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    So here's the plan

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    Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:53 am
    Forum Host
    The contractor was SUPPOSED to be here this past week, but they pushed us back to next week.

    I'd already arranged for Jar to go to daycare Mon and Wed, so he did. He's still having a little trouble dealing with the other dogs, and a little trouble being on his own, but he's getting better. He actually does seem to enjoy the time he's there interacting with other dogs - as long as they don't run around or frolic or, I guess, have any fun. icon_rolleyes.gif

    He's very much an only child - he's used to hanging with the grownups, rather than the kids his own age, and, evidently, the more stressed he is, the less he wants to be alone.

    And when he gets home, my husband says he essentially curls up in his bed and sleeps all afternoon.


    He's been to the office a couple of times and done all right, though his threshold seems to be about 4 hours, maybe 5 if I'm pushing it. And he's NOT a fan of deliveries. icon_rolleyes.gif

    He made a jerk out of himself when my aunt and uncle stopped by here on their way home Thanksgiving weekend, enough so that, I think, having him home at all while strangers (strange men especially, oddly enough) have free range in the house is just a non-starter.


    I've arranged to take him to daycare Monday through Thursday mornings. My husband will pick him up when he gets out of work (around noon-ish) and bring him out to my office, where he'll (ideally) just hang out with me and take a nap. By the time he gets there, the mail and Fedex and everything else should have already been delivered, so we should pretty much have no strangers walking in and surprising him.

    I can take him out for a potty break mid-afternoon, and by the time we're ready to go home, the contractors ought to be wrapping it up, too.

    And I'm taking next Friday off. We're going to visit my mother. icon_smile.gif

    The other slight concern I have is that he goes to obedience class Saturday, and he's likely going to be ridiculously exhausted from the week. But fortunately, it's the first class, and he should be able to fake it. icon_biggrin.gif Besides, it just can't be helped.

    Does it sound like I've got everything covered? icon_confused.gif
    Connie Lea
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:47 am Groupie
    You are such a good furbaby mommy. You think of everything. Jar is one lucky dog.
    K9 Owned
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:48 pm
    Forum Host
    Connie Lea wrote:
    You are such a good furbaby mommy. You think of everything. Jar is one lucky dog.

    What she said!

    I can't think of anything you have left out. I do think it sucks that the contractors are setting things back though. Are you sure they will be done by Christmas?
    Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:13 am
    Forum Host
    Thanks. icon_smile.gif

    And I certainly HOPE they're done by Christmas! icon_confused.gif

    It's probably my own fault - we told them when we planned the job that there was no real rush - we're in upstate NY, and I was cool with the idea that they'd want to get as many outside jobs done before the snow starts, and, since this is an inside job, it could wait.

    That, and it gave us plenty of time to try to get Jar sorted out. Or as sorted out as he's going to be, anyway. icon_wink.gif

    But okay, let's just get on with it already. I've emptied my desk (gonna have to get rid of it, I fear) and the coat closet (will hopefully build a new one) and tomorrow I'm taking down the blinds that I worked so hard to put up!
    K9 Owned
    Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:11 pm
    Forum Host
    What work are you having done Kris?
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:16 am
    Forum Host
    We're having a half-bath put in. There's really not room for it, but we're going to MAKE room, darn it! icon_smile.gif

    Mostly it's because my mother, especially, has some physical problems, and has an awful time going up our kind of steep stairs, which makes if hard for her to visit. Plus she's preparing for major surgery (a transplant) eventually, and will likely be spending a good deal of time with us while she's recovering - the hospital is about 20 minutes from here, as opposed to a couple of hours from her.

    Then I realized that, in the long run, it'll probably be a good thing anyway - Jar Loses. His. Mind. whenever someone (other than us) goes upstairs to use the bathroom. icon_lol.gif
    Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:21 pm
    Forum Host
    K9 Owned wrote:
    Are you sure they will be done by Christmas?

    They didn't start today. icon_evil.gif
    K9 Owned
    Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:59 pm
    Forum Host
    Oh boy. icon_sad.gif
    Connie Lea
    Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:07 pm Groupie
    Enough to make you want to scream.
    Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:08 am
    Forum Host
    I just missed the guy yesterday, when he came out to "double check" on the closet plans. He said they may or may not be able to start today, which means . . . what?

    I guess I take the dog to daycare and leave the house unlocked?

    Take the dog to daycare and come back home and wait?

    Take the dog to daycare and if they show up they can wait for my husband to get home?

    Or hey, I can leave the dog home and leave the house unlocked. icon_smile.gif
    Connie Lea
    Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:51 am Groupie
    I vote with leave Jar home and the house unlocked - that'll teach them. Course you may not get the work done.
    Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:18 am
    Forum Host

    I called the guy. They're not going to be able to start until tomorrow (though he did assure me that they'd "make up for lost time." We'll see.), so Jar stayed home, which is just as well - he's TIRED. icon_smile.gif


    Fingers crossed. icon_rolleyes.gif
    K9 Owned
    Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:40 am
    Forum Host
    I've got my fingers crossed for you too!
    Connie Lea
    Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:50 am Groupie
    K9 Owned wrote:
    I've got my fingers crossed for you too!

    Me too, plus toes. You do know what a sacrifice I'm making for you don't you - it's difficult to walk with crossed toes. icon_smile.gif
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:11 pm
    Forum Host
    Well, I just got a text message from my husband.

    There is a hole in the house where the window used to be.

    And he has no internet and no phone and he can't find the cat.

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