19 March 2006

The best laid plans......

Yesterday was my rest day and an absolutely gorgeous day. The sun was out, for the first time in 2 months it seems, the temperature was nice, and it was just wonderful. I spent the day moving and painting the new place. It was great.

Today my plan was to do a brick. Specifically a swim and a bike ride, in Waikiki so the swim could be in open ocean. If you will look at the weather on my sidebar there you will notice rain and thunder. Yes, thunder!!!! UGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! It has been raining here for like 2 months!!!! I am sick and tired of it!!!!!! The rest of the country is having nicer weather than we are here in HAWAII!!!!!! UUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

It is raining so hard right now I can not hear my TV. The thunder is freaking out the dogs so they are all trying to lay under my feet. 3 75+ lb dogs fighting to get under my chair, yes, this is fun.

I can't really train inside today since I took my bike trainer and elliptical over to the new house while the treadmill is behind boxes and stuff and can't be opened. Oh well, such is life.

I guess I'll spend the day packing some more since I won't be going out anywhere :(

In other news, we spent the day painting the new house yesterday. We took the dogs over and hung out there for about 4 hours. It was great. That seems to be a pretty mellow neighborhood. There were kids out playing. We met some of the neighbors. It seems nice.

I was a little worried about the dogs. All their lives they've lived here. It's kind of isolated and since we live on a major highway there is not a lot of foot traffic or kids playing out front. Also, although there are other dogs around, my dogs can't see them so it's no big deal. When they do see other dogs or kids or whatever, they bark like crazy. I was afraid that this would happen in the new place. It's a typical subdivision so there are houses all along the street and the property is surrounded by a chainlink fence. Also, the neighbors right next door are raising chickens. So I was afraid my dogs would bark and bark and bark and bark..................... But they didn't. They stood looking out at all the kids playing and the people walking and the dogs in the neighborhood but didn't really bark unless there was something to bark at. That made me feel good. Also, since the yard is fully fenced, they can stay outside. That's something they are not used to and really seemed to be enjoying it.

So we were painting the house, inside, and the dogs were generally sleeping outside and things were calm and cool. Then Rocco came into the house stepped into the paint pan and proceeded to walk through the house. Note the house has hardwood floors. I turned around and there were little paw prints all over the house. I chased him outside and washed off his paw while Charlie cleaned up the paint in the house. Of course, if that was the worse calmaity of the day we can call it a good day!!!

So there's something else going on that I don't want to talk about yet because I don't want to jinx it, but I need you all to think positive thoughts my way. Things have been going so horribly lately I figure this would balance out the negative things and put the yin/yang back in balance again cause right now the negative is winning out. So think good thoughts and push positive vibes my way. Thanks!!!


Nancy Toby said...

Uh, NO. The rest of the country is NOT having nicer weather than you are having in Hawaii. I promise, Ms. Hi 76 Lo 74.

Backofpack said...

On the positive side, since it's been raining for two months, you don't need to worry about scheduling a trip to Seattle - you've already had the wet experience!

What kind of dogs do you have? Thunder doesn't seem to bother our Lab, but she doesn't like it when the wind blows so hard it whistles at the front door, or rattles in the chimney.

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