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Saturday, July 3, 2010

One of those days.......continued.

This past week has been a busy one. Good busy, but very busy, tiring, and draining. We left last Sunday to visit my daughter. They purchased an older home that they have been renovating for quite a while. We went down to lend a hand. They are down to what is one huge task(not counting the yard) painting the exterior(not including the windows that will need to be reglazed). Those of you who own an older home know what a job this will be, especially on your own. I will say the boys worked on the really hard stuff! They scraped, scraped, scraped and scraped some more! It was HOT! Really hot!

My girl is still working, so I painted the last of the trim and baseboards in the office, cleaned windows (did I mention they have a lot of Big windows?) When we left the office was on the way to being straightened out, so the guest bed can move in there, so we can get ready for this little one. I even got to see the little one Wednesday during her Dr visit. He was moving those arms and legs, sticking his tongue out, and we may have a name. I will let you know if the make it definite. It was a great visit.

When we left, out big dog Nick was not doing well. He would have been 12 in December. He has been the absolute best family pet! He acted ferocious when necessary(strangers near by)but,  has always been just one big loving puppy. Our neighbor who is very fond of him took care of him while we were away. He said when we left he seemed so depressed, and wasn't sure he would last till we returned, but he did. We returned Thursday afternoon, and when I got back from errands Friday afternoon, he had laid  down in a shady spot and passed away. He and Stella have been my company when I am here by myself, and I am going to miss him dearly. Yes, there were tears from both of us, so needless to say yesterday afternoon was a sad one. Looking forward to a good Sunday rest, church and some quiet time. Hope you all have a blessed 4th.
Jackie

10 comments:

Ginny said...

I am sorry to read of the loss of your dog. Our pets are such great companions, and we miss them when they're not there. May God comfort you as you grieve.

Runner Mom said...

Oh, bless your heart, Jackie! I am so sorry!! Sending you a great big hug and lots of love!!
XOXO
Susan

Beckypdj said...

It is hard losing a pet :( hugs to you.

Sounds like you have been very busy and I know you are ready to hold your grandbaby!!! Anticipating lots of pictures.

linda said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your beloved dog. I can only imagine how I will react when we lose our Jake. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Victoria said...

Oh no, I am so sorry about Nick! I know that is not easy at all.

I know you had to love seeing the baby!!!! It is so exciting and makes you long for him to make his appearance even more I bet.

I think it is great that you and Papa could go down and help with the house. Our in-laws were of immense help when we were getting our new house ready. Sometimes you just need those helping hands!!!

Have a restful 4th!

Rona's Home Page said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I lost it when we had to giveaway Toby, the Wonder Dog.

I hope you have a great week.

Miss Debbie said...

So sorry about your friend and pet. We have lost several dogs through the years and it is heart wrenching. So, I know how you feel. On a happier note, sounds like you were a great help with the painting project... and you do windows!!! I'm impressed!

Diana said...

Hope you and the family are doing better.

BECKY said...

Oh Jackie, I am so sorry sweetie. I know how difficult it is to say goodbye to one of our furry family members. Isn't it amazing how they become part of us?

Praying that the God of peace will comfort you in this difficult time.

Love and big hugs,
Becky

Christina said...

Sorry that I'm so late in letting you know, but I an very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet dog.