It's the latter. Easily.
Earlier this week I embarked on a modest home improvement course. I shopped consignment shops, mined Craig's List, and ultimately bought a nice new-to-me coffee table for the living room.
Which, of course, succeeded in making all my other furniture look even worse than usual.
I tried rearranging the furniture. Which made all my furniture look crappy in different places.
Then the unthinkable happened: I started thinking about my living space. And I came up with ideas.
It was all downhill from there. As of last night I was sort-of committed to about a grand worth of home improvements.
So naturally- and it's important to note cause and effect here- this morning, the labrador totally blew out her knee.
Estimated cost of vet repair: $3,000.
The moral of the story is never improve your home. Or if you must, make sure you don't have any dogs first.