Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Still Internetless

We have been waiting almost three weeks for our internet to be hooked up and we are still waiting. Apparently it will be connected next Monday, so here's to hoping.
In the mean time I have managed to keep myself fairly busy. Some of my supplies for bath salts and soap have arrived so that aspect of my life is moving slowly along. I am still considering going to school for either a master's degree in Performance Psychology or Sociology, but that probably won't start until next September.
Mr. K is keeping even busier than I am. He is working on his fourth painting and we've had some friends on Facebook say they want him to paint a picture for them. I had originally posted that our stuff was up on our website, but I was incorrect. With not having internet, the paintings have made appearances on Facebook and such, but nothing has been displayed on our actual site.
As for our boys, things are moving in a positive direction. We had a visit from a Guide Dog Scotland representative yesterday and he gave Mr. K a few tips for dealing with Roscoe's dog distraction issues and they seem to be helping. Glacier and I went for a walk and the Rep can see where I am frustrated, but we all think that with some time, patience and work Glacier and I will be a working team yet again.
I knew that after retraining that the move to Scotland could put Glacier into a backwards slide and it has sort of happened, but I think the more he and I work together the more confident we both will be. The Rep said I was a good handler, which made me feel a lot better because I was feeling like I was terrible. I think it is beneficial to have a fresh set of eyes look at the situation.
I've been messing about with Furdemonium as well and can't completely decide what to do with it. Currently, I am doing some research to figure out approximately how much start up  capital will cost to start an actual pet boutique. We're living in a great area for something like that and it is an option for the future. Did I ever mention that I am not good at sitting still? :)
Other than that, things have been moving right along. I had a fight with the coffee maker my friends gave me. It is second hand, which is fine, but was brought over  to Scotland from Europe and it was missing its filter and then I discovered it was not compatible with the outlets in our flat. It took a few days, but I now have a working coffee pot-such things as working coffee pots are imperative to my survival! Perhaps I should say that working  coffee pots may be imperative to Mr. K's survival? He's the one who has to deal with me when I haven't had my coffee.
I can't say how much I love it here. The city is charming, the people are nice and we can get out and do things independently.
That is it for now, but I will write soon and hopefully sooner than later.


browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

So sorry to hear about the delay in the Internet connection.

Next time you have trouble with the automatic coffee pot get a French Press. You need no paper filters. The filter is part of the pot's lid. You need no electricity. You heat your water on the stove and pour it on the ground coffee in the pot.

Glad the dogs are settling into the new surroundings.

BrownDog's Human

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Jen said...

I was internetless for 4 days and it nearly drove me crazy! Maybe in a way it was what I needed, but I'm happy to have it back now.
Great that things are going so well.
I think I'll go and make some coffee!