After a few hours of work I tackled the dog hair issue this morning. I was resolute that I would take control of this situation. I did some internet research and then went and bought a rake (no, it isn't a gardening tool) and some fur eliminator thingy. One cost $5 and one cost $20 and they both did a good job on different aspects of the project. After two hours of brushing out in the yard (with periods of play and obedience training liberally mixed in) and another hour of doing all the floors again, things seem to be better. I've read that this happens twice a year with German Shepherds so I can handle it. She looks gorgeous now and seems very proud of herself. I also got her new toys as she finally chewed up a couple of favorites. Onto the chewed up list also goes a rather stunning pendant I made with the most silver I've ever used in a piece. Somehow she got it off the island in the kitchen where I laid it after I finished polishing it and chewed it to bits. Big bummer.
Made another $200 for the Gypsy Tour by selling my son's bass. Almost have enough to order the trailer chassis. I agreed he could sell it if he gave me a percentage of the money as I had bought it and given it to him as a gift only a little over a year ago because he had to have it. So now we're both happy and I have my first item on today's list!
Here is what left the premises today:
1. A gorgeous stand up bass
2. A very good dog brush that is suitable for a different breed than I have
3. A picture frame that has always reminded me of a tissue box holder
4. Two rulers
5. Two pencil sharpeners.