I wanted to update you guys — we moved and it went great. I even have internet now — yippee! The house we bought was bank-owned (someone foreclosed) so it needs work. We’ve had professionals here most business days doing one thing or another. Thankfully, the move has been relatively easy for Charlie because we had prepared him for weeks. The dog has had the hardest time with our new accommodations. I’m left with some questions and I bet you guys know the answers:
1) Our fridge works great, but it is missing one of the plastic produce drawers and some of the plastic holders on the inside of the door. We know nothing about the fridge — anyone have a clue where we could find replacement parts? It’s a GE.
2) The dog has had to learn how to take stairs. We lived in a house with no stairs so this is new for him. ‘Fenway’ has quickly learned how to navigate the exterior wooden stairs, going up and down within 12 hours of moving in. The much shorter, but tile stairs inside the house are still very scary to him. We’ve let Fenway just chill upstairs this whole week, but he needs to be able to go up and down them with ease. The dog wants to be with us at all times so when he’s upstairs and we’re downstairs, he gets nervous. He’s too big to carry every time. Any dog owners out there with suggestions?
3) We got cable TV for the first time in 10 years. Managing Charlie’s TV time now is made complicated by the fact that he has been watching more TV so that we can unpack, etc. He begs for TV before and after he watches TV! I’ve commandeered my timer from the kitchen to regulate how much TV he gets, but we’ve seen a real increase in bad behavior. How do you manage your child(ren)’s TV time?
Thanks (and back to regular posting tomorrow)!