It was a dark and stormy night…… Well, not really. The phone rang this past Sunday, and our sweet Sister In Law (Jeannie) and her husband (John) needed a place to lay their heads. They had driven from CT to their beach house in NC and found it covered in mold. Surprise! So while the mold people were beavering away, they came up here on Sunday and stayed with us until Wednesday. Wednesday morning, bright and early, our house cleaner was coming because we are having company tonight (Thursday) until Sunday, we only have one guest room, and my Auntie Susan was coming all the way from Oregon. Whew! That is a LOT of activity for Mama and me. But it all worked out. There was seeing old friends, buying new pillows and comforters for their beach house – just a lot going on from morning to night. Mama and I are not used to talking that much, or going that hard. We have decided that we are semi-reclusive. Tuesday night, the night before they were to go back to the beach, Jeannie realized that she had lost her phone. MERDE. Mama called around to everywhere they had been, they searched their cars, their pockets, their handbags a gazillion times. Mama Googled Lost Phones. They even tried to find the through GPS. No phone, nada. Reluctantly, they called it a night…..I was drained !
Wednesday morning, Mama got up extra early and started getting ready for our house cleaner. Then she had one of her ideas. When Jeannie came downstairs, Mama said, “Why don’t you get one of those burner phones, like the drug dealers use” ? Jeannie said “What on earth are you talking about”? She’s pretty naïve. So Mama explains that they can get a prepaid phone for the time being, and that became the plan. Meanwhile, here comes Aunty Becky, our house cleaner, with Kristy, her daughter, and there ensued a Marx brothers scene with EVERYONE rushing around, Mama yanking sheets and towels to put in the washer, until Jeannie and John got loaded up and set off for Walmart and then, off to the beach. Jeannie and Aunt Becky hadn’t seen each other since Mama’s little incident a few years back, so they had to do some catching up. Mama had worked herself up into such a tizzy that the suggestion was gently made that she take me for a walk. That means get out of Aunt Becky’s way, because the Mater was driving everyone crazy. Mama took the hint. She walked me, and then she walked herself. WHEW!
We went to bed very early last night.
This morning I had my annual physical. Everything was very sporty with two exceptions. I am one year older than Mama has been telling everyone…I am six for heavens sake. And, my eyes are gradually getting to the point where I could have cataracts. Key word, GRADUALLY. Spin Dogtor said, “Michele, repeat after me – GRADUALLY !” But other than that, I am good to go! As soon as we got home, Mama finished up washing everything in preparation for company. The dishwasher has finished and as soon as this last load of laundry dries, we are going for a well earned walk. And she better not short change me….I had a rough morning at the Spin Dogtor’s what with a heartworm vaccine, and that physical. I was given four dog treats whilst there, but that’s because they all think I am so cute. And I am. I am a VERY GOOD DOG. And I can’t wait to see my Aunt Susan!