A Life in the Day

Just another day today. Work has grown increasingly unpleasant but I have no options, so I just go in and get through each day, one day at a time. However, I always look forward to getting picked up by my husband at the end of the day and heading home to Breen Acres to see my puppy, Harvey, so the day always ends well.

Yesterday, after 2 days of heavy rain, we woke to discover a puddle on our dining room table and water dripping through the light fixture directly above it. Hubby called a roofing professional who came and assessed the problem: flashing and shingles missing near the dormer window above the dining room. Roof guy gave us an estimate to repair it, an amount that was unpleasant but doable, so he came by today and did the fix. Hopefully, that’s the end of our roofing problems for now.

Tonight we took a drive with Harvey to pick up some Chinese food. Once home, we tried to eat outside on the patio while Harvey ran around and played in the yard, but it was too cold and we only lasted a few minutes before giving up and coming inside.

Harvey continues to struggle with housebreaking, still often attempting to go inside, which we usually catch but not always. He almost seems to have backslid a little. We’ll have to discuss with the trainer, Saturday.

As I said, just another day.

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7 thoughts on “A Life in the Day

  1. Two handsome men, you & Harvey (although he is still but a boy).
    On the work note, each day write one thing that you do like about your work on a post it and have it on your desk all day (not a list…just one thing) and throw it away at the end of the day. The next day write just one thing…..and so on. It may be a small trick but sure makes and unpleasant situation much better.
    HUGS!

  2. Please don’t get too discouraged with potty training… I told you, you probably will never break him… it’s like getting a leather daddy to bend over for you…. it’s a control thing in that breed. I know three that, 5-10 years later, are dealing with it.

    • No worries, Dave. We’re not discouraged. We’re committed to working on this with him for the long haul and, bottom line, we will love and care for him even if he never fully house breaks. He’s our dog and we accept that we’re all doing the best we can with the training. If the worst we have to deal with is a house-mess now and then, so be it. But I do appreciate the info and link!

  3. Sounds like you have even more reason to appreciate Hubby & Harvey (as though you needed it!)
    When I first read about the puddle on the dining table my immediate thought was “Oh no – don’t beat him!”. However, the real cause is more than enough to add to your current life’s woes.

    Btw: I like your Spiderman impression.

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