Boy, it has been a busy week!
First of all, I've spent quite a bit of time over at the neighbors barn. I got the privilege of helping him with bringing in and out the new foal and his mama from the paddock. Not an easy task for the little guy ... he is NOT fond of the halter! But with the barn and paddock so close to the road he is not taking any chances of the colt straying from mama. Once in the paddock, mama puts him through his paces and it's so cute to watch him stretching his long legs. After some time out in the paddock it is time to bring him back inside...what a fight, but we finally get them back into the stall and then he prompty lays down for a nap :)
On a sad note ... 3 foals were lost this week. The first a set of twins that was not detected during ultrasound, and another born premature (stillborn). A very sad time at the barn. There are 5 more foals expected this season and I sure hope the rest arrive happily.
Secondly - the installation of the dishwasher! Today should be the maiden washing, I'll let you know how that turns out. The island counter top is next to finish. We had been holding off because the adhesive is very, VERY stinky stuff and needs to be kept at 20°C so that means we have to do that job in the house and we are waiting for a milder day so we will be able to open the windows a bit. Since today it is pouring rain (rainfall warning for our area today too - upto 50mm could fall!) I don't think it will happen today.
I bought some paint for the living room on Thursday and that job was for the weekend. BUT yesterday the rain started and I decided that I should paint behind my desk while my computer was at the shop. After moving all the furniture and taping we decided to remove the baseboard and window trim as well as remove an unused electric baseboard heater. This job just got bigger! So today my job is to finish the painting and restore order to the house. Wish me luck!