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May 5th, 2014


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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. :)

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From:paratti
Date:May 5th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
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((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:May 5th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Hugs hugs, and a lovely slide into Tuesday. :)
From:gwynnega
Date:May 5th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Glad the tree guys did their thing before the big oak could fall down!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:May 5th, 2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:anne_d
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry things were so stressed today, but glad that the tree project went off without a hitch.

[hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
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I am so glad the tree's safely gone. I actually was able to sleep without worrying about it. :)

Hugs and a good Tuesday!
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From:stateless82
Date:May 6th, 2014 01:49 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
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It was sort of a ridiculous day, to be perfectly honest. ;)

Cheers and happy Tuesday!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Master Danger IS amusing. More amusing from a distance. ;)

Hugs and cheers for surviving Monday, and a good Tuesday to you!
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From:roguedemon
Date:May 6th, 2014 02:43 am (UTC)
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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))
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:janus_74
Date:May 6th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
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I'm glad they got the tree out quickly.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Me too! :)

Happy Tuesday, T.
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From:freixenet
Date:May 6th, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
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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!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
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"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.

[hugs]
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From:mamculuna
Date:May 6th, 2014 11:47 am (UTC)
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Oh, dear, not a good day! At least it's over.

Hope this new one will be sneeze, tree, and bandage free.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
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The day indeed was survived! Master Danger and I count it as a triumph. :)

Hugs and a happy Tuesday to you!
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From:beadattitude
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
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Holy cow, I got second hand shudders about the water oak! ::shudders:: yay tree guys and vet techs!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
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The water oak was worrying me to death, and I'm glad it's safely down.

[hugs sent your way]
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From:mobile_alh
Date:May 6th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
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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!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 6th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
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I hope Ashland was delightful, and I hope your return home is fabulous, with cats and time to decompress.

Hugs hugs!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 7th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and a great day to you, L!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:May 11th, 2014 07:16 am (UTC)
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Mr Danger should learn when things are being done for his own good.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 12th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
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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.

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