After desperately needing the weekend, I now desperately wish I had a time machine so I could have a weekend do-over.
You see, the Devil Dog had a rough weekend, which means we had a rough weekend.
First, Saturday morning, she was left unattended outside of her crate for 20 minutes. Which was 20 minutes too long, and was entirely the adult human’s fault (Mr. MPB was home alone with Little MPB and Doodle MPB and in the chaos forgot to put her in her crate when Mr. MPB and Little MPB went outside to play). The only patch of carpet she had access to, which she has always chosen to sleep on when she’s out of her crate and supervised, now looks like this:
And of course, you cannot just replace a small patch of carpet. So, we are now contemplating how to fix our entire office floor.
Carpet or hardwood? Our office is the only room on the main-floor of our house which is carpeted. We’ve never understood why the previous homeowners didn’t put hardwood into the office, but we had no intentions of changing it. But, now is clearly the ‘opportunity’ to change the carpet to hardwood. We don’t have quotes yet, but if we can swing it financially, I want to change it to hardwood for a few reasons. First, I prefer hardwood to carpet. Second, no-more carpet for the dog to ruin. Third, so much nicer to have a consistent flooring on our main-floor. But, the problem of course is that hardwood is probably 3 to 4 times more expensive. As luck would have it, we just decided to put off doing the bulk of our backyard landscaping until next year as the puppy will just ruin it, so we can probably afford to splurge on the hardwood, but then we may have to put the backyard off for another full year until we can save up the money again. I just keep telling myself that at least we have options, even if I’d really rather not be contemplating any of this.
Insurance claim or not? We know insurance will only replace like for like – which means they will only cover the cost of carpet. And, as our basement flood was over 3 years ago, if we put in an insurance claim for this carpet our rates will not rise. But, if we go through insurance and then have something else go wrong in our house, then our rates will drastically increase. So, we are waiting on the carpet quote to see if it’s even worth the deductible.
And, then after destroying our carpet, on a afternoon walk Doodle MPB managed to eat an dirty rag that we walked past. (Side note, why was their a dirty rag in a park?!) So, now we are waiting to see if she pukes it up or if she ends up needing surgery to remove a blockage. We know it could take up to a few weeks for her to puke it up, and as of now she’s behaving normally, so we are trying not to worry about the potential vet bill.
Needless to say, I’d like a weekend do-over. I’d like to prevent the bad stuff and just be in a happier mood.
But alas, I don’t have a time machine.
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