Well my company is gone and it is back to the keyboard. If I hadn't had such a good time I would have missed you. But now that they are gone-- I do.
I've said before what good company my brother Jim and his wife Shirley are. I'd have house guests all year long if they were all so easy to get along with.
Jim is a super fix it guy and is sorely disappointed if I don't have some chores for him to take care of. He fixed my lawn mower, made two contrary door knobs work properly but best of all, he made both me and Minnie the cat happy.
I have to separate Minnie's food and litter box from Callie or the dog will snack on both. Cat food is too high in protein for a dog and cat poop really plays havoc with a dogs breath so the separation was necessary.
I had been using a 24 inch tall stationary baby gate to keep her out which made me have to step over it all the time which isn't cool for a septuagenarian. One time my foot caught and I took a flyer into the living room. I just don't bounce like I use to. Poor Minnie was having trouble jumping over it herself as the years have piled up on her also.
Now she passes into her room with little effort and I don't have to worry about snagging my foot when I go in to do laundry. I will soon add stain and put some decals on it.
I did learn something however from their visit. My dog would leave me in a heart beat if a better offer comes along. She was with her head on their knees constantly and would pass me by to get to them. Humph! She is a regular floozy. Of course they pet her non-stop and Jim played with her a lot.
Good thing I have a fence or she would go off with who ever opened a car door.Double humph!!!
I wish I would have taken a picture of her face when she walked out the door and realized the RV was gone. Her look was priceless. She could not believe it and sniffed the whole yard looking for it and them.
Luckily she has readjusted now and is back to accepting a life of living with a dodgy old lady so all is well. Since they left, I am once again good enough for her--unless she gets a better offer down the line. Fortunately I am neither overly sensitive nor possessive.
They are gone now and I will be visiting you once more in your comment sections. It is good to be back.