Monday, July 27, 2015

Sweat Equity

They talk about how you appreciate something more if you've broken a sweat to help create it.  While there were contractors involved in Hubby's Shop renovation, the two of us have done quite a bit.  Yesterday was spent outside putting up the last of a wall which covers the side of a storage area running the length of the new addition...or what I call "the boat's bedroom and space for other um...boy stuff." 

Just when I thought we were finished (y'all I'm so white, I fear bursting into flame if exposed to direct sunlight for too long),  Hubby decided we needed to add a couple of flower beds at the front entrance.  I don't know what looked like it needed watering more: the potted zinnias going into the ground or me.

So here's a sneak peek of what you'll find coming in the front door.  (And yes, that is a Coyote.  No, Hubby didn't kill it: it was roadkill.  A taxidermist donated it).  Hubby has thought about putting up a game camera by the front door just to catch the expressions of his customers.  You see, from the front, the building looks exactly the same...but if you glance at it from the side, you'll see how much was added.  Hubby said a customer put his head in the door Friday, looked around in a panic and ran back out the door!  Hubby walked outside to see what was wrong and the man said sheepishly, "I thought I was in the wrong place.  It's so BIG now."

Wish that game camera had been up when the dog strolled in to go to his bed for the first time...only to discover it was 40 feet farther than normal.  :) 

 Peeking in the front door.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Question for Vets with PTSD

A friend posted this today for those who have anxiety attacks.  Granted I know PTSD is different from anxiety attacks, but I wondered if soldiers would find them helpful?  


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thank You Thursday

Thank You Thursday salutes the Independence Fund.  I admire a group who, “believes that healing of our severely injured Veterans while working together towards a common purpose is bigger than ourselves.”   Some of you may be familiar with their annual concert in Charleston, S.C. put on by actor Gary Sinise and “The Lt. Dan Band”.

Our charity (Crossroads Wounded Warrior Archery Foundation) was fortunate to receive a grant from them to aid our mission.  Standing ovation for a veterans’ group who puts their money where their mouth is to make a GREAT difference for veterans.

Friday, July 10, 2015

I Think He Has The Right Idea

It's hot.  I mean H-O-T!  Like how-am-I-suppose-to-breath-and-walk-at-the- same-time kind of hot.  Today they're calling for a high of 102 (38.8 C).  If you're talking desert dry air kind of hot, that would just be uncomfortable.  But here in the South, the humidity factor will make that feel more like 106 or higher. Which is kind of like trying to walk underwater and breathe.

Watching the workmen who are adding the addition to Hubby's Shop, makes me glad I work indoors during the summer.  Not that I'm immune.  I was out there last week with Hubby, helping him build a 12 foot long work counter for his new space: we may have been under a roof, but there was no air except that provided by Mother Nature...and she was being stingy.

With so many different workers  milling about, (carpenters, roofers, guys putting on the siding) Hubby asked if I could take Boudreaux (our dog who thinks he's just a shorter person than me) to work.  I did yesterday and he came back with me again today.  This is Bou's idea of working at a senior center:

I guess it's my fault.  After all he probably saw the new mouse pad on my desk.

Y'all have a great weekend...and keep cool!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Thank You Thursday

Saluting comedian Gabriel Iglesias.  If laughter is the best medicine, then Gabriel is the Doctor of Funny.  How can you not like a guy who qualifies levels of overweight humans as, “Husky, Fluffy & Damn!”?  His comedy encompasses funny voices which make you look twice, anecdotes about his friends and how to make a cop laugh when getting pulled over.  This self titled “Fluffy” has worked to carve away some of that fluff recently.  I’m glad.  We need to keep him around for a long time.  The world needs a truly funny comedian EVERYONE can see without blushing…plus he LOVES chocolate cake.  (Now in moderation, I’m sure).

How many comedians do you know who can inspire young fans to this limit of fun imitation?  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thank You Thursday

Thank You Thursday salutes my friend Shug Mcmillan, a well respected (award winning) Scottish poet. I appreciate that he not only took the time to answer a question for me about the Scottish language years ago while I was researching, he was the starting point that helped me discover a world of friends through my blog. In a world where spoken words are currently like walking on eggshells, I appreciate the beauty (and humor) of his work.