A quiet house

It is really quiet here this morning. Sue started back to work this morning and she really did not want to get out of the bed, but the summer has come to an end and it is time for school to start back again too. I am really hoping that this will be a much better year for her and that she will not have the drama of some of the kids and parents that she had to deal with last year. It really got ridiculous and you cannot tell me that kind of behavior and attitudes do not start from home, but I guess that is enough of the sermon and soapbox this morning too.
I am going to get my coffee and then take Major out. I am hoping to get on my rowing machine sometime this morning and if I don't make it there, i will definitely be getting on the bike as well.

One stormy night

It was one stormy night last night. It started around 8:00 and it really did not end to about 11:00. We had some of the most vivid lightning that I have seen for quite some time and for me to be able to see it, that is something as well. We got a good bit of rain out of it as well and that was something that we badly needed and our power blipped several times and that was not fun too. The neat thing is that Major slept through it all and his predecessor would have been up under our legs for protection. I am really thankful that nothing seems to phase this large dog as well.
  • Current Mood
    peaceful waking up sith coffee

Time to vent

I think that my subject line says it all. I just need to vent a little bit. My friend Corey will always sned me stuff via email read receipt requested. I think he is so paranoid that he wants to see what people are saying when he emails stuff to them or to see if they are reading his stuff. I just think that this is so high school that it stinks and get really tired of it. I wonder if I am the only one that he sends that to that clicks no on it instead of letting him know that I am reading it. I think if I want to read something that someone sends me that is my business whether I read it or not and if I choose to delete the message, then that is my business.
I just had to write and vent because I got two messages like that in a row and it made me really irritated. You would think that someone that is over 18 and has a college degree would have more sense than that.
  • Current Mood
    irritated irritated

The roof is finished

Halleujah the roof is finished. It took them one week to get it done, but I think we will have a first class roof that hopefully we won't have to replace for many years. As I write this entry, they are finishing up and then we will have to make the final payment. It cost us a little more than I was expecting, but we ended up having to put down more wood than we were expecting, but those things happen too.
I will definitely look forward to the peace and quiet early in the morning as well.
  • Current Music
    ceiling fans running

I wish that it would rain

I think that my subject line says it all. I really do wish it would rain and rain soon. This pollen has gotten down in to my throat and lungs and it is making me feel really crappy tonight. I feel like someone is stepping on my chest and I feel kind of miserable and am going to take some medicine really soon and hopefully that will knock me out tonight.
I am really tired of coughing all the time and just feeling like I have no energy.
I really think if we could get some rain and wash some of the pollen out of the air it would really help things. They are calling for some rain tomorrow and frankly, it would not hurt my feelings if it rained all day long.


I created this new journal to talk about my experiences training with a new dog.
I have had Hickory who is my second dog that I have had for nearly 11 years, but he is getting old and has had a cancerous mass cell tumor removed from his right rear leg and has cataracts, so unfortunately it is time to retire him and get a new dog.
I have already applied to Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, FL and The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ.
I still have much to do and will go into the first class that is right for me.

just testing the system

I have created a new account for my training journal for when I go and get my new dog and I am having a hard time working with the web site to post to the new journal, so I am just testing this system.
  • Current Music
    computer fan running

All quiet now

I think that the subject line says it all. It is all quiet in the house now because our company is gone. It is always nice to see Teressa, but many times I am happy when she is gone because it takes things back to the peace and quiet that we normally have.
Hickory is tired out from her visit because she definitely spoils him and that is all right to a point. I guess I am very lenient on many people with my dog, but he is semi-retired and as old as he is, I really do not care now. You really cannot tell some people anything too, so it is just easier to preserve a friendship than make an enemy. I guess I have mellowed in my years as a dog handler and sometimes you just have to go with the flow.