Thursday, July 19, 2007

Back home, briefly



I had sooo much fun on the houseboat. It ended up being an older boat with some of it's ammenities not functioning well, but we made due. It was so nice to not have a cell phone ringing or internet or TV as a distraction. We had beautiful weather and the water was so refreshing to swim in. The group got along great and I'm so excited for the the opportunity to do it again! I've posted some photos from the trip at http://www.dropshots.com/acj5. I'm trying dropshots out so the photos are at a lower resolution until I sign up. I'm still figuring it out and trying to decide if I like it, but they are up there for now.

In other news I picked up a new gift for myself and ultimately the health of our carpets. Now that I have Ash I can just barely keep up with all the dog hair accumulating in the house. I knew that cardis had a double coat and that they shed alot but I really didn't know how bad it really gets. So after reading the reviews I purchased a Dyson vacuum specifically for animal hair. I busted it out and used it today. It's amazing!!! I had to empty the chamber three times for just a small area. The suction is incredible and it's pretty lightweight to push around. I'm really happy with it so far and it feels so good to walk around on clean carpets. It was a spendy vacuum but if it means a having a relatively dust and animal hair free house it's worth it to me.

Colin and I are leaving on Saturday - I think, for Yellowstone. We are going to make a slight detour and head north first so that Kim can watch Ash for me. I know that he will be taken good care of with her and maybe he'll even get alittle handling/ ring practice in while with her, especially since I'll be picking him back up only 2 days or so before the Richmond show. Thanks again Kim! Well, it's back to unpacking, cleaning and packing back up again, when do I get a vacation from my vacations?? :)

7 comments:

Guppy said...

Casper thinks the Dyson is his own personal massager...

Guppy said...

And I really don't think he needs ring practise with those photos I've seen! He's alwyas right on the treat... Maybe he'll just go for show and tell!

Fox lady said...

Ash really likes vacuums too- it's pretty funny!

HamCan said...

I'll take him to the Tuesday class since I only take Pearl once a week now, It'll be good for him to meet other peoples :-)

Fox lady said...

Oh that would be great Mark! Ash is good with people but if given the choice he'd much rather rather run with the dogs. I'll call soon- we should be there mid- day Sunday.

Jenn said...

Say, can I watch the Dyson for you while you're gone? I'll be sure it gets plenty of exercise, and my old Sears cannister can take a break. ;-)

Kate said...

Ash looks really proud of that vacuum.