Quick Casita & Puppy Update

I got the few rust spots removed from the tongue and bumper of the Casita, then treated them with Rust Reformer and painted them with black satin Rustoleum.  It looks nice.

I also discovered that some of the exterior caulking is shrinking, so I’ll replace that this week.

Sunny and Sheba in the playpen

The guy who was going to fix the tow charge line on our truck never showed up, so we will take the truck to the Chevy dealer this week.  Between that and taxes — and having a puppy who is not house broken yet — there will be no camping this month.

I go out into the Casita often to just soak in the peace and dream of when we can be on the road again.

My joy over Sheba training herself to puppy pads was short lived.  I’m now doing crate training…. and getting up at the crack of dawn to take her outside to do her business.  That is NOT my normal schedule!  😀

She is doing pretty well, but it will be a while before she can be trusted to run loose in the house for more than a few minutes at a time.

Fortunately, she enjoys her outdoor playpen, especially after I crawled into it with her and Sunny to demonstrate what a wonderful place to play it was!

At first Sheba dug holes — lots of them — in the fenced area.  I was dreading having to train her not to do it.  But then I put piles of pine cones in the holes yesterday to discourage her digging in the same places — and by some miracle she lost interest in digging holes!  She started one time today and I told her to STOP — and she did!!!!  She never did attempt to dig another one.

She is an incredibly sweet puppy (with a stubborn streak).  I believe that she’s going to make a wonderful companion, hopefully for the rest of my life.

The diet is going well.  At my age, I am not losing fast, but I’ve lost 14 pounds since February 5, so I am pleased with that.  I expect to be at my goal before the end of the year.  I’m eating a lot better and feeling great!




  1. I was wondering if you went on a trip and couldn’t get bars. But I see your just busy as many of us are at this time. Training a puppy is not so easy. I got luck with Fred as he was all trained and smart to boot.

    Dieting is working for me too. I started walking a mile every day lost 8 lbs since the begining of March. Good for us.


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