Sunday, June 26, 2016

Portable Garage

We needed a bit more temporary storage The cost of these garages are a bit high but I found one on Craig's list for about one 5th the cost of a new one. 

It didn't look too good in the torn up boxes but low and behold it is in great shape. The only part that had been previously set up was the top. The sides and ends were still in the original packaging. It has three zippers in the front door panel. We did have to buy new ball bungee cords as the old ones were all stretched out from the heat in storage.

It works out great for us and later could be used in other ways - garage sale, picnic cookouts . . .

New Tile!

I know it looks like we are moving in again but we had to move all furniture out of the rooms to be tiled. Even with the couch blocked, Coco still found a way to get up in her favorite spot!

The tile in in - well most of it. check out bottom picture. We decided to go with the same tile throughout, leaving carpet in the living room and bedrooms. Bedroom carpet will be replaced, though. We really like the gray color we chose for the tile.

 After they pulled the carpet up, they discovered tile under it so they had to scrape it all up as well.

 We had them remove the different tile in front of the front and back doors so we would have the same tile there.

When they went to remove the old tile in the master bath, they discovered the shower was leaking under the tile and into the linen closet. After we replace the shower, they will finish the tile in there.

Monday, May 23, 2016

We miss Daisy . . .

We miss Daisy. . .

Receiving sudden devastating news about a very well loved pet is very traumatic. All you think is you love them and don’t want them to suffer. Sometimes we make decisions that we rethink later. Don't make a quick decision if your pet is not in a lot of pain. If there is time to take them home even for a little while, do it, so there is more time for owners and companions and family to prepare for the loss.

If your pet is older and has been in bad health for sometime, you are better prepared for the end and able to handle it better. You have had that time to mourn knowing they will leave you. This sudden departure is extremely hard on not only the owners but on the companion pets as well. I think both suffer depression, anxiety and at times panic attacks, knowing they were gone from your lives so very quickly.

It is hard when the tears just won't stop flowing and you don't know how to make them. And watching the companions walk around looking for their best friend doesn't make it any easier.

We miss . . . Daisy!!

Thank you Lord for giving us six wonderful years with this sweet girl.

We miss her squeaky little whine that got us up in the mornings.

We miss her constantly wanting to play with her toys.

Her herding large balls through the house and back yard and her little whine for help when she got it stuck in the corner.

We miss telling her to bring the toy closer, closer- that we couldn’t reach. We miss her “shakes, sits and high fives”!

We miss her “helping” with laundry – shaking pillowcases and sheets after I took them off the beds, then dragging them into the hallway.

She was the instigator of many things. She trained Darlin' and Coco to let us know at that 9:00 am was "cookie" time and 9:00 pm was snack before bedtime.

She trained Coco to empty out the toybox all over the floor.

We miss the wonderful welcomes when we came home even if we were only gone for a few minutes.

We miss Daisy but know she is now where she is at peace with no pain and was well loved.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Mom's Beautiful Yard!

My Mom and sister June can grow most anything. These are pictures of their yard.

June showing me around.

All pictures above are of the back yard.

This is in the greenhouse. First bloom of a rosebush we gave her last year.

From here down are all in the front yard.

These two are a Chinese rosebush. We got a start off it years ago and moved it from house to house when we moved but this time we left it in Azle. I hope to get another start for this house.