I'm still dealing with being canineless... I'm having Phantom Dog Syndrome - I keep forgetting for split seconds that she's gone.  Thankfully, it's not painful, mostly nostalgic. I've learned that if you don't have a dog, anything you drop while preparing dinner stays there.  And that while there is no dog, there is still dog hair.  Lots and lots of dog hair.  It's hard.  That said,  I've gotten very kind words and gestures from friends and strangers.  What I have learned, again, is that people are kind.

Now, the car has been another whole ball of wax.  I'm still waiting on the estimate from the dealership.  I'm waiting on the police report, and some news from my insurance company.   But again, people have been kind.  I sent an e mail to a customer of mine (with whom I have a good relationship) who had a past career in law enforcement, asking a few basic questions - he gave me some great advice, and I was incredibly surprised  and touched at the care he put into responding to me.  Now, to be fair, I asked if I could bother him before I just laid it all out there for him.  But I was grateful for his time.  And of course, he knows that as far as his database goes, I have his back.

Meanwhile, it's cold.  And raining.  We're a little concerned that those two things will coincide and result in ice.  Now, personally, I think Snowpocalypse and Ice Stormageddon are both blown way out of proportion - so we'll see in the morning - I have to go downtown before I go into the office, so that's kind of fun.  We shall see what happens. 

I have nothing new to report other than that.  This time next week I'll be in Ohio.  I'm kind of hoping to put new buttons on my wool coat before the trip.  Meaning, I should go ahead and order those.  Because as it turns out, JoAnn fabric doesn't seem to carry more than one or two cards of any one style.

And I need twelve buttons.

I might have too much time on my hands.

But the house is starting to look better.

So.  Awesome. Fantastic!