Which reminds me, Tony had an interview on Thursday for an assistant manager position. The higher-up folks there had been asking him for a few months now when he'd put his hat in the ring for that, and they were pretty excited when he went full time. So hopefully he will know on Monday if he got the promotion. It comes with a small pay increase, possibly different hours, some required travel, and a yearly bonus. I'm cautiously optimistic. I'd love to see him progress with his job, but on the other hand, it's kind of sad when we have to have dinner without him, and I put the kids to bed before he gets home. The two younger girls only get to see him if he gets up before they head off to school on his closing days.
Aspie is doing very well. I'd say he is 99% housebroken now. He will still dribble a little if he asks to go out and nobody notices right away, but he's getting better (or we are getting better at picking up on his cues). Unfortunately there has been a drastic increase in the number of dogs (and cats) going missing in our area - some off of chains, out of fences, and even out of porches. It's now approaching nearly an animal a day (sometimes two). Aspie is limited to only going outside for potty breaks and walks, so he's very excited when we visit my parents once a week and he is allowed to run and play with my brother's dog in their fenced yard out in the country.