a April 4th, 2009

  1. What’s a CHIClet?

    April 4, 2009 by MyEye

    Be patient — we’ll explain later.

  2. Finishing the Job — or else

    April 4, 2009 by MyEye

    I’m pretty sure I’ve whined before about the state of my carpet.  I had it installed on the stairs and upstairs BEFORE I got the dogs.  It was off-white.  For the last few months I have wavered between cleaning it and just replacing it with bamboo flooring.

    I decided for now to have a go at cleaning it.  So, a few days ago my younger son stopped by and helped me move everything out of my bedroom and into the guest room/office/junk room.  So, you can barely walk in the gr/o/jr.  I have a carpet shampooer that weighs about 40 pounds, but does a pretty credible job of cleaning.  So, we shampooed the carpet.  Then I used the Pet Spotbot on pesky stains — and am checking out a few more this morning.  I plan to re-shampoo today and Brock will help me move the big stuff back into the bedroom tomorrow.

    The real issue, however, is that I am exhausted!  The guest room has only a twin bed in which I’ve been sleeping.  Chase is not here, but Kip and Inca sure are.  I told them they had to sleep on dog beds on the floor, but as soon as I fall asleep, they are on the bed — someone has to check to make sure I’m still breathing.  So, I’ve not had an entire night’s sleep since Monday night.  A twin bed does not work for a grown human and two cardis. This job MUST be finished today.

  3. A Blogger on the Front Page

    April 4, 2009 by MyEye

    Have any of you visited The 7msn Ranch blog?  Linda Carson is the talented woman who designed the CWCNRT poster that will be auctioned off at Nationals.  She lives not too far from Mountainair NM — so that’s not too far from me.  At her place she maintains a menagerie of cool critters who are often the subjects of her super photos.

    This morning she is on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal Metro section — it’s a photo of her taking a photo of the wild horses that had been brought in for a BLM auction.  I expect if you wander over to her blog, at some point you’ll get to see photos of the herd still running wild as well as the 7msn (7 miles south of nowhere) critter crew.