May 5th, 2014
|03:08 pm - Update Re: Monday|
My day so far:
*Awake with the larks, 5:40 am. Let Master Danger outside.
*5:41 am, go outside to tell Master Danger to stop barking at the next door dogs (who were barking at him through their open window) and come have breakfast.
*6:45 am, take Master Danger for his walk. 2 miles; pleasant encounter with a friend and his (wife's) dog; sneezing. Back by 7:35.
*8 am, take Master Danger for his annual heartworm test. He is almost pleasant, and returns with a compression bandage and the vet tech's cheerful "Take it off in ten or so minutes!"
*8:30 am, attempt to take off his compression bandage. Snapping ensues.
*8:45 am, second attempt. The bandage loosens. Snapping ensues.
*9:00 am, third -- yeah, let's not even speak of it.
*Working from home today. 9:30 am: Let's think about working out!
*9:31 am: phone rings. Tree Guy: "Hey, unexpectedly a crew's free today. Can we do your tree work?" Sure, I say.
*9:45 am: Battalion of tree trucks and workers arrive. Larry, a charming guy who's worked on my trees before, tells me he'll be my climber today. Off they go.
*9:50-1:20: The music of chainsaws and chippers, the BLAM of tree limbs hitting the ground. I try to work between sneezes and shudders re falling tree limbs, and almost succeed. Master Danger alternates between barking and sulking, the compression bandage worn aggressively and with venom aforethought.
After they're done, I do the walk-around with Larry. When I say that I'd been worried about the big water oak, he says, "Well, you SHOULD have been. I got 50 feet up and found a hole so wide I could have practically stuck my arm through it. That thing was SKETCHY, I'm just sayin'." I do not say "Gaaaah!" in response, but I think it.
*2 pm: take Master Danger back to the vet and have the vet techs take off his compression bandage. He is not amused.
*2:15 pm: Take Benadryl, with the clear acknowledgement that no more work will be done today.
May your day be better than that. :)
Hugs hugs, and a lovely slide into Tuesday. :)
Glad the tree guys did their thing before the big oak could fall down!
I just opened the local news station's page to see that a huge tree fell on a local house today. I am now DOUBLY glad I had the water oak taken out!
Hugs hugs, and a good Monday night.
|Date:||May 6th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)|| |
I'm sorry things were so stressed today, but glad that the tree project went off without a hitch.
I am so glad the tree's safely gone. I actually was able to sleep without worrying about it. :)
Hugs and a good Tuesday!
I'm glad you didn't have to wait for the tree people. And that you had assistance available for the compression bandage.
That was a hell of a morning, even for a Monday.
It was sort of a ridiculous day, to be perfectly honest. ;)
Cheers and happy Tuesday!
Master Danger IS amusing. More amusing from a distance. ;)
Hugs and cheers for surviving Monday, and a good Tuesday to you!
I leave you hugs, and a good sinus rinse to clear out your head. I am also very glad that you got the tree taken care of before it fell on you. ((Hugs))
The pollen's actually a bit lower these days, but pulling weeds and vines is not conducive to allergy-free living. ;)
Hugs hugs, and a great Tuesday to you, possibly accessorized with a hat.
I'm glad they got the tree out quickly.
Me too! :)
Happy Tuesday, T.
Oh, Master Danger, you are so full of.... personality. I'm sorry, L, about the snappiness. But I'm super relieved about the tree, because that could have been very bad indeed.
Hugs, and here's to a more productive day!
"Personality" is a lovely euphemism, thank you. :)
So so glad the tree is gone! I now have to figure out native landscaping and tree replacement, but the latter probably shouldn't happen until February anyway.
Oh, dear, not a good day! At least it's over.
Hope this new one will be sneeze, tree, and bandage free.
The day indeed was survived! Master Danger and I count it as a triumph. :)
Hugs and a happy Tuesday to you!
Holy cow, I got second hand shudders about the water oak! ::shudders:: yay tree guys and vet techs!
The water oak was worrying me to death, and I'm glad it's safely down.
[hugs sent your way]
Boy it was clearly Monday all day yesterday for you. So glad the tree that fell was not yours!
We made it home yesterday through sun and rain and even some Snow atop Mount Ashland, with temperatures ranging from 36 to about 76 depending on where we were on I-5.
waves and hugs and hopes for a better Tuesday!
I hope Ashland was delightful, and I hope your return home is fabulous, with cats and time to decompress.
Hugs and a great day to you, L!
Mr Danger should learn when things are being done for his own good.
Master Danger doesn't believe that I know what's good for him. After all, I take him to the groomers and the vet.... ;)
Happy Monday to you.