Monday, September 19, 2011

Where's Jess Been?

In my own flat-that is where.
Mr. K, Glacier, Roscoe and I moved ourselves and our stuff over to our new flat on Friday. Tenie was a great help as well and hauled a gigantic suitcase. I spent some time that day unloading suitcases and putting items where they belonged while Tenie and Mr. K returned to Tenie's flat for another load of stuff.
Glacier and Roscoe are, as I assumed, a little out of sorts with another move, but they seem to be boncing back. They both moped about a bit on Friday and part of Saturday, but seem to be back to their happy selves today. I am having troubles with Glacier being a bit light in the harness and kind of not caring that he's guiding, but I am hoping that with some patience and time he will improve. I have also scheduled an appointment with the guide dog organisation here for next Monday and hopefully we can nip this unwanted behavior in the bud  before it gets out of control. I expressed my concerns to the representative and he seems to be optimistic that we'll be able to straighten things out.
The flat itself is quite lovely and feels very homey. We are still working on organising and decorating it. Mr. K ordered a couple of portable drawer units to store excess computer equipment and such in. We're also on the market for an inexpensive, fashionable area rug. We have a small gas fireplace in the living room and although it looks like a box with a grate on it, it would be nice to put the rug in front of it. The rug would also give Glacier and Roscoe somewhere to stretch out rather than just on their bed in our bedroom. Ever since my Glacier issues starting again, we have gone back to basics and the dogs aren't allowed on the furniture.
We have sort of come to the conclusion that Glacier has a harder time differentiating between working and not working. He needs a lot of structure to be spot on and in a large city like Edinburgh, he needs to be spot on. Roscoe has been quite dog distracted as well, so it won't hurt him to go back to a more structured lifestyle. It may also make them feel more secure and correct some of the problems we are having with them. So, even at Auntie Tenie and Auntie Carmen's flat, they have to lie on the rug and not the couches. Both boys were a bit confused by this new development today, but they are now snoozing soundly together on the purple, rug in front of a fireplace.
We do not have the internet hooked up at our flat yet, but that will be rectified next Monday. Our hot water was also not working, but a repair person is supposed to come by this afternoon and fix it.
I've put my Pet Consulting business on hold as I am unsure of the market here for that sort of thing, but Mr. K and I are starting an art website where we will showcase and sell our creations. Mr. K has recently started painting and my products will be of the jewelry and body product variety. I've started making novelty soaps and my first jewelry pieces for the website will be posted soon. Mr. K will be adding new paintings, sketches and photos that he has taken  as well. I'm not sure how successful it will be, but I think it will be a good outlet.
You can visit the website
but just be aware that one of Mr. K's paintings is the only thing that is up right now.
Anyway, I think that is all of the news for now. Hopefully once we have internet, I will be better able to keep you updated.
Thanks for reading and I will be by to visit everyone just as soon as our internet is working in our flat.


Jen said...

Hey Jes!
I'm glad you are all settling into the new flat well. How come every new thing you say you are interested in is something I like as well? I'm not really a jewellery person (I like it on other people but don't wear it much myself) but I have always wanted to know how to make soaps and that kind of thing.

I never allow oj on any furniture at all, and he's happy enough, so I'm sure they won't hate you if you keep them off it.

L^2 said...

Glad to hear you are settling into your new flat. I'm sure the boys will be back to their good working habits in no time. they probably just need a little more time to adjust to all the major changes they've been through lately. I'm sure going back to the basics will help them. *hugs*

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

I'm sure everything will work out as the dogs settle into their new routine.

So glad y'all got moved okay. I've been watching for an update, so I'll keep watching for more updates.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog