Thursday, July 7, 2011

Apartment Leftovers

This is me ranting just a bit so don't take it to personal if you have a pet...
In the past 15 months we have lived in 4 apartments, 3 extended stays, 3 hotels, a house and with 2 different family members. Some places have been nicer than others. Some in nice area's others not so much. Living in many different scenario's I have seen how many people choose to live.
One thing I have noticed that just astounds me is how some people with pets choose to live. As many places that I have lived and parks I have gone to I am always amazed at how many refuse to clean up after their pets as well. Particularly dogs.
I have come to the conclusion that if you can't clean up after your pet's don't have one! Last year when we moved to Long Island we had to move into one of the sales reps old place's after they left. They chose to get a pet while living there and obviously chose not to clean up after it either. We walked in and the smell hit us like a brick wall. Nasty! We had to have someone come clean it cause it smelled like pet leftovers.
Now we just recently moved in after another sales rep in Kentucky and sure enough same nasty smell when we walked in! We have had to stay in an extended stay till it gets cleaned up. Supposedly this person bought a dog and didn't do well training it. Now that it has been cleaned out it still smells of dog and a dogs business. The gentlemen that delivered furniture today asked me, "Does it smell like dog in here or is it just me?" I wish it was just you buddy.
I think as a non pet owner I also tend to notice it that much more. I can't really air it out cause it is so hot and humid outside. I would love suggestions.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fast Food

So with as much traveling as we do it's almost impossible to never eat out. So when we do have to choose a fast food joint the battle begins. The kids want McDonalds, I want Taco Bell and Steven enjoys Arby's. Usually we decide if the kids are good and helpful they get to choose where we eat. Its one of the ways I have bribbed my kids to be good travelers.
We decided to pick up some food nd go swimming. I ask the kids's where they want to eat and finally Kadan says, "Mom since you like Taco Bell we can eat there this time, but you have to be nice ok?" So I guess I was good enough to earn my Taco Bell.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Two Is Not Our Lucky Number

So this summer we have moved every 2 weeks, almost on the dot. Broken Arrow, OK to Liberal,KS. Then Garden City, KS and Dodge City, KS. Then we got the heck out of Dodge to visit home in Utah for 2 weeks. Then finally to what we thought was our last destination Wichita, KS.
No think again. Steven said we needed to stick to what has been a regular occurance for us and move again. So here we are jammed in our sad little car on our way back to Kentucky. At least we will end the summer where this whole adventure began in the first place. At leat I hope this is where it ends, cause I don't know if I can do this again in 2 weeks!