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Friday, January 18, 2013

Cough, Cough, Cough

That's our Mama, "cough, cough, cough".  She has been doing that since New Year's Day.  She heard on the news that it can last up to three weeks.  It is getting better, so maybe it will be gone next week.

Mama talked to the title company yesterday and they are sending us our closing papers on the house today. They are going to email them to us.  We will print them and take them to a notary tomorrow and then we will send them back to the title company.  As of last night, everything was on track for the buyers to close on January 23rd.  The title company forgot that we would not be there in person for the closing.  It's a good thing Mama called them to make sure everything was okay.  

We had some new neighbors move in on Saturday.  We could see they had a lab when they opened the door, but we never saw him outside.  Poop bags would appear outside their door, but no dog was seen.  Mama started to really wonder about them.  Yesterday, we actually saw him outside.  He ran outside, did his business and ran right back in. It was less than a minute.  We are glad he is doing his business outside, but feel sorry for him.  He is not getting walked and he is fat.  Poor guy.  Dad said it would be nice if we were trained like that on rainy days. 

Scout looks like Jack in this photo.
Have you tried these?  Dad bought these and Mama tried them.  She was shocked at how much horseradish is in them.  They will burn your tongue!  At first, Mama didn't like them, but now she does.  She can't eat many at one time and we haven't been allowed to sample any.  She said she is going to see what other flavors they have at Target tonight. 

Our Emeals dinner last night was Shepherd's Pie.  Mama really liked it.  Dad wasn't thrilled with it.  Mama didn't tell him that she changed the recipe.  It was supposed to have chicken.  She put in ground beef and made her own gravy.

The folks are going to look at motor homes this weekend and they may put in an offer on one.  They found one last week that they liked, but three more came in this week that they are interested in.  One of them actually has a bath and a half.  They would love that, but gaining the half bath causes a loss of closet space.  They will have to decide if it is worth it.  That one also has a king sized bed and a stackable washer and dryer. Most of the motor homes have a combination washer/dryer.  Mama would prefer stackables.  She did some research this week and most people said they loved their combination washer and dryers.  They said they were definitely better than going to the laundromat.  That made her feel better.  She may have to do a load or two every day since the washer is small, but at least she doesn't have to go to the laundromat to do it.

The folks are really excited about getting a new motor home.  We have heard rumors that we may no longer have a bed like we have now.  We may actually have to get dog beds and we may be on the floor.  I am not sure how a new motor home is an upgrade for us if the rumors are true.

The Greyhound Who Wonders If A New Motor Home Is a Good Thing


  1. Joey mate, you should get your own room fella! Now that shepherds pie is interesting. Over here shepherds pie is made with lamb...hence shepherd. Cottage pie is pretty much the same but with minced beef. They are both topped with mashed potato. If it was made with chicken it would be errrr.... chicken pie!!

  2. My MOM has not had Shepherds Pie in forever. You always give her good ideas. I hope that Lab gets out more than just to pee. That is just not right. And if you ask me an upgrade would include a special room or place for the two of you. Just sayin'. Or maybe that is what the King Sized bed is for, for the two of you And the beds on the floor are for your peeps. hehhe

  3. Hope your mum's cough goes away soon, it's isn't nice to have a cough for a long time.
    That is such exciting news about the new motorhome, you might be right, if you are living there full time the cupboard space may be more valuable than a bigger bathroom.
    We have never heard of horseradish crisps before :)
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  4. "I am not sure how a new motor home is an upgrade for us if the rumors are true."

    Hahahaah!!! Joey, my dear, you might find you actually LIKE your own dogbeds!

    I hope the cough goes away soon. They tend to hang around like that with me, too, and cause much sleeplessness.

  5. I say let the folks get a new motor home and you and Scout get the old one! I hope your momma feels better real soon. I LOVE Shepherd's Pie.

  6. I have a stuffy nose and slight cough. I wish it would go away too. Hope the house closes with no hiccups. I love anything with horseradish in it.

  7. Hi Y'all!

    Can't wait to see y'alls new home! Oh, and don't feel too bad about beds on the floor...just hold out for ones like mine...I have several and they are all memory foam, just like the Humans!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. I Hope the cough goes away! My kids say dog beds aren't too bad..couches are better.
    I've had plain pretzel chips but not those..they sound good.