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We know we have been teasing you since Sunday about a certain amount of damage done at Chez Herd and the subsequent repairs. Well, it is time for the big reveal. But, before we do that, our Hu-Dad believes that all newer readers need to go read about Frankencouch. We are not sure what that has to do with this story, but click on that link and read it. We will wait on you.
Welcome back. For some reason, the Hu-Dad keeps talking about a group of furry creatures who should be very thankful that they are cute. We don’t know who those creatures are, but we did learn some new things this past weekend. And, no, we do not mean the HBO words that our Hu-Dad uttered. We learned some new rules around the house. For example:
Did you know that the screen door is supposed to actually have the screens fully intact? Frankly, we thought that the purpose of a screen door was to let air flow and the removal of said screen actually increased air flow. Not to mention, the lack of a screen lets cool bugs and birds into the dog area which greatly increases the entertainment factor for us. Not that we benefited or participated in any way in the removal of said screens.
Did you know that the pickets on a porch railing are actually not meant to be chew toys? Nor are they to be removed from the railing and used to chase your brothers and sisters around the dog area. Matter of fact, you are not even supposed to remove the screen from that porch railing because it is ALSO supposed to keep the bugs and birds out. Woo, pups, we were totally unaware of all of these rules.
Now here is one we are still working on. Did you know that removing the dog door flap from the dog door is a house rule violation? Even if that speeds your ability to run through the now wide open dog door opening. Apparently that is really helpful if you are carrying, say, a picket from a porch railing in your mouth. Not that we know anything about that.
Oh, and you are not to throw the now ripped up dog door flap at your brothers and sisters. Just saying. That, apparently, is a major demerit.
By the way, while the Hu-Dad is repairing these things, he is not amused when you try to help by carrying materials off and stuff. Oh, yeah, we also learned the “Lowe’s 2 trip” rule. Apparently, the Hu-Dad can never do any home repair, er, improvement project with only one trip to Lowe’s. It takes at least two trips because some item has been forgotten. Can not imagine what else is on his mind to make him so forgetful.
Notice in the above picture the snow coming down. Apparently, that makes outdoor work “exciting.” Oh, and notice the heavy duty wire on the porch railings and new screen door. The sales person at Lowe’s was apparently amused at the heavy duty wire the Hu-Dad was buying and asked exactly what kind of animals the Hu-Dad was trying to contain. We thought that was really funny.
New pickets for the porch railing. New screen door. New dog door. Heavy duty wire on everything. For some reason, the Hu-Dad says this is coming out of our allowance, but we still have no idea why.
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