July 5, 2013
The chihuahuas and the terrier are all scattered about the recliners while I wash their blankies. We survived the fireworks. Cactus Jack spent about twenty minutes taking cover under my bed last night. He finally wandered over to his own bed, considering that just maybe, the Canine KGB was not actually trying to kill him. Today, anyway.
There was a hint of rain this morning, but looks as though it has passed, for the sun is starting to stream through my windows. It will be good traveling weather today. We are headed to Ft. Smith, AR to carouse around the downtown, pilfering through their junk stores. Try a couple new restaurants.
We made a trial run Thursday/Friday using our youngest son as the ranch sitter. The ranch part he can handle, it is the two little four pound chihuahuas who give the trouble. They have deemed him the Devil and refuse to let him touch them. But, he managed to get them all to bed night before last and released in the morning without anyone dieing from canine heart failure.
He even called to let me know they were all safely in bed. I didn’t even ask him to do this for me. This makes me a little weepy. He knows me, and my love for these neurotic little beasts.
We had a nice two days checking out Pryor and Claremore a bit closer. The property we are interested in was so charming and hobby farmy. Love it. The house has been completely redone inside and out. The only thing we would have to do is remove all the carpet, even though it is new.
I discovered the master bedroom has a separate sitting room that will work for my sewing machine and the perfect place to set up the doggie sleep crates. Little things tickle me.
The house, dog kennel, horse barn, insulated shop and chicken coop/run are all so clean and organized. These folks have taken immaculate care of their property. It’s a good thing, my ocd has declared. And the in-ground pool, it will be glorious to swim in water without the thought of lurking pee. Another good thing to empty nest.
I have been pricing out white vinyl privacy fencing to go around the sides and back of the house so the dogs will not be able to see the neighbors and bark. Or a salt packet blowing across the yard. Or nothing. The property is only five acres, so we want to be good neighbors.
Have you noticed I am talking like we already own it? Yes. I have issues. But, I have to visually see myself living there and think through the issues.
No, we have not put in an offer, though we want to. We are waiting to hear back from the potential buyers who looked at our place a couple days ago. We were number two (aren’t we always) on their list and they were looking at more properties while they were in state this week. So we wait. If we happen to get an offer, we will then go for the little charmy hobby farmy place.
My Hunky has already come up with a name for our new place, wherever it is. We wanted to use the same letters as our current Watering Hole Ranch so we could continue to use the metal letters my son-in-law made me. So, using the letters W, H, and R he came up with WILD HOWLING RANCH. I love it.
Though, I am not so sure our potential neighbors will find it so endearing.
Okay, I need to get the doggie blankies out of the dryer and get myself ready for the road. Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to throw your head back and give a little howl.
edit: Well, change of plans. Just as we were ready to throw the suitcase into the truck, our realtor called. The potential buyers want to look at our property again today at 1:30pm. So, we will just have to leave for our carousing around 3pm, but will stay in Ft Smith another night. So, it works. Yes, I might have thrown a teeny tiny mini fit. Sometimes, my Yosemite Sam gets a bit riled when my plans have to change. But, it was short-lived and I have slipped back into my pjs to start prepping the house. Just needs a bit of freshening. Thankfully, the grounds look good.