So, as you recall, we have a dead fountain in our back yard, which is going to become an herb garden. Well, the top was full of water yesterday because of the rain and I’ll be damned if there weren’t birds out there in it. The ones I didn’t recognize looked kind of ordinary except when they flashed the underside of their wings, which appeared to be a bluish purple. I don’t know what they are.
But I did see a couple of woodpeckers, too, on the wood frame nearby, which is cool.
The executive decision we’ve made about the dog is this. If she bounces back today, we’re going to hold off until after we move before getting her knee addressed, because recouperating her in a place where she’s only got three steps is going to be easier than recouperating her in a place where she’s got a whole flight of stairs. If she doesn’t, though, we’ll get it addressed this week.
We’re not paying $3,000 to get her knee completely rebuilt “good as new,” plus the money for aquatic physical therapy or whatever nonsense the vet wanted to sell us when we talked about this last year. I just want him to go in and put her back together in a way that makes the joint workable and puts her back on the path to a pain-free relationship with herself.
So, that’s what I know.
I’m headed over to the house to tape for painting. We made another executive decision that, if we’re going to have to get the dog patched up pronto, we’re going to revise our paint plan. We’ll buy paint for dining room and the kitchen (and maybe the living room), because we want those colors to be exactly right, but we’ll buy paint for the rest of the house from the Habitat store on Division.
And we do need to take a few folding chairs over to the house, because there’s only one step stool (though I think I recall one in the garage) to sit on when you need to rest or eat or whatever.
Anyway, thanks to all y’all for your generous offers. I’m not sure, though, right now, of what we need. My goal is to just get into the house and get settled and see what there is–so, for instance, I’m not sticking up curtains until we’re moved. But I’ll keep you in the loop.