Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cooped up

It hasn't been above zero here since Monday night. I haven't left the immediate area of my house since then - just twice-a-day walks with the dog (we've kept them short; even she doesn't really want to go out), going out to get the mail and take out the garbage, and a few other trips to the garage.

I wish I could say I've gotten a lot done around the house. I've done some projects, but not a lot. I did find out that my dog really, really seems to like Fritos. She's been clinging to her crate a lot again, but the sound of a crinkling Fritos bag (more so than other "food noises" - I tested) brings her running.

I'm a little worried about my car starting on Thursday when I'm forced to head into town for work. I think this is the coldest weather it has been in, and the battery is getting old. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

Monday, January 12, 2009


The dog was gone Sunday morning. Someone must have been out looking for it and found it.

Anger at neglectful owners aside, at least they had the decency and cared enough to take it back home.

I don't know for sure who it belonged to. I have not seen any of the neighborhood's roaming black dogs, so I haven't been able to conclusively narrow it down.