My car is under half a tree. We just had a huge storm blow through. It doesn't look like there was any damage, but we are going to have to work at getting the rest of the branch down before we can move it. We also had a pretty good sized branch rip off from our maple tree in the backyard. There were reported winds of 63 mph and the downpour instantly flooded all the streets and yards. What was I doing during this storm?...Trying to get a puppy to "go potty outside" in the middle of it. Instead, he found it more fun to run through the mud puddles and get soaking wet. Neither one of us stayed dry...But he sure as heck was having more fun than me!
Speaking of wet puppies, Liz and her husband Kirk came down for a bbq on Sunday. We had a great time and ate good food and drank tasty beverages all day. All the dogs played...and some stayed spoiled laying on the couch in the AC...ehem, Max! Some dogs dealt with the heat in a different way...creating their own pool:
This is our beer tub, it has now become Banjo's ghetto pool.
Nothing like having a wet and muddy puppy give you some loving. Liz got her fair share of it. In fact, Banjo proved he is definitely a male...what a boob man he is...Aunt Liz's shelf is just right!
And my, we get so tuckered out that we go crawl into our crate to get some peaceful rest:
Marley thinks that just proves how dumb boy puppies are...Don't you know that crates are only for when Mom & Dad leave! The couch is a much better place to sleep!
The rest of the weekend was a good one...Despite me hurting my back. I woke up on Saturday not being able to move. I think I just slept wrong, but I'm still not able to sit and move comfortable. From my mid-back to mid-neck is super stiff and sore to the point that I have move around like an old woman and with my entire upper body as one unit. All day Sat. I couldn't do anything but sit in pain on the couch. By that evening, I managed to be able to walk enough to go boating with friends to watch the fireworks for the Alexandria Riverfront Festival. It was an absolutely beautiful and fun night. Sunday my back was feeling a little better and I was getting around with less pain...but I guess I was fooling myself and I over did it a bit..I blame the booze. This morning, I was in just as much pain than I was on Saturday. It didn't make for a fun day at work. I can't believe that I can manage to injure my back so severely, just by sleeping! But leave it to me to do so!