I have been saying that quote the whole weekend. And about 5 times since I came into work this morning. It never fails to amuse. Which is the point because I feel like I’ve been smelling new carpet/carpet glue for MONTHS now. Part of the old, disgusting office carpet got changed last December, and it took a solid 2-3 months before the glue smell really died down. So that’s about….February. Our apartment got new carpet. Enter new carpet and glue smell that lingers in mouth and is….gross. Then this weekend, I sat in the office and got to smell some more new carpet and industrial strength glue. WOW that is potent. I feel my nose may be permanently damaged….
I worked my usual 10hr shift on Friday, had a good grooming sesh with Amber, then took Choco for a walk. Even though Choco is 14 this year and I’ve never attempted anything of the sort, I’ve been trying to work with her on off-leash obedience. It’s been a bit tricky since she’s a bit blind and deaf so I’ve had to get inventive, but it’s been fun and I think it’s keeping her young, and her brain engaged and happy as she sniffs for bunnies and ground squirrels. She’s been doing really well – better than I thought actually, unless it’s because I often use treats. That’s probably it haha. She’s been very excited though because the bunnies decide that wind + closed up barn + easy access alfalfa = the perfect place to hang, so when I take her out with me when I feed dinner, it’s the cutest thing to see her so focused and bounding to catch the bunnies. She’s flushed them out of the hay room, too and has a grand old time trying to find them. Yet it’s also very funny/sad about what she can/can’t see anymore because a bunny can be less than 3 feet away from her and she will not see it or smell it. Poor doxie, but she’s still loving life.
This was certainly a long weekend, and yet oddly….not. Saturday and Sunday I was at the office at 730 am to open the doors for the carpet guys. It was very easy – both days I basically read a book, played around on my computer and phone, and started another book. So thankfully, it honestly didn’t feel like I was working on the weekend because while I would’ve ridden Amber, I would’ve done all of that anyway. By the time I was able to leave though (330pm day one and 445pm day two), the wind had kicked up again, I had only a little bit of time to sort through more stuff before chores and then hurry back to the apartment to cook dinner. Thankfully, while I work 10 hrs today, I only work until noon for the next 2 days. I’ll at least be able to ride, get more of a dent in purging, and still get back to the apartment with a good amount of time to relax. It’s all those itty bitty things that you’re like ‘what the hell do I do with this?’ that stump you because they don’t fit all that well in a box if you do want to keep them. But it’s coming along!
I hope everyone had a good weekend!