“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

The wind is blowing, the sky is rain gray and it is already damp. The storm should start this afternoon and stay through tomorrow. My house was really cold this morning so I turned on the heat and put on my sweatshirt. I’m comfortable now and have turned off the heat. I’ve even taken off my sweatshirt.

Henry had a milestone this morning. He barked when the Peapod truck pulled up out front, his usual warming when he hears a noise. I opened the door to watch. Henry watched with me. That is the first time he did not run to his safe spot, the couch. He even stood in the hall and watched the driver bring in the bags.

When I was a kid, our dog Duke, a boxer, was totally protective of us. My brother used to go camping with his friends, and he’d bring Duke, but he had to tie him as Duke’d go home if he were loose. Once some bigger kids were harassing them and Duke was barking. My brother told those kids he’d let the dog loose unless they left. They made the wise decision and left. I remember during a storm Duke was looking out the front door and barking and barking. He even jumped on the door. We looked outside and saw a guy walking. Duke really wanted out to go after that guy. We shut the door as Duke was strong enough to go through it.

Yesterday was my busiest day in a long time. I repotted the new plants I had bought, all four of them. I brought up the storm doors from the cellar. They were so heavy I could only move one at a time one step at a time. They were also awkward, and I don’t do well with awkward. I was especially careful. I washed the windows then replaced the screens with them. They were heavy to lift onto the doors, but I managed. That laundry bag is only a memory. I did two loads of wash, brought the wash upstairs and put it away. That’s a new record for me. Usually the clean laundry sits on the couch a while. The only thing I didn’t do was hang the new bird feeders. That’s now today’s chore.

After I finish with the bird feeders, I’m going to do nothing but read. I earned a sloth day.

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2 Comments on ““The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Yes You sure earned a sloth day after all that work!

    Sunny but chilly over here and last night was even colder than the previous one. Tonight will be warm though because it’s rather cloudy.

    Great that Henry didn’t run to his safe spot! All my dogs always want to run outside and check every single thing that pass by 🙂 🙂 Nova is perhaps a bit too lazy unless it sounds really interesting 🙂 None of my previous dogs have been protective but the size itself has kept suspicious people away 🙂 Not a problem here but in Gothenburg when I lived in a slightly troubled area.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I even amazed myself at how much I got done yesterday. The storm doors were the hardest to get done. I was afraid I’d fall going up the cellar stairs.

      Henry barks at everything outside. He drives me crazy when I go check as I never see anything. He makes me jump when he barks when he’s sitting beside me as I don’t expect it. He is coming along.

      Have a great day!!


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