Hello world. Get ready for a doozy of a blog post. We’ve got a ton to catch up on, so let’s get started.
Bathroom updates: Last time we chatted, Alex and I had just finished painting the baseboard and trim pieces for the window and door. Next up – nailing them in!
Later, we filled the nail holes with wood filler and re-painted the former holes to match. Oh yeah, we also got that pesky toilet installed.
With a little help from our friends, we additionally got that monstrosity we like to call a vanity moved into it’s resting position.
We sealed the granite, installed the faucets, and anchored it into the wall.
Enough with the bathroom!! Since we’ve been spending so much time lately working on our house, cleaning it has slightly fell by the wayside. Trying to dust and vacuum while you’re still making a constant mess, apparently doesn’t work out so well. So – we spent a good portion of our weekend completely cleaning our house from top to bottom.
Our bedroom table went from this…
(Is there a wedding picture somewhere back there??)
That’s some pretty impressive cleaning, if I say so myself.
We seemed to be making great progress! No longer were we spending 97% of our waking weekend hours
trapped working in our bathroom. We even had a BBQ this weekend with some friends! These two mutts..
They were behaving so well! Our life was really starting to come back together. That’s how it always seems when something unexpected happens doesn’t it??
An awesome book that I just finished (thanks for the recommendation, Mom!) – Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving had a main character who said throughout the book, “It’s a world full of accidents.”
It certainly is, isn’t it?
Accident 1 – Last week I was getting ready for work and had a fainting spell. It really freaked out the two of us – but the more troubling thing was that it had happened just a few weeks prior as well. We headed to the doctors and for now, everything seems to be fine. We’re waiting for some blood work to come back. Nothing puts your priorities back in line as much as your health does.
Accident 2 – We’ve been trying to leave Bailey out of his crate more and more. Typically, we only let him wander the house if we’re only going to be gone for a couple of hours. Saturday morning we woke up and found this little gem.
Uhhhhh. Just as we were finishing one project, something else gets dumped into our lap. Bailey is back to staying in his crate full time. We called to get an estimate and were told it would be at least $700 to fix. What the HECK!
Accident 3 – This morning Hunter’s tail hair got shut in a door. Before we had time to open the door and release his hair, he ripped away so swiftly that he ripped the skin of his tail.
There was lots of blood. All over the place.
I stayed home with him and took him to the vet. Our little Hunter man had to get surgery today. They removed a small portion of his tail to clamp the artery and stop the bleeding. This was also required to get skin to grow around the wound. Five stiches later, our boy is home and recovery. He’s definitely in some pain, but we’re doing our best to make him comfortable.
It wasn’t anybody’s fault, but neither of us can shake the guilty pit that has settled deep in our stomachs. We know he’s going to be okay in the long run, but it’s tough to see him in pain. It’s tough knowing that we couldn’t protect him. It’s also hard not to play the, “If only I had done this…” game. Hunter bud is crate bound for the next few days.
Soon he’ll be back to frolicking around the house!
I’m off to lay on the ground with my little family to keep Hunter calm.