Thursday, May 7, 2009

More rain again today, unfortunately. Thunderstorms this time. I actually like thunderstorms, but I am tired of the rain. This make nine days of it in a row, and we are supposed to have a couple more. This is April weather. I guess nature doesn't follow the calendar.

I can't believe how dirty my house has gotten this week. I just cleaned on what, Saturday? Yeah, Saturday. It's mainly the floors. The dogs have tracked in a lot of dead grass on the carpets and the kitchen floor. This weekend I absolutely have to shampoo the livingroom carpet. After I do this time, no more rawhide treats for the dogs in the living room. The flavor coating on them gets onto the carpet.

My mother sent me an email asking about my vacation in August. With everything else that is going on in my life right now I keep forgetting to schedule it. I also don't know what I will do about the dogs. Having a family member watch them for that long is out of the question. So is a kennel, which I would hate to do. And I checked that option out and the price tag would be over $700. Not going to happen. I told my mother this, hoping that she gets the point that I need to bring the dogs with me. Anyway, that's a long way off. Hell, with Billy's nomadic ways, he could be back in Jersey by August and looking for a place to stay.

I got a pages long survey in the mail from the census bureau that I am required to complete. Did anyone else get one of these? It pissed me off because the answers to all of the questions they asked in the survey they could have gotten from within the government. All of the information the census bureau asked for they could have gotten off my 2008 tax paperwork, from the DMV and the social security office. I think they just didn't want to pay someone to compile the information, so they pawned it off on the citizens. I know this trick. Our corporate office at work pulls this all the time- one department asking for data they already have at corporate and could get from a different department or even from within their own. Like I have nothing better to do. Shitty. Just shitty. Boo to the census bureau!

More later...


  1. Aw, I hope your mom gets the hint that you need to take the dogs with you. I know how hard it is to find someone to care for your pet(s) when you aren't home. The Census Bureau is just trying to piss you working, isn't it? lol. Hugs.

  2. My parents are dog people even though they don't have any right now, so I'm sure she will.

    And yes, it did work.