It has been a great week here so far. We spent the weekend doing things that we like to do – even though Tony still has his paper route job and had to work both Friday night and Saturday night. On Friday, he napped while Liza went to the mall to see Cortney. Saturday, after we both got up, we lounged around the house for awhile and then headed into the city to buy dog food. We ended up spoiling all of our animals. We welcomed a brand new parakeet (Eden) into our home, having lost one of ours about a week or so ago. Parakeets are social animals, so it is always best to keep two of them. That way, if Tony can’t spend time in his office, the birds will still have each other. So we found a pretty yellow parakeet at a Petco in Eden Prairie – Yes, the same Petco where Wicket went missing. We also bough some new bird toys, some cat toys for the cats, and some dog supplies. It was like Christmas for our animals. After we got home from the cities, we went to have dinner at Applebees in Buffalo, and then saw Indiana Jones. It was a great movie.
We narrowly missed some storms here on Sunday afternoon. The big one went right over our heads, and we caught the tail end of it because it was heading north. We got about three minutes of pouring rain, and then we drove out on Highway 12 for a few minutes to watch the storm go. We knew that somewhere, someone would get a tornado, and they did. Tornadoes hit three northern suburbs, including Hugo, where we’ve got some friends. We are thinking about them and everyone else in those areas, and hoping that everyone’s clean up efforts go well. We feel fortunate that the storm didn’t drop on us.
Tony worked Memorial Day – and made double wages for his 8 hour shift, so that’s something to be thankful for. Liza is still hoping her work will pick up again, though it is starting to, slowly. Solo is getting bigger – he hit the 4 week mark last Friday, and now is no longer content to simply sit around in his box. He’s drinking puppy milk and eating some canned food too, though Willie is still feeding him and cleaning up after him. Daisy and Wicket are so enjoying having a puppy to play with, although they want to run and play a bit more than his tiny legs are able to do. He still doesn’t have a “for sure” home yet, though we’ve got several people who are interested.