August 17th, 2012
Things have been quiet around the house due to some traveling and a few projects I’ve been focused on. Funny how preoccupation combined with 106 degree temperatures will suck all the fun and focus out of home improvement.
Laure and I recently headed out to Crested Butte to photograph Keith and Alissa’s wedding. While secluded in the mountains, I shot more photos, ate more ice cream and hollered at more cows than should be reasonably allowed. So yup, great mountain wedding times were had all around.
Really though, the biggest focus-sucking development has been the unexpected addition of this little fur puff of a dog to the house.
We weren’t looking for another dog. We didn’t want another dog. We were happy with our current small dog quota…and then this little feather footed vagabond of a pup needed help and a home and deployed her manipulative powers of adorableness to squeeze into my goddamn heart.
She is seven months old and weighs a whopping 3 pounds. She has no name, zero house training, zero vet care and is extremely shy. Oh, and she is in heat. Big time.
Things have been interesting.
So, yes, we are all adjusting to a new routine in which she is a tiny clueless menace, Iggy is either ambivalent or terrified of her and Bowie is desperately obsessed. Mostly though, she’s a hilarious puff of a weirdo who really needs a name already.
August 1st, 2012
Ever since we brought home a galvanized livestock tank with starry eyed ambitions of converting it into a pool, I’ve been peppered with emails about the progress and inquiries into the possibility of posting a DIY.
Two years and counting and we still haven’t done any of that.
Yup, we never installed a filter system or really attempted anything beyond relocating the tank to the still unfinished side yard. But, all of that neglect doesn’t mean we haven’t used this baby over the years. Summers are hot in the desert. Duh.
Since the pool it isn’t filtered, we use a skimmer net to clean out random chunks of debris that occasionally land in the water and when that water gets cloudy from use, we dump it into the yard and refill with fresh stuff. Typically this dump and refill happens about every three or more weeks depending on how much we use the pool or neglect skimming it.
Some day I hope to finish the project up, but for now, a soak, a float or a quick splash keeps us plenty cool in the summer. Oh, and if your jonesing for a more complete tank pool project check out this post via The Cabin House.
July 24th, 2012
Anyone curious about where the largest most awe inspiring fiber art piece was relocated, can now feel less curious. Photo evidence suggests it’s been chilling in the living room, much to the delight of delivery people everywhere.
Whose pizza boy always says theirs is the coolest and most favorite house to deliver to?
Keep it up dudes, I enjoy both pizza and compliments.
Oh, and before you say anything, yes, I went ‘there’ with that weird giant thrift store dream catcher thing. Perhaps it’s not in the best taste, but hey, fibers control my sad little heart.
Come on. Don’t look at me like that. Fibers.
Otherwise, I’ve been sorting through piles of furniture and vintage bric-a-brac around the house to prep for a big online sale; an upcoming sale which details and links should be posted around here soon…
Wow. What a jerk move. All the sale info should probably have been prepared before this, but hey, it’s like 100 plus degrees constantly and my brain is all bleeeech I’m sweaty and tired shut up.
Thanks to everyone who chimed in on the Dwell thing. We’re all good now? Still friends and such?
I love you.