The Fence Guy came last week and walked the intended fence line and measured and took lots of notes. He said he'd send the official quote in the mail. Well, it showed up. I opened the envelope, looked at the number and had a minor heart attack.
It's going to be worth it though. It's going to be great.
I mean, I won't have to worry about what the neighborhood dogs are doing in my yard. I won't have to take my own dogs outside every time they decide they need to pee (or just think they need to pee). I can just open the door and let them go out all on their own while I stay inside and work without being stared at for a change. I can lay in my hammock and read a book without my neighbors seeing me do it and think it a perfect time to come over and bug me while I do it.
Totally worth it.
Even if it means I definitely won't be getting to Bar Harbor this summer. And possibly the next summer. And maybe even the summer after that...
All right, so it's not that expensive but still... Holy Hell.
So the good news is, if everything works out the way it's supposed to, I'll have a fenced in yard by the end of June. Of course, Fence Guy's wife is eight months pregnant so some delay just may be inescapable. I guess we'll find out.
In other news, the Red Sox swept the Yankees this weekend and, in doing so, have managed to hit .500 for the first time this season. Go Boston! I don't really care about the .500 (well, all right, you know I do) but I just really like saying the Red Sox swept the Yankees. You know what? I'm going to say it again. Louder this time:
The Red Sox swept the Yankees.
Oh yeah. That was an excellent end to the weekend.
I'd also like to thank everyone who weighed in on my latest Couch to 5K Challenge crisis. I have decided to continue on with the challenge (at least until my knees give out. Which I suspect could be any day now...) but if anyone from The Store asks, I had to quit because of shin splints. Fortunately, no one from The Store reads this blog (the fact that I'm still employed there is evidence of that) so I think I'll be able to pull off this minor deception. Last week I ended up running/walking a total of six miles. My shifts at The Store kind of screwed around with my work out time. So far this week I've done 7.5 miles and it's only Monday. Go me.
But for now, I have to go attend to other things. Monday is errand day to be followed, provided the rain holds off, by agility class but despite all this, I still have one hour to spend working on the latest problem scene in Second Nature. I'll probably end up spending it browsing for books and/or mp3s on Amazon but it's the thought that counts, right?
Hope Monday is good to you!
Oh, and hey, one last thing... Doesn't my lawn look AMAZING?!?!?!?!?!?