Monday, January 18, 2010

If it's supposed to feel like a day off, it doesn't...

If it's supposed to feel like a day off, it doesn't. I've been running around all day.
It was dry outside today, so I walked the dogs this morning about 1 mile. Then, our subcontractors, now contractors (THAT story will be written in the next couple of days- what a mess!) arrived to work on the bathroom and paint the kitchen.
Because of the contractor/subcontractor mess, we now have to buy the supplies - so while Tom had to go to work, I went to Home Depot and bought 3 gallons of paint. I also went to order the interior door for the bathroom, but they couldn't order it, despite what the manufacturer's website indicated. So, after 25 minutes with the Home Depot employee, we figured that out. I called Tom and he then wound up ordering it over the phone to be delivered to a nearby lumber company.
I returned home and made lunch for Darold (who is also off today), dropped off the paint, walked the dogs for another Mile, then went to Lowes and bought crown molding and a roll of plastic for the contractors to use when painting/smoothing out the walls to paint.
I can't prepare dinner because Pete smoothed out the drywall patch (or whatever it's called) in the kitchen, so there's dust all over the kitchen. When the contractors are done, I'll be vacuuming, dusting, mopping, etc. This is quite the "day off!" :) At least it's one of a lot of progress!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14