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Dancing in the Library

Ugh! I had all of these blog posts in my head that I wanted to get to this weekend and the beautiful weather kept me away from the computer. The weekend was wonderful. I actually planted some stuff in the garden. I’m just praying it doesn’t snow again. Here are some of the things going on with me at the moment:

  • Earlier in the week someone tried to break into the house. We think. It was kind of an odd situation. Raf was working at his computer and he heard knocking on the door. So we went to answer to front door but when he came out to the living room noticed someone at the back door! They actually opened up our back gate, walked through the back yard, and knocked on the back door. Raf said, “Dude! What are you doing in my yard?!?” The guy asked something kind of lame like, “Where is the bus stop on this street?” Raf just said, “Get the fuck out of my yard.” And the guy left.
  • So, because of this, Raf and I are seriously thinking about getting a German Shepherd. He has been doing his homework on this, too. And he decided on a German Shepherd. We will probably buy one from a breeder so it will be expensive. But he has his heart set on a purebred. He wants to be able to train it to be a good guard dog. I think getting a dog is a good idea. I loved having dogs growing up and have always wanted a pet but didn’t think Raf really wanted one.
  • I took pictures at this fancy schmancy event at the library Saturday night and had lots of fun! It was my first time photographing an event like this. It’s actually quite a lot of work. There were some guest who would come and talk to me and ask me why I was not smiling. I was concentrating, that’s why! The picture above was taken at the event.
  • We went on a creepy hike today. We decided to try out a new place West of town. It was in the middle of nowhere. We hiked the Columbia Plateau Trail starting at the opposite end, at the Martin Road trailhead. The country is really sparse. It’s kind of pretty, in a very sparse way. There are no trees at all. Lots of meadows and scabland. We walked about a mile and a half and happened upon a Silo next to a beat-up tall building. There was also a camper and a trailer next to it. I don’t know what it was about that building but it kind of freaked me out. I couldn’t even walk past it. Were were going to walk to the gate that was 100 feet past it but I didn’t want to even do that. I just wanted to turn around. My intuition was screaming at me to turn around. I don’t know why. It just was. So we did. And we walked the 1.5 miles against a raging wind all the way back. The wind was so strong that I couldn’t hear Raf talk to me. The road was a straight shot and it felt like it took FOREVER to get back to the parking lot. And the whole way I had this image of some serial killer in a truck driving along next to us and telling us to get in. Yikes.