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Yep, had a skunk in my backyard this am.  Still not certain how he got there but he not only nailed the house, he nailed the dog & the gate.  The smell is so thick you can pretty much taste it.  (I’m sitting here feeling more & more nauseous by the moment!)

You would’ve been laughing your head off to see me in my nightie running for the gate & swinging it open, then running for the house!  Apparently the little critter took off after for me a minute & I really started running (not a pretty site! lol).  That didn’t completely work so Hubby & the Prince resorted to a bb gun*.  That of course made him spray some more but he eventually left.

It’s 6:30 am darn it & I want to go back to bed but my HOUSE REEKS!  UGH!!!!!!

* no skunks were harmed during the making of this blog although I’d like to hurt it now that my house & dog stink so bad!

We all know it’s summer when the dog goes from the above pix to the below ones!

When the Princess came home from school she thought we’d gotten a new friend!  Nope, same old Rex, just got a new ‘do for summer!

We think he looks kinda like a poodle instead of a chow/retriever mix.  What do you think?

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phew! This past week has been a little tiring.  I’d just about forgotten what drama was & than WHAM! there it was.  On Sat the Prince went for a long mountain bike ride w/ a friend and the friend’s dad, who is an experienced rider, but along the way he took a tumble head over heels over his bike.  According to the Prince, he tumbled a couple of times & the bike landed on him twice.  After visiting the er & his dr we’re heading up to the same ped ortho surgeon who operated on the Princess’s arm cause we’re not certain if he has a torn ac that is serious or just one that is painful.  So far he’s been on ibuprofen, ice & immobilization (sling) since Sat.  The er dr told us it was a torn ac while our new pediatrician (very sweet man in his 80’s – not kidding on the age thing) thinks it’s a minor sprain.  So, big city, here we come!

This next one is kinda painful but I just need to get it out.  I did apologize @ the time btw.  Anyway.  Hubby & I went out to lunch last week & our waitress was slower than molasses.  I think we were there for an hour and a half for simple menu options like sandwiches & scrambled eggs.  (it was a diner by the army post & usually pretty quick)  I’m eating the last say, 5 bites of toast (I had the eggs) when the waitress decides to clear the table & asks if she can take my plate.  There wasn’t anywhere else to put down my bread other than the table so I was pretty sarcastic in my answer.  I don’t remember what exactly I said but let’s just say that I wasn’t very nice.  After the words came out I apologized (but not immediately much to my chagrin) & @ this point I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t show my face there for the next year.  I’m usually not that bad but that day I was exhausted & I took it out on her.  To any waitress, past & present out there, I’m sorry for rotten customers like me.

Let’s see.  What else happened.  Oh, these are pretty good.  Twice I slammed on my breaks while doing 10 miles an  hour over the speed limit when I abruptly came upon a cop.  The first time he knew I’d been speeding since he followed me & I’m pretty sure he ran my plate.  The second was yesterday but I think he was looking the other way (literally – ha,ha) & so he didn’t pull out.  Trust me when I say that I will be watching my speedometer a little more carefully!

And this last one is a doozey.  If you’ve been paying attention to the world news you’ve seen that there is a massive drug war going on across the border in Mexico.  It’s been so bad that the exchange students from Mexico weren’t allowed to come up here as travel across the country is dangerous.  The military & govt employees here have been warned that they are not allowed to go to Mexico even though it’s only a few miles away.  (remember I live about 3 – 5 miles from the border)  I think because of this, the illegals coming across the border has dramatically increased & they are being found in huge groups of 30 – 65.  Anyhoo, when we first moved here we’d see illegals just walking down the road trying to be inconspicuous but totally failing.  Little things which I won’t post are dead clues.  Well, today 3 men were walking down our road & since we were out in the front working on culverts (ditches) they approached us & speaking Spanish, asked us for “agua” or water.  We had the Prince gave them two water bottles each while I called border patrol.  They didn’t know that I called (@ least we didn’t tell them) and so they continued on their way.  We could not have contained them either.  I feel that it was only humane to give them something to drink although this can be dangerous because we could be prosecuted for helping illegals.  The thing is if we didn’t give them water (which we didn’t the only other time we’ve been approached by illegals because he scared the beejeebees out of me late one night) I would feel bad for not helping my fellow man when it was something so simple as water.  The really stressful thing about the whole scene was that a rancher an hour east of us was murdered while helping an illegal.  Thank heavens for Rex though since they were pretty hesitant around him & he was barking his head off!

So I’m tired.  It’s been a rough couple of days.  I think I’ll go cut up the ham (finally cooked my Easter ham since we had dinner w/ some other people – prime rib!) & get the beans soaking & go. to. bed…  goodnight……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

First of all.  I really like my neighbors & since there’s only three (we live in the boondocks & most people live out here so that they don’t have to see the neighbors – I only wish we’d known that before we moved here!) that I actually speak to on any kind of a regular basis it kinda behooves me to make the effort to get along w/ them.  That said I really, really, really dislike my one neighbor’s attitude towards her dogs.  Any time we (hubby, kids or I ) go over we get jumped on by one of her dogs.  I understand that he’s a young dog (under 2) but he’s also a big dog @ 98 lbs.  My whole thing w/ this is for her not to laugh & tell me what a young dog he is.  This dog has knocked over the princess & almost knocked over the rest of us.  Believe me when I say that we have severely cut down on visiting them but I pick up her daughter from school sometimes.  I really think this is the neighbor’s fault for just laughing over it even when I’ve explained that I don’t like this & that the princess was more than a little upset over being knocked over.  All of you dog lovers out there – HELP!  To me some of this is definitely the owner’s fault for not teaching the dog manners.  Am I wrong here?  What kills me is that she gets after the dog if he knocks over her little boy.  Do the rest of us not matter?  Ugh!  I need advice, people!!!  (please….)

signed,

ready for a change!

i have a big dog too.  he’s 88 lbs & is a really big baby.  he’s all over anybody who comes over (ie, likes to follow them around or bark @ anyone new) however we put him up in either the house or the back (we have a dog run but don’t use it that often because we feel that Rex needs the room to roam) so it’s not like we just don’t like dogs!

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Guess I should wait until I’m a little more coherent before I post anything, eh?

Dinner was a success for my neighbor & her family.  They are just such lovely people.  I might go on about living in the back of beyond but @ least the people who are around are just wonderful.  Gotta love that.

My parents found mold in their basement last week.  It really frightens me because my mom has asthma, my dad has had pneumonia, my little nephew is constantly sick & my sister is pregnant.  My bil is @ work quite a bit & he hasn’t really been affected by this but my sweet little nephew & my mom have been sick pretty much all winter & I wonder if the mold has anything to do w/ it.  For my nephew I would say yes since the mold was found in his room; everybody else?  I just don’t know.

A friend of mine from back east is talking about coming to visit for 5 days in the summer.  I’m so excited!  They used to live behind us but their house was on it’s side in relation to our house.  I’ve really missed her & am thrilled that they might be coming out.  Now I just have to get the pool in shape & keep it there.  Of course I need to get it blue again before my parents come down in May since they haven’t been swimming in our pool yet either!

My house is so quiet right now.  I love this time when everyone is asleep & I know where they are.  Even the dog is asleep.  Had to let him in as it is supposed to be about 27F tonight.  A little too cold even if the dog has a chow coat.  I don’t know why but I absolutely love this photo of him & use it quite a bit.  I’m not much of a dog person but how can you not think this photo is adorable?  To me this is a perfect shot of Rex since he’s still so much like a little kid; right in your face!


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