Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Fireplace Tale Part 1

What? A tale? No! It's a tail. Spitzers is having a last look at the fireplace before the living room turns into a construction zone.

The winter look

The summer look

The construction look

Someone built this as strong as a vault.

Let's see if any gold is hidden in there

No gold, but this sure is a lot of work. Mark is sick of my home projects.

Pain pain pain...

Building the hearth

Waiting for the installers

All in

Making a model paper wall

A Fireplace Tale Part 2

Gluing the rocks
Building the Wall

Finished the wall

Test Fire

The finishing touches

Ready for the winter

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy New Year!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Desert Day

We had a family day in Palm Desert yesterday.

Buck had to come along for Spitzs' visit to the eye doctor.
The doctor said Spitz is doing great, however the eye site is not coming back.
We can only hope that his normal weight will come back though, because he gained 8 lbs from the steroid pills. He finished them yesterday, so now it's time for a weight loss program.

I took the babies to the Palm Desert City Park to walk around. It was 104, so they did not move too much. We found a fountain/shower for kids, so took advantage of cooling Buck down. He was happier when dripping wet.

We went shopping to PetSmart. Buck was scarring the fish in the aquariums and he had a great time annoying the cats. One of the cat was so mad at him, she was screaming and scratching to attack, but the glass cage protected us from her.

They had to see the groomer for a bath session and that's not among their favorit activities.
While Buck & Spitz were having a bath, Mark & I went out to dinner to the Cheesecake Factory.
Mark evaluated the dinner as a waste of time and terrible food. We didn't even have time or room for dessert. Sigh.......

The clean doggies are happy to be back in their cool home.