Where the heck did this week go? Let’s see…
Monday – we came home from Lubbock, heading towards the oilpatch, where MLH had some work to finish. Halfway there (Hobbs, N.M.), we got a call that an important piece of equipment had gone down. Being a holiday, MLH decided to cut his losses and shut the job down for the day. Or, as the pulling unit guys say, “Shot de job down por day.” I’m pretty sure his crew loved him for making them work on a holiday, driving all the way out there, then sending them all home. Life in the patch, gotta love it. Anyway, we drove home, and started laundry and other weekend duties that make the next week better.
Tuesday, I attended a funeral of one of my favorite coworkers, John R. He had worked at Halliburton for 46 years, and by all counts, was trying for 50 years. You can read other blogger’s stories of John here and here in the posting Friends. We love you, John, and we'll miss you. You were a man of much wisdom.
Wednesday, I had tons of meetings.
Thursday found me flying the friendly Southwest skies to DFW. Ran around Dallas all day Thursday. I called Mike and Pam, and had supper with them in Mansfield Thursday night, and spent the night at their house.
I headed to work in Fort Worth on Friday.
Sometime inbetween Thursday and Friday, we bought a jeep from John and Suzan and I had planned on driving it home. MLH called right before I was to pick it up, and said, “Why don’t I pick it up later? You fly home.”
I’m SO glad I did. Arrived at the Midland airport around 3pm on Friday, and my phone started ringing the minute I turned it on. One of our friends had come by the house to let the dogs out of the kennel for a bit. Seems like Zack was “lethargic”. Have you ever seen a lethargic German Shorthair? When Zack was let out of his kennel, he lay down on the concrete. LAY DOWN. Zack doesn’t have a LAY DOWN bone in his body…unless he’s getting under our comforter, when it’s bedtime. I rushed home, grabbed the ZZ crew up, and off to Town and Country Vet we went. Poor Dr. Riordan can’t get our boy Zack well - Zack just finished his antibiotics Thursday morning. After x-ray and investigation, Riordan (aka Sherlock) determined that Zack ate “something”. What he ate is anyone’s guess, as he was never out of his kennel except for his daily walk. So here we go again, special canned food, and if we can keep Zack well this time one day past antibiotics, he’ll go on a daily medicine much like Prilosec. Maybe we can get him past all this stuff. I’m ready. Don’t like it when our boy feels bad.
Today, we went to breakfast, then MLH went to the oilpatch. I went to Home Depot and dropped a wad on appliances (stainless steel, no less!), sinks, toilets, faucets, shower heads, etc. It’s time to renovate another one of our duplexes. Carpet will be laid next week. Tile work has already been done, and it’s beautiful. Cabinets have been totally refaced, and painted. Beautiful, again. How come my renters live in sweeter quarters than MLH and I? What The Heck is WRONG with that picture? We gotta get this straight. This Princess is about to come U.N.D.O.N.E. Well, not really. We’ll get everything done on our of list of “honey-do’s” someday.
Shortly after I finished shopping, my phone rang. It was Little Brother, and he wanted to come hang out. What timing! We were going hunting tomorrow, and were going to call to see if he wanted to go with us. So now, Little Brother and his real little brother are in another room playing Wii. They are growing so much! I’m in the TV room updating y’all, listening the sweet music of gentle snoring a la Zack and Zanna. Little Brother’s Mom and big sister went off to do some girly-girl things alone. Elder Son’s going to meet us at the hunting grounds in the morning, so we’ll all have a good time.
Gotta go…check out all your blogs…I’m wayyyyy behind! Have a great weekend!