It's overcast and a bit warmer this morning than yesterday, but still chilly enough to justify shutting down the outside water supply. We're back to hauling water in buckets, but it's only an inconvenience, not a major issue by any stretch.
This morning I created a video with some of the highlights of yesterday's first training run. At 14 meg, it's a pretty large file, but I think a lot of folks might enjoy watching it. To download it, just click on this link - First Training Run Vid
For the dogs, today is a 'rest day'. I will be giving them another training run tomorrow, probably focusing on lots of "gee/haw" work. Gee is the cue used to prompt them to turn right, and haw the cue to turn left.
Although the dogs got the day off, I did not. I have to return to my place of employment on Tuesday, so it's time for me to do some housekeeping. It's mundane stuff, but I've fallen behind so needed to wash a sink full of a dishes and especially clean the floors. Since I am in and out of the house frequently through the course of any given day I tend to track in quite a bit of mud and dirt, loose straw and other dog-yard debris. Then there were a couple of loads of laundry that needed to be washed, dried, sorted and put away, all while maintaining the daily kennel chores.
While out in the kennel tending the mutts I shut down and rolled up the garden hoses that provide water during summer. We've had frost and a frozen hose nearly every day for the past week and at this time of year there is no reason to believe it will get substantially warmer. I also fired up the little garden tractor and mowed the lawn, most likely for the last time this year. Unless there is a major change I'll remove the mower deck and install the snow blade and tire chains early next R&R.
I'm planning to hit the rack early tonight, probably shortly after I feed Lucky and the puppies and give all the of the dogs a couple of scoops of water. We're going to run tomorrow fairly early, and I want to be awake, alert and well oriented to what we are doing.