Friday, May 22, 2009

There Ain't No Bugs On Me...

Hank has fleas. I feel so bad for him, because we are trying to get rid of them, but they keep coming back. Drew put powder down in the yard, but that was before the 12 days of rain we had, so he's going to redo it this weekend. We have tried the flea medicine from the vet before- not this year, but last year- but it doesn't seem to really work because his hair is so thick. So I've been researcing "natural" ways to get of them. We used Dawn dish soap to give him a bath, which seemed to work for about 4 days. But then the fleas were back. Which make me think they are in our yard or our house. So, like I said, Drew is putting more powder down this weekend. So now I'm worried the fleas are in my house. I read that if you fill a bowl with Dawn and water, and put it under a lamp. The fleas are supposed to be attracted to heat of the lamp, which is supposed to make them jump in the water, and then the soap in the water supposedly makes it where they can't jump out, and the drown. So I set up the contraption last night in the office, where we keep Hank's crate. This morning, no fleas in the bowl. So I'm gonna try one more time in our living room, but I don't know what else to do. We don't really want to fill our house and dog with chemicals, but I don't want him to be miserable because of fleas either. Any suggestions?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Not Much of an Update

I haven't posted in a while, but I really don't have a lot to say. The only thing that has really changed in our lives is that Drew was really stressed out about a test that he had to take for work. His boss told him he had to take it in two weeks, and it is a test he normally would have spent at least a month studying for. So needless to say, he was very stressed out, and things were tense around our house for those two weeks. But, like I knew he would, he passed with flying colors. So he has now passed every major test that he needs to do his job. It was a nice confidence booster for him. He is a financial advisor, and since our economy is not at its best right now, people are not exactly rushing to invest- or buy life insurance, health insurance disability insurance, he does it all. So we have had to be careful with our finances lately, which can be a little stressful, but it's not too bad. I just continue to pray that business will pick up and he will meet new clients that can then refer him to more new clients.

As for me, I'm still on the waitlist for medical school. I have asked them to consider my application for the duel degree program, which would be an extra year, but it slows down the pace a little, and I would come out with a master's degree also. I think I should hear something about that in about two weeks or so.

So, nothing to exciting, but that's us :)