Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Our life with dogs

When our renter moved out he left a broken futon but the cushion was still in good shape. So I suggested to Rillz to put it outside for the dogs. They were going to be left outside for hours that day so I thought they would like something soft and fluffy to lay on. Rillz said they were going to just tear it up. I said... no they won't. They will be happy to have a bed outside. We got home and I was proud to say... See Rillz, they didn't tear it up. They were so happy to lay on it, because they were! So the next day the dogs were left outside and loved their bed again but in a very different way. Needless to say, Rillz got to do a HA! I told you so!

The dogs peeking through the window when I went to take a picture of their masterpiece
And their wonderful work they created in the backyard. Used to be a nice cushion for them. I guess they had better ideas for it. It has been raining the last couple days so we haven't even cleaned it up yet. We are the ghetto yard of the neighborhood!
Other dog news...
Simon got a haircut today. We are to cheap to go take him in for a professional haircut so today he got a DIY cut. Haha! When his hair is long, I think it looks cute and hippie-ish. But because his hair is like human hair, it gets really matted and super dirty. So Rillz thinks he is just the grossest thing. Therefore, time for a cut.

This is Simon before his cut.

Hahaha!!! This is after.
His haircut makes me laugh! It was really fun cutting it all though. I like the feel of the scissors as it cuts through hair. But I better not quit my day job to become a dog groomer. Not the cutest look but Rillz will be happy to have a cleaner dog!
Our dogs keep us entertained!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Busy, Busy and well...BUSY!!!!

The last month has been crazy busy! I often feel like I don't have time to sit and breath. Rillz and I wake up every morning at 5:15 and go to bed at 9:30. And work in between. Leaves us with little time left in our day.
Our amazing renter moved out of Rillz's house last month. We are so sad. But the whole process has taken a lot of our time! 10 hours of cleaning the place, countless hours traveling back and forth to show it to people, many hours looking up the applicants to see if they are good candidates... and on and on. What an exhausting process. I don't remember it being this drawn out 2 years ago. We just want someone as good as who we had before!

Also, I am taking an online college course. Communications 101. It is only 3 credits. But when I am working an average of 50 hours a week plus all the other crap going on, it is difficult to find time to do the homework.

One exciting thing that Rillz and I signed up for is a Dave Ramsey financial course every Sunday for 13 weeks (11 weeks left). We LOVE it! This class has really helped Rillz and I get a plan for the future with finances. We are SO excited every Sunday to go... no joke! Just educating ourselves in the money aspect of our lives gives us reasurance that we can plan for the future and live debt free!

Alright, that was a very quick update of what we have been doing this last month... now back to feeding the child at work!