Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Mocha!

Friday marked Mocha's 5th Birthday! We got her a stuffed tree that holds 3 squirrels. As far as dog toys go, it's pretty darn cool! Mocha loves chasing squirrels and chipmunks in the yard all summer long - it is her life's work. She will spend hours doing it, never getting bored. She has never caught one and I don't think she'd even know what to do with it if she did (which we are thankful for). I think her big ole' ears even afford her the opportunity to hear them even when she's in the house because as soon as we open the door, she makes a beeline to where ever they are.

As for the rest of the weekend, it has never stopped raining - the aftermath of Ike. We woke up on Saturday morning to find our bay window and ceiling there leaking - what fun! We have been in our 80+ year old home for 5 years now and this is the first time for this new problem. Our roof is fairly new and we can't figure out where the water is coming from. Have to wait until Monday to make some calls. I know, how silly of me to complain about my leaking roof when a hurricane just swept through other people's homes, but still I am sticking my tongue out at the fact when you own a home, you can never seem to get ahead. I was so excited to complete my studio (which I will post pictures of later) and now this happens. Speaking of the hurricane, I spent all day at work on Friday reviewing over $1 million worth of food orders for a customer of mine who is working with FEMA and the Red Cross on the hurricane(s). My heart and thoughts go out to all of those affected by this crazy weather!
I will probably stay holed up in the house today. We only wandered out once yesterday to go to the movies: "Righteous Kill" with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. I actually put on socks and shoes for the first time in months! While I absolutely love Fall, I am sad that sandal season is quickly coming to an end.


Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

cutie dog!
I added your blog to my blog roll.


peacockfairy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Lorelei - I appreciate it! :-)

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You can try checking your gutter for holes or abrasions, as far as the leaks are concerned. Yep, a leaking roof, a hurricane, and heavy rains do not exactly make the perfect trifecta. LOL. That's a cutesy dog toy, by the way.

-Elizabeth Hoffnung

Linda Wise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh, that photo below reminds me of our old house 15 years ago. Though it looks just fine, things will become worse if the roofing is not fixed immediately. My suggestion for minor leaks would be application of high quality sealants. Following DIY steps will help to solve the problem. And by the way, you’ve got a cute dog right there! =)

Linda Wise