I didn’t take one photo yesterday… not even one. No photos of the dogs being good at Uncle Olaf and Aunt Stephanie’s house, none of Olaf in his awesome pool, none of Stephanie helping Carm unload the car (so much stuff for one night with the pups!). Not one photo of our hotdog extravaganza, nor any of the poorly executed Thai ‘drunken noodles’ was taken.
Yes, we spent a night with Olaf and Steph at their place, this time with the dogs. I was a bit stressed out about bringing both dogs somewhere new but they were good pups. We had their crates along and did use them while we had our late supper, but they didn’t mind as by then they were exhausted. I had meant to get them tired out at home with lots of outdoor time, but alas, we had car trouble. Once we got to Mtl we went for a short walk and then battled mosquitos in their fully fenced backyard. The dogs investigated every corner and then crashed in the screen room (note to self, develop an outfit that is 100% mosquito proof!)
Car trouble… Carm went out to take a quick trip to the grocery store and the car wouldn’t start - it was totally dead. We do have a boosting thing but it didn’t have the guts to turn the engine over so after multiple tries Carm called our mechanic. Steve had a super booster so Carm rushed to the shop to borrow it (which worked first try) and then took the car back for a new battery. The benefit of having the same mechanic for 30 years is a bit of special treatment. Before Carm could bat an eye we had a new battery and a perfectly running car :-) Just in time for our epic excursion!
Aside from all that excitement (so much in one day), all has been quiet. I’m tootling along on the knife edge between manic and not manic at all - it’s been going well and I continue to have optimism for the next little while.
The pool was a cool 22C this afternoon but gosh, that water felt good!
“one tiny blue egg balancing in the branches of the cedar”
“Adia lying down at my feet at Olaf’s”
“turning into their driveway”
“turning into our driveway - we’re home”
“those first few seconds in the cold water”