November 26th 2012 1:20 pm
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I have some advice to any pal who might be thinking of building a new home from the ground up - DON'T DO IT!!!! It is a lot of work, very stressful and sucks the money out of your pockets faster than a Dyson floor cleaner.
Momma and daddy have both been sick. Momma started coughing and coughing like she was going to pass a lung. She was so sick that she went to one of the Native Indian health clinics and they refused to let her see a doctor because she didn't have the required documents with her to identify who she was (social secuity card, birth certificate, etc). Momma told them that she would pay the bill before she left the clinic but the lady doing the screening refused too let let go to the next station, so she went home and coughed and coughed for almost one whole month. Now daddy is sick with the flu and he is crank like you wouldn't believe. We're all doing what we can to avoid him because he acts like a bear.
Last week something bit momma on the arm sending seering pain throught her right arm. Her arm ballooned up and turned red immediately. We don't know what bit momma as no bug was seen but her arm is still red and ichy.
The handyman who quit and then came back is once again not showing up to do what he is supposed to do. Daddy is trying to get things done but there is so much that has yet to be done before we can get the code enforcers out to sign off the house. It did snow for one or two days and then the sun came back out but the skys are once again clouding over and it is getting really cold indicating that snow is going to fall again soon. The snow isn't so bad but when it melts the dirt turns to mud which is nasty. One of the things the handyman was supposed to do was put in a concrete walkway from the garage/workshop to the house and he didn't do it so mud will be stuck on everyones shoes and paws. We did get the laundry sink hooked up so momma can give Puffy and me baths in the sink or just rinse off our paws put let me tell you going to be with wet paws is not fun when you sleep in a un-heated garage/workshop.
It's nice to have the washer and dryer hooked up and operating again because now momma doesn't have to travel one hour each way to the laundrymat. Our pal Mazy says we should have momma warm some towels up in the dryer for us and I'm going to have to ask momma to do that tonight because it sounds like a really good idea.
Momma was hoping the house would be done this month but with all of the delays and missing workers it doesn't look like it will be done until sometime NEXT year.
We miss you all and hope to be back on Dogster full time soon...
Hugs and kisses,
I'm sorry you have had so many problems with the new house. My Mommy's Daddy built a new house in 1968, but it wasn't a big deal because the house was only about half an hour away from where we lived, and Daddy did hardwood floors for years so he knew all the builders and various plumbers, electricians, etc. so he knew who he could trust. I think when you are moving to a new area, part of the problem is finding people who are trustworthy. I think you should have moved here with me. MI isn't that bad, and our area has lots of storesm and medical care. I hope your humans are better soon!
I'm so sorry Coco for all your momma's and daddy's problems. You have to take care of them. I wish everything was better for you all. You can't find good help nowadays. I hope you get this all over with soon.
I r also sowwy fings r nod goin' tu gud, Coco Wose. I weally hope yur pawents be feewin' bedder soon. Twy keep warm, 'kay?? I r sendin' wotza wuff an' hugs an' swoppy wet kisses an' POtP, tu ♥
COCO and PUFF.. we are glad to catch up on you ... my daddy has been very sick also with an upper respiratory infection cough, cough, cough .. mom says we both sound a like and we are driving her crazy coughing ! We got your Christmas card .. and we THANK YOU ! Mom is working on doing my cards soon !
We do miss you here !
Buttercup & Mom
Oh boy...I'm so sorry things have been so rough with your new house, pups...
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad being sick. I am also sorry to hear that the house isn't ready yet and the handyman sucks. Make sure your Mom keeps an eye on that bite cause usually if you don't see the bug means it's probably a spider bite. Sometimes spider bites don't go away without medicine. We here in California hope things get better for you guys soon.
oh this is just awful that those workers keep doing this to your Daddy, and now both of them are sick. ugh! we will send some POTP for you all, hang in there it will be worth it in the end
POP fur you all! Just know your house is gunna be wonderfur once it is all done!
OMD! Your furmily is sure having a time of it!Gma's parents built their own retirement home and it was a Huge process.
They didn't live in a remote area. Mud is such a Mess!!!
You truly need the HOT TOWELS....WE USE THEM ALL THROUGH COLD,WET,DAMP AND SNOWY WEATHER. THEY HELP SO MUCH...sorry about the caps....Gma and I are trying to paw our message together. My paw hit the CAPS..hehe
The bite sounds like a Spider....Gma gets big welts from spider bites. Sending tons of love,hugs and kisses to you.
We will send up some extra prayers for your pawrents to get well. The work peeps to do their jobs! Or maybe I should say the work Poopers do their jobs!!!!I pawed a picture card of just ME! They are coming in mail next week. I need your new mailing address...so I can hang out in your new housy!
Hang in there.... sure it will be beautiful when you are all done
What a mess! So sorry your pawrents are cranky and sick and the palace masterpiece isn't done yet! Please please please stay warm because wet paws at night and no heat makes me worry!
Pawrents don't like mud but TRUST ME IT IS FUN!!! My WHOLE back yard is dirt and when water comes it's MUD and YAY! Enjoy while you can!!!
Keep your chins up and smile at the pawrents and tell them to eat their vegetables! Get better!!
OMD! If it isn't one thing is it another. Hope the towels help in keeping you warm. Sorry your pawrents aren't feeling well. We are sending you good thoughts and you all are in our prayers each night.
Sending y'all big hugs and POTP! Hope things get better!
Oh Coco, I'm so sorry you're all having such a hard time!! Hope Mom and Dad get better real soon!
Sending lots of Angel Hugs,
Aw, Coco, it's just awful how evfurrything still seems to be going wrong. Sick pawrents, bit pawrents, crabby, cold and wet pawrents. They need you more than evfur! We got your Christmas card, thank you! Mommy couldn't believe your mommy found the time AND our address! BOL!!!