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Sabbatical 2013, Day 4

October 4, 2013

It was raining when I woke up, so no walk for Gemma and I today. She seemed pretty chill about it; I think the weather had her down.

Instead, I used my energy to clean the kitchen all day: washed the dishes, pots & pans, cleaned the recycling material, then started breaking down the counters one by one. Fortunately, Spotify kept me company all day. I cleaned the stove, the floor, even put away all of the dishes from the dishwasher and strainer. I still need to straighten out the cabinets and refrigerator, and clear off the table, but it looks good for now.

Annette and I went to a fundraiser that night for Safe Humane Chicago. They had a silent auction and gave awards to a number of people for their help with the organization, including former Superintendent of Chicago Police Terry Hillard. Annette bid on a couple of items, but focused on an oil painting a local artist was offering to do of your dog. She won that auction, and plans to use it for her aunt, who lost one of her dogs earlier that day.

Annette’s Mom was kind enough to stop by and check on the dogs while we were out. Gemma tracked mud all over the clean floors, and both dogs forced their way into the cats’ room to eat their food. But other than that, they behaved perfectly for her.

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