Monday, September 27, 2010

Car Trouble and Indoor Basketball

Last night before we went to meet our friends for dinner who just adopted their 2nd dog - and the Ford Focus that Tom usually drives wouldn't turn over. In fact, the key wouldn't turn in the ignition!  We tried moving the steering wheel, but it was locked. SO... we took the pick-up truck to dinner.

Ignition wouldn't turn at all!

Sunday morning we called AAA (thankfully we maintain our membership!)... the woman on the phone said it sounded like a bad ignition, so she sent a locksmith out (instead of a tow truck to take it to our local mechanic). WOW. She was right on! The locksmith replaced the ignition in the driveway in the morning. It took about 2 hours and was about $200. Now the car works. SO... if you have a problem starting a car, after turning the wheel (and it won't come out of park either with a foot on the brake), it could be the ignition is gone. We LOVE AAA!

Dolly prepping for a jump shot!
INDOOR BASKETBALL? - Dolly's (the Weimaraner) favorite toy (next to nylabone dinosaurs) is a stuffed basketball that Rob's mom brought down in May. It's the only stuffed toy Dolly hasn't destroyed and carries it everywhere in her mouth. Today, we snapped a picture of her pawing the basketball even while resting. She's quite the athlete!

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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.

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