A Temporary Fence & A Long Chat


So Teri came around noon. We introduced ourselves. She sat down and we started talking. 

And we talked. And talked.
 
Abi turned on the "charm." Charlie was his quiet sweet self. They were so happy to be in the company of a dog lover.

The apartment manager called and said the maintenance man would be coming to tear down the patio fence for the tree guy. I began to fret about the dogs not being able to go out.
 
My son-in-law had left the remainder of the chicken wire. So we got it unrolled and stretched it across the patio.

We nailed one end to my red potting bench. The other side we nailed to the fence that I share with the neighbor behind me.


Hours passed and we realized that we were starving. We drove just around the corner to the Sonic and picked up burgers. And came back and sat at my table and ate them.

Then we talked. And talked some more. 

Until my apartment was starting to fill with shadows and we were just about talked out.

Nothing got painted. That can happen another day. 

But we had a good time. I have a temporary fence while they take down the trees, which I'm not sure I could have handled by myself.

And next week I'll introduce her to my favorite antique mall. 
 

43 comments

  1. How cool that you met Teri and you two had a great day together! I see a friendship blossoming, for sure! I hope the dogs don't freak out when the trees come down. :-((

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    1. I'm just getting around to comment. They wouldn't go out all day long due to the changes outside.

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  2. it's so good that you have a "pal" to do things with; homey things and adventures. I miss having my "pal" to do things with since she moved back up north; I miss that.

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    1. I so agree with you! Sorry your friend moved.

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  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful day Brenda in spite of the fence being taken down. I thought about you yesterday getting your painting done but instead you were having a great time with Teri.
    Like you said the painting can wait. The pupsters enjoyed her company too.

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    1. Oh they did! Abi and Charlie had a blast.

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  4. It sounds like it was a lovely day for both two legged and four legged friends. Carol

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  5. These kinds of days--of real connection and kinship--are the best. Wonderful.

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    1. It was a nice day. I have lots of "online friends." But not friends I can go do things with.

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  6. Sounds like you had a lovely day together. I am glad that you gals got to meet and have a good chat.

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    1. Odd how two strangers can find so much to talk about!

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  7. Oh, my gosh, what a wonderful, serendipitous happening with Teri. It must be just what you needed to lift your spirits after the struggle with the wall. I'm so happy for you, Brenda! And she's a dog-lover; what a perk!
    You couldn't ask for a better surprise gift.

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    1. I don't know that I could be friends with a dog hater!

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  8. I love it when you just click with someone. You sound happy, it was a good day for you.

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    1. It was a good day. And she helped me with the chicken wire fence too.

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  9. It sounds like you two had a wonderful visit. Great timing that you had someone there to help you with the chicken wire so your pups will remain safe. That was more urgent than getting the painting done.

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    1. You're right. It was a load off my mind to get them corralled outdoors.

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  10. So nice to hear that you and Teri are forming a happy friendship. Also, you might want to think about finding a place for you and the pups to go to while the trees are being taken out. It will be noisy, messy, dirty work with a chainsaw running, and perhaps a big truck and a chipper nearby also adding to the noise. A good tree trimming company will clean up the mess, but there could still be some saw dust and leaves and such left behind that you'll have to deal with and you'll have to make sure nothing is left that could injure the pups. Hope it all goes well and leaves you with a better patio environment.

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    1. I just wish the maintenance guy would get the fence put back up all the way!

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  11. Brenda, I'm so glad that you enjoyed our talkfest! I certainly did, and those pups of yours! Love the way Abi "smiles" with her little nose curled up into a ferocious "I'm gonna eat your face" look. Those two are adorable. I hated to insist that we start dragging your furniture back out after you had it all arranged, but we will definitely do that painting another day. Might have been a lot going on since you knew the tree work was today. Looking forward to visiting the antique mall when your ankle is feeling better. Thank you for a lovely day!!

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  12. what a wonderful post!
    dogs are the best at judging character and they found a friend! and so did you!

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    1. If Abi and Charlie like someone, I know I will too.

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  13. Sounds like you have a wonderful new friend, Brenda!! :) I'm so happy for you!

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    1. How many times have I wished you and I lived close to one another, Debbie!

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  14. Who is Teri? Glad you had a nice day.

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  15. What a lovely day! And a new friend - found as a reader on your blog, right? As I like to say, it's a beautiful thing.

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  16. Always so neat to meet someone with have an instant kinship with! That is so rare to find..... friendship forming... wonderful... painting wall.......can wait! Marilyn

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    1. I have the walls to the point where I can stand looking at them. The part up by the ceiling and above and below the windows I can avoid looking at.

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  17. How fun! Meeting a blogging friend in person is always a treat. Sounds like you made a new friend.

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    1. I sure wish you and I could sit and visit, Kim!

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  18. Making new friends is fun and I'm glad you and Teri had a nice visit together. Hopefully the tree work will go smoothly and that soon your wall will get finished. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Too bad they couldn't grind up the stumps...

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  19. You have anew fiend in person! Sounds like you had fun!

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  20. It sounds like the perfect day! So happy that you had Teri to help with the chicken wire and to share a few hours with. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. The weekend is here, and I'm enjoying the quiet.

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