I know that I am going to miss this child of mine when she leaves mid-August. She has decided to accept an au pair position with a family in Chicago for 12 months with the option to extend to 18 or 24 months depending on how things are going.
I know that we probably need to have the ride on looked at or at least try to find out exactly what they are supposed to and not supposed to do when they are on it. After helping a little girl from up the street on Sunday get her dog home, I was walking back down the street while A was cutting the front verge. I didn't understand what was going on and why I couldn't see him - there was just this thick billowing cloud of smoke. By the time I got to our driveway I was laughing so much I had to stop and cross my legs to make sure I didn't pee my pants !!! Clearly it wasn't just what A was doing when he was on because a similar thing happened to K when she was on it !
I know that after taking Alfie to the vet last night to get the latest injury to his ear (caused by Rosie) and $130 later, this picture of Rosie (I think) shows her trying to find where she can get out of the yard again. She truly is a Houdini artist !!! They have been very happy in the yard since the first weekend when they escaped after she had found the teeniest, tiniest hole in the fence. Until last night. We took Alfie to the vet at about 7pm and got home at about 8.45pm. We put him outside with Rosie and drove to friends about 10 mins away to drop something off. We had been there about 5 mins when we got a call from a neighbour a few doors up from us to say she had both Rosie and Alfie.
Well they certainly are a great way to meet the neighbours !!!!! We drove home and walked up to get them and the neighbours were hoping they didn't have tags and could keep them - they just loved them both. We stood around chatting to them for a while and they seemed really nice - so that was a good thing to come out of the whole 'dogs getting out' thing !! It's just annoying because we know that they are happy where they are - Rosie just loves to escape and explore. The neighbours were surprised to hear that (a) Rosie was younger than Alfie and (b) that she is the instigator of 'dogs go exploring' out of the two of them saying that Alfie looks like the cheeky one who would be trying to escape. How deceiving looks can be !!!!!
I know we are on leave for 2 weeks from today - 10 days at home waiting for contractors to come around and give us advice and quotes, building cupboards, putting up shelves, unpacking boxes and generally trying to finish off moving plus working in the garden and trying to get it to the point where we are happy with what we have got. I know that it won't all happen in the 10 days we are home but hopefully we will be able to make a huge dent in what needs to be done. And then we have 4 days in Melbourne - can't wait to go to the MCG and, while I will enjoy the Suns game, I think the atmosphere at the Cats/Hawks game will be much better.
Have the best weekend EVER !!!!
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