January 6, 2020: New Fence

Monday. I had to get up at six thirty this morning so that I could get ready and get on the road to drive to Plano for my early morning meeting with a customer there. That ended up going really smoothly. I was surprised. I could not have asked for a better start to the morning.

Of course, you get one blessing and something has to happen to even things out. No sooner were things going well at that meeting than I get alerts that our website, and several others, were down. I tried to walk people through what I could remotely, but ultimately had to jump back in the car and drive back quickly. Thankfully everything resolved itself before I had gotten back home.

After I got home Dominica and I decided to go out to breakfast. We went down to Sunny Street Cafe on the Carrollton downtown intersection. It was really good. I got migas tacos and she got the house benedict. It’s a nice place, I am glad that we checked it out.

After breakfast we drove down to Beltline to go to La Meyor, the Guatemalan bakery there that we like to go to. We discovered that it is the Feast of the Epiphany today, the twelfth day of Christmas, or King’s Day (Dia de Reyes). They had the traditional rosca de reyes Spanish bread there, hundreds of them. Everyone that was there was buying some. So we bought one too, along with some pan de elotes and treats for the girls.

When we got home Paul showed us where Mia was slightly injured or scratched up from having a run in with the neighbour’s rottweiler. They didn’t get into a fight, but they did yell at eat other a lot and Mia attempting to go right through our old fence and in doing so hurt herself a little, not that she noticed. But she did a lot of fence damage and showed that she is nearly to the point of just leaving through the holes that are there. So immediately the day’s project turned into getting the fence replaced.

I held down the fort at home while Paul and Dominica went out and got the lumber. Then when they returned I moved all of the lumber while Paul started knocking down the existing fence on that side. Then he and Dominica put up the new fence and trimmed back the tree that we have there. A major project, but one that really needed to be done anyway. So it wasn’t all that big of a deal, it just wasn’t the best of timing to have to do it all of a sudden. As they closed it up Mia was whining, she was so sad that the holes that she was using to get access to the yard next door were being closed up.

I got my letter in the mail today from the local Denton court telling me that my hearing for the towing incident is being held Wednesday at ten in the morning. I’m looking forward to that.

At three thirty I had to run out to go to Rachel’s apartment, pick her up, and take her to DFW airport so that she could catch her six fifteen Spirit flight to Ft. Lauderdale. She is getting there tonight and tomorrow morning she goes to the port so that she can get on her heavy metal cruise to go down to Cozumel, Mexico.

I got back home around five and worked for a bit longer. Kat and Taylor are coming over tonight to do Dungeons & Dragons. They couldn’t make it over early, though, so I had some time to get things caught up.

K&T were on the late side coming over. Before playing D&D Paul, Dominica, & Liesl showed them the VR system and everyone had to have a go. By the time that we were just getting ready to start our D&D game, we had some new things come up and I had to go work with Jeremy for a few hours and that ended up eating up my night. Dominica tried to run the game, but she is not familiar with what to do and was not able to get it started. So our game tonight was canceled. But Jeremy and I got a lot of work done and wrapped up around midnight.