Well, my plan to help out my friend with her dog has hit a snag. I checked with the property management company and I’m not allowed any additional dogs.
I can’t say I’m surprised by this, who really wants more than three dogs in a house, 3 is a lot to begin with. I feel very bad for my friend though. She is likely going to need to re-home her dog and she’s quite stressed about it.
I guess, in hindsight, I shouldn’t have offered before I checked.
So, no guest dog for me and no new friend for Blondie, Hera and Twix. Hopefully the dogs can play together a bit over the next while.
It’s the weekend, yay to that. The weather does not feel like late summer, but rather late fall. Of course, I’m not in Calgary any longer. We had snow flurries the last few days, none stuck to the ground luckily but the mountain tops are now snow covered. I’ve turned on my heat, the earliest ever. Yesterday morning, the house was a rather chilly 12°C. So, I weakened and on goes the heat.
In other news, I’ve reluctantly decided that I have to cancel my trip to Ontario for October. I’ve spent way too much money lately and airline tickets for flights in Canada are ridiculous. I also looked at how much I’d likely spend while in Ontario and I don’t want to burry myself. I’m thinking I’ll plan for a spring trip. I had though about heading to California in the spring but my cousin will no longer live there as she’s retiring at the end of the year. She’ll be back in Toronto come spring anyway so I can see her there. I’m disappointed that I won’t see friends and family, it’s been a year and a half now. I can save over the winter now though and it’ll be much easier. So, planning now for the end of March or early April.
I called my internet provider yesterday, Xplornet and cancelled. It worked great in August when the weather was good. It’s been very cloudy this week and my internet is going up and down like a yoyo. Since I didn’t have that issue when the weather was good, I can only presume it’s cloud related. From what I hear, it’s far cloudier here than it was in Calgary. I need reliable internet, I use it for work, so, while I’m still in the free month, I decided to back out. They’ll refund the money I’ve paid out and a tech will come to remove the dish and reclaim the equipment. I’m keeping my Rogers Hub, it works great. No latency issues and actually seemed far faster than satellite. It’ll cost me a bit more, but it’s worth it to be reliable. Sorry, Xplornet, I had hoped it would work out.
I’m up far too early today, heading into Lethbridge for a Costco run, the dogs need food. Hopefully the weather will be good for the trip in, not supposed to snow, but it is still summer after all, isn’t it?