It’s Showtime!

Once you put your house on the market, you of course have showings. This is not normally an issue if you don’t have pets, but we have two German Shepherds, Dixie and Daisy, outside and one cat, Buddy, inside. This means anytime there is to be a showing it’s a quick scramble to get Dixie and Daisy crated and Buddy put in his carrier to take with us to the rv in our driveway.

Dixie and Daisy don’t mind being crated because they get treats to get crated plus it means good nap time. Buddy has decided he will tolerate his carrier if he gets to go to the rv because then he gets to explore a new place. He even found a great place to nap on our daughter’s bed when we were in the rv for an open house.

We have played lots of Phase 10 (a card game), a Hidden Pictures game, watched football and even a movie to pass the time while waiting for our house to be shown.

It may seem like a lot of work at the time, cleaning the house, crating the pets and waiting, but it’s been worth it because we got an offer and are now under contract to sell our house.

Antiques and Dogs

Our recent trip to the Round Top for the Round Top Antique Fair involved antiques and dogs. You see, while my husband and I were looking at antiques, our five-year-old daughter was busy finding dogs to pet. 

Yes, she has an eagle eye when it comes to spotting a dog, or cat at times, to pet. I lost count, but I think she pet about 25 dogs. She even managed to find one to pet in the bathroom! 

In hindsight, I wish I’d written down the dogs names and taken pictures of her with the dogs. It would have made for great memories. 

The Vacation That Almost Wasn’t

This past weekend our family went to Round Top, Texas for the Round Top Antique Fair. It was going to be just a quick weekend in the rv, our shortest rv trip ever. It almost didn’t happen at all.

As we left that afternoon, we realized that the truck’s a/c was not working … at all. Not only was it not working, but it was blowing out hot air. Now we live in South Texas where it is still hot and humid this time of year so it was a miserable start to our trip. 

We had to decide, do we not go and miss out on a fun weekend away or do we sweat out the drive for a fun weekend? We chose to sweat it out. Fortunately, my husband is mechanically inclined and was able to get it to stop blowing hot air. We even shared stories with our girls about going on vacations driving with the windows down. It was hot when we got stuck in traffic, but when we were driving it wasn’t bad.

We had just passed the Round Top exit when our navigation app said we had another hour to our rv park. My husband pulled the truck over because we had evidently confused Round Rock and Round Top when making rv park reservations. A quick call to the first rv park in Round Top and we had a place for the weekend. Thank You, God! 

The rv park happened to be across the street from the local mercantile and there were several antique booths within walking distance. We were in heaven!

“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. “