Sunday, April 25, 2010

A little of this and that...

I'm glad my readers enjoyed my guest's post. A really enjoyed doing it and now I feel like I'm constantly being watched...she's just itching to dish some goofy thing I do. :)

First I have to share that A and I did buy ourselves a cute, retro RV. We picked it up 2 weeks ago and then had to give it a full and complete cleaning. My OCD ass was NOT sleeping in there until it was cleaned and disinfected! It is a 1987 model so it has the most awesome seafoam green upholstery. At first we considered covering everything but I think we really have to embrace the retro feel. The one thing that had to go is the carpet. Not only is it filthy (who in the hell has carpet when camping) but if I'm travelling with 5 dogs I need easy clean up. Today I ripped out that old nasty carpet (another major germ-phobic attack, especially the bathroom-YUCK!!) and started laying the new vinyl flooring. Once that is done, the Winnebago will be ready for her first trip. We are not planning any major trips this summer-just some weekends at state parks. We will see what the future holds.

Last weekend we moved my brother and family to South Dakota. For two weeks prior everytime I saw my brother and sister-in-law they talked about how they were getting the packing done. Friday night I went over to help load stuff and discovered they were not nearly packed. I went to bed at 1am and got back up at 8am on Saturday to go help more. We finally finished and left town early afternoon and drove 5.5 hours to their new house, unpacked and then drove 5.5 hours home. I got home at 5:30am Sunday after being stopped by the cops twice for speeding and I was lucky to get away with a warning both times. Whew!! As if things weren't stressful enough my mother thought our packing/moving days would be a good time to bring along a bottle of brandy and act like an asshole. That's a whole other issue that I'm not ready to get into in this post.

I went to bed at 6am Sunday, got back up at 9am and took my foster puppy to meet a potiental adopter. That was another 1.5 hour drive each way. They had offered to come meet me, but I wanted to be able to spend some time checking them out too and making sure Jayna was comfortable. I'm happy to report that Jayna stayed at her new home that day.
Of course I cried but managed to (mostly) hold it together until I made it out of their home and into my car. I was crying so much I actually missed my exit and had to drive around a bit to get home. This was the first time I've ever done this by myself; usually A is always there with me and so then I crumble easier since I know I have her there to be the strong one. Instead I went to Starbucks and ordered the largest Java Chip frappachino I could get, the barista looked at me like I was nuts, and buried myself in 800 calories.

Then last Wedensday I came home from work, turned on my computer and after a few minutes got the dreaded blue screen. It's been doing it more and more recently and I've been telling A the computer was on its last leg. I would just pull the power, re-start and it would come back to life. I've been staying on top of my back-ups and waiting for the end. This time when I tried to restart there was nothing. It was done. But now we have no computer and of course we do EVERYTHING online these days. I have been planning my switch to a Mac but I'm just not prepared yet. Off we go to the electronics store to purchase a computer fast. We bought another PC just to get us through for awhile but I've had it with the PC bullshit!!

Finally, just when I thought we could slow down a bit I got a call Friday night from the woman who runs our rescue. One of our foster homes got "busted" for being over the city limit for dogs and now we have to move dogs to other homes fast. It's a desperate moment so A and I agreed to take two more fosters. Today I'm meeting the foster mom and it will be a surprise who I'm bringing home. Looks like I'll be travelling with seven this summer. Holy shit!!


vixen kitten said...

I think that boring beige exterior is just screaming to be as spruced up as the rockin sea foam green interior.

I say you paint it up to look like a giant traveling walleye!

Just sayin...


Ms. Moon said...

I love your little turtle-home! In theory. I sure don't want one of my own but it makes me happy to think of you and A and SEVEN dogs traveling about, having adventures in sea-foam retro glory.
I love sea-foam.

And let me just say this- MACS ROCK and once you get one, you'll be wondering why it took you so long. Yes, they cost more but damn- they are worth it.

Happy Trails, dear Mel.

crystal said...

I love the winnebago!! It looks like its going to make a lot of great memories!!
Oh, and I finally made the Mac plunge after years of agony with my poor PC decisions......and i love love love it!!!! Do it, you will not regret it :)

Mel's Way or No Way said...

VK- I will agree it needs spruced up a bit but not a walleye...anything but a walleye!

Ms Moon-Yeah, I must admit I love the seafoam green too. One thing is for sure, wherever we go with 5-7 psycho dogs WILL be an adventure.

Crystal-a Mac if a definite now. I finally convinced my sweetie.

vixen kitten said...

Well, I had just read your other post where you mentioned doing up your car walleye style!

Actually, I think it's very cute...and really pretty perfect the way it is! You, A and the kids will have lots of adventures in it!

Jude said...

I love the camper!!!!! OMG, you two are going to have so much fun traveling around in know, whenever you want to take a West Coast trip, there's a perfect camping area right on the beach that's not far from me. Just saying.

C.I.W. said...

That looks like SO MUCH f-ing FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I want a camper.


I bet Mic would fall over dead if I said that out loud to her.

I can't wait to hear about your first adventure!!!!


Mel's Way or No Way said...

Jude-the west coast trip is one I've been dying to do for years. It's in our future plans.

Bethany said...

Great post. You astound and inspire me. I am so excited for u both, that camper is rockin!