Hi, folks. Sorry I didn't reply over the weekend. I took a break from being online & enjoyed it. I do spend too much time online. At home, it's ok because I have lots of time & have a routine with it.
R's puppy is adorable. Archie had to sort him out the first day as he kept trying to mount him & constantly wanting Arch to play & of course, Arch is almost 7 & is long past his puppy stage. In 2 weeks when he is vaccinated & hopefully castrated (& microchipped) he can then start puppy school.
R failed his driving test but wasn't devastated as the instructor explained that it was really only one thing that he failed at, but was an important one. He & H went back to the spot & tried working out what he should have done, but couldn't so he wanted us to go there on our way home & see if we could work it out. I checked it out on G maps & thought I could work it out & we talked about it, but when we drove there (in both cars) & R went with me for a drive & I pretended I was him & he was the instructor, we worked it out. We did a lot of driving down roads he maybe should have gone to turn around & then repeating until he was clear in his head where he went wrong & what he should have done. It seemed to really reassure him & it would have kept gnawing away at him if he couldn't work it out. The tester was keen to book him in again in only 2 weeks time & was prepared to add some time to his working day to fit him in then. He told R his driving is really good & he had seemed disappointed in having to fail him.
We had a really good couple of days. We ate very healthily but drank too much on Thursday night. I didn't get much sleep as G snored his head off.
R's cabin was quite comfortable & with electricity run across to it will be a really good spare room. I rearranged it a bit more so that you both could get in & out of bed easily. Nothing can be left within reach of the puppy in the house as he runs off with it into the yard. I'm not sure that R can learn to be tidy, but he is certainly getting some lessons. H is really pressuring him to move in together & she is very possessive & super sensitive. I'm not sure where it all comes from, but there are some real issues there. Hopefully, she will ease off a bit. He needs some time on his own & some sort of balance. I think I was a bit like that when we started going out. Feeling insecure is an awful feeling. Having a job that she hates can't help either.