The kids wanted to go swimming. It took forever to get everything ready. Kids will get their swimsuits on in seconds flat when swimming is brought up, but they're not so interested in coming with to take the dog out to go potty, or picking up after lunch.
We ended up spending three and a half hours at the pool. That is a lot of time. The kids were worn out and a couple of them actually begged to go back to the room. I kept them down at the pool longer than originally intended while we waited for Tony to get off work. He was scheduled until 5pm, but he's been working late almost every day. He finally got to the hotel around 6:45 and didn't get to the pool until 7pm. Keep in mind that his work is literally less than a half a mile from the hotel. We left the pool about 7:20 to get showered and ready for dinner.
A local cleaning company is supposed to go to the house tomorrow to clean everything out of the basement. Tony was able to get his schedule re-worked so he could leave at noon so he can be there to supervise and take a bunch of photos for insurance. I have anxiety about throwing away all of our family heirlooms and belongings, so I will be staying at the hotel for the day, trying not to think about it.
From there, the landlord (Tony's dad) will still need to get the water heater and the furnace repaired or replaced before the house can be considered "liveable" again. I'm still hoping that we can sign on the new house before the old house is repaired so we can just go from the hotel to the new house without having to move back to the old house and then to the new house.
Moose ate an entire 5# bag of peanut M&Ms today while we were at the water park. I know he really shouldn't be left unattended in the hotel room, but he's usually well behaved. Tomorrow we have to move the cats from the house to my parents' house for the day so we can turn the space heater off at the house since the cleaners will be going in and out of the house all day and they can't be exposed to the cold. While we're dropping cats off and making them at home there for the day, I will ask if they can just keep Moose until we can finish with one house or the other. Between his barking issue that's come up, and now this issue with getting into things he shouldn't be, I think it would be in everyone's best interest to get him out of the hotel. I love him, he's my service dog, but in all honesty I'm spending more time trying to rein him in than I should be, which is stressing me out, which is the opposite of what he's supposed to be doing. He's so busy pulling the leash and barking at strangers that he's no longer focused on me to know when I need him. He is supposed to sense my anxiety and interrupt the anxiety cycle before it becomes a full panic attack. Now he's causing me to be anxious, and I actually had a meltdown moment today (part of why it took so long to get down to the pool), and he was completely useless. I don't know what's gone wrong. He was always spot on at home, and since we've gotten to the hotel, everything with his training has fallen completely apart. The head collar has helped immensely with the leash pulling, but now we have to contend with him randomly rubbing his face against everything as we walk by, putting his feet up and trying to get it off, and randomly stopping to roll in every grass patch we pass by (something he doesn't do if he's not wearing the head collar). Moose, you're just too much trouble right now.
Still no babies from Caduci. She was supposed to be due 5/16, and here it is 5/21 and no babies. I'm probably going to pull the nest box on Tuesday and breed her again. That will put us in line for June/July babies that will be weaning in August. The extra heat should help with making their ears lop down.