Holy shit this kid is huge. Not fat, just big. He makes Rick look like a shrimp.
He is far taller than Rick, far broader than Rick and his hands are quite large.
When I shook his hand I felt so petite and dainty it made me laugh.
I have to admit this all scares me. We are growing and with that is added expenses, new vehicles for new employees and good pay to keep employees. What if it slows down again?
I like to eat people, this shit scares the dickens out of me.
Trying to think positive here but suddenly, new employee, new insurances for him, new vehicle, new vehicle payment, new expenses going out but hopefully double the income coming in. Only time will tell.
As the saying goes, In difficulty lies opportunity. I'm betting on it here.
Sunday was a beautiful Indian Summer type of day. We took Izzy to a local little lake. It is called Lake Audobon in Reston Virigina. It's a man made lake that was built in 1979. It's cute, it's small, about 44 acres I believe it said on the sign. Close in proximity to us and perfect for Izzy to get some swimming exercise in. As usual she swam non stop for over 2 hours. She gets in the car and collapses. She came home, peed about 3 times from the car to the house and then fell promptly to sleep. Dog tired and happy. Doesn't get much better than that on any day for her!
At one point I was sitting on a park bench watching Izzy swim and I kept hearing acorns fall from the trees. It sounded like it was a hail storm. I moved from the bench to the waters edge to be away from the falling acorns. Then it got quiet again so I sat back down. Rick and I were sitting there watching Izzy having a ball when an acorn hit my collar bone and made the loudest smack sound. Before I could even yelp Rick goes, "Oh my God that hit bone didn't it?" Now I'm wincing and holding my right collar bone while Rick is laughing. Oh my goodness did this ever hurt. Rick said, "oooh, you are going to have a bruise!"
I do not have a bruise but my oh my does it hurt to touch. I am surprised at how sore I am even today. I can't believe a friggin' acorn could hurt so much. It's funny as hell, like the time a bird took a shit on my head while I was walking, but only funny later while telling that story. I wasn't laughing yesterday because it was stinging too much then.
Izzy was in water heaven. She had to be on a leash there and she was pulling us to get to the path because she knew the spot she was going to. We couldn't walk fast enough for her.
She stands at waters edge and jumps back and forth and her tail is wagging so fast it's crazy. I wish I had gotten some video. She's nutso.
Here are some of the town homes on the lake.
Saw a lot of these folks on their boards. This looks like fun to me but somehow I think I'd be in the water in no time. But I would still like to try it sometime. Probably make for some good laughs for my husband.
This family in this kayak was having a helluva time. They were clunking oars and laughing like crazy but basically going in circles.
This is what she did for hours on end.
This was her favorite location to jump in the water.
Old men on benches. (Bench with falling acorns.)
Now she's looking for fish. She's chasing them like she does cats.
The leaves are just beginning to turn here. It smells so great!
This tree was burned and charred inside. I suppose some numbnuts tried to burn a fire inside. There were also cigarette butts in there. People suck.
This funky thing was put together so I went over to sit on it. It was a great chair.
Looks silly but it works.
This was just one of the trails you could walk and have acorns hurt you.
This guy wouldn't stop buzzing around our dog. C'mon it's a big lake. At one point Izzy had her toy in her mouth and was coming back to shore but kept looking at him over her shoulder. I think she was giving him the stink eye, telling him she was here first, get lost!
This below is our sign that she has had enough. She doesn't drop it at waters edge for us to throw again. When she walks out of the water with it in her mouth and walks past us we know she's had enough for the day!