You would think someone would get out there and fix that fence. It was coming apart when we bought the house 11 years ago, and every year a few boards fall off. I like it better without the boards on it because I can see the open field and cows (which must be hiding from the rain today) across the gravel pathway. I could just tear down the whole thing, but I kind of like watching it decay over time. Or, maybe I am just that lazy. It's much easier to throw away a board here and there rather than a whole 100 yard long pile of them. California has been in a drought for the past 4 years and this winter the prediction was for El Nino. Looks like the weatherman predicted correctly. We've had a lot of rain the past 6 weeks or so and although I know we need it, days like this make me want to just curl up on the couch under a warm blanket. The problem is my dog Spot, doesn't seem to understand that I don't want to throw his toy 700 times. When he sees me sitting on the couch, he brings me the toy and then smiles at me until I throw it. Again and again and again. I'm betting he could fetch all day if my arm didn't give out first. It does make me feel just a little guilty.
Guilty enough to work on a quilt, do a load of laundry (our new washer makes it so I only have to do one load a week-it's that big!) and even a load of dishes. If only I could harness the energy that dog has, I could be a millionaire without playing the lottery. My son now has lotto fever and keeps asking if I'm going to be buying another ticket for tonight. He thinks I have a better chance of winning now that everyone isn't playing. Sure, there are fewer people to split the prize with, but at only a few million dollars, is it even worth the investment? I mean if I had to move away from this house and the great view out my window, I'm not sure I could find a suitable replacement :)