The Storm’s a Coming

Tonight the (always oh-so-accurate) weather people predict that Hurricane Earl will be hitting us.  Not hard, just a lot of rain and wind until Friday afternoon.  But we’re still getting the backyard prepared.  I got in one last poop scoop today.  I usually do it every day but I missed yesterday somehow so there was double the poop today.  How often does everyone else poop scoop?  We’ll be bringing in the chairs, trash can, recycle bin, and grill I suppose this evening.  Don’t know where we’re putting it all though!

It’s beginning to look a little overcast but the sun’s still shining and it’s a beautiful day.  It’s hard to believe a hurricane will be here tonight.  It is cooling off outside though, so I can tell it’s coming.
We’re trying these downspout extensions again…  This is what happened the last time we had them…  Riley left them alone for the first year of her life, then decided to attack them one day.  They’re screwed on this time (so now the whole downspout will come off if she tries to get them…great idea!) and my dad’s going to use some wire loops to attach them to the ground.  She’s left them alone so far (it’s only been a day and a half though…).

Bad Dog!

Apparently today while I was golfing, Riley decided to be bad for the dog sitter (AKA: my mom).  They were all outside and when Riley sees someone go outside with her she thinks it’s time to do one thing and one thing only…PLAY!!  She frantically runs around the yard searching for something, anything, for you to throw for her.  This is what she came up with today…

A downspout diverter (similar to the one pictured).  She took off with it and was shaking it around like it was her prey.  She wouldn’t give it back to my mom and finally after my mom and Chloe came back inside, she gave up on it and came inside too.  Now to reattach it…!