Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day- Nature's Fireworks

Sprite and Dolly
Happy July 4th! We hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend.
Our thanks to all who have fought for this country. 
-Nature has provided fireworks this weekend in the form of strong to severe thunderstorms.
Last night a couple of severe thunderstorms rolled through with lots of cloud to ground lightning 
striking close by. Lightning struck the roof of a house just 2 miles away from us. According to for our town, "it took 35 firefighters 20 minutes to contain."
   We all hunkered down for a good hour as the strongest storms rolled through. 
Sprite, Dolly and Franklin take up our bed!
SOME SAFETY TIPS: *Unplug the computer and television. *Stay off the land line phones *Don't shower or use water from the tap *Stay away from windows (after closing them all).
  Here are some pictures of how the dogs hunkered down... and a video of the kids later with their "dinosaur chews" and a befuddled Sprite.

Thunderstorm moving in

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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