Monday, March 22, 2010

Deck Is Finished!

Daddy and Grandpa finished our deck last week. It's really BIG!
Wow, I have a great view from up here! I'm king of of the deck!

Daddy is now working on a porch underneath the breakfast nook.

It was another very busy weekend. Mama cleaned out drawers. Daddy started cleaning out the garage. They both worked on cleaning up the yard. Yesterday, we had turkey! Can you believe that? Mama says she is cleaning out the freezer.

Mama says today is our only "semi-normal" day this week. The men are coming tomorrow to start staining the house. It's going to be crazy here with men on ladders peeping in our windows.

Why are we doing all this work? Well, we are preparing to sell our house. Yep, that's right! Our house is going up on the market very soon. We are going to buy a much smaller house after this one sells and we won't have a mortgage. Mama says Daddy will be able to retire sooner if we don't have a mortgage. I retired after only 8 races and retirement has been a lot of fun for me. I hope Daddy can retire early too! We are a little nervous leaving our home, but it will be an adventure. We may even live in the RV while we look for another house. Daddy thinks that will be fun. Mama doesn't think it will be all that much fun, but at least we have a place to stay while we wait for our new home. We hope our house sells this year, but with the economy it could take a long time.

The Greyhound Who Loves His New Deck

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day

It's been crazy around here. Daddy and Grandpa have been building a new deck for our house.
It's been very noisy. Scout refused to greet Grandpa on the third day of construction because she is not happy with her beauty sleep being interrupted. Today is day five of construction and they think they will be finished today. They have plans for the rest of the week, too. They are bringing in gravel and mulch. Mama has been busy cleaning and pricing things for a yard sale. She said there are things that were not unpacked when they moved here six years ago, so all of that stuff goes. It's going to be a HUGE sale.

Next week, men are going to come and re-stain the cedar siding. We also have to get our porch fixed. Mama says the staining is at least a week worth of strange men being here and looking in our windows while we try to sleep and work. It will be worth it when it's done though.

Happy St. Pat's Day everyone!

Jack and Scout
The Greyhounds Who Are Looking Forward To Their New Deck!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Busy Week

We've had a very busy week. We've had several visitors and that has been fun.

I hurt my toe last Monday. I didn't complain, but it looked nasty. It looks like I lost the whole top layer of my toe nail. It seems to be healing okay. Mama was very worried at first. We didn't go on walks for a few days so that it could heal.

Today, the weather was 70 degrees. We walked down the road and talked with our neighbor. She gave us lots of ear rubs. We were having a great time until a bee stung me on the back and then I decided to bite the bee and then I screamed. Mama got us home fast, because I got really scared. My tongue did not swell up. I'm fine.

Mama said Grandpa is coming over next weekend and is going to help build us a big deck. It sounds like it will be another busy week for us.

The Bee Buster

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