This was supposed to be a lazy weekend. Maybe get my garden planted, maybe do a little work around the house, maybe do a little cooking and baking. Whatever we felt like doing. Yeah, NOT the way it worked out.
BF and I ended up having to accelerate the plan for building an outside pen for his dogs thanks to his brother being a bacon fed knave. It was on the agenda but not for a couple more weeks until some other stuff got done.
So Friday, we did some laundry at the laundry mat - stuff too large for a home washer. Perused the flyers to see if there was a shed on sale we could use for building a dog pen. Got everything put back in his basement room. Saturday morning, he did a half day OT while I helped his Dad sort some cans to take for selling for scrap. Got all the way over there and the place was closed! But we got the rest of the stuff sorted out, including a whole bunch of returnables. Then we headed out to buy him new workboots and the stuff we needed for the pen. Got my garage cleaned out to make a home for the dogs so he can bring them with him when he visits me. Back out to drop the stuff off then took all the dogs (3 adults, 3 puppies) to my place.
Sunday morning, we took all the dogs for a walk. Then headed out to his place to work on the shed. After dropping off the dogs, we went back to pick up a couch on the side of the road for the dogs and got some harnesses for all the dogs and puppies, save one. Spent hours working on the shed - didn't finish. Back to my place with the menagerie.
Yesterday morning, we took the dogs for a walk with their new harnesses. So much easier! The puppies made it all the way 'round the block! Out to his place and got the shed finished, as well as a pen for them. Tested it out for a few minutes while we did a couple of things and it seems to work OK - needs a few upgrades we'll have to get done this week. Back to my place, made a nice dinner, took everyone for a walk again. I had to carry one of the puppies but the other two made it all the way around the block. Then we sat down and worked on some stuff for his lawyer's meeting re: separation agreement and divorce.
This morning, we got everyone loaded back up and they get their first day in the outdoor pen. Hope it goes well!
And also this morning, I think I have two of the puppies sold to my coworker and her neighbour! So we might be down two puppies by Thursday. While sad to see them go, it'll be great to get back to just the adults!
Gotta tell you... Building a prefab shed with hundreds of tiny screws and nuts and bolts, with somewhat unclear instructions and predrilled holes that don't always line up? Has to be the ultimate relationship
test. The fact that we got it done, and done well, without every sniping at each other? Has to mean something.