Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fall follies...


I appear to be in the doldrums, not accomplishing diddly squat.  I did go to the recent HOA (slum lords) board meeting.  They didn't appear happy to have me in attendance.  I ask a lot of questions.  Putting forth ways to mitigate some of the problems in the complex with a friendly attitude makes me stretch my patience.  Which is probably a good exercise in diplomacy for me, but damn.  One board member said, "You should be on the board!"  You should have seen the look of outright horror that crossed the faces of the other board members. LOL!


I've been looking for a accent/storage piece for the living room for ages. My SIL that is a shopper has been looking too.  I knew what I wanted, and what I wanted to pay for it.  Nothing was even coming close.  They were either pieces of junk or very expensive.  Well a week ago when I took my BIL & SIL to PDX to catch a flight out, I decided that I would stop at IKEA and pickup a few things I needed for the kitchen. As I was wandering through the maze I found one that I liked but it was well above my price point, and I knew it was going to be a pain to put together, so I wandered on...  As I was coming to the checkout with my small stash, I looked over at the scratch and dent department, and decided it didn't hurt to look.  No sooner had I gotten in the door than there it was already assembled. I couldn't find the scratch or dent.  All the drawers worked. All the parts were there. Measured it with my tape, it would fit where I wanted it, and with a bit of luck in the back of the Tahoe. Went and got the clerk and asked her if she could tell me where the problem was with it. She pointed to a teeny tiny spot on the top where the paint was missing. "I'll take it, can I have some help loading it in my Tahoe."  Brought it home and it fits, does what I need it to do, and I think works in my living room. At half the unassembled list price. Sweet.


Have been trying to find ways to make travel with Willie easier on both of us. He whines and cries every time I take him anywhere in the suv. Got him some chews with hemp in them. Turns out they weren't the calming kind, just a supplement, he didn't whine... he howled all the way to and from the dog park. So, we have moved up to another brand that is a mega dose of hemp. If this one doesn't work I think I will take the chew myself and let him have at the whining.


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  1. Nice find! And they do make ‘calming’ treats that Obi actually eats that work. I’m on the road, but will send the name when I get back.

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    1. Old NFO, Looking forward to finding out which one works for Obi. Thanks

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  2. I think I will take the chew myself and let him have at the whining.

    Whatever works!

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  3. Good score, Brig!

    Don't know anything about "calming" hemp products for dogs, but we give ours a CBD extract to help her with her arthritis, and it seems to work.

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    1. drjim, Thanks. I know nothing about the CBD extracts, can you imagine that and me from Cali...lol

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    2. I didn't either until we moved to Colorado.....

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    3. The chews I got for Willie were, with much fanfare, made in Colorado!

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  4. You might try a Thunder Shirt for Willie. Our Standard Schnauzer was nervous during storms when he got older and the Thunder Shirt worked wonders. No nervous panting or whining, instead he'd usually just take a nap.
    Your alternate plan with the hemp chew just might work as well!

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    1. Dorothy, I may go to the thunder shirt if the chews don't work. It has taken me way to long to address this issue with him.

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    2. You can get them a lot of places but I found going directly to the ThunderShirt site was cheaper and free shipping!

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    3. Thanks for the info, Dorothy.

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  5. Great deal on your new addition. LOL at poor Willies chews. They do make doggie calming things. Have you tried a Thunder Jacket? They are at Petco/Pet smart or online. Petco also sells meds. The Thunder Blanket works like a charm on Jack.

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    1. Unknown, I'm enjoying the much needed extra storage.
      I went to Petco and saw the thunder jackets, but decided to try the chews first. He isn't fond of wearing anything, so there is that.

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  6. What does he dislike so much about the Tahoe?

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    1. SCOTT, It's not just the Tahoe, he does it in any vehicle. I feel bad that I haven't addressed this sooner. I got spoiled by all our other dogs who loved to go with me.

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  7. Nice piece! As we say here 'it had your name on it.'

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    1. Nelly, We have that same saying here, and I sure think it did have my name on it.

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  8. Oh you did good on that cabinet:) Looks great and hope the new treat will calm Willie.

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  9. That's a nice looking piece. Maybe you should have a glass of your wine and let Willie have his whine.

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    1. Woodsterman, I'm liking it, for sure, and really needed the extra storage.
      LOL... I made a slight miscalculation and ended up with a case of wine from a friend's winery.

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  10. Looks like a great find. God bless.

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    1. LindaG, I could hardly believe 1/2 price and Assembled! Blessed be.

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  11. Well, aren't you the lucky one. and yes, it looks like it was made for that spot.

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    1. Latane, It does look good there, and I'm blessed!

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  12. That's a wonderful piece you picked up. It looks great in that spot, too -- and look at all that storage! I don't know a thing about calming products for dogs, but I do know someone who uses one of those thunder jackets for her Jack Russell, who freaks out whenever it rains. She says it mostly works, depending on how much thunder there is.

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    1. I really needed the storage, so I'm pleased with it.
      Thunder and lightening don't bother him, just traveling in the SUV. The chews that I got for him seem to be helping.

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  13. The piece of furniture looks wonderful, Brig. You have great taste.
    Your last line really made me laugh. I got some tranquilizers for my Rotties when I had them. Worked like a charm.

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    1. Thanks, I'm really enjoying it.
      Willie has his yearly physical next week with a new vet and I'm going to ask him what he recommends.

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