I noticed I haven't posted in about 5 million years so I thought I'd drop a line.
Chris and I have been working like dogs on the house. We pulled up all the grass in the back yard (a previous owner had thought it would be clever to lay sod on top of sod so we had various hills and valleys in the yard). We laid sod on most of the yard (28 m2 to be precise) and are going to put some landscaping rocks on the other part. We've started preppng to paint the trim and have chosen a nice peacock blue (by "we" have chosen I mean "I" have chosen). Work is going well, I don't know if it will be permanent yet but they like me. I'm not getting my hopes up like last time. (with CFS)
We nearly lost Maya last week, she was violently ill, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. I feel bad, we thought it was something she ate and it would pass so we waited a while to take her to the Vet. When we did he diagnosed her with Giardia. She probably got it from eating rabbit poop (that's what I think). We have a river down the hill from us and rabbits and gophers everywhere. So, lessons learned: when your dog is sick with vomiting and diarrhea for more than a day, take her to the vet and don't let your dog eat rabbit poop (or "gifts" brought home by the cat).
I bought a kitchen table at a garage sale, it's very retro 60s/70s with the vinyl chairs and the formica top, lots of chrome. I love it, Chris tolerates it.