(First paragraph written Friday night)
Only because as I sit here, I'm sicker than a dog. I had a Ranch Chicken Sandwich last night for dinner at McD's. I think it's a combo of that, the severe humidity we've had, the running around and Mike's pretty sure I'm dehydrated - which I totally could be. My stomach and intestines feel like they're being ripped to shreds - we'll leave it at that.
We finally got the OK to move in on Wednesday at 4:00 PM. Yes, we did get quite a bit done/purchased for the new place between Friday night and Wednesday afternoon but it wasn't anything too productive. We feel like we wasted 3 days of vacation. I had to work Wednesday night and while I did that my Mom was giving the apartment a good once over where it needed it. Mike, his buddy Barry and my Dad moved in furniture. By late Wednesday night it was raining...AGAIN. It rained on and off on Thursday so we were either moving stuff or packing stuff while it rained. Friday I was back at work while Mike moved stuff all day long. How he does it, I'll never know. By the time I was done with work and finally able to help we had dinner...and you already know the rest of THAT story. I was in so much pain that as I was driving from the old apartment to the townhouse I was doubled over with my chin practially on the steering wheel. I worked on Saturday and while I did, Mike and his buddy Voss moved practically everything that was remaining in the apartment including the garage. Mike also tried to saw apart the horrible desk (Remember the public announcement that I made to both my parents about the desk? No one took me up on it.). When sawing didn't work Mike donkey kicked the sides off...I kid you not. Had it not been such a split decision I would have taken a video of it. So here we are, it's Sunday afternoon and I'm about to turn the West Bedroom into Cre8tive Quilting Studio West. Giggle.
In the mean time, we have an open stair case. For the LOVE OF DOG...does anyone have any ideas for me? I've put quilts over the stairs, old curtains over the open railings. Here's a video of what we've had to do:
We obviously can't have quilts and curtains and such on the stairs forever! Help!!
Edited to add: We're not looking for a permanent or even semi permanent modification to the stairs. We're looking for ideas to help Holly get past this. Some kind of training aide. Tough love; putting her training collar on and having her 'heel' and walk along side of me didn't work at all. I didn't know her toes were that long!!!