaced! This house was built, I think, in 1980 and has been aging, as we all do, in some not so attractive ways. One was the leak in the thermopane of the big front window. I give you exhibit A.
Boo.....hiss......ugly...bye, now. The installers demoed that thing out of there in no time.
Getting the new one in took much longer, but the results are just amazing.
That is Adam. He is the crew chief and a really great guy. He is from Poland and he tells me, as I cough away, that he has remedy that can fix me right up. I take the vodka, the good kind, this very important, add some lemon and ginger and bottoms up. Cured in no time. Couldn't hurt. :-)
These guys were such perfectionists and we are just thrilled with the results. They also recapped our front and garage doors and replaced some front siding. Taking this opportunity to spruce things up even more, Tom took down all the outside lights, cleaned them and then spray painted them a new color. He is also repainting the front of the house. In case you're wondering, the house is all brown because I want it to look organic; like it grew here. (I know. Consider the source. I'm never going to win any awards for conformity.)
He just finished putting up the house number that was made for me by Leif Bjornson, a potter from St. Croix Falls, WI in 1993. It's the little things.
Please send us good thoughts as we heal and continue to try and find the beauty in every day. A little seasonal weather wouldn't hurt.
Oh, and Go Cubbies!.