FRIDAYAfter my Ortho appointment (where I learned that I could have been hip brace free 2 weeks ago), I went home and worked on my Friday post and did a little work. I stalked the UPS site for when my laptop would be delivered and despite the 0945-1:45 estimate, it arrived after I left at 4:50... of course.
I headed to Moncks Corner with Teh PT Family to photograph their Mom's wedding. After a simple ceremony, we took some photos on the train tracks and we set up for the reception. The reception was a blast and we made it home around midnight. Teh German and Teh Dental Hygienist came for the reception.
Teh Dental Hygienist drove since she was test driving a new car. This is only relevant because we were 90% of the way home when Teh German questioned if the vehicle's lights were on, which would cause the problem of there being no interior light. Turns out, they were not. Oops. She's fully aware she'll never live it down.
We came home to bloody vomit on the rug downstairs. Carpet cleaner use since Friday morning at 0515: 4. It was at this point, I admitted defeat and agree with Teh German, no more dog sitting.
SATURDAYThe weekend goals were slim, which was nice. I got up and fed the beasts, not wanting to deal with another session with the carpet cleaner. I had intended on going back to bed, but the lure of a new computer was just too much for me. I spent about 2 hours downloading programs and setting up the computer. I put my new stickers on it. I was pumped. I uploaded the wedding photos and subscribed (ugh) to Lightroom and Photoshop (PS) to start working on photo editing. I was going through the setting in Photoshop and noticed that PS was using the integrated graphics card instead of the Nvidia video card. This is a problem because I specifically upgraded the video card in the computer for exactly this purpose. After some troubleshooting, I couldn't fix the problem so I admitted defeat and decided to bring the laptop to Best Buy after my hair appointment.
I headed back to bed to take a nap. I got up with Teh German around 10 and we had a slow start. I tried to troubleshoot again with no success. Teh German and I agreed that I would clean the toilets and he would clean the sinks so we could accomplish my lone weekend goal: to clean the bathrooms.
Around 1, I finally started getting ready for my appointment at 2. We were super unmotivated. I think I found a hair person in Charleston. I'm sure several people will have outbursts of joy when they read that. She was very nice and explained everything she was doing to my hair. I explained that I was trying to grow it for the wedding. I was pleased to see there was not a lot of hair on the floor after I got up. I got several compliments on my blow out.
I headed to Best Buy, trying to be optimistic. Naive. There was only 1 Geek at the Geek Squad desk since the other person was dispatched out on calls, strike 1. The Geek at the desk seemed like he might be moderately proficient so I explained the problem and what I had done to troubleshoot the issue. He suggested downloading the drivers directly from the Nvidia website, which we started the 7 minute download for. And at 1 minute left, he needed the serial number and closed the laptop to get it... Then when he came to check on the download a few minutes later I got to inform him that it had cancelled... when he had shut the laptopm strike 2. He then said to me, "Oh, I thought it would download in the background." Uhhhhhhhhh, what? So we have to restart the download and at this point, I'm getting frustrated and he's already checking in my computer for drop-off, which should have been my indication that he wasn't going to be able to help me fix the problem, but again.. naive.
|We could have been friends.. but noooooooo.|
While all this was going on, I spoke to Teh SC Greyhound neighbor (who we were dog sitting for) to explain some of the issues we were having. We agreed that she shouldn't come home right away, but that I needed her to be aware of the issues.
I ended up leaving my brand new laptop at Best Buy with no idea of when I'd get it back. Depressed, I headed home. Teh German was outside (where it was no less than 98°F outside) washing Baloo. The soap was drying and I helped him by rinsing since he refused to wash then rinse sections. Have I mentioned lately how stubborn he is? Anyways... He said he had already cleaned the sinks, so I went inside and called Teh Running Bestie to chat while I cleaned the toilets. After the toilets were cleaned, I started working on the puzzle while we chatted. Eventually Teh German came inside and showered.
|Teh German puzzles vs Teh Megan puzzles....|
After I got off the phone, we tried to make a dinner plan but I wasn't feeling it. My motivation level was at the bottom of the scale. I had planned to make chicken enchiladas and the chicken was cooked (yay crockpot), but needed to be shredded and then the enchiladas stuffed and baked and that was just too much effort for me. I ended up mostly skipping out on dinner and I don't even remember what Teh German ate.
|Dinner of champions. I didn't eat the entire cup.|
So yah know, moderation.
Teh German has this habit of constantly perusing the Facebook Marketplace for "things" and he actually found some runner steps for Baloo for a super low price. The only hitch was that they were located in GA and he'd have to drive down there to fetch them. I told him to go for it and he made plans for a drive to GA on Sunday. It ended up working out super since the seller was even willing to help Teh German install them when he picked them up.
Later, we went over to Teh PT House for celebratory smoking hour since they had upgraded their vehicle situation.
Carpet cleaner use since Friday at 0515: 5
SUNDAYSunday morning, Teh German got up with the beasts. He ended up coming back to bed until his alarm went off, at which point he got up and got ready and I checked my phone since I wasn't able to go back to sleep. I had a massage scheduled at 2 (a neighbor is an LMT and she was coming to the house), but since Teh German was already out (which wasn't planned when I made the appointment), I messaged her and told her if she wanted to bump up the appointment time, that worked for me. We agreed on doing it at 1 and I took the time to social media, write up the weekly menu, make a store list, and hit up Walmart (ugh) and Bilo. I still didn't find everything I needed, so I'll be making a trip to Publix at some point, but that's fine.
|I didn't realize when I had Yurtle cleaned that they had folded the blankets and put them in the back.|
SUUUPPPPPEEERRRR impressed with Tidal Wave. I wish they were closer.
I made it home by 1215 and Roux's Humom, Teh PT Family, and Teh Dental Hygienist came over to meet Sweet Tea. Everyone left when the masseuse arrived. We set up right in the living room, which was fine with me. Amazingly, the dogs were angels and other than the power flashing due to some crazy storms, there were no disturbances.
|Tired dogs are the best dogs.|
She was awesome and I happily recommended her to several people. Teh PT Wife had brought in a box when she came in and it was my new, correct color, Kindle.
Side story: I accidentally ordered a black Kindle on Prime Day and didn't realize until it was too late to cancel it. So I ordered a 2nd Kindle in the color that I wanted. Because it was so late in the day, it wouldn't arrive till later. Boooo, hiss.
I happily added my stickers to my Kindle, put the case on and I was messing around on it when Teh German arrived home. The 7 makes me sooo much happier than the 10. It's not as heavy in my hands and I can tap to turn the pages! I'm trying to figure out what to do with the Kindle 10 now and I seriously have no idea. There is currently no trade-in option for it either. :(
After checking out his new steps (which would have made getting in and out of Baloo much easier 6 weeks ago), I showered and got ready for a birthday dinner at Swig and Swine. We got to ride in Teh PT Husband's Hummer-limo sized truck (a Toyota Tundra). When we got home, we were locked out of the house! We couldn't figure out what was going on. Teh German asked me if I locked the door (from the garage to the house) and I laughed at him and said, "I never lock any doors!"
Luckily, I have a house key on Yurtle's fob and I was able to let us in. Teh German was almost afraid to come in after I walked in and said, "Oh shit." I walked into the house and the downstairs was littered with dog collars and various items that were in a container in the closet. A closet that I had, apparently, not closed the door to after I put something away before we left. #lessonlearned
The dogs had a blast while we were gone. Phil's muzzle had been chewed up, Pax's racing muzzle had been chewed up, the buckle was eaten off the paracord collar Teh Sister made for Phil. Toys that I had been hoarding were strewn about the house. It was like they had a party without us. It was so exciting that they locked the deadbolt on the door! Fortunately, only a collar was destroyed in the party, so that's a positive.
After we got everything cleaned up, Teh SC Greyhound Neighbor arrived to pick up Edie and Sweet Tea. We chatted about Edie and my concern over her lack of eating and her not greeting anyone when they came in. Edie really wasn't interested in getting off our couch, so Teh SC Greyhound Neighbor had to pick her up. When she put her on the floor, Edie was knuckling and Teh German and I saw it and exchanged a look that Teh SC Greyhound Neighbor didn't miss. On our way to the car, she asked me to tell it to her straight and I said that knuckling is a neurological issue... or it could just be that Edie was laying funny and her foot was asleep. Time would tell. Edie was supposed to go to the vet today, so I have my fingers crossed.
After our house was settled again, Teh German and I headed over to Teh PT House for a little bit. Shortly after 9, I decided it was bedtime and we ran home in the ran. Yep, I ran. Not like a sprint.. but more effort than I'm used to. Once home, we did our pre-bed chores and passed out. Pretty sure I didn't move all night I was so tired.
Final carpet cleaner use count for the weekend: 7
This means that we're going to have to fully clean the runner downstairs again and pull it outside to dry, as well as the rubber mats underneath. Kind of a pain in the ass, especially on a week where it's going to rain. Le siiiiiigh.
______________________________________________Teh German said it was a productive weekend and I guess it was. Truthfully, I didn't feel all that productive and I kinda felt lazy, but there was an undercurrent of frustration the entire weekend at all the vomit, shit, and piss in our house. The party the dogs had last night made them soooo tired that no one budged this morning until it was actually breakfast time. Generally, the dogs will move around in the mornings while we get ready, but not this morning. I anticipate many naps throughout the day for them today and hopefully tomorrow too since it's scheduled to rain all week long.
This week is kinda busy. PT Mon/Thurs. The builder will be coming on Weds to make repairs (hopefully) and Yurtle has an oil change that day. Friday we have dance lessons and then a birthday bar-hop to attend. Next weekend will be kinda hectic since our Saturday is already full.
Tomorrow is everyone's favorite post, Shit Teh German Said!
Gratuitous dog photos:
Oh yeah and I just want to share this kick in the pants with you: 107 days till wedding day.
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.
Additionally, 14 days until Teh German no longer has a choice about what he wears.