The Boss, The Little Man, The Vet
The Boss said he had a "day from hell" yesterday. Better him than me, as I've been having enough of my own lately!
We decided to get high-speed Internet through satellite, as we live in the netherlands and cable doesn't reach us, nor does BellSouth offer high speed at this number. They don't do installations on Saturday, so The Boss had to take the day off to be here. He thought they'd come in the morning like they said (ha ha) and that he'd be able to piddle and work on his cars the rest of the day.
I called him yesterday from work to see how it went. That's when I got the message from hell. The installation wasn't completed until 2 p.m., and he had to help. That's a story in itself. Then he says: "And Peanut started limping like hell so I had to take him to the vet."
I immediately went into worried-mother mode, because for The Boss to think something was serious enough to go to the vet THE SAME DAY, it must have been bad. It wasn't, other than the $90 vet bill I had to hear about. Makes me suspicious that he had a negligent hand in the matter! For some reason, Peanut was limping badly, not using his front right leg AT ALL. The vet found nothing wrong from manipulating the leg, etc. and sent Peanut home with some Rimydil, a shot and the NINETY DOLLAR VET BILL. :) He said if it wasn't better in a few days they'd do x-rays. Thankfully, he's walking normally on it, with just slight hesitation. I guess just like people, dogs can't sprain or pull a muscle.
This is why it's sometimes good to have a boss, because I wouldn't have wanted to be here to deal with the Internet installation. The Peanut situation I would have liked to take care of, but I was blissfully unaware at work until after the fact.
Now the only problem is going to be setting up new email accounts, bookmarks, notifications of new emails, etc. the whole shebang, plus still get my work done at home as far as computer-related matters.
It is NICE to have faster service, but I also have to cancel AOL (though now you can have free email like hotmail, so I can keep my old email addresses for use until the switchover). I have to cancel the extra phone line, and I'm sure I'll still be billed for months to come and have a whole new set of stresses. I always expect these things in life to get "settled" where one can get organized and in a normal routine, but that never really happens, does it?
Have a great weekend and share your unexpected-trip-to-the vet stories! I have tons of them!
posted by Sandy at 3/03/2007 08:38:00 AM