Friday, June 20, 2014

2 Videos of Current U.S.Capitol Dome Restoration Project Scaffolding

The dome of the U.S. Capitol building is being restored for the first time since the 1960s. The Architect of the Capitol put together an animation to show how the scaffolding will go up and come down and a time lapse video of the progress that's already been made INSIDE the dome. 
  Being an architect, Tom loves this stuff, so we had to share it!
   The United States Capitol Dome was constructed more than 150 years ago and has not undergone a complete restoration since
1959-1960. Age, weather and elements have created more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies in the dome. 
   While the Capitol Dome is undergoing restoration a scaffold system will surround the entire Dome, from the base of the Statue of Freedom down to the Dome Skirt. At night the scaffolding will be lit as work continues.  For more info on the U.S. Capitol, visit: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/
 
Here's an  Animated Rendering of Dome Restoration Project Scaffolding
 VIDEO: http://youtu.be/iEcvw8UG-AQ


AND AN ANIMATION OF WHAT'S BEEN DONE INSIDE SO FAR
Rotunda Preparation for Capitol Dome Restoration 
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7td-pJmTpG0

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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14