Back to work this morning. I didn't realize my boss took this week off, LOL. Should make for a fairly quiet week for me (as long as she stays vacationing and not working, haha). My email backup wasn't too bad, considering. Took me less than 3 hours to get through. Nobody working Friday probably helped.
I think our grass grew 2 inches over night. DH didn't mow yesterday and decided to wait until today. Between the great watering our sprinkler system is doing and the sunny warm days, it's growing fast. It seems to take him about 2 hours to mow it all. Some parts he has to use the gas push mower and some parts he can use the big riding mower.
And the damn neighbor dogs! OMG. Their son's 2 dogs have been barking non stop this morning, which then of course gets their 3 dogs started barking. and then it gets worse if we even step outside. It's summer time. We want to be outside. We want to step out on our back patio or do yard work. Neighbor lady is always outside when she is home, during summer days, working on her yard. I highly doubt she'd like to spend her gardening time outside listening to our dogs bark the whole time. DH told Mr. on Saturday that the days he was at work (and she works Mon-Fri) last week they barked a whole bunch, but when he's home, of course they are fine. I guess that wasn't the hint enough that when they both went to work today, we were going to have to listen to dogs barking. Mr. said something about the big dog is just too much for his son and DIL with the small boys (4 of them). I sent her a text this morning that just said "we have tried to ignore it as best we can, but your son's dogs (I want her to know it's those dogs causing the barking) have been barking all morning, which then causes your dogs to join in." Yes, lets all just sit and listen to 5 dogs barking and barking.
Even before the addition of the son's 2 dogs, whenever one of them gets home of course the dogs bark, because they are happy to see them. It's normal for dogs and of course it only lasts a minute or two. They pull in with their window rolled down telling the dogs to stop barking. Or if they bark at something while they are home, they open the back door and quickly correct them. They don't like listening to the barking, even for a minute! Well, geez...imagine listening to it for hours...... I really just don't know what they expected it was going to be like, adding 2 more dogs, making 5 dogs total. It's not like we haven't been through this the past 2 summers, either. How about they just tell their son, "sorry, we have neighbors now and having your dogs here every summer is just too disruptive, since we can't be home with them all the time." Blame it on the covenants. (2 dogs max) I don't care! Make their 36 year old son and his wife responsible for their own dogs. So tired of listening to them bark and so tired of having to complain about it! I don't understand why it's so hard to just be a respectful neighbor to others.