It has begun…

This morning began great! I got up and decided to have homemade biscuits for breakfast and then was looking forward to having “coffee” with Kris afterwards.  I always look forward to our calls.

We had a nice chat about his work, about my work and about my move out there.  That is when I started to get sad.  Thinking about all the stuff still needing to be done and needing to be packed before I move, is overwhelming sometimes.   I am prepared for it and have a plan but talking about it still is overwhelming.  Then of course comes the goodbye, which is always hard.  I would rather spend the day “connected” to him like that than do any yard work or packing or whatever, but stuff has to get done.

So I started to cry a little….  and then he started to cry a little… it’s a hard thing for the both of us and I really miss him.  But good bye we said and did.

Then I cleaned up the dog pen and “mowed” up the leaves in it.  My sister and her husband have generously paid for Habitat for Humanity to come to my house tomorrow and rake the rest of my yard for me.  This is especially good and awesome because today my riding mower seized and no longer runs.  So I couldn’t even mow the leaves into smaller piles first, to then rake them up, even if I wanted to. If there are more leaves after tomorrow that fall, then I will be raking them all by hand. Not a fun proposition.

After that and doing some other tidying up, such as taking the numbers down off the fence in the agility field and then moving equipment from the small field to the big field, I took the dogs to Leonard Springs Nature Park for a walk. It was still nice out and I figure we won’t have many  more of those left this year so we took advantage of it. I’m glad we did because both pups are sound asleep right now.  🙂

Once we got back, I showered and then began packing stuff.  I started in the hallway and took down all the pictures and ribbons hanging up in the hallway, as well as some ribbons in my dressing room.  I then collected other pictures and such from around the house to fill out the box I was putting them in. Turns out Kris’ Star Wars picture won’t fit in the box, nor will the wolf picture from the living room, so those will have to find another box later. But a lot of other pictures are now packed up.  I then tackled Kris’ closet.  I cleared out the top of his closet and packed it all into a box.

After that I made dinner and now I’m blogging.  Enjoying a beer and going to watch House from Netflix.

The other thing that has begun is the transition and move of the club.  What club? The Flying Paws Agility Club.  I began the club in 2007 to try to create a group of like-minded individuals and their dogs to hang out, learn from each other and become friends.  What it became was me teaching folks and running the whole thing despite asking for help all the time.  It wasn’t until this year when I told the club I was planning to move to Oregon, that people began to step up and take over stuff.

Sure I may not have pushed hard enough to get people to help or step up. I may have made things worse for myself by always picking up the slack whenever it was needed, but I did ask for help all the time.  Frequently even.

So now there is a new president and a new group taking over the club. The equipment and fencing will be moved to storage for the winter time and I will probably never see those items again.  I am sad for that.  I will miss seeing the dogwalk and aframe in my backyard.  I will miss teaching all the wonderful people and their dogs that I have met over the years.  I will miss being active in a sport I enjoy very much.

So it has begun….

  • the move of the club away from my control
  • the packing of my life’s posessions in preparation to move across the country
  • the planning and scheduling of where, how and when I will make the trek across this great nation.

I’ve done it again

I have mega sunburn. I have done so good this summer so far with putting on suntan Ihre lotion before working outside, but apparently I failed today. My shoulders are bright red. I mean bright red! If I don’t peel, then I will be shocked. I am planning to aloe my shoulders frequently to help me not to peel, but we’ll see. I am going to be hurty tomorrow.


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On other notes I got lots done today. I reworked the dog pen, made it a little smaller but not a ton. I put a PVC gate Dealer on each side so now we can get the mower in either side. Plus we can now trim along the deck easier too. I also added “shade” to the dog pen in the form of two posts hammered into the center of the pen with one of the umbrellas in between. And open. So my plan is to leave that sucker up and open all the time. The dogs actually used the shade this evening Fun during open practice, so it is a good thing. ?


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Then I planted my pussy willow outside the kitchen window so I can see it when I wash dishes now. That got me messing with PRODEX dirt which led to the next task.

I also emptied all the flower pots that have been growing volunteer maple trees. Plus all the cheap nfl jerseys large pots in the rock garden. wholesale nba jerseys That was a back breaking job I must say. I did move everything into the garage and did all that there though. ? I then used all that dirt to fill in a few spots in the agility field.

Then I ran open ???????????? practice, had 2 folks come which is always good. wholesale jerseys Tasha and Kota did pretty well especially since I withheld dinner from them. ?

After that, cheap jerseys inside to feed the dogs, Weekend shower and eat dinner myself. I had my leftover calzone from Lennie’s and made the leftover chicken thigh into chicken salad with chipotle mayo for tomorrow’s lunch.

Now it’s NCIS and wine, Sangria from Lesson Oliver Winery.

I did sleep cheap nba jerseys in today, got out of bed about 11am. I took Kris to the airport yesterday. ? This time was not as hard as the first time and I’m not sure why. Perhaps because I know I will see him again, or perhaps because things have been put in motion to move me out there, so I feel like I have more of a timeline and/or plan of attack, so to speak. Don’t get me wrong, it was still hard. I’m going to put the house on the market soon and cleaning up the leftover flower pots was part of that “sprucing up”. I’ve gotten permission to work remotely on a trial basis after October and I’ve come to terms with selling a lot of our furniture and stuff.

Most of the loose ends are now with the club, which is whole ‘nother issue in and of conference itself.