Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, April 08, 2011

LOTS OF THREE COOKIE DAYS

A round trip from our home to Tulsa, OK is 170 miles. We make that journey for most of our medical care. Lately we have really been keeping the road hot and Monday we will raise that level to RED HOT. We will drive to Tulsa for medical treatments five days a week for five weeks.

Yesterday it dawned on me that we will usually spend four hours for the trip with the exception of one day that will probably be an eight hour day. For 32 years I worked outside the home and easily put in 8 hour days. Ron certainly is not immune from having worked long hours. All we have to do is think of this as a new job and how nice it will be to only go for 4 hours most days instead of eight every day. Plus we will truly appreciate our weekends a lot more.


The code for telling Slim how long we will be away is by the number of dog biscuits (cookies) we give her. Two cookies is a trip to town and back. Three cookies is an all day trip. Four cookies is an overnight stay. When we give her those cookies, she knows she is in charge and takes her job very seriously. Meaning she gets up from her nap and runs around chasing imaginary predators when she sees us returning:)

8 comments:

  1. I wonder if Slim has figured that all out? Take care - that's a lot of driving! I hope all is well.

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  2. Are you or hubby sick and is that your dog or cat you are talking about? I hope you are okay.

    sandie

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  3. Lynn -- All will be well.

    Chatty Crone -- 1.)hubby 2.) dog 3.) Thanks

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  4. That is so much driving! I'm glad Slim is there to watch over things while your away.

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  5. I think there needs to be a dozen cookie day.

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  6. All I can think is how expensive the fuel will be for so many miles per day!
    Maybe some audio-books for the drive would be a good idea.

    Poor Slim, bet she misses you! Hope have an adequate bisquit suppy- a cute way to communicate!

    I tell Mischief, Home Soon (few hours), Soon Soon, (Few minutes), Home Later (after a long workshift). A Long Long time (days) n that's when I leave more than 3 dishes of dry food in different places of "Later Cookies".

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  7. I really feel for you - especially after the last six months we've had. Here's hoping it is all worth while - for both of us.

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  8. How cute is that cookie arrangement!!!

    Does he eat all the cookies the minute you leave or are they in one of those dispenser timer things???

    Hope these trips get better and fewer.

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