Coats and Coat Hangers

by Claire on Feb 1, 2011

Today was a snow day in Albuquerque. It literally snowed for at least 24 hours continuously. Actually, I take that back. It was difficult to tell if it was snowing nonstop because it was also very windy. This morning Nick and I realized we were in desperate need of doing laundry. Ninety-nine percent of the time  this isn't a problem in this arid land, even if the temperatures are frigid. Moisture in the air (like snow or rain) makes up that other one percent. Nick cleverly hung some rope in our hallway, strung between three bedrooms and one bathroom. This system dried one load already today, and will help us out with a second tonight. 

We felt very sorry for Dottie today in the icy weather; we caved and bought her third (and final!) coat. The first one we made the mistake of leaving on her one day. She took it off and chewed it to pieces while we were at work. I made her a fleece second coat. Somehow, months later, we thought she would be mature enough to keep it on while we were away. It was cold this time, and we figured she would have the common sense to wear it for the duration of the day. Turns out, she struggled to get out of it, but couldn't. (I had secured the velcro too well.) Instead of being free of the coat entirely, she had somehow managed to get one arm out, and stretch it in a way that she was able to poop on it. With her third coat that resembles a sleeping bag, she will never be allowed to wear it out of our sight. (I think it's cute that it  doesn't quite cover her bum... it must be the Basset in her!)

Other interesting news (since it has been so long):

1. Nick and I are working on our Master's degrees through UNM. It is a really fabulous program, however we seem to spend all of our weekend writing papers, reading, and preparing for our own classrooms. I'm glad it is only going to be a year and a half long. 

2. My parents just bought a cute vintage mobile home as a second home here in Albuquerque, and our dear friends, Byron and Jordan, are moving here next week! It will be nice to see them all more often. 

2 Response to "Coats and Coat Hangers"

  1. *Katie May* Says:

    Sweet on your parents buying a home over there. It will be nice to see them more often :)

  2. landlubber Says:

    Yay for new ABQ neighbors! We are talking about doing a NW to NM roadtrip in the fall. We will have to work around your busy schedules to see you for a day or two :)

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