Our weather has taken another turn for the triple digits. We're having another heat wave of 2-3 days and then it's supposed to cool down some. Some places got some measurable rain last weekend. At our place, it was just a dampening, but even that felt so good and cleansed the air. I'm really looking forward to a real gullywasher, but don't expect that for a while. Oh well, not much I can do about it. But rain would be welcomed by so many in our corner of this country. We have so many wild fires burning out of control in several states, including ours. I feel so bad for those firefighters risking their lives in such hot, dry conditions. The temperatures, fierce winds and overly dry terrain sure make fighting those fires an uphill battle. So many lost homes, but thankfully I haven't heard of any loss of lives. Our pastures have been dead and brown for months already, and we're feeding hay at an alarming rate. Oh well, we just do what we need to do. If we have to buy more to get through to next year, I think our hay supplier has plenty in storage. I hope!
Tonight after work we're driving to SE Portland to pick up a 24 ft. trailer for my niece. She sold her home and will be living in this trailer until she finds a home to relocate to. I wouldn't have picked today of all days to make this trip, but apparently the seller had a 12 hour notice to get it off the street and he doesn't have room in his driveway. That's why she got a good deal on the trailer. Anyway, she has no experience hauling a trailer, and our camper is loaded on our truck, so I just felt better about offering to drive and help her out.
We're hoping to get back into our bedroom remodeling project soon. I can't tell you how tired I am of sleeping in the living room, and having all our bedroom stuff scattered everywhere. My mind just craves peace, order and blessed space right now. I. cannot. wait. So many things I want to do, and so little time and energy left over after all the necessities are taken care of. And in the meantime, Eagle waits...not that he cares. He is so happy just being home and refilling that vacancy of herd "alpha". At least somebody's happy!
Oh, and we were rejected as adopters of a dog through Golden Bond Rescue. Seriously??? What a huge mistake on their part. They just blew a perfect opportunity to re-home one of their dogs with us. We are phenomenal dog owners! I tell you what. If I were a dog? I would absolutely want to come and live with us. Our dogs are treated like one of the family, because that's exactly what they are. They didn't even call me to talk about it. We got the "Dear John" letter yesterday. They said after long and careful consideration they had come to the conclusion that we were rejected because of "inadequate fencing". Interesting. We have the exact same fencing we had the last time we were approved to adopt. Oh well...I know the right dog will come to us. I just have to be patient and keep looking. Ruby girl is waiting for her new friend...