What a day today. So busy and full of things to do.
April 3, 2011 5:36pm CST
My husband decided he wanted to go for a walk today to go get special glue I needed to build the ramp. Spur of the moment, I decided that I should go with him as he wouldn't know what to get. He wanted to take empties back to the beer store as well, so we walked down and found some more. I thought we were going to go straight home after doing this, but we wandered off on a pathway, finding more empties, and just kept going. I haven't figured how long we walked, but we were out for about 3 hours, that includes getting lost so close to home. I'm so used to driving everywhere that I forgot what it was like to walk through nature. We found a lot of empties through the path areas, I'm glad we did, as we have built up some more for the next run to the store. After coming home, I decided it was time to cut the board for the ramp, I had said that I'd be doing that this weekend, so I did. Not including breaks, it took about half an hour to saw through a 5/8" MDF board with a drywall saw. No one had a power saw that I could borrow today, so I had to do this manually. It was interesting to say the least, but definitely a good workout. My roommate cut the carpet and glued it on to the board, screwed in one end of it so it would adhere properly while the glue dries. Now I'm waiting for the glue to set so I can get this into use on the stairs for the dog. I still have to figure out how to keep it from slipping without having to stand on it while waiting for the dog to use it, but I'll figure that one out at some point. Unless I'm at work, I don't get such a good workout like I did today, but this one was definitely worth it.
4 Apr 11
I think you enjoyed your walk through nature. It does wonders for both our health and our state of mind. Especially that you did what you've planned. I'm also glad that you start building the ramp for your old dog, I hope you will manage to finish it and the results will pay for your efforts. I just wanted to remind you that the ramp must be fixed somehow, so that it won't move while the dogs steps on it or he will become scared of the ramp and he won't use it again. Do come back and post a picture of the result, please.
• United States
12 Apr 11
I'm glad that you were able to get the glue and get your ramp put together. It sounds like you had a nice walk as well. I hope that you can do that many more times. Getting out walking is nice sometimes. I just wish there was a nice place to walk around here. I don't feel too bad right now and it is a nice day, but no where to go! Oh well... Have a great day!!!
• Marion, Kansas
4 Apr 11
I am glad you are building the ramp for the dog. I think you could put some kind of a cleat to keep it from sliding, something that would stabilize it either at the base or interlocking, kind of with the steps beneath it. It sounds like you had a wonderful walk.