So I had the yard sale (that I keep reminding myself to never have again). I made $75 and closed it down at 9:30am. Luke took off the unsold items to Goodwill and I proceeded to the back yard to check on my garden and mother it a bit before closeting myself in my room for the remainder of the day and sleep.
I guess this just wasn’t my day.
My dogs, 2 large breed dogs, weighing a total of 150 lbs together had wiggled their way through my flimsey fence and tore up a portion of my garden. I am not a violent person and I do not ever kick, hit or throw my dogs. And even though I never do those things, they knew I was fuming at them. Daggers like lightening bolts were shooting from my eyes. Smoke and sparks were billowing from my ears. I am sure my hair was standing on end. They are smart dogs. They cowered and hid.
Taking a few calming breaths and then about 100 more, I assessed the situation and began repairs on my trampled plants. As I am tending to the damage, Luke wanders into the back yard and takes in the scene and lets me vent. I have a wonderful husband who understand my frustrations and knows the things that I care about and is kind enough to allow me to blow off steam in his presence without becoming defensive over it.
I ranted and raved and he calmly said that we can get rid of the dogs. I roll my eyes as I have done since I was a teenager and calmed down. I love my dogs, I don’t want to get rid of them. They annoy me, they cost a ton of money to feed, they like to dig and they have stinky breath but I love my dogs. So the wind was let out of my sails and I floated back to earth and Luke asked me what I needed to do to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
We had already discussed building a fence and gate to contain my garden so with my new $75 and some more money I had stashed in my underwear drawer (not really) he made a list of the supplies he needed and headed to Home Depot to get started on this project.
I have a good husband.. have I said that before? I am not sure if he had other plans for himself that Saturday but I would have never known it because he had a project that he knew was important to me and he jumped right in. He worked non stop on it for 2 days, had to take the week off because of his hectic schedule at school, teaching and coaching and then picked it back up on Friday and got it finished. I have a good husband.
Here is my new fence and protected garden.