Thursday, June 12, 2008

Moving and Shaking!

Hey everyone! Man, what a week! The new roof is done, yay! They finished sometime yesterday, new gutters, replaced the old skylights, and the works! It looks great, I'll paste a slideshow below of all the work. Those guys worked constantly from Tuesday of last week through yesterday, every day except Sunday. And mercifully they didn't start Saturday until 8:30 (they had been starting around 6:45-7:00 every morning). It rained this afternoon and the new gutters worked beautifully. I don't know if it leaked in the attic since the contractors removed our inside metal staircase yesterday and we don't have any way to get into our upstairs! They chopped the old spiral up into several pieces and chucked it in our front yard and started building the new, NORMAL, staircase. They got up to about the first landing done today, so it will be super exciting to come home tomorrow, because they should be up through the ceiling to the second story. Good times!!

And to continue the ramble that is this post, while the contractors are working inside Pippin is loving life - and going to daycare everyday. We went last weekend for an "evaluation" and to meet with the owner. The whole thing made us very nervous, we're not used to leaving Pippin in open environments because he is WILD. But, there's really not much else we could do while people were inside working on things. If we crated him he'd go crazy with all the hammering and sawing and it's just not good for him. Clearly I shouldn't have been worried because the boy is LOVING it. Yesterday when I went to pick him up he was chilling right next to a "fuzzy" little dog and they were so cute. Just sitting there. Quietly. Very unlike Pippin. And today he nearly choked himself to death pulling me up the stairs to get inside the daycare and he walked in like he owned it. Today he was in a big playroom with several other dogs and no one was in line in front of me so I didn't get to sneak a peak at how he was doing. But let's just say he comes home EXHAUSTED every day. Last night he was out for good at 8 pm - tonight he was out at SEVEN! The contractors should be done in just a couple of days (we're doing the finishing, they're just framing) but I'll probably start taking him one day a week because I think it's really helping him be a better socializer.

In other news, Nashville is SO happening!! Last week CMA-fest, this weekend Bonnaroo! This season of Next Design Star was shot here (I need to find THEM, bring them HERE, make them finish this house!!!). Tonight's Last Comic Standing showed Nashville, but none of the clips of me (boo!) and of course Nashville Star is going on right now!! It's a good time to live in the 'Ville! Bonnaroo won't affect us this weekend, they're all inside the sight south of town and set for a weekend of festivities. Brent saw a ton of campers and out of staters headed that way on his commute to work today. We have a couple of friends going so it'll be fun to hear all their stories, there's going to be some great music there this weekend.

Have a great weekend!!


At 8:02 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Poor Pippin. Sounds like he had to deal with contractors.

P.S. You have been TAGGED!

At 5:46 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

I know someone who takes her boxer to doggie daycare about 2 days a week and he loves it too. She keeps pics of him with his buddies on the frig. It's hilarious!

At 2:25 AM, Blogger Legs & Wings said...

The place is looking good!

At 3:54 PM, Blogger robtherunner said...

It sounds like Pippin is liking the free time at the daycare. The new roof looks great.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

You guys could open your own doggie day care someday!


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