Sunday, July 26, 2009

This and That

The animal lovers who read this blog will be happy to know that we decided to go ahead and treat Nelly's heart worms. I called around and found a vet that would treat her for half of the price the first vet quoted me. (I love half price!)

The downside of this treatment is that Nelly has to remain completely calm for an entire month, since the dead heart worms could dislodge suddenly and kill her if her heart rate increases. Thus she has been tied to the porch for three weeks watching birds fly by and children running around kicking soccer balls.


We went to visit Nanny and we had fun dreaming of her setting up a trailer house on our property where we could go visit her any time we feel like it. When I asked her what was new in her life, she expressed her complete and utter disappointment that she had just been to the doctor and found out her pacemaker is supposed to last seven more years. This is funny, because anyone who knows my grandma knows how much she would like to go home and see Grandpa. She prays every night, "Lord, if you don't need me in the mornin', don't bother waking me up.".........I guess He still needs you, Grandma.

Here, while Nanny is fixing a little crocheted trinket, Hope asks, "Nanny, why is your skin so bumpy? Oh, I know, it's because you're so old." Later Hope told me that Nanny must be even older than me!

One of the highlights of going to Nanny's house is the kids get to pick something out of Nanny's "treasure chest"/i.e. a dresser containing items won at Bingo or found in someone's throw away stash. This activity is way more fun that going to an amusement park. I promise. If you don't believe me, take your kids to Nanny's house, you'll see that it is true. We came home with a whiskey glass, a framed kitten, a couple of wooden spoons, a crocheted thread holder, and a bonnet.


Would you believe we emptied the entire file cabinet looking for a lien release letter from the bank so we could sell our car? We found receipts and bank statements dating back to 1993, but no lien release letter. Guess who had a good time burning papers and documents this weekend?


Oh, and we sold our Suburban. Listed it on Craigslist Saturday night with this photo and it was sold by Sunday afternoon. Man, I love Craigslist!

Goodbye faithful friend. So sorry we outgrew you.

10 comments:

Dalene said...

Ha Ha. Nanny had breakfast at our house this morning and she said the same thing (I think we've been hearing that since she was about 65). That means 30 years. I hope I'm as smart as she is at her age.

Pan Cratius said...

Wow, those kids I bet affirmed, and made that lady feel real special. I'm sure your visit brought great joy to her day. Thanks...

Cammie Heflin said...

Nanny sounds like a lot of fun!

jennifer... said...

I believe I have heard her say that a time or two, myself. So....she IS older than you?

kirsten said...

Out grew a suburban...that is an accomplishment!!!

Shea said...

I have successfully treated two dogs for heartworms (animal rescue) If you have any questions feel free to email me at sheadrummond@hotmail.com.

Kristy said...

We went throught he heart worm treatment 3 months ago we kept our English Mastiff down for about a week then she escaped and ran through the neighborhood and I gave up at that point and she was fine thank Goodness... But if we go back for her 6 month check and she still has them no more treatment... This is crazzy

Adeye said...

Oh your nanny looks soooo sweet! I also had a nanny---your pics made me miss her like crazy :(

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you decided to treat Nelly, what a beautiful dog, she'll bring your family so much joy.

Debbie

soontobemomof9 said...

I love Nanny! She reminds me of my grandma! :)

Craigslist is awesome for selling cars!

I have had a dog treated for HW. FYI if you can't do the treatment, giving them HW medicine keeps the condition from getting worse. It just doesn't kill the current worms. :)