Sunday

I'll show her...

Elaine left Thursday afternoon to see her father, and she will stay the night with him.  She will then drive further south and spend the weekend with her daughter in another state and won’t be back until Sunday night.  Elaine is making her rounds to see family, and I will stay home and take care of things  Well you know what that means,  It means, I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING…



I have 11 dogs to watch, and it has rained for two days, it’s muddy and still raining, but it will clear up Sunday night of course, when she gets home.  What do you do with 11 dogs when it rains solidly for the entire time, and of course, there needs to be potty time in the rain.  We have a wraparound porch, but if I let them out, they can go as needed and come back to cover.  Great idea, but Dog Dad is required to be with them when they go so they can look at me, so I grab my galoshes, raincoat and hat we take a walk, and you know what that means… I get to dry off 11 dogs and then do a load of laundry.

Yes, I'm right here
Usually, when Elaine is home, some dogs will stay with each of us.  She has her pack, and I have mine, well… until she gets back, I have a big pack of critters that hang on every word and movement I make, and you know what that means, there is not a bed big enough for all the dogs and I will get very little sleep. I’ll fix her…


I’m one of those guys that don’t like to be by myself.  Just knowing that someone is here keeps me comfortable and I like the company, and when she leaves, I feel even more responsible to keep things in shape, the burden lies with me, and I am in charge so to speak, so to speak…

“I’ll fix her” is my motto, I’ll show her…  As I go through the house, I’ll vacuum the steps and floors, that will teach her.  I’ll catch all the laundry up, she’ll be sorry, and I’ll even clean out the refrigerator and wipe the inside out, she’ll know I’m upset.  The coup de grace will be when I clean out the pantry, I'm sure she won't mind.

As the evening wears on, I am exhausted after dusting, washing, wiping and doing all the chores.  The dogs watched the whole time because it was raining and nasty outside.  I only got wet a few times taking them for a long walk, and when it stopped, I used fewer towels, and the sun came out.  After a restful night, everyone slept soundly and even slept in a little later than usual and realized tomorrow is another day…

Tomorrow is another day
What makes things work best for me when she leaves for several days is to plan ahead.  You purchase pre-made meals that you can microwave and have ready in minutes and with paper plates or just using the container it comes in, that makes it fast and easy and clean up is a breeze.  Stock up on your favorite non-alcoholic beverage, and that makes the night more enjoyable keeping the chill off.

Keeps the chill off

All in all, things worked out, and we made it, you learn as you go and life is good.  The house is clean, and she'll be sorry for missing all the fun but maybe next time.  I just have one question when she gets back, "where do you keep the toilet paper?"  Ken