I have really fallen off the blogging wagon I guess. I can't seem to get a schedule down so I don't post - but it's been almost 4 months since the last post. Really??? I can't do any better than that??? Well, I won't guarantee it, but I will try.
So, what has happened in the last four months??? LOTS!!! Let's start with McKinzie Rea. We picked Kenzie up on the 26th of February and proceeded to drive the four and a half hours home right away - this little nugget slept the entire trip.
She did such a fabulous job of traveling - the breeder told us NOT to put her down in the grass on the trip home, just use the pee pad she gave us. We were told that Parvo was rampant and that we needed to be careful with her. We did use the pad and she had her first vet appointment on Monday, where our vet told us the same thing - NO outside time and NO other dogs until she had all her parvo shots. On her first appointment she weighed in at 4lbs 6 ozs. Just a tiny little thing. We tried putting her in her kennel to sleep at night, and she did well until Dan had to get up - then she just cried and cried. Well, if you know Dan at all you know that she ended up in bed with us. She has become a great bed sleeper - going straight to sleep as soon as the light is turned out. She did get us (me) up once during the night to potty for about the first 6 weeks at home, but she is sleeping through the night now - from about 10 PM to 6:30 or 7 AM. Not too bad. She has continued to gain weight and at 5 months she is up to 6.9 lbs. We really started working with her on her potty training the middle of May and she is doing fantastic. She tells me when she has to go outside and she has not had any accidents in the house in over a month. She is a good little girl and so much company and fun for us both.
We got an offer on the house in Dowling Park on the 26th of February on our way home from picking Kenzie up. The offer was good so we accepted. Closing was on May 7th. It was so nice to FINALLY have all of the houses in Dowling Park closed on and that door closed. We will miss our friends there but will stay in touch and continue to see each other even though we don't live there any more. The house here was paid off on May 12th! Yippee!!!! Another milestone accomplished!!!
I had outpatient surgery on May 5th - I had been having a terrible time with kidney stones for two months. I thought I would be able to have the surgery in April, but due to approval from the insurance company it took another entire month. Anyway, the procedure went well and I feel great now. I will go back in 6 months to make sure I'm not producing any more and I have changed my diet somewhat. I haven't gone full on with a low oxolate diet due to the fact that a lot of the things I am not suppose to have are things that Dan has to have for his heart diet. (No bran of any kind - goodbye whole wheat bread). It's all good - I just really limit things that I am not suppose to have (or just not eat them even though I fix them for Dan).
We have made a few changes to the house - new entertainment center for one- and we are just chilling out here for awhile.
I took this picture right after we got everything in the house. We took the other unit to the consignment shop for Jan to sell for us. We'll see how long that takes.
Oh, Dan sold his truck and bought a Jeep.
We can actually get both vehicles in the garage now - I can't remember when that has ever happened since we have been together. We haven't taken it down to River Ranch yet, but I'm sure that will be in the works sometime in the near future.
Crystal was able to come down for the month arriving on Memorial Day and will stay until the 4th of July weekend. We had Melissa, Justin and the girls here and we had a wonderful time with all of us together for the first time in well over a year. This is probably the last time Crystal will be able to come for the whole month as she will have to start going into the office at least a couple of days a week after she gets back home. She adopted a dog right before she came down from the SPCA in Nashville. Willa and Kenzie get along great and play together for hours on end. Willa is 8 months old while Kenzie is now 5 months old.
This past Monday was Lorelai's birthday - how can this precious child be 9 years old already???? It seems like it was just yesterday that Dan and I were keeping her and her sister while they played in their little pool and big sand box.
Yesterday I kept the girls while Melissa had virtual meetings all day - we spent part of the day down at the pool. A fabulous place to be on these hot, hot days.Another reason we went to the pool is, Crystal had a big virtual meeting during the morning and we needed to be out of the house so we didn't have to worry about the girls making too much noise or the dogs barking. We also went to the used bookstore and the girls bought 6 books each. It should give them something to read for the next few days/weeks. I'll keep them again next week for a couple of days as Melissa has to train a new employee and doesn't need the girls to be underfoot.
Well, that's about all for now - I started this back in May and finally got it all down. Hopefully, I'll do a better job of blogging.
Till next time!