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    I know the feeling. I was so stressed out by bill paying when we were both unemployed, that I still have to steel myself to do it. After 12 years. Mind you, we went through years of unemployment...
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    More prayers, happy thoughts, and hugs coming your way. Wish I could offer a good solid job lead - that would be much more helpful.

    Nothing from the recruiters huh?

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    Sabine-
    Have either ofy'all checked the local headhunters and temp agencies? A lot of companies and firms do temp to hire for even engineering positions, so they may do it for y'all's careers as well. I'm on the list with the agency that does engineering work, and at least a few headhunter lists.
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    Warning- dog training method that you may disagree with

    I guess I don't know myself how I feel about this. Certainly, there are no long-term ill-effects, and really, even short-term ones, but I can't help but feel there is a tinge of meanness to this method. Not in our motivation, but in the dogs' perceptions. But we're using it. It is... the hose.

    Last night when we let them out (outdoor access severely limited yesterday, so we could deal with the barking) they got sprayed with the hose as soon as they started barking at the fence. Chica ran back to the house as soon as she heard the hose turn on: I feel she may have had experience with this method before.

    This was the first time for Salem and Chloe, though. Chloe caught on right away. One squirt, and she was out of there. Salem went back for another try, then realized this water monster was serious.

    Early this morning Salem just ran outside to do her business, no barking. (Don't know if the new dog is out overnight). Then, after we were all up, I took the whole crew out. A short squirt got them out of the bushes, but they still hung around the lawn for a bit. Chica, however, was motivated by the sound of the hose to run straight in through the dog door, the first time she has managed that on her own. (A training two-for-one.)

    We'll see how it progresses through the day. I did not stop them from barking at a person passing in the alley; that's the kind of barking I think a dog SHOULD do.

    Shakshuka for breakfast again. I am loving that stuff.

    Judg- Yes, it is the kind of visceral experience no time will erase, I think.

    Tomi- He is getting very down. It is hard to see, especially since he doesn't really want hugs and pep talks from me. I have to concentrate on giving him what makes HIM feel better, not necessarily what I would want.

    Naiadknight- Yup, he's doing all that. Everything except going down to the day labor site. That may come. I need to zip over to your journal and see how your interview went yesterday. I hope you got a good meal out of it, too.

    Well, the Dish Fairy did not come last night, so I better get on them. I am using the bit by bit method. Read one journal page, do three dishes. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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    I'm so sorry for the bad job news, Sabine. Sending positive thoughts your way.
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    Sabine- I've used the same technique to get dog's to stop undesirable behavior. I don't consider it cruel unless it's frigid outside.
    Y'all are in my thoughts. Hoping y'all get offers soon.
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    I used a squirt bottle to try to train my beloved departed cat, Tom, to stay off the counters and the stove. Since it was really for his own good - he could have been badly injured - I didn't feel too terrible about it. Unfortunately he liked it. When I would go into the kitchen, he would run ahead of me, jump up on the counter, and turn his face towards me with his eyes slightly closed. I think he found it refreshing. I miss him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    I used a squirt bottle to try to train my beloved departed cat, Tom, to stay off the counters and the stove... Unfortunately he liked it. When I would go into the kitchen, he would run ahead of me, jump up on the counter, and turn his face towards me with his eyes slightly closed. I think he found it refreshing. I miss him.
    Heeheehee!

    We have had one more successful trip outside, with the dogs stopping their barking and coming away from the fence as soon as I told them to stop. No hose required.

    Got the dishes done, walked the dogs, did our library returns, then sewed up some rips in our sofas. One more to go, but my fingers are getting sore from punching through the leather, so I'm taking a little break.

    Middlest is going to the Homecoming dance with friends tonight. Looks like I will be on pick up duty at midnight. I am weighing the pros and cons of taking a nap and getting up at 11:30, or staying up all the way through. It might be a god time to stay up and do some sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    Middlest is going to the Homecoming dance with friends tonight. Looks like I will be on pick up duty at midnight. I am weighing the pros and cons of taking a nap and getting up at 11:30, or staying up all the way through. It might be a god time to stay up and do some sewing.
    I usually find it easier to stay up.
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    I find it easier to stay up too.

    I don't think it's cruel to use the hose to train the dogs. As a neighbor to barking dogs, I find them to be very annoying. I would have put my neighbors in for an award if they had used this method to shut their dogs up. Mine do pretty good if we holler out the door to them, unless there's a train going by or fire trucks/cop cars with sirens in the area. They'll continue to howl and bark at that no matter what we do. Thinking bark collars??

    MIL's puggle (beagle/pug mix) barks at EVERYTHING and WILL.NOT.STOP! They have a bark collar for her. I got bit by a dog with a bark collar once. I was petting her and apparently touched the spot where the collar shocks her. She bit me when I touched her neck. Maybe something I did made it shock her, idk... she didn't break the skin or anything, but it was enough to make me shy away from her. She was later put down b/c she got kind of mean and they were afraid she'd bite one of the kids. She was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
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