So this has been quite the month. One vacation, another on the way. The last one involved the in-laws, so “vacation” is kind of a strong term. But on the good side, we got a new air mattress. Or more specifically, we bought a new air mattress since the futon we were sleeping on felt like it was stuffed with gravel and doorknobs.
My yard is getting totally torn apart due to a patio getting put into the back yard at the wife’s request. While I actually got her to hire someone as opposed to us digging up the yard ourselves, the dogs are either eating mud or embedding it in their paws. This is another reason to have only indoor pets, like cats. Or fish.
Our last vacation got us back into the mountain biking thing. And it also showed how pathetically out of shape we’ve let ourselves become. We have to get back in shape, since skiing is only about five months away.
So now we’re looking at satellite maps of the local area scouting out biking trails. We have some good prospects if we’re not babies about that whole “trespassing” thing. I say trespassing is kind of like a tree falling in the woods. If the landowner doesn’t confront you with a shotgun, it never happened.
Since we’re preparing for the second vacation, we have a dog sitter again. He kind of knows what he is up against, but I’ll have to teach him the “proper” way to clean dog feet. The “proper” way is the way that doesn’t make my wife mad, of course. Even though we’ll be away from the house, I have a feeling she’ll be able to sense if the dogs are tracking mud all over the kitchen.
Wives are like that.