Here it is Wednesday, February 16, 2011. The week is half gone. And what a great week it is turning out to be; 60+ yesterday, 65 today and 70 tomorrow and Friday. Then maybe a little rain on Sunday/Monday. The wind is gusting some good ones now and then, but it's what brings the warm air up from Texas, so we don't complain.
One day we decided that Patch and Salli needed dog houses to shelter them from the wind and rain; especially in the Spring. They have been able to sleep outside the last couple of nights since it quite freezing, which is nice, and they are getting used to their new "digs".
Ronnie bought 2 big plastic barrels for $10 each, cut the end out, leaving about 1/3 of the height so it would be waterproof, and a bale of straw to put inside ($5 or less). So for a very minimal amount, the dogs have great new houses.
After it was done we coaxed Patch inside with treats to see how it was going to be.
After we put the straw in, I put their "pillows" in to make it more comfy.
And of course painted their name on the stabilizing board!
I think they think they are lucky dogs!! :) One is on the front porch and one on the back porch, which is how they slept outside before. True guard dogs!! :)
So much for the "dog days of winter"! We did manage to get out through the mud one day (last Saturday) and do some grocery shopping and eat at the Chinese place in Checotah. That was really a treat! Our last mile of road was so deep with mud Ronnie had to put the pickup in 4 wheel drive to get through it. Forget taking the Van out! Maybe it'll be okay now that we've had a few days of sun and wind. Also need for the propane truck to be able to deliver soon. Oh the joys of country living!
Frick and Frack left about 9 a.m. this morning and are not home yet (5:00 p.m.). They went to finish the requirements for getting their Oklahoma concealed weapons permit, which consisted of a trip to the Sheriff's office in Muskogee for fingerprints and pictures and background checks, etc. And then on to Lowes to get the wiring stuff for Frack's "house", and who knows what else. Then had to pick up the new tractor tire Frack ordered yesterday. Now that was some big bucks!! Anyway, now that the weather is "normal" they are up to their old tricks again. ha.
Me, I've just been doing laundry, baking pies and doing dishes.
I hope this finds you all having an easier time of living; that the snow is lightening up for you and life is treating you well. We must remember to thank God for our blessings, because whether we know it or not, they are abundant! Take care and God Bless.