Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

Rolling along

My voice eventually came back after several days, leaving me with just a lingering cough. While annoying, it is far less of a barrier to doing my job.

My biggest accomplishment last week was having a pet door installed leading to the back yard. It's a good quality door, and I'm looking forward to Rei learning how to use it. Right now, though, he thinks the flap is some kind of doggy guillotine. If I hold the flap up for him, he's willing to dash through the opening at full speed, but he is terrified of the flap itself. I'm hoping that he will grow less afraid of it over time.

Other than that, I haven't gotten much done. It's been too wet to work much outside. On the bright side, my peas have been loving the rain, and they're getting quite tall.

As an experiment, I ordered myself a set of outdoor roller skates, intending to use them to take Rei for walks so that he can get some good exercise without me having to run. I was pretty good at rink skating when I was little. After taking them for a preliminary spin up and down the block, though, I think I'll wait until I get some knee and elbow pads before attempting to use them for real. I didn't fall, but I was quite wobbly, and the great outdoors doesn't come with a convenient hand rail.
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