sad week. long time dog friend, Cutter, passed away last week. he had the cancer, and was going into exploratory surgery to see how widespread it was. maybe a leg amputation would fix it?
in surgery he started bleeding heavily and died right there on the table. too soon!
he was a good dude. friend to all of our friends puppies, he was a really solid dude. good and tolerant to all the puppy bullshit, and chill with idle when idle was a fresh rescue and needed dog interaction.
i'm sad. andrews' sad. chad's sad too. our friends are all sad, it was a rough weekend full of lots of secret tears.
andrew and chad buried him in a secret spot where we will all go visit. pile a cobble on his grave to pay respects.
saturday night i had a pizza party, everyone came over mostly to see chad, even though noone really talked about cutman.
stayed up too late for the amount of work to be done sunday.
we had to tackle all the branches from the tree chopping down spectacle, and haul them away.
we had to cut them up so they'd fit in the truck better, then fill the truck.
i made three loads to the dump, we took the rotten logs and almost all the sticks we could handle.
there is only a small pile left, after all that work!
idle found such a nice hole to lie in, hes a weirdo.
dottie found some grubs, she's voracious for everything.
they are really cool...hopefully they will turn into those awesome beetles i found with eye spots on em.
the drive to the dump was frightful, there was no rear vision to be had.
i mean, the whole damn bed was stacked high full of tree!
it was especially funny when i had to back up inbetween trucks and a big loader, to the edge of a cement cliff to dump my truckload.
this was basically the view to my back.
IT IS ESPECIALLY FUNNY TO GO DUMPING ALONE, when you can't see behind you and have to be fearful of hitting other people or falling off the cliff. you just have to guess, and stop a lot, and look like a fool.
everyone at the dump is very nice, gentlemen always help even though i never ask, and the workers there are especially friendly.
after a day of hauling sticks and yard clippings, i was a lovely shade of brown. sunkissed?
no, just dirty. a shower quickly washed away my lovely glow, bummer.
so, with the yardwork mostly done, i took sunday to chain myself to the sewing machine to get ready for this bike swap meet shit going on.
i made so much stuff!
this one is hilarious, it has secret pockets and is lined with the best tye die fabric ever.
and this one is lined with black velvet (oooh la la) and has a divider with pockets on each side, and a front pocket!
this one is sewn to expand outward and hold TONS of crap
and this one is designed for maximum snack capacity.
this one has a really cute button and is also lined with swanky velvet with a secret pocket
and this one is extra deluxe. pockets, all kinds of vintage trim, a nice bakelite button, and lined with velvety softness.
and i finished a tool kit for the lover of italian things.
again, lined with velvet for showing off your fanciest tools.
now i am back at work hell, and though it really isn't that bad, theres so much to be done at home that sitting here is making me slowly crazier.
hopefully i will get lots of things done this week after work hours....pffffft