A long over-due picture of Lewis
I don’t know what it is about my bedroom window, but Lewis is always staring at it or out of it. At first I thought he was just looking at the curtain moving, so I pinned it up out of the way. That’s when Lewis first “stood” at the window and looked out. I have no idea what’s out there that he’s looking at, but he can’t get enough of it. We’ve even taken him out on the leash to where he’s looking but he doesn’t seem to find the object of his interest until he comes back in.
In exciting news, we have a new member of the family!
Jake is almost 8 weeks old and he’s a purebred Morkie (yes, it’s possible! Both his parents are Morkies too) He came to live with us yesterday and things have been going well! Lewis is being mostly kind to him, although last night, he knocked Jake over trying to play with him.
Right now we’re working on house training and crate training. House training is kinda coming along, but it takes time. Crate training is ok, luckily his “grandma” gave all the puppies teddy bears to come home with that smell like their mama and litter mates. We put the teddy in Jake’s crate and it seems to make him feel better when he’s in there.
I’ll have another post soon, with the “birth to now” pictures that Jake’s “grandma” sent to me. It’s really neat to see how they develop. I can’t wait to see what he looks like when he’s fully grown!
I’ve been in my new house for a week now. The week has been filled with normal moving stuff, you know, packing, unpacking, looking for stuff that I put in a “safe place”, figuring out where to put things in the new house, basically, everything under the sun.
A few days after I moved in, I needed to do laundry so I threw it in the washer! (Now, before you all jump down my throat, the appliances were sold in “as is” condition, so I knew there was a possibility that something may not work.) It filled and washed wonderfully, and I kept doing work around the house. Then all of a sudden, there was this big bang. I’ll tell ya, it was one hellava noise! I ran to the washer and it was MOVING!!! I’ve seen washers move before, so I just opened it up and tried re-arranging the clothes and started it spinning again! Not two minutes later, BANG! We opened it up and let it spin with the lid open and that’s when we realized that something was not right. The drum was literally flopping around inside the washer!
I called out a repair man and after playing with it for a while, and charging me $84, he told me the suspension was gone and it would cost me more to have it repaired then to buy a new machine. I thanked him and paid him. Then I set out on the mission to find the cheapest possible new machine. Once I had an idea of prices I began to haggle! Long story short, I got a good deal and they delivered the new machine today.
The men dropped it literally on the porch and didn’t hook it up. I had a ton of laundry to do, so there was only one option…I had to move it and hook it up myself!
Well, I did it! There wasn’t too much swearing and I only put the washing machine on my foot once. I’m really proud of myself! It’s up and running and doing laundry nice and quietly!
Since I did my budget up after buying my little house, I’ve discovered that I’m quite close to being poor! I really enjoy eating and knitting, but seeing as knitting is a luxury, yarn buying has gotten the axe. At least for now. Heaven knows that I have enough yarn to last me about a life time, and then another lifetime’s worth of fibre on top of that. I decided that it’s going to be stash knitting/spinning/crocheting from here on out, and starting with all my WIPs first.
I pulled out the Bernat Mystery Afghan KAL from 2009!!! I started it on time and never did get it finished. Or anywhere close to finished either.
A few months ago, we signed Mia up for some after school art classes. She loves to draw and color and it was a good way to keep her out of the house for an hour on Thursdays.
At the end of the classes, they had a little art show down at The Museum. There were tons of beautiful pictures, cotton candy, drawing lessons and treats!
I have all these pictures put away and I’m going to put them up on the walls in my new house for some colour!