Sunday, October 18, 2015

More Projects and Dogs

A whole week has flown by.  I tried to post something on Thursday but my computer refused to download photos.  It is working now so I will try again. On Monday, after work, I had to go grocery shopping so no extra chores got done.  On Tuesday, I left work 30 minutes early in order to have more daylight and I attacked the bed project.  First I measured the space, then cut the plywood, put together the frame, put the plywood on top and viola, the bed is now 8 inches off the ground.

8 inches off the ground might not sound like much but it is wonderful to me.  Now I can sit on the edge of the bed to put my socks on and I don't feel like I am a poor college student sleeping on the floor.  The dogs don't seem to care one way or the other as long as they can still sleep on the bed.

I managed to pull a muscle in my shoulder and neck while hauling around that heavy plywood but on Wednesday, I was able to put up the light that my mother bought me for over the sink.  Doesn't it look nice?  I would like a couple more of those light fixtures, maybe one for the kitchen and the other bathroom.

I also put up a clothes rod for my hanging clothes.  Since the bed takes up almost all of the room, the clothes hang over my bed.  It's a king size bed though so there is plenty of room and I don't run in to the clothes.

It rained here over the weekend and the weather gave me a headache most of the time but I still made the drive across town to officially adopt my foster dog Sassy.  She has been with me since December and I did not want to be forced to have her leg amputated.  Her leg is 75% better than when I first got her but Sassy always keeps her leg up when we visit the vet so the vet wants to take it off.  She also has Valley Fever and the pound only gives dogs one month of medicine and then the dogs go on the urgent rescue list.  They are given one week to be rescued or adopted or else they are killed.  I decided that I would rather adopt her and take her to my own vet.  We have a vet appointment next Saturday so we will see what my vet recommends.  Since she has been here since December, she fits in pretty well.  My big dog barks at her when we are all in the car together because he thinks she is too close to him but other than that, they have their pack order figured out.

With four dogs now, I don't have room to foster more especially since everyone has to fit in the car together.  Once I am settled in one location I can foster again.  That probably won't be until my nephew goes off to college.  Until then, I will have to be happy with volunteering at the shelter and not bringing any home, although, that was my favorite part.


Michelle H. said...

That is so funny about Sassy only holding her leg up at the vet's! Go figure!
Your mobile home is coming together. Love the light fixture. It looks similar to what we have in our bathrooms too.

And yes I did read your whole blog - it was great! You could probably have it published as a book someday for people wanting to live on their land, harvest rainwater, etc.


Daizy said...

I know, it's like she did it on purpose so she that I would keep her. She's a sneaky one.

thequiltingdoberman said...

Thank you so much for a little Sassy update. I thought about her a lot after the surgery. She reminds me so much of a pup I had Rusty. I am glad she is staying with you. I know it knocks you out of the foster game for awhile (and you were way better at it than me) but she has a good home. :)

Abigail @ipickuppennies said...

Way to go on those projects, especially since one was done wounded. I'm so glad you were able to save your pup. I hate the idea of animals being sick or dying because a shelter just doesn't have the space/resources available. I've really got to start donating to one.

Daizy said...

You are welcome, quiltingdoberman. She's a good dog. At 2 1/2 she's actually the youngest of the bunch. If she didn't have a bum leg and Valley Fever she would probably be much more hyper. She's fun though. I'm glad I got her.

Daizy said...

Thanks, Abigail. It was fun to be able to foster them first that way I knew they would fit in here. If only I could train them to help with the remodeling projects. I mean, at least, they should help dig holes for fence post or something.