Rain and Excavation

October 5, 2011

It’s Balloon Fiesta week in New Mexico ergo it is raining.  We had four beautiful mass ascensions the first four mornings.  I assure you there will not be one today.  It has been pouring since noon yesterday.  Rain is so rare here, that none of us say really hateful things about it, but it’s always sad to see part of Balloon Fiesta washed out.  People come from all over the world to photograph the wonderful balloons against our blue, blue skies.  This is what the skies look like this morning.

Then there is the patio area of the yard.  The dogs have access to this area all the time.  So, my kitchen floor is solid muddy dog prints.  I am certainly glad I decided not to mop until the roofer was finished.  He is, but the floors will have to wait until this weekend.

Speaking of floors — before I moved in, I had new floors laid in the living room, dining room, all bedrooms and the guest bath.  I knew I would want to redo the kitchen so decided not to put down new floors.  The kitchen, family room and laundry room make up the dogs’ domain.  Yesterday I left little Tater with Nola and Inca in the dog domain.  It turns out little Tater has a penchant for excavation.  So, I’m just going to let him take up the old floor — it is at least three layers deep.  He does a very good job.  The little s**t!  Just pretend you are visiting the old family farm when you come to visit.


  1. Builder Mama says:

    Tater and Nick need to start their own flooring and siding business. I see the baddog gene is alive and well! He is awfully cute though, how can you be mad at that face?

  2. jean from NM says:

    Builder Mama beat me to the punch. As soon as I saw that photo of the floor, I thought “baddog”! The genes are running true! :o)

  3. Cindy says:

    Are you sure you aren’t in Iowa? Mud Season #2 is just around the corner here. Farmers are enjoying the dry spell and rushing to get in the fields. Good luck with the muddy paws and floor!

  4. Lisa says:

    Sorry, that may be a carry over from when they were baby puppies! They loved to redecorate the vinyl underneath the ex pen! 🙂

    • myeye says:

      It would be very helpful if Tater would remove all the old floor. That’s much less expensive than paying some contractor’s helper to scrape it all up. Tater seems very willing to give it a go.