Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We didn't see any snow from the most recent cold front, though areas in Texas north of us did. A "White Christmas" almost never comes to central Texas, and this year is no exception.

We did get ridiculously high winds, some up to 50 mph, and the inevitable happened... Byrd had to work on Christmas Eve. The wind destroyed four of his intersections, so his work phone started ringing just as we were preparing to go to his family's Christmas Eve party. He didn't get home until 3 am today.

It happens every year without fail. Weather or drunk drivers manage to wreck something, and off Byrd goes to fix it, usually right smack in the middle of a family gathering. He's always on call. It sucks.

Dozer had his knee surgery a few days ago and he's doing fine. He got the torn meniscus repaired, and they also removed a plate that was in his leg, left over from the TPLO.

I keep meaning to update Dozer's blog, but I lost my camera. Well, I thought I'd lost it. I looked all over the house with no luck. Then I finally decided to ask Byrd about it, though I was pretty sure he'd have no idea, because he never knows where my stuff is. He rarely knows where his own stuff is.

But he was like "oh yeah, it's on top of the fridge" as if that was the most natural place in the world for it to be. (!!) I suppose for a guy that's 6' 6", the top of the fridge is a reasonable place to put things. So, mystery solved.

We didn't decorate at all for Christmas this year. Not a tree or lights or anything. Just too busy. :( We got some cards from some of Dozer's blog pals--thank you guys so much! Byrd was astonished. He relented just a bit with his "your blogging is a waste of time" attitude. And Dozer was sooo excited to have something to open and sniff.

Merry Christmas to you! I hope you are all warm, safe, healthy, and happy.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Merry Christmas!

PBOforlife said...

Merry Christmas! So sorry to hear about Byrd having to work. That sucks. Glad to hear Dozer's surgery went well. May you have a wonderful Christmas. You deserve it more than anyone we know. Hugs to all of you.
Diana, Terry, Cody, Jessie and Squirt.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas Dozer and all - glad the surgery went well - we will send good healing thoughts your way!!

Susan and Sadie

cre8vekaos said...

I'm just glad that you and yours are safe and sound. That Dozer is recovering. Sometimes Christmas just has to be quiet for it to be really what you need.

Merry Christmas!

Leila, Quizz & Charlie, The Cat

Raising Addie said...

Merry Christmas!!!

We sure are glad that Dozer is doing well!

We would have shared some of our snow with you. We sure were surprised!

Lots of Luv & kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Daisy Dog said...

So nice to hear Dozer is doing well! We made him some dog bisquits, but they were so crumbly that I didn't think they would survive mailing. We are going to try and perfect our recipe a bit first. To bad about Byrd :( I would think that taking turns being on call would be fair!

Kari in WeHo said...

Merry Christmas! Glad the surgery went well