Friday, August 23, 2013

I'm Still Here!

I'm sorry it's been so long since I last wrote something.  Life has been C-R-A-Z-Y!  Apparently, somewhere, along the way, I kind of forgot I needed to update my blog.  I also think I forgot how long it had been since I actually wrote something.  So, here's a little update.

A few weeks ago we went through some staff changes at the kennel.  This meant I ended up picking up a few more shifts to fill in holes, and there was a lot of training to be done.  Honestly, though, I could not be happier with the way things have turned out.  My new staff is wonderful, and I was also able to see my current staff shine as they trained the new ones in.  As the new gals are becoming more comfortable, I'm able to breathe a little easier.  I know that I will soon be comfortable taking a day or more off (maybe even an entire weekend), and I can't wait for that.

Marathon training is filling in all of my free time.  I had a horrible 12 mile run two weeks ago, a great 10 mile run last week, and I'm running a half marathon this Saturday.  I'm hoping it stays cool and cloudy like it was last week, but so far all signs point to warm and sunny.  Oh well!  My biggest goal is to finish with a faster time than I did last year, even if it's only by a second.  We'll see how it goes!

Last week, my laptop died.  :'(  This is good in that it's has taken me away from the electronics a little and has encouraged me to read more (something I'd been slacking on), but otherwise it kind of sucks.  I love my laptop, and I really don't want to have to spend money on a new one.  For now, I'll do my best without one, but I'll probably be purchasing something new in a month or so.

Did I tell you Hans got a new truck?  We are now a 2 car family!!!  I cannot even begin to explain how much easier this has made things.  We chose to get a truck over a smaller vehicle because he needed it for his work, and we needed it for the kennel.  We were looking at used car lots when my dad mentioned there was a county auction coming up.  We thought, "What the heck!  We'll give it a shot."  Hans ended up getting a '94 GMC Sierra with 84,000 miles on it.  It's nothing super special, but it runs well and it's a great work truck.  I love it.

Lastly, the thing that's been eating up most of my time has been Woof, Romp, & Roll.  Last year we held this event as our Grand Opening, but this year we decided to do it as an open house / fundraiser for Henrico Humane Society.  So, there was a ton of planning and preparation to do.  I'm happy to report it was a smash hit!  We raised a good deal of money for HHS, we had a few vendors, and we had lots of people who really seemed to enjoy it.  I'm happy it's over, but I also can't wait to do it again next year.  I'm also busy thinking of other things we can do throughout the year (pictures with Santa, Haunted House, etc).  Do you have any ideas?

Well, that about wraps things up here.  Things are going well, and I'm staying busy.  Hopefully I won't take as long to post something new, and maybe things will settle down a little.

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