Sunday, March 17, 2013

Home Project: But Not Ours!

Tom and Will working
Tom loves home projects and when he temporarily runs out of ideas he'll jump in and do a home project for someone else (although he does so many here, you'll have to get on his schedule.)  Because we sometimes watch our friend Yolie's cat and fish whenever she travels, Rob noticed that her top and bottom locks were not "cooperative," and in fact old. So, we bought a new lockset and Tom spent a couple of hours replacing the lock. 

Sawing the doorknob off

The finished lockset on!

Tom widening the holes for the new locks
  As usual, a simple change of locks took more than 30 minutes, because the doorknob wouldn't come off. In fact, it had it no pinholes to remove it, so we had to call our friend Will to come over and help figure it out. He and Tom wound up sawing the doorknob off!  Will brought a huge amount of tools and electric saw. I've never seen a tool bag as big as Will's, and it's a good thing he had it- it took both of them to change the locks!

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