A quick post in pictures:
Buddy is back to his usually toy destroying self. We can't keep up with his puppy teeth and most toys don't last more than a few weeks. On the upside as long as we keep him in toys he does not destroy anything of ours - tough to get through to dogs. He has never chewed on our shoes or anything else. His latest trick is quietly walking into the office, lifting a piece of paper from the trash and quietly chewing it to bits until we find him and it. Really not that destructive in the big picture but we watch our trash cans around him.
He has chewed his green snake to bits and even after duct taping it back together we gutted it this morning and took out the squeekers, hopefully for later use in a homemade toy. He was eating the bits he was chewing off so it had to go.
His latest favorite spot to be in the house is under the bed. It is not high enough to stand under there so he scootches around. This is him on his way in.
|Racoon butt - this picture is for you Vix!|
The fireworks we went to earlier this week were good but short - small towns cannot afford long fireworks displays. As all the fireworks were shot off a barge in the bay there was zero chance of fire - a good thing since we are no longer able to water our lawns due to being under the highest water restrictions and have a couple hundred forest fires burning in British Columbia (most human caused by cigarette butts I might add).
I also wanted to share the only two souvenirs I brought home from Mexico. I have traveled enough to know that I only buy things I absolutely love and can't buy at home. First up - a folk art Mexican milagro heart. I love it and it graces our bedroom.
We are preparing to start our house renovation and have found the flooring we want. Hopefully in 8 weeks time all the things we have on the list (many other than the flooring) will be completed before our business gets busy again with the fall. I can't say I am looking forward to it - I hate the chaos of home renovations and this is the second major renovation we have been through in our almost 10 years of marriage. I told hubby - this is it - never again. He likes this kind of thing and I hate it. The only good part is the money for the renovation has been sitting in savings for the last 3 years earmarked for this reno project. We bought a home half the size and half the price of our last one - and had agreed at the time to renovate as we compromised on several things rather than buying a home $100,000 more. We are having the floors professionally done - but are doing a bunch of other things ourselves. Wish us luck!