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Dec 5, 2021 - 4:11:35 PM
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58637 posts since 12/14/2005

WATTA DAY!

Talk abut LUCK!
Saturday we were hauling furniture in my little open trailer.
No rain or snow, so the furniture was not affected.
We got it into the garage.

Drove BOTH cars from Mary's house to mine, so mine would be OFF the street, not get a ticket for Snow Parking regs.
Just put mine up the driveway far enough so the trailer's not blocking the sidewalk.

Picked up a few things from MY  house. to go to Mary's.

SNOWED prettily overnight.
Still snowing Sunday morn.

When Mary finished her SUNDAY morning coffee,, she drove me to my house, and left me there to do some computer stuff (no WI-FI at her place yet)
I did what I had to do, got a few more things out of the bsmt for jobs I have to do, and, since  there's no point in dragging a trailer when NOT carrying big items, I backed the trailer out onto the street, so as to BACK it up the driveway to its usual parking spot.

During that process, there was a helluva SNAP sound.
The steel structural member between the back of the trailer and the hitch had finally rusted through!
Unhooked everything, used the front of the car to push the trailer up onto the lawn.

Will send pictures.
Headed off to run the rest of my shopping errands.
About then, the left lens fell out of my DOLLAR TREE glasses, so I winked at all the prices.
Had bought FIVE spare pair, earlier, but they were ALL at Mary's!
Among other stuff, picked up four deadbolt locks, which I had paid $2.50 extra to have them all keyed alike.
The CURRENT locks on her house are the kind a scrawny kid could rip open with a pair of Channel Lock (TM) pliers.

(Some years back, Milwaukee ( but apparently not Saukville) passed a law REQUIRING one inch deadbolts on the doors.)

Other than ALL THAT, Sunday was a very nice day.

Fried chicken (from the deli counter) for supper.
Picked up other groceries while at store.
Also picked up seltzer, because Mooch the Pooch barfed up raisins on the carpet.
EARLIER the same day, I took him out to pee, which he did.
And then he came in and MARKED the living room rug as HIS room now!
 
(Anybody know of a rug spray which will cause a dog to NEVER want to pee there again?)
 
Will be having fresh cooked French Toast & pork sausage for breakfast  Monday.
By the by---
Mary absolutely loves the house.
She was on the phone to her son, and he said "Gee, mommers, you sure sound HAPPY!"
 
She's so happy, it can be detected in her voice.
Hope all y'all are having as interesting, yet less frustrating, day!
 
 
PS: Guessing that IF one MUST have a trailer snap apart during a snowstorm, right at the end of one's own short driveway is about the LUCKIEST place to be.
GUESSING that it MIGHT have something to do with "the LUCK of the IRISH", what with her being 100% Irish, and possibly a bit of Leprechaun on her great-grandmother's side.  Which may explain her lack of TALLNESS)
Anyway, just another reason why I feel I'm lucky to have met her at all.
 

 

Dec 5, 2021 - 5:22:18 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15693 posts since 9/27/2007

You ROCK Mike!  She sounds like a great lady! Every now & then you meet people that understand.

Twice i had wheels changed on different vehicles where a sound or vibration alerted me to pull over before my wheel fell off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by - bubbalouie on 12/05/2021 17:24:16

Dec 5, 2021 - 6:46:57 PM
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rinemb

USA

14265 posts since 5/24/2005

Good story!

Dec 5, 2021 - 7:43:13 PM

10681 posts since 8/22/2006

Were the raisins an accidental ingestion?

Dec 6, 2021 - 10:56:13 PM

Paul R

Canada

15404 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

Were the raisins an accidental ingestion?


When we got our first pet bunny, someone said, "Now you'll have raisins all over the house!"

Dec 7, 2021 - 2:14:21 AM

58637 posts since 12/14/2005

I thought I replied tov the "accidental ingestion", but I don't see my reply, so, here it is:
Mary and I both have been told that grapes and/or raisins may be harmful to dogs.
But TWO raisins are ( in Mary's humble-ish opinion) not a fatal dose.

Anyway, he's as frisky as ever, and has not been given any more.

Dec 7, 2021 - 5:49:01 AM
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DC5

USA

22129 posts since 6/30/2015
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quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory
 
Also picked up seltzer, because Mooch the Pooch barfed up raisins on the carpet.
EARLIER the same day, I took him out to pee, which he did.
And then he came in and MARKED the living room rug as HIS room now!
 
(Anybody know of a rug spray which will cause a dog to NEVER want to pee there again?)
 
 

 


I know of several sprays, they come in .22, .38, .44 and other calibers, as well as .410 and 20 gage.  But I have a feeling that's not what you're looking for. 

Dec 7, 2021 - 7:27:18 AM

10681 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

I thought I replied tov the "accidental ingestion", but I don't see my reply, so, here it is:
Mary and I both have been told that grapes and/or raisins may be harmful to dogs.
But TWO raisins are ( in Mary's humble-ish opinion) not a fatal dose.

Anyway, he's as frisky as ever, and has not been given any more.


This is good to know. We learned fortunately that grapes were not good for our Pom. The vet made it very clear that grapes and/or raisin were not to be given to our Missy. Unfortunately she died years later from the tainted food that was being made and sold back in the early 2000. We should have joined the class action law suit but my wife was not willing to open old wounds. 

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