Thursday, April 15, 2010

Caged In!

Yesterday, the kids and I headed up to Papa's & Mimi's house to help with a job or two.  They have a dog run that needed to be set up so they can repurpose it for a chicken coop. We worked on some equipment break down first and then while everyone else took a break (it was close to 90 degrees!), Maggie, FRitW, and I took on the dog run.

Things went well, at first! But then we put the final panel in. This panel had the gate in it and Maggie was working from the outside of the run while I worked from the inside. When the final bolt was secured, I walked to the gate only to find it was secured with a thick zip tie! I was locked in the dog run! Seriously!

Maggie headed in to ask Mimi for some scissors, which Mimi happily gave, along with a camera to photograph me - trapped in a dog run. Thanks SO MUCH, Mimi - that was truly a kind hearted thing to do. (OK, quick note here: Kirk has confessed that it was him that asked for the camera and ran to get out before Maggie could find the scissors - still Mimi gave him her camera and her first question was, did they get a picture?) She also brought the little guys out to cheer me on (if that is what you call laughing their socks off at dear old Mom!).

Oh, and after I was released from the dog run, Kirk discovered I had put the gate panel (ok, all of the panels) together upside down! Thankfully, he was able to flip the gate closure so we didn't have to completely rebuild that dog run.

So, if anyone else needs a dog run built - I am NOT the person to do it!


I also want to say hello! to Jacob13 (Renee's son) - welcome to my blog!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This Is Really Cute!

I have 2 new followers this week and I am so excited! I am very new to this whole "blog thing" and I get so excited when my readers comment and let me know they are reading. So, Welcome to True Blessings and to Renee' of GLOW Academy! While getting to know Renee' a little (i.e. reading her blog!) I discovered this fabulous craft (Mimi, you are going to love this - hope your computer lets you comment on this one!): http://www.craftygardener.ca/garden22.html Tea Cup Birdfeeders!
We may have to have a craft day to make a few of these! What do you think?