Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Garage declutter project

I have spent two weeks (off and on) decluttering our garage.  Oh my goodness, about twenty-five years of things stuffed in this garage.  I'm almost done.  I have one shelf against the wall to clean, one shelving unit over the Toyo stove not touched yet, I have to go through the pile that is on the floor of things to go inside the house (this has grown too large so I'm going to go through it again and declutter what I've already decluttered), hang some pictures that I've set on the freezer and then give the floor a good bleaching. 

We've already taken three truck loads to the dump and I've got a six person tent almost full for a garage sale.  What doesn't sell is going to the thrift store.  I'm also going to make some quick curtains for the three windows in the garage.  Chris, our wonderful handyman (he's the same gentleman that renovated our bathroom) is coming tomorrow to finish putting in a new door from the garage to the dog yard.  Now all the dogs and pups can go right from the garage to the dog yard!  I even finished replacing the final two florescent lights that went out.  Now all eight lights are working.

My next task for the garage will be to somehow get the remote garage door opener to work.  The dogs chewed the cord that runs to one of the boxes next to the door.  I can't find a tiny metal piece that hooks to the cord and slides into the box that lines up with the box on the other side of the garage door!

I also assembled a free standing basketball hoop for the kiddos.  Oh my that was and continues to be a challenge.  I have three steps left; pull the tension coil to hook on to the spacer, hang the net on the hoop, and fill the base with water to make it stable.  I'm not strong enough to pull the tension coil to the spacer.  I'm going to ask Chris if he can do it when he comes tomorrow.  Once that is done I'll do the two remaining steps and then the kiddos can start shooting hoops.

I'll try to add some photos tomorrow.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Puppy Pictures!

I finally managed to get my photos off my new cell phone and into my computer. Here are just a few photos of our Newfound Mastiff puppies.  They are about two weeks old in all but one of these photos. This Friday they will be three weeks old.

Milk beard after bottle feeding

Eyes not open on this one. 
Just one week old in this photo.

Yum.  Helping Mom with feeding.
Too many puppies!

He's two weeks old and
his eyes are open.

No milk?  Hey wait, this isn't my mom.
Puppy sucking on Hammie's chin!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New driver in the family!

Margy got her driver's permit today!  She is very happy!  Here she is behind the wheel on her way home.  Lindy, her mom, is taking the picture after trading seats with her.  She's ready to pull onto the road and I think Lindy is cinching her seat belt just a little tighter!!!

Lights on for Caylee Anthony

I'm just so saddened by the verdict rendered in the Anthony trial in Orlando, Florida.  I just feel that little Caylee's life was just wiped away and meant nothing.  Well, there are many people around the world that want to bring the focus back to Caylee and away from her mother.  Go to the website below and you can participate in shining your light to remember little Caylee.  All it will take is for you to switch on your porch light tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m.  It's happening tonight and tomorrow night to represent the two years Caylee lived.  If you're still up tonight go ahead and flip your switch...it's not to late.