Year End Physical Inventory is DUN.

I am a little more grey.

Whoever nicknamed this YEPI! had a miserably punny sense of humor.

But today is the first day of eleven before I have to go back to work, though there may be some irritating odds, ends and spreadsheets that I will need to address in the interim.

So, given that I fell away from that task, I am once Mowing to Mordor. Based on the time on task today, I have Crossed The Water on a plank bridge, but not quite made it to Tookland. But the day is not over.

Before picture:

After Picture:

And, of course, The Silly Old Dog surveying the boundary between mowed and unmowed. She approves of yard work and gardening as the only house dog trustworthy off lead to "help" in the front yard.

Karen was in Topsfield, MA with our girl Eiledon's Uri de Lindeau. I did not attend as Uri is much easier to show solo than with company. If she goes with one person, she is happy and adjusted. If she has two to keep track of, she is a mess to try and show. She officially is now Ch. Eiledon's Uri de Lindeau -- we had thought she finished a month ago but we counted one win incorrectly and she was a point short.

It is a good thing we never cut down our dogs.

She is also making noises of coming into season, so it is nice that she is officially a champion before the breeding. It does not change the quality of the dog, but many puppy buyers have a hard time digesting that since so many people make much-ado about "Champion Bloodlines". With enough money, any dog can finish in the US. Doing it on a budget, now that is an accomplishment.

I will post the official championship picture when it comes. But the fake championship photo (from when we THOUGHT she finished) is available here
That followed Hannah was me getting sucked back into my work and barely leaving a remnant of me for any me/us time.


However, I want to thank [ profile] stillnotbored for posting the link to this quiz -- I am thoroughly amused.

I could survive for 1 minute, 38 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

Today and tomorrow will be dedicated to last minute preparations for the **not vacation** vacation. We will be off to the Great State of Kentucky for the Briard National -- 9 dogs, 2 women, one rental van and lots of carbon based emmissions (my apologies to those of you with children, but at least I drive a subcompact the rest of the year.)

But I feel obligated to use my vacation time, besides just supporting our overall plans with our canine companions, because my company froze the wages of everyone over about $15/hour other than the truck drivers. Apparently there was no other way to cut the 1.6M they needed to up the CEO's pay this year...........not bitter at all.

Gotta love it.

Oh, and I will be getting my first new car ever -- inspite of the fact that we may be eating macaroni and cheese for the rest of the year to do it -- I missed a major Caveat Emptor (buyer beware) on the car I purchased a little shy of 2 years ago and due to my excess miles/year, when I sat down and did the math it made more sense to get a new car and have one reliable car for sure for the next couple years than fix the old and hope for the best.

I freaked out the finance guy when I started doing the numbers and actually took the extended warrantee -- funny thing about Hyundai is that the 120K package they offer included certain wear items -- and one of them is a required service every 60,000 miles for changing the timing belt. Those two services along pay for the plan, though not the accreued interest, but knowing that I would not sock away the monies for the repair, I'll just pay for it monthly and get my new timing belts at 59,900 and 119,800 and anything else it covers will be money saved.

He saved the back of the napkin I worked off of in order to sell the next smuck, methinks.



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