Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The pups are gone

It sure is quiet around here.  The pups are all gone and it's hard to get use to the peace and quiet around here.  It took me all day to clean up the mess they had made.  Everything is back to normal around here.  well as normal as it gets here.  We have been so busy with dog and pups that we haven't had time to finish the pantry.  Well that project is back on track and hopefully we will have it done soon.  I will try and post pics.

We are having stormy weather here tonight.  Lots of rain and wind with a few tornado warnings out.  Thank goodness we didn't get any damage here but some are without electricity.  Flash flood warnings are out now.  Looks like it will be an interesting night.
Stay safe out there!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

High today was 28 with sleet

Woke up to a very cold morning.   It didn't get any better as the day wore on.  It started to rain, then freezing rain and sleet.  By the time I left work to come home my car looked like a popsicle.
Of course this is after I took 30 minutes to get the ice off the windshield and side glass.  The drive home was a little slippery but thankfully, uneventful.
Should have worn gloves today.  The door was froze closed.  LOL  After a couple of hard tugs I got it open.
The ice is pretty on the trees and bushes.  Its the roads and bridges that are not pretty.  Luckily it wasn't as near bad as it could have been.  We only got 1/2 inch of ice.  This shouldn't cause any problems with electricity.   The weatherman is calling for temps above freezing by tomorrow afternoon, so this should be gone by early afternoon.

It could have been a lot worse.  It has been.  This is just enough ice to be "just pretty".

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Demolition complete

We now have a rather large hole that goes from the kitchen to our master bath.  Not a convenient place for a hole.
I am standing in the bathroom looking toward the kitchen and dining room.  Not good for anyone in the bathroom.  I decided to hang a shower curtain to at least give us a little privacy.  Its a good thing we aren't expecting company anytime soon.
This looks worse than it is.  LOL  I am in the kitchen looking toward the bathroom.  See my shower curtain I hung up.  It's not much but it is something.  After I get my mess cleaned we will take measurements and start looking at floor covering and doors.  We have no idea what we are doing so I hope this is as easy as I convinced myself it would be.  If we survive this little remodel then the next thing that I am demoing is our bathtub.  I want a  walk-in shower!  Wish us luck!

Demolition and doggies

I had my work cut out for me today.  I finally decided that I wanted to take out the cabinets that were my pantry and make a pantry closet.  These cabinets were so deep that I couldn't find anything in them. They were so dark I had to use a flashlight to even see what was in them.  So this morning, I started the demo.  I love to demo, I'm not that good at rebuilding, but demo, I got ya covered.  I got my battery operated screwdriver, hammer and a flat head screwdriver and went to work.

Here is the deep dark dungeon cabinet with the doors and framing removed.
Here the cabinets are out.  What you are seeing now is another cabinet dungeon that is in the master bathroom.  I will take those out tomorrow.  What I want to do is replace them with a closet.  We will have to build a wall to seperate the bathroom linen closet from the kitchen pantry and then install shelves.  I sure could use Steve and Karen over at RVing: This country is our BIG Backyard.  He would have this job whipped up in no time flat.  Tomorrow after I get the other cabinet out we will go look at flooring and shelves.  Fun Fun

Now Doggies

These pups sure are growing.  They love to lay all over each other.  Here it looks like there was an explosion of puppies and they all landed on each other!  They will be 3 weeks old on Tuesday.  They are starting to play now.  They bark and growl at each other.  But to get the power behind these barks they always fall over.  funny!
Here they were in the laundry basket so that I could clean their bedding.  I thought this was so cute! Brother and Sister  :)
Hope you (and I) rest as good as these guys.  Night all.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Their eyes are open!

My time has been consumed by the stray dog and her 7 puppies that were born on Christmas day.  Well  today they opened their eyes for the first time.  These little pups are the cutest things.  They are growing real fast too.  They will be 2 weeks old tomorrow.
Notice the one on her back asleep.  She loves to eat and sleep in this position.  They are so funny.  I do hope that they all find loving homes.   We had to cancel our New Years Eve trip because of Mom and the pups.  Bummer.  I have contacted a rescue group that have agreed to take mom and pups but at this time they don't have a foster home for them.  And that is why I still have 8 dogs in my house.  I am a sucker for a sad face and believe me this poor little mama had the saddest face I have ever seen when she arrived.  After a lot of love and just spending time with her, she is starting to trust us.
Well now you know what I have been doing.  It may not be what I had planned but it sure feels good.
Anyone want a puppy?