Today started out cold in the morning. But I was sweating & clammy again with hot flashes.
I did not get any sleep last night. Hot & sweaty all night with hot flashes. It is getting worse.
Got up and made TWO egg/ham/cheese sandwiches for hubby and his friend at work. They are supposed to be working on a cut cable this morning and hubby thought it would be nice to bring his work friend a sandwich. Also made latte for hubby. I am a short order cook! LOL
Did 3 loads of dishes from hubby having made his breakfast burritos yesterday. He used up all the leftovers in the fridge.
Then did laundry & put it away.
Fed deer. Went to get mail. Bud ran outside with me. Nothing but junk mail. Waste of time.
In the late afternoon, the temperate went up to 59 degrees! The sun actually came out. It was still wet & damp, but it was warmer outside.
I went to get my nails done with Rhonda at 3:00. Took Bud along with me. We made a deposit at PSB first, then went to get cheeseburgers from McDonalds.
Rhonda also fixed a toenail that had fallen off.
Came home and fed the dogs. Hubby came home later and stayed home with us all night.
Made latte & egg sandwich for hubby. Then got all the puppies ready to go for a walk in Farragut Park.
On the way to the park, we saw turkeys cross the road!
We walked for quite a while around the camp area & then up by the frisbee golf area. Saw what looked like a velociraptor cross the road 1/2 mile ahead of us (or maybe just a HUGE turkey) while we were walking.
Everybody loaded up after drinking water & we drove home.
Made leftover burritos (hubby forgot to put cheese on them). Baked sausage cream cheese pinwheels for hubby & his friends tomorrow.
Cleaned out all the stuff in the boat. Met some more people dropping off another camper. Put camper in building. #3 was here for a short time.
Unloaded all boat stuff into the basement. Put burlap bags on evergreen tree.
I made latte & hubby's sandwich for him. Then started to do laundry & dishes.
Dogs went in and out. Watched TV with them. Depressing day with lots of rain & dark skies. Picked up poo later.
1:30, Bud and I went to my Acupuncture appointment. Bud waited in the
car for me. We drove thru Rathdrum on the way home to get McD burgers.
Dogs loved the burgers when we got home.
I fell asleep on couch.
Hubby got home late. Had to vote on new contract at union hall.
After making latte & breakfast sandwich for hubby, he left for work.
I made the beds and washed dog beds.
Another rainy, dreary & depressing day. The dogs sleep most of the day.
The Acupuncturist prescribed herbals for me. They make me VERY sleepy. I sat down in the recliner & passed out for 5 hours. It was scary. Didn't even feel like I was sleeping...
Had to get up and go get hubby from work. He was late because he had an emergency, so Bud and I went to burgers from Wendy's.
Got home hubby went to the shop until 10PM, when he came home, I had made dinner - chicken enchiladas in the crockpot. He ate dinner while I went to bed.
Woke up at 8am to make the hubby his latte & ham/cheese/egg sandwich. He slept until 8:30. Puppies all went out.
Then we loaded all the dogs up in the Bark Ark and went to the park to walk them. They were all excited. Maggie Moo loaded up just perfectly into the Excursion and did not fight with anybody. She got into the very back seat and enjoyed putting her head out the window!
We got to the walk area and hooked everybody up. It was a great walk with lots of wonderful smells from deer that had smashed down grass under trees.
After the walk, we drove home and hubby went down to the shop to work.
I did laundry, dishes, and cleaned up.
Then at 2:00, Bud and I left in the FMF to meet KRN at Safeway. Had to give her dog cookies, and get ground coffee from her.
She went with me shopping, then we sat in her car to talk for a while.
I drove to get burgers at Wendy's, then drove home. (lots of people running red lights...had to drive cautiously. lots of rain. lots of crazy people doing stupid things while driving, some idiot in a red jeep cherokee tailgated me all the way home on Ramsey & Clagstone)
Made chicken for dinner. Watched Zombie movie marathon on TV.
Last night I ended up sleeping on two of the dog beds pushed together on the floor. I wrapped up in two of my flannel rag blankets. It was cold on the floor. Initially I had started out on the couch again because Maggie Moo was scared to be left alone. Then later Lil Bit jumped up on the couch to sleep behind my back which made sleeping almost impossible. Deciding that I could be very comfortable on the fluffy dog bed, I rolled off the couch in a sleepy stupor and proceeded to sleep doggy style.
Hubby thought I was a blonde dog that had wandered into the house last night. LOL.
Tom actually came today to work on trucks. Hubby worked up at 5:45 again and went down to the shop for a while. I made his latte & ham/cheese/egg sandwich again. He said it was dry, meaning the bread was not good. I told him to buy better bread tonight on the way home.
Weather.com and other weather sites have been predicting SNOW for the last couple days. It was supposed to happen last night at midnight and continue throughout today.
However, it is a warm & balmy 44 degrees at Noon. Not one drop of snow has fallen, though the deck did get a little icy this morning at 7AM.
I did laundry, did dishes, picked up dog poo, and exercised.
Isabelle snores upstairs while I write this. She is such a dear.
Hubby got up extremely early this morning. He thought Tom was coming to work on a truck. I finally got up at 6AM to find out what he was doing (plus, the dogs were all barking at him & they wanted to go out...) I made him a latte and a ham/cheese/egg sandwich for breakfast.
All the dogs said "goodbye" to daddy when he drove off to work.
Maggie Moo is depressed. She picks her head up whenever she hears a truck, thinking that somebody is coming back for her. She is still favoring the couch and is wary of the other dogs.
Went outside to feed deer, go pick up the mail with Bud on my bicycle.
Walked outside several times with Maggie.
Hubby came home at 5:30. All the dogs were excited to see him.
He went down to meet the guy that was bringing the wrecked Diesel.
Got up a the butt-crack of dawn. 7AM. Got dogs ready for walk. Made ham egg sandwich for hubby, & latte. Prepared my Nanogreens & tea. Then put harnesses on dogs for a dog walk.
Drove down to the park in the Bark Ark. Went on an extremely long walk. Thru 2 campgrounds.
Then drove back home. Unloaded dogs. Cleaned up house some more. Vacuumed the upstairs, put away dog gate that has been out on the back deck. Put away deck chairs for winter.
Called Angie but no answer. She finally called around 11:00.
Brought over Maggie Moo.
Dogs all met each other. Positive!
Then after Angie left, we drained the fish tank and cleaned it out. Hubby helped me move it to the basement. Reloaded water in the tank & put fish back in their now warm water. I don't have this to worry about anymore!
Burning apple cinnamon candles inside to make sure the house smells ok. Makes it feel homey.
Brought in a dog kennel from outside just in case.
I found fall lights & faux leaf garland in the garage. Put up decor around back deck.
Hubby finally fixed the frost-free in the back yard.
Came inside and watched AMC movie... Onionhead... which was extremely BAD.
Started hailing around 4-5PM.
Hail on deck
SIX deer came and ate out of the deer feeders.
Then hubby had dinner. He fell asleep on the couch at 6:00.
I was up extra early this morning. Around 7am, I could not sleep any more. Dogs went outside. I then made hubby latte, baked ham egg cups, pancakes & orange juice for breakfast.
Boats are all safe inside the big building. The ground has been tamped & watered and settled. Larry Jr helped hubby put boats away. Nicely tucked. Still have quite a few coming... Another guy dropped off a boat that we had to quickly put away.
LOTS OF WIND TODAY.
Cleaned house, did dishes, picked up dog poo everywhere. While out picking up poo, I found a broken piece of purple Easter egg that KRN had not found when she was a little kid. Probably millions of dollars still out there... LOL.
Made Halloween canning jars for Tim's girls that came to the shop. Abigail & Bella. They have such fun playing with each other down at the shop & helping hubby on the Fork Lift.
Spider Web jar for kids
I also tried to make fabric rosettes via YouTube learning. Failing miserably. I burnt the tip of my finger trying to glue the rosette down.
KRN said Fabric Rosette too flat
At 4:00, had to take some guys vintage truck to him because it wouldn't start. We had to push the truck onto the trailer. Yuck. Loaded Bud & Isabelle into the Dodge to come with us. We drove down thru Twin Lakes to see a Diesel truck that hubby wanted to buy. It was a rolled accident vehicle. For parts only. The guy had a great log home overlooking Twin Lakes and 2 cute huge Akita dogs in fences in the back yard.
Then on to Post Falls where we dropped the truck.
Had to hurry to Big R before they closed at 6pm to get dog fud & deer fud. Also got a bale of straw for plants.
I wanted to go over to Safeway to pick up some green tea. Hubby decided to stop at the Deli there & get oriental food.
We then went over to Wendy's for cheeseburgers for dogs.
Came home and unloaded groceries. Watched TV. Went to bed.
Got up to make hubby a latte. He was already up and downstairs sitting in a chair sleeping. Dogs were even still sleeping with me. It was extremely dark outside with overcast clouds. But it was warm! Woke up to 52 degree weather.
Hubby had to give Isabelle her pills as she spits them out if I give them to her.
Made hubby his eggnog latte, then took him into work in the FMF. Bud & Lil Bit came with us.
I dropped hubby off at work then went to grocery shop at Walmart. Nobody there at this time of morning.
Came home & unloaded groceries. Put deer fud in the storage bin.
Hubby was up at 6:00 and down to shop so that he could put truck on hoist & get it torn down before heading off to work.
I made his eggnog latte and piled Bud along with Bit into the FMF so that we could take him to work.
After we dropped off hubby at Thomas Hammer so he could have cubby time with work buddies, drove to car wash. Had difficulty getting in and out of car wash because so many commuters backed up around that block. Cutting corner thru car wash to avoid red light. People are rude.
When we got done washing car, took the interstate to dry it off but there was still scum on car. I am not happy with auto wash job.
Drove thru Rathdrum, took Diagonal to get home.
Had to do dishes, laundry, pick up dog poo. Then at 1:00 went to get my nails done at Rhonda's new place. It is very crowded, dark & noisy.
Picked up dog burgers at McDs on the way home.
Hubby got home at 5:30, had a sandwich snack. Then he went down to shop to work for 2 hours. Came back and watched more tv, he had the chicken that I had baked.
Isabelle started doing something weird with her throat, like throwing up but not. Hoarking. She whined to go out and hubby went outside with her. Said that she ate grass, pooped, then came back in. Poor dog. Just gets worse every day.
Watched comedy Neighbors that M&K had recommended. Went to bed at 11:30.
Got up and made latte for hubby along with egg cups & toast.
He had them quickly before we took the dogs for a walk. Walked the gravel pit for sale on Diagonal Road. It was quite a hit with the dogs. Lots of new smells & recent deer tracks.
Came back & loaded firewood from our pit onto trailer & stacked in the shop. Hubby happy because he has 5 cord of wood for shop this winter. Hope it is a mild winter!
We also put all our plants & outdoor stuff away in the basement.
Hubby wants to leave fish outside until just before it snows. They were in the basement for an awful long winter last year. They need fresh air & sunshine until the very last minute. Don't want them to freeze, tho.
Put up new "No Trespassing" signs on the property.
We also turned on the propane stove in the house. Ran a test fire in it to make sure it was OK.
Got gasoline in A-town in the Dodge. Went for another walk with the dogs down at Farragut park in the closed camping area. Saw some deer run away from us. Harriet & Bud wanted to run after them badly.
Dropped dogs off at home and went grocery shopping in Spirit Lake.
Hubby had to go back for propane in our grilling bottle because we forgot!
I got chicken breasts & onions ready. Put away groceries. Washed my hair. Fed the deer outside.
Gave dogs the bones that we had purchased at the grocery store. They were so happy. A great day for them. TWO walks & bones. Plus Bud was having fun with mom & dad while we loaded wood & Isabelle sat in the back of the truck sharing time with us.
Hubby grilled when he came back. After dinner, I got an upset tummy & vomited my whole dinner.
Rained and rained and rained from 7pm until bedtime.
Made hubby a latte & baked egg cups for morning breakfast.
He went down to shop to get Kevin Reese going on moving dirt in the big shop.
Also got another boat for storage. Met couple. Very nice.
Bud went down to see old Earl that had stopped to change a damaged tire on his truck.
Isabelle stayed in the Dodge down at the shop with hubby today.
I am still recovering from being sick.
The URN for Isabelle that I ordered on eBay came in the mail today. It is devastating to think that maybe she won't be with us too much longer. It is devastating to imagine even making that decision of when she has to go. I don't want that responsibility.
eBay Urn for Isabelle
I wrapped orange lights around the deck, around the trees and also put out pumpkins for Halloween decor. Looks pretty.
Met some people that dropped off their boat. They are pleasant. Maybe meet up with them next summer.
Woke up so sick this morning. Was freezingly cold last night, woke up chattering teeth. Then extremely hot. 102 degree temperature this morning at 6am. All my joints ached, pain in my stomach all the way thru to my back.
Stayed home. Hubby got no sleep last night so he stayed home.
I had no appetite at all today.
Walked dogs in park. I still was not feeling very well and did not have a lot of energy. No appetite. I actually lost 2 pounds.
Took Dodge & Bud with us, stopped in Rathdrum to pay NAPA.
up trailer at Nick's CN Diesel. It had a flat tire and oil all over it.
Hubby had loaned it to Casey for the weekend. Hubby was mad. Casey came
out like an ass & made excuses. Hubby had to waste time putting
air in tire, there was also a hole busted in one of the boards on the
Had to drive over to car wash to clean trailer. We also stopped for lunch at Pita Pit.
Drove to Sandblasters to drop off bumper that Tim made.
Then we got on interstate to head over to Spokane. Stopped to shop at Costco. Walked Bud. Got groceries.
Went to Big R to get Deer Fud. Brought Bud in with us. Stopped to talk to a nice lady about her dog.
Got Bud a pig ear at Big R and no trespassing signs for property.
Got a latte for hubby at Red White & Brew2 Espresso. Drove over to KRN's. Picked her up.
She was not in a good mood.
Left Bud with Beebo to play.
Drove to base to pick up refrigerator & espresso machine. Matt was there to meet us.
KRN could not find her cash register machine nor her credit card machine. She was upset.
our way out, we saw a deer taking a very LONG pee. He finally got done
& we got pics of him. LOTS of deer on the base everywhere.
Buck on the Base
stuff off at KRN's house. Then we left. I was NOT feeling very well at
all. Too long a day. Still feeling sick & weak.
Stopped in Rathdrum to make deposit, get burgers at McDonald's and some groceries at Super One.
Got home and unloaded groceries.
Made hubby latte. He worked on stuff in shop. Went around to Thrift Shops in town buying suitcases for pet beds craft.
I stayed home with the dogs. Nothing special today.
Still giving eyedrops for Harriet's eye.
Isabelle's demeanor changed immediately. She is no longer in pain. Running around like a puppy. Got into a slight fight with Harriet over the food bowl. Odd. Isabelle NEVER fights. Maybe blame it on the drugs.
Last night was just awful. Isabelle was in an awful lot of pain. She whined & whimpered all night. It was almost impossible for her to sleep. We had even given her 2 tramadol pills from Bud's leftovers.
She has been steadily going downhill health-wise this last week. We have seen it in her walks with us and in everything she is doing. Slight bouts of dementia when she looks at us as if she does not recognize us. An inability or no desire to eat or drink water. Her back legs have been getting worse all the time.
So I scheduled an appt for her at the vet. Took her down at 10:00 since they had a cancellation. It was extremely difficult getting her back downstairs as she had finally settled down on her bed. It was extremely difficult getting her into the car. She can barely use her back right leg! Dr. Mike prescribed powerful anti-inflammatories for arthritis & more tramadol. He advised if these don't work within 5-10 days, or if they adversely affect her liver, then we would be looking at putting her to sleep to relieve her pain. I do not want to be one of those people that attempt to preserve their painful life while getting "just more time" out of a beloved dog. Isabelle is 9.5 years old and has lived a good long life with us. She has traveled everywhere with us. Visited her favorite beach & peed on the sand. She has slept in the truck with daddy at the shop, she has hung around the shop with the "guys".
After the vet visit was over, we drove to Spirit Lake to get groceries. I came home and made another omelette. Yum.
Gave Isabelle her pills and she pretty much passed out for the rest of the day. Poor baby.
Beebo woke me up in bed this morning by jumping on the bed & licking my face. KRN watched him while she laughed at his antics. I made latte for hubby, guys went down to shop to work.
Shopped with KRN; paid hubby's bill at NAPA in Rathdrum. Dropped $ off at bank. KRN got a horrible bagel & a HOT drink at Jitterz.
While in town, we went to Lyle's to pick up her sweatshirts. Dropped $ off at banks.
Went to Ulta for makeup; decided to go to WalMart instead. Got some groceries.
Then went to Michaels to get frosted spray paint; but they had none. Got burgers for dogs at Wendy's.
Came home and fed burgers to dogs. KRN unloaded groceries. Put groceries away.
Made cute little jars for Halloween. I had found frosted spray paint at home.
KRN got ready for dinner at in-laws. Matt came back from shop. He had worked on his boat motor all day.
Matt works on boat motor
Hubby came home around 7:30. I took hot bath. Kids came home later. Went to bed.
Got up, made latte for hubby. Ate at Annie's (former remodeled Hog-n-Jog) in Spirit Lake. Much better atmosphere. Good food, rude wait-staff. I had a nice Mediterranean omelette filled with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese. The only drawback is the bread & hashbrowns. Wish they had fruit on the side. Took the bread & hashbrowns home to the dogs. Hubby had delicious sausage & biscuits.
Sausage & Biscuits
We came back & hooked up Excursion to boat trailer. Took all dogs & kids to drop off trailer & X at boat ramp in Farragut. Took Dogs in the Dodge. Went for a short walk at Farragut Park.
Took Dodge up to Garfield Bay. Unloaded dogs & supplies onto boat. Pumped sewage out of the boat, and filled $100 of gas in boat.
Boated up to Farragut Park, got boat loaded onto trailer. Loaded all the dogs into X. Beebo accidentally rolled his head up into the window while he was putting his paw on the Automatic Window switch! He squealed. Quite traumatized.
Came home & put boat in field until we can unload everything. Kids went home with Beebo. Beebo was still scared of the window!
Hubby and I took FMF up to Garfield Bay to get Dodge. Bud rode along with us. He came back with me in the FMF.
It seems like every couple days, I have a nail lift and have to go have it fixed. Rhonda is perplexed. I haven't done anything different, wonder if my body is just rejecting them?
Last night was our first night for freezing weather. It was down to 30 degrees. I stupidly thought that the fish could be out for another month, but now I think they need to come inside. Since the weather dropped so drastically, I put a blanket over the tank, put a piece of plywood over the top of that, along with their tank heater inside. They don't need to be frozen fish sticks!
It rained last night and this morning the deck was slippery. Dogs almost fell down as they raced outside to potty this morning.
Made hubby his latte, he took one of his pre-made burritos that he had fixed a couple weeks ago.
He drove in the white truck that he had fixed & dropped it off at CN Diesel. The owner actually stole the truck while taking a test drive and did not pay for it. What assholes.
So I got my nails fixed at 1:30 and got home by 2:45. I took Bud with me today because the weather was cool enough and he could wait in the car along with the windows cracked & water inside for him. I stopped at McDs to get burgers for the dogs on the way home.
Picked hubby up at 4:30. We shopped at WalMart for milk & more honey.
Hubby returned to work today. His heart rate is still low, tho.
I slept in until 9:30. Made cheese omelette for the dogs. Then got busy cleaning house.
Vacuumed house, washed dog beds, cleaned the fish tank, got fishy water splashed all over me. Had to change clothes & shower. Washed & styled my hair. Harriet came down stairs to see me after I showered. She was wiggling her tail & all excited. She is a crazy dog. Cleared out all the magazines in armoire. Made chicken for dinner.
It was no surprise that hubby came home late and did not bother calling. Pooh. He stopped at KFC to get dinner. This is why I hate cooking dinner for him.