Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our friend Phil: A Shining Star... literally

Phil is a young man, 19 years old who came to our door to promote his lawn care services last Spring. We hired him and he does the BEST job ever. Over time, we've gotten to know each other and we've talked about people we all know, religion, ghosts, God, politics, people, dogs, school, comics, tv, movies, music and more. We've grown to look at Phil as a good friend, and always look forward to seeing him. After a couple of conversations and dinners talking about what he should major in in college, he was influenced to choose Architecture- and Tom has become his mentor (and helps with homework). This weekend, he came over for dinner Sunday night and brought us a great Christmas gift- A STAR for the top of our tree. What's amazing is that he ordered it weeks ago, and we were still looking for one! What a fantastic, perfect surprise.
 After dinner we all enjoyed watching the Amazing Race on TV (and one of our fav teams won- Nat and Kat!-Yay!).
Tom, Phil, Rob

Our tree with the New Star!

Dolly Snoozes, Phil Looks on

Everyone together under the Star!

Tom Surrounded by Dachshunds: Franklin, Sprite

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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