Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Blizzard of '07

Well, I guess Winter is officially here. No amounts of shoveling or snow blowing could keep up with the massive amounts of snow that have fallen in the last 24 hours. Our street was just plowed tonight at 9pm after they finally gained control over the highways and main roads. I have never seen so many accidents as I have over the last day.

The dogs seem to love the snow but us humans have to shovel, snow blow, and plow...thus doing all the hard work.
Hopefully the snow will stop tonight so I can actually get to work tomorrow. It is not fun making the 40 minute commute on a highway that is covered in snow.

Here are some shots of the cars and the dogs:

Meet Aida

Meet Aida. After finding out that I had to have surgery I decided that I deserved to get a puppy. Aida is a Samoyed/German Shepard mix that I got from a rescue group in New Philadelphia. She was Ben's Valentine's Day present (he loves her).

Although losing Koda is still very hard and I am not sure if I will ever get over that, I decided that I will never know if I can handle having another dog until I try. So, I'm going to try.

Aida is 9 weeks old now and is full of piss and vinegar. She loves to harass Jake and to play in the snow. She only weighs about 7 pounds now and they don't expect her to get very big (maybe 40 pounds).

We are on our way to house breaking her...I guess I should say I am on my way to house breaking her. I have slept on the couch for over a week and have only been sleeping in couple hours increments. I am crossing my fingers that she'll start sleeping through the night soon. She definitely has some typical puppy behavior: chewing on things she's not supposed to, harassing Jake, occasional accidents. But we are working on it.

Grandpa and his new grandpuppy Aida

Ben and his girl

A whole lotta woman!

As it may be no surprise to most of my family I was blessed with the talent and uniqueness of having two Uterus's (my plural version is "Uteri"). Well with a fun and exhilarating trip to the girl doctor I found out that not only to I have two Uteri, I have two of absolutely everything, as far as "female parts" go, i.e. cervic etc. While some may say "the more the merrier," I was not so thrilled.

I had an MRI today to start preparing for my surgery that I must have very soon. The surgery will be outpatient but I am sure will be greatly painful.

However, in light of such a depressing situation I have two bonuses...

Number one, I get to keep both Uteri...they won't be removing either of those, just a blockage.

And number two...

Back in the Swing of Things

A lot has happened since the last time I (or Ben) posted. So I am going to attempt to catch you all up (if anyone is still checking).

So here goes nothing...

Back in the beginning of January I, and Ben's parents, went to visit him in Virginia. I took a few more pictures of the apartment. Here they are:

Here's Ben sitting on our "grandma couch" (as it is affectionately referred to as due to its pastel colors and flower design.)

Here is the view from our balcony. I know it is just a parking lot and more's our own urban landscape.

And here is the happy couple!!!