Nearly Double?!

So today Molly had to go back to the vet for her second round of shots. Puppies need to get shots about every 3 weeks. Every time she goes in, she gets weighed. 3 weeks ago she weighed 7 lb. Today, she weighs 12.9 lbs! One more lb. and she’d have doubled in weight over a 3 week period. I did check to make sure that was normal, since they kept commenting on that at the Vet’s office.

I mentioned that she figured out how to get out of the fence. He said that I needed to fix that problem quickly. If you stop the behavior quickly, they’ll give up and forget. But if they get out enough, they’ll learn that they can do that. Once it gets to that point, the puppy will find new ways to get out. So to fix the problem… I moved their dog house back into the corner where we believe she is getting out.

To try to document her growth, I am trying to take lots of pictures. As in the comment in another post below, I put up new pictures today. I’m also trying to learn photoshop, so please ignore the badly photoshop jobs! 😉

So that’s the highlight of my day… taking the puppy to the vet. Yes, my life is interesting. 🙂

Another Weekend…

Another weekend is upon me. Work is good (quite busy though). Jessica is off to Oxford to do some paperwork, get some furniture, and bring home Molly, the newest member of our family. (puppy) I on the other hand will be ‘relaxing at the house this weekend. So far, my list includes

  • Mow Yard
  • Trim Bushes
  • Put away all the books, movies, CD’s (this is about half of our boxes)
  • Find two specific CD’s … Toad the Wet Sprocket and DC Talk’s Supernatural. I know they’re around somewhere, its just the matter of looking in the right case.
  • Buy puppy food.

That’s just what I’ve got before the weekend is really started. Needless to say, I also plan to get a good fill of football watching in this weekend. Other than these things, I’ve got a pretty laid back weekend.

To our one reader, thanks for reading and I hope you have a good weekend.

1-Week Later

Well, today marks the end of our first week in the house. On the moving front, there are still a few small things (and one medium sized table) left in the apartment that will get moved this weekend. We finally got a grill on Monday, but due to all the other stuff we’ve been doing, haven’t been able to fire it up. Thankfully, tomorrow is Friday and that just has to mean grilling on the back deck.

Cable and internet finally got turned on yesterday. So I can finally roam the house with the wireless (though right now I’m sitting no more than 2-ft from the router).

We entertained over here for the first time last night. I got home a little bit after everyone else and got to squeeze my truck into our driveway along with the 6 other cars that had gotten here before me. (Jess had already parked in the garage)

Friends came over…
I ate chips and rotelle for dinner….
Life is good.

Such A Tasty Feast of Debt

I ended up taking yesterday morning off as there were still quite a few things that had to be done before the closing. We started off with a trip to the bank to get the certified check so we could make the down payment. After saving for as long as we have, so see a balance in the account of $75 was both depressing and a bit scary. We followed that up with a trip to that awesome one-stop-shop for everything government related in Madison…. Bruno’s. I needed to get my car tag renewed. So we wait in line (and I do my normal little rant about making the check payable to Mark Craig) and when I hand the woman my check, she comes back and says that it is for too much. (at this point, I’m rather confused since I wrote it for the amount on the renewal notice that I also had handed to her.) Then she told me why….. no city taxes!!! Moving into the county nearly cut my car tag bill in half. I was quite pleased.

By this point, we’re sitting on about 10:00, so we’ve just got to find something to do to kill an hour prior to closing. So we went and got coffee! Joe Muggs is great for ready a magazine for free and drinking on some piping hot coffee. So we get to the closing and have our coffee and life is good. Then the other couple eventually turns up a little bit late (but not too bad). We got our garage door openers, keys, a book of manuals about 2-3 inches thick. They also gave us something really neat that the previous owners have passed down with the house….. a picture of the house as it was being built. Hopefully we’ll get access to a scanner here shortly and we can post it up as part of this comment. So we signed all the papers and put ourselves in debt from now until forever.

Then I actually had to go into work. I’d been there about an hour before a problem came up that kept my mind pre-occupied most of the afternoon. I finally was able to get Knology to schedule our cable/phone/internet hookup. I hate their ‘system’. I think the ‘system’ has something against me personally. On the positive side, we were able to keep the same phone number.

When class got out though, I was not priveledged enough to go home, oh no. I got to go to my accounting class. I’m an engineer. Terms like cost, expense, revenue, and liability don’t mean a whole lot to me right now. I’ve got like 5 other Adtran engineers in there with me, so I think we can all survive this. We got out after an hour and a half. Jonathan agreed to help me move the bed so Jess and I could stay at the house tonight. Why you ask didn’t Jessica carry the bed? If you ask the question, you’ve never met her. She’s a wuss. (But I love you anyway baby!) We got dinner eaten and got all four of us moved into the house (however little we actually did move in)

I know that this won’t be interesting to most, but I figure it’s best to get all this written now while I still remember it. Then I can look back and see what kind of day I had on the momentous August 28, 2003.