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.

Visitors to our new home.


Rosario & Jordyn

We really enjoyed the visit early last week from our son, daughter-in-law and two of our four great grandchildren,

Brianna & Jordyn
Sweet girls!
Jordyn & Coco

Such a happy little girl full of energy!
Great Grandpa & Jordyn

She obviously loves dogs!
Brianna in a quiet mood.

Up close and personal with Darlin' -
but not close enough to swap slobbers!!
No puppy kisses!!

Jordyn  & Great Grandpa.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Lubbock House updates.

The master bath has lots of mirrors but had little storage. We put a small chest under the right side of the counter. We also added two wall cabinets - one right side up and the other on top upside down.

Jerry reworked the master shower, redoing the grout and caulking.

We added a wall medicine cabinet to the main bath over the commode.  Plans  are to take mirrors out and replace with paneling or plywood. The new bathtub and shower surround is on order and should be in about the middle of the month.

The living room is opposite the dining room and leads into the hallway to front door and guest part of house.

The dining room has a beautiful chandalier over the table.

The laundry room has plenty of storage. We also put some pantry shelving in it that we made years ago in Odessa. Our kitchen pantry is not quite large enough.

The den is a large room with a gas fireplace.

This goes out to the patio and back yard.

This is the front bedroom guest room.

This is the back bedroom guest room. We are still unpacking boxes from there.

We added some new appliances to the kitchen.

The cooktop, refrigerator and dishwasher are new as well as a new kitchen sink.

We kept the microwave and the oven. Microwave is fairly new and newer ovens will not fit in space allowed. Old one seems to work OK. I did not burn my cupcakes or cake!!

We also set up a coffee bar to free up some counter top space.

The master bedroom is very large. We put our desks in there temporarily until we get the office/sewing room all set up.

The closed in garage will be the office /sewing room. It is very full right now and we are still working on it. After a garage sale, there should be a lot less in there. Still unloading boxes there too.

Plan to keep most decor in boxes for now since the whole house needs painting.
We had new tile put down in the office and really like it.

We enjoy the private front porch. With a dog gate on one end and metal gate on the other, the dogs can be out there too.
The patio still needs work.

This is a small utility room leading to the furnace room. The freezer is there as well.

The cellar is mostly clean now. Still needs some attention and I am so grateful it is a large one - size of a small bedroom. I am not fond of tight places. I have been down in it and it is OK.

We found a bag full of vintage Mason/Ball jars down there.

It needed a lot of cleaning and clearing junk out.

Steps are very steep so cinder blocks made shorter steps.