I'm not sure how much blogging I'll have today. Blake's throat collapsed last night (it happens in dogs I guess) and was making weird noises for a while and then he got up to pee in the living room so I had to get up and make sure he DIDN'T pee in the living room so like there I am at 2:00 in the freaking morning letting him out and of course he thinks this is a perfect time to lay at the end of the driveway for a little alone quiet out out time and like I'm not REALLY not dressed to run out and bring him in so I'm whispering at the top of my lungs cookie cookie which to him means come in come in and once I get him in and we all get back into bed he passes out and I pass out and what seems like minutes later I wake up and feel like kicking DJ who is oddly snoring like an old man which is odd because she does not snore at all and it's Blake who is laying on his back spread eagle so I touch him and he bolts up like his tail went into a socket and is licking his toes which makes Sierra want to cuddle with him but he's not into cross animal affairs and she takes over his bed and he goes under our bed.
When he was a puppy he would always sleep under the bed and every morning he would wake up and BUMP his head. It was like clockwork.
I'm dressed really sloppy today to make up for yesterday when I had to dress up extra dandy. Reason was I was going into the lions den, the Asst to the Attorney Generals Office. I had to deliver some canvas mosaic photos for DOJ. PLUS - I met with a client (that sounds so sterile, not sure I like that word, customer? sounds odd also, my problem is that I make friends with people I take photos for, they soon grow out of client-dom into friendship, that's IT, I shall call them "friends", but now it is like being call an "associate" or a "team member" hmmmm I shall call them "those people that like my pictures") ANYWAY - for some portraits for her blog/newsletter and they came out rather nice.
Here is one just to show I CAN take photos of humans.
Big day in Wisconsin history . . sort of. In 1824 Frederick Miller was born in Riedlingen, Wurttemberg, Germany. In 1854, he migrated to the U.S. and to Milwaukee. In 1855 he purchased the Plank Road Brewery. He operated this business until 1888 when it was incorporated as the Frederick Miller Brewing Company, with Miller as president.
The question is . . .why Milwaukee??? There are some pretty interesting stories of how he got to Milwaukee. He was traveling around by river and was coming up the Mississippi . . . . .
Miller traveled up the Mississippi to Prairie du Chien and traveled overland to Milwaukee. He slept on a sack of meal on deck while waiting for a berth to open on the riverboat.
"He found out in the morning that the place had been vacated by a man who had just died of cholera. Miller rushed to the steward, got a bottle of whiskey and swallowed it at a single tilt. He lived in fear for a week, but he didn't get cholera," according to a story found in the Milwaukee County Historical Society archives. The same story said that, upon arriving in Milwaukee, Miller remarked: "A town with a magnificent harbor like that has a great future in store."
And the rest is history. On a side note Miller traveled to Bismark in the Dakota Territory and built a brewery there also. It open on the same exact day that Dakota Territory passed a law going dry!
In 1959 on this date I90 opened between Janesville and Beloit. SPEAKING of roads, I will be the first to complain about urban planning but I have to say that as of today, East Washington is completely open and the 5 year construction job is basically finished.
I feel this was a fantastic project and the planning was superb. There were very few major traffic problems and in 5-10 years when the trees get bigger East Wash will look really nice. WELL DONE City of Madison. Whoever was in charge of the East Washington beautification should get a high five and a smack on the ass, job well done!
Now I must find coffee!
Vacation the next few days - not sure about blogging.