I'm sorry, I'm just using up all my words at the office, where new issues wash in nearly hourly. I went to work this morning with an agenda, and walked in the door to a blinking light on my phone - our controller left me a message late yesterday, and it led to another far from quick and easy issue landing on my desk. That's on top of the dozen or so major complicated issues I already had, thankyouverymuch.
That set the tone for the day, actually. Every hour or so, a new WTF??? rolled in, the details of which I'll spare you, but there was a lot of exasperated cursing all round.
So yeah, I come home pretty much out of words.
The dogs: Both are well. Murphy's basically to the point where he needs the daily pred or things deteriorate, but his recent round of testing was fairly comforting that daily prednisone isn't causing any real side effects, and it keeps the poopies normal, his energy up and his appetite good. It also makes him 7 ft. tall and bulletproof.
Sophie's butt appears to be okay, but we are going back for another visit on the 28th. I had to take her back on Saturday, when it looked like the incision was getting puffy. No infection, but they switched her antibiotic to one I could get for free at the "people pharmacy" and didn't charge for the visit. Yeah, I really am earning my own parking space there.
Condo Remodel News:
Last night I "stopped by" Home Depot to write another big check for the rest of the cost of the cabinetry installation - the tear out, installation, electrical, plumbing, etc. etc. A 30 minute visit ended up going an hour and a half.
My designer had mentioned me and my flooring issue to the store manager, and he had an idea I'd never considered, but am now considering very seriously: vinyl plank flooring.
At first I was, "Vinyl?" It sounds so... tacky. But, yeah, like with the laminate countertops, a lot has changed in the decades since I thought about buying flooring. It looks as wood-like as the porcelain tile and also gets rave reviews from purchasers, but the big, huge, very giant difference is the installation cost. This is a floating floor, and much cheaper and easier to install, and also has a 25 year warranty, and is moisture proof and scratch-resistant (therefore dog proof) and looks really really nice. The vinyl tile is also really nice, and I found one that looks fabulous with the cabinets and countertops, so suddenly I'm all about the vinyl.
Right now I'm all about the sleep. I do have further installments of Grandma Crabby's Book Corner, including a couple of cookbooks, and one of these days I'll get around to them, I swear I will.