Last week, we brought home on trial a 9 month old puppy who, as a stray, had been starving 3 weeks before. I would have liked to have reported that it all worked out fine. But it didn't. Sami is a sweet dog who I think under the right circumstances would thrive. He had some needs that we just weren't prepared to address. Plus our lives are intense right now with construction and the beginning of gardening season at peak. I do think that he is and was a great teacher and that he will help us be better prepared for that special dog who makes his/her home here. Earlier in the week, we headed to the Humane Society with Sami, his treasures, prayers that he would find just what he needs.
Afterwards, Melanie walked through in awe. She commented that is so uncommon these days to see work that is handmade, from someone who is skilled and who cares about their work. She hadn't even known that was possible. That surely is a statement on our times.
I would be remiss not to note that we have had considerable traffic here this week particularly with the kitchen re-do but others also: electrician, plumbers, propane inspector (and delivery), furnace/air conditioning regular maintenance. Richard has borrowed Hollis' truck which has helped with the move of the cabinetry and counter top. We have been "camping" inside to get the regular work of feeding done. Changing a kitchen is probably one of the most disruptive remodeling challenges that I can imagine. Some days, I either forgot to eat or the food just was not available. Never mind the sink is in a different place and all things are stored in new locations. Fortunately, the disruption is short term.
In the meantime, we are making strides toward the "work party" date at our house on Monday and the Seed and Plant Exchange May 19. Life is beautiful, rich and full. Rest is essential. I am headed to bed.