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Title: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: giester2 on August 28, 2007, 08:10:54 am
Usually it takes me anywhere from 40-50 mins to drive home after work.  When Tropical Storm Erin hit, it took me about 60-70 mins to get home.  Last night there was a thunderstorm in Southwest Houston / Sugarland,  IT TOOK ME 3 HOURS TO GET HOME!!!  I work about 20 miles from home.  It took me 1 hr to go 19 miles and 2 hrs to go 1 mile.  With a puppy that had to use the facilities and bird who kept trying to bite the dog.  GRRRRRR
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: frawin on August 28, 2007, 10:00:52 am
Do you have to use Hwy 59 or can you take the new tollway? 
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Joanna on August 28, 2007, 10:05:36 am
Yet one more reason to live in Howard...   8) ;D  Actually, I'm sorry you had a crummy drive, we've all been through that and it is very frustrating, especially with folks or pets depending on you.  Still, the only time it would take 2 hours to 20 miles here is if you kept finding people to stop & talk to along the way ~ and you could always run home & let the dog out inbetween visits.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Diane Amberg on August 28, 2007, 11:35:00 am
 Now explain to me about the bird and the dog. There has got to be a story there. You take your pets to work? You have an attack parrot? What? :D
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: giester2 on August 28, 2007, 11:57:44 am
Do you have to use Hwy 59 or can you take the new tollway? 

I live at beltway 8 and 59 S.  I can take the beltway, but I am trying to cut on cost right now.  I cant use the westpark tollway because I got rid of my ez tag (besides it is usually backed up anyway).  59 to the belt is the quickest way home
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: giester2 on August 28, 2007, 11:59:18 am
Now explain to me about the bird and the dog. There has got to be a story there. You take your pets to work? You have an attack parrot? What? :D

yes, yes,  and yes


I have a 8 month old black mouth curr mix, a 9 year old peach faced love bird, a 4 month old calico cat, and a fish tank.  The dog goes to work with me everyday and the bird goes on occasion.  For the past three days our ac has been out and it gets too hot in our townhouse for the bird during the day, so she goes to work with me also. 

The bird is in a cage in the front seat and the dog is in the back (usually sleeping).  Well we were in the car so long the dog got bored and started to sniff the birds cage.  Well the bird really does not like this so she comes over and bites the dog on the nose.  Now the dog really wants the bird, so she tries to crawl on the cage in which she gets bit again. And yes there is blood on the cage.

A little about love birds....they are the smallest bird in the parrot family.  They are the most aggressive in the parrot family, especially females, and especially when the female has laid eggs
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: frawin on August 28, 2007, 12:54:32 pm
We got into a traffic snarl at Beltway 8 and 59 on our way to Galveston!  I can sympathize with what you are dealing with.  Our son and his wife lived in Sugar Land when they moved to Houston and it would sometimes take him a couple of hours to get home.  I thought with the tollway things would be better.  They live in Briar Forest now and takes the Beltway to 59 tollway, but east.  He works down around Post Oak, so he sometimes takes Memorial down.  Usually after school starts, he takes the tollway so he doesn't have to deal with school zones.
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Diane Amberg on August 28, 2007, 01:01:20 pm
 giester2, I'm glad I asked, that is one cute pup...with big feet!  :D
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: frawin on August 28, 2007, 02:15:22 pm
Do you work at a pet store? or maybe a vet office?
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Post by: giester2 on August 28, 2007, 02:43:40 pm
Do you work at a pet store? or maybe a vet office?

I manage a shop that repairs power steering units for vehicles
Boss is a pet lover, but usually only towards cats...reiley has changed him
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Teresa on August 28, 2007, 02:53:15 pm
Sorry you had a nasty day.. but if you hadn't, we wouldn't have got to meet Riley.
 What an adorable baby... His eyes are the kind that will make you give him the steak off your plate..
( Well, I would.. but TaTa wouldn't...she's kinda strict and grumpy when it comes to her food..)   haha  ;D
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Janet Harrington on August 28, 2007, 04:26:07 pm
Yep.  I'm grumpy about my food, but I do share with Colonel.  That's why I have to eat more.  Colonel gets almost half of everything from my plate.  ha ha
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Roma Jean Turner on August 28, 2007, 09:38:51 pm
Thanks for sharing the picture of your handsome pup.

My office is across the hall from a group of architects.  The owner brings her old lab with her everyday.  Some days the employees bring theirs as well.  There may be 5-6 dogs over there.  Every once in awhile I take Bingo to the office with me when I am just doing paperwork, but he is like the kid who is constantly asking if we are ready to go yet. 

On one occasion I was doing paperwork there on my day off.  Someone called in a lot of pain and asked if I would treat them. I explained that my dog was there, but if that wasn't a problem for them, to come on over.  They did.  She had a great big purse and set it down on the couch in my treatment room.  All of a sudden as I was working on her back, I looked over and Bingo
had his head stuck all the way down into her purse and was "rooting around".  I kept on talking and quietly removed him from
the bag.  I hope she didn't go home and find something chewed up in there.  Ha, ha.
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Teresa on August 28, 2007, 11:35:36 pm
Or wonder why there was dog slobbers on her chewing gun pack.. hahaha
Title: Re: Rant about my drive home last night
Post by: Roma Jean Turner on August 29, 2007, 10:44:03 am
 :DI worried about that as well.  I had this vision of her sticking her hand in her purse and going " What the..........ll".
He loves to chew up Kleenex......yikes another disgusting possibility!