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Almost Settled

Friday, November 02, 2012

We have moved into our rental house. This is a house normally rented by a wonderful Japanese woman and all the furnishings are hers. She is going to Japan to spend time with family and we will live here and take care of her dog while she is gone. We are very lucky to have this. Still lots of work to do to settle in but the main is done. The two dogs are good together. We had a better night's sleep last night than for a while. When we can we will take a break and go and watch 007 (James Bond).

  
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WALLAHALLA 11/2/2012 6:02PM

    enjoy your stay

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YOBOELI 11/2/2012 11:29AM

    Hope you enjoy the rental house and that is great that the dogs get along

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Chica

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So far our trip has been excellent and uneventful as far as bad things are concerned. I don't mention it often but one of the purposes of our trip is to rescue a new dog. Last year we had the horrible experiences to have both of our dogs die and we miss them so much. We needed some time being dogless just to be sure that was what we both wanted. It is not a good idea for one partner to want a dog and the other not so much. But it turns out we both hunger for another dog. On our whole trip we both seem to be on the lookout for a new dog. So at this hotel we are staying at a little yellow dog approached us and we did a lot of thinking. The next day a white dog not only approched us but followed us around. So what to do? Our final idea was to take both dogs. The white dog followed us to the vet and we left with assurances that she would be cleaned up and be okay to touch. One never knows what horrible things you can catch. It has been known to happen that people catch mange from dogs. So we went back with full intentions to take the yellow dog to the vet too. But we can't catch it and we need to move on today. So as the caprices of life happen the dog we fully intended to take first will be left here probably to die while the dog I suspect is its mother will remain with us all the days of its life. She is so shy, quiet, and well behaved it is amazing. I am sad about the other dog whom I had named Lilly but this one is Chica and is going to fill a large part of the hole in my heart.

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 10/31/2012 4:06AM

    Well that is one lucky dog! I hope you all bond well and that your trip continues to go well.

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KOFFEENUT 10/30/2012 2:56PM

    Be sure to post some pictures of Chica - sounds like this dog BELONGS in your lives!
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Smarter Than Most of the People I Know

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Today's the day. By this afternoon we should be out the door for 6 months. What a lot of work to get ready. The fridge has been emptied. Did you know you can freeze most condiments. Who wants to constantly replace ketchup, etc. Now comes the tricky part DH will shut off all the water and empty pipes (force air) so no more use of the taps or even the sewer. The toilet gets done last. Every time we have gone I missed some important item I really wanted. Last yr. it was my salad spinner. Cleaning lettuce without it is a pain. So right now there it is under DH's clothing for Mexico. My mother did not raise a fool. We have enough money for the trip but here's hoping that we have no major breakdowns till Mexico. Our mechanic there is an angel and smarter than most people in existence. He is also crazy when it comes to charging. He asks for so little as to be about 10% of what we would pay at home. We always give him a big monetary gift at Xmas. Both of us are in love with his dog. The dog is smarter than most people I know. Eating off paper plates at noon and we are hauling our garbage with us so that we don't need to worry about beas tilting the can if we leave it outside. I hate that part.

  
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WALLAHALLA 10/17/2012 8:42PM

    Have a great trip!

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Heading South!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Need to get my butt in gear and get ready to hit the road for Mexico. There has been a big change in plans and I need to clean up and pack for our trip to La Paz. The getting ready is a bit frantic but once we are on our way it is all good. Poor DH he is even more frazzled than I am. It was a big surprise to be able to leave sooner and now the forecast is for snow. We have all season radials and not winter tires so it causes a bit of concern. But we will sneak out during the best weather times and once we are far enough south it will be okay. Motels have wi-fi so I will stay in touch.

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 10/17/2012 4:38AM

    Okay, be safe.

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WALLAHALLA 10/16/2012 5:27PM

    Enjoy the trip and make lots of good memories.

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SHERYLDS 10/16/2012 11:38AM

    Have Fun and stay safe.

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JESUSLUVSYOU 10/16/2012 11:00AM

    Have a safe trip!

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Day 11

Monday, October 15, 2012

I came across a name that struck me as fortuitous'own small clothes'. It reminded me that I have a bunch of those and I want to wear them in the worst way. So because one of my goals today was to clean out my closets and start the process of packing to go to Mexico I will pack up any clothes too large or large enough that they will not fit my eventual weight loss goal and I don't need them for my trip. This is a huge thing to do. There will be no going back. The clothes I get rid of will go in the reuse shed at the dump and if I get off my tush the dump is open Mon. Thurs and Sat. so I can haul them out there to the shed TODAY. Will report tomorrow how this worked out. I figure 2 to 3 garbage bags full plus my broken bread machine and anything else DH comes up with. I will tell him to get his butt in gear as this should be the last day to do this. This is day 11 of total healthy eating and it feels very good.

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 10/15/2012 4:50PM

    I love 'Ownsmallcothes' name as well. I have some really nice and fun clothes to get back into. I will be wearing them all by this time next year. I can understand you getting rid of them before you leave. There is no going back once you feel how wonderful it is to not drag all the extra weight around!

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