Sunday, October 25, 2009

Home Improvement

Home Improvement was a great show, wasn’t it?  My family used to watch it all the time.  Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor and Al Borland were always doing something funny!  You don’t find too many family shows like that anymore.  How sad.  But enough about the show, let’s talk about our home improvements.

Jeremy’s parents came out to visit us about 2 weekends ago, and his dad stayed a week longer to help with some improvements to the house.  The main things they did were: cabinet/drawer handles in the kitchen, lights in our backyard, new lights near our front door, built in soap dispenser in the kitchen, and sealed/painted the garage floor.  I sure they did some other small things, but those are the basics.  Here are the pictures!

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Kitchen handles.


Garage floor.


One of our new light fixtures.


Soap dispenser and disposal button.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Howdy everyone!  Just checking in.  What’s new with you?  Anything exciting going on?  Not much on our end.  Diesel hasn’t eaten any more foreign objects that require we feed him a Vaseline sandwich, so all is well. :) 

I’m halfway through my travel season and I came home on Friday to find that it’s definitely Fall here in Prescott.  My 80 degree days have come and gone, and I’ve broken out my sweatshirts and sweatpants.

Anyway, I just wanted to post a cute picture of my boys and a fun little video of Diesel.  Yesterday afternoon, Jeremy took a nap and Diesel decided to join him.  I couldn’t resist taking a picture.


I shot this video a few weeks ago.  Occasionally, Diesel will get a burst of energy and go crazy for a few minutes.  We don’t what triggers it, but it’s kinda like he drugs for a minute!  He’ll run around our kitchen island or maybe the dinning room table, or as you’ll see in this clip, he’ll run around the living room and squeeze himself behind our couch, even though it’s a very tight fit, now that he’s gotten so big.  Speaking of “big,” he’s currently up to 72 lbs.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our 100th Post!

Say hey all!  I do apologize for being MIA for the past few weeks.  This traveling stuff is keeping me busy and when I actually do get to be home, I just want to hang out with Jeremy and Diesel, so I never really get around to blogging.  But here I am, on Saturday morning in Ontario, CA, waiting for my event this afternoon and I have time to blog.

So, to start things off, this is our 100th post!  Woo hoo!  That's a lot, huh?  I didn't think I'd blogged that much...but apparently I have because Blogger doesn't lie. 

Secondly, is it really October already?  Ugh, where has 2009 gone?  Before we know it, it'll be Christmas...but that's fine by me because I LOVE Christmas.  Anyway, back to's Breast Cancer month!  Yay!  I love Breast Cancer Month because everything is so pink!  Pink candies in the stores, pink jewelry, pink clothes.  Pink, pink, pink!  I love it!  But of course, more importantly, let's remember to Feel Your Boobies, Save the Ta Tas and Fight for the Cure.

Alright, lastly, I have a story about our Diesel.  When Diesel is home alone, we leave him in the laundry room because we don't yet trust him to have full access to the house.  We leave his crate in there in case he wants to sleep, his water dish, and toys to entertain him.  Over the time, he's apparently gotten bored with his toys because he's played in the water dish and even chewed on the water dish holder.  He's recently discovered our white board/key holder.  We have this small white board on the wall, it has little hooks for our keys, and it's about 5 feet high. 

About a month ago, I came home from work and Diesel had gotten my spare car key off the hook and chewed my remote to pieces.  I immediately wondered, "How did he unhook my key from the white board that's 5 feet high?"  A few weeks passed and I came home again to find that he'd gotten my spare house key with my electronic card to get me into the community center.  He demolished the card but couldn't eat the key.  How was he getting these things?!  Well, when I was traveling about a week and a half ago, Jeremy made a quick trip to the store and came back to catch Diesel red handed...he was standing on his crate, which easily made him 2 1/2 feet taller and allowed him to easily unhook all the keys!!  That shmuck!  He's getting SO smart!  Oh, I wish Jerm had taken a picture.

Going along with that story, we removed all the keys from the hooks, but we left a dry erase marker and some on the little magnets on the board, not thinking that he'd be able to get those, since they were higher than the dangling keys.   We were wrong!  Last Wednesday, Diesel decided he was going to eat the dry erase marker and a magnet!  Jeremy came into the laundry to find blue marker pieces all over the place.  Ugggh!  The marker was non-toxic but we still called the vet and they advised that we call Animal Poison Control.  Did you know that it costs you $60 to call Animal Poison Control?  What if you didn't have the $60, would your animal just have to be poisoned with no cure?  Anyway, they said that we probably had nothing to worry about and that it would all "pass," but they recommended we feed him high fiber foods, such as canned pumpkin, apples and whole wheat bread.  The vet agree with the consultation but said to feed him a Vaseline sandwich twice  that day to help "get things moving."  Yes, you read right...a Vaseline sandwich.  GROSS!! 


Anyway, Diesel is fine and I believe everything has now "passed," thanks to the disgusting sandwich.