Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

A Lucky Day

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Extra credit if you recognize the movie!
Triple sevens, four-leaf clovers, lucky rabbit's foot.  I should have bought a lottery ticket tonight because we have had one heck of a lucky day.
It started off with me walking into work from the parking garage and lo and behold there's a dollar bill lying on the sidewalk.  Sure, it was no fortune...you can't even buy a soda out of a vending machine for a dollar any more.  But a buck is a buck and, with no one in sight, I went ahead and picked it up and put it in my pocket.  Little did I know that it was a foreshadow of the day to come.
Later that morning, I got some really incredibly great news.  We're going to have some awesome new neighbors!  That's right...we sold the house!  And the great news is that we avoided having to put it on the market and over $6,000 in realtor fees, which allowed us to split the savings with the buyers.  They are so excited about moving into this beautiful old house, and we are just as excited about having like-minded folks in the neighborhood.  That'll be three houses on our block that have gardens and chickens.  Woohoo!  More on that later, but I don't want to jinx the deal.  In fact, I hope I haven't jinxed it already by writing this.  Aaarrgghhhhhh!
J. and I were supposed to head to the Wallflowers concert tonight at the Midland with his brother and his wife because J. won free tickets.  But right before I left work, I got a phone call that was the perfect ending to the day.  My sweet little Domino won an iPad3 in a contest that I had entered him into. 

Domino's contest entry picture.

Who could resist that ornery sweet little pup?  
J.'s brother bailed on the concert, which we weren't too upset about, so we stayed home and flopped on the sofa and loved on the dogs and reflected on how blessed we were today.  With all the turmoil in the world, it's nice to know that the Universe hasn't forgotten how to smile on you once in awhile.
I hope you had a great day as well!


  1. And just what is that cranky little puppy going to do with his own iPad3?! That's very cool, though! And don't forget...we also have honeybees! Mmmm...fresh raw honey!

    1. Nom nom nom. We'll have to keep an eye on our credit cards because that's all Domino needs with his iPad. He'd be ordering non-stop Papa Johns if he could!

  2. Wow, what a great day! Hope your weekend is just as good!

    1. Thanks, ONOTW! Notice that I've got you up on the side bar now. So glad to meet a fellow Missouri blogger!

  3. Yee ha! That's two Ipads in one week... I won one too!!!!

    I didn't have a sweet little dog to do it... he's a doll!

    So glad about the house, but wish we could have seen pictures of it before...and after.


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