Thursday, August 15, 2013

A New Backyard Project

Starting the project with Tyler's help.
Tom is always doing something in the backyard, and I haven't blogged about many of the projects this year, but he's kept busy. While he's in the backyard, I've been in the house on the computer - I'm currently writing 2 of my own books, and editing 2 other books for friends. 

building the base
SUNDIAL! - Tom found this really cool sundial on-line and we both loved it- so he bought it. The challenge was building a pedestal to put it on in the backyard. So, after looking at rocks, and pottery and other things, we went to Lowes. Once there we found thick bricks that could be stacked to build a strong base. So, we got enough big bricks and Tom leveled out a plot of ground in the backyard, put down a foundation, and built the base.  The sundial looks cool!!
The really cool sundial


DOGGY HELP - Of course, Dolly, Franklin and Tyler were all very curious - so they walked around, inspected and offered constructive criticism. :) 
Franklin and Dolly

Franklin

Tyler

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