Tuesday, February 21, 2012

firepit friday!
Best house project so far
cold weather means firepits, and if it weren't for the constant weekend foul weather, we'd have had a lot more already. sat up by the fire for a long time after dinner out with friends. didn't want to work saturday after that, thats for sure!
had a fun saturday anyway after work...caught up with friends for dinner and it rolled over into a full on tetris battle and treats hangout. even got to facetime with friends we wished were hanging out! awesome!
Dog facetime
the dogs were super stoked...so stoked in fact that dottie threw up on chad. good dog.
egon played and played until he couldn't deal anymore. had to sleep. this guy fell asleep mid-chew on his fav nylabone toy...
Asleep on his toy
and then "winter" finally came. saturday richmond started bracing for a snowstorm...it didn't come until sunday.
it was a good one too. we got 3-4 inches at our house, it basically snowed all day sunday starting pretty early in the morning. went on an adventure hike since there wasn't much else to do.
sort of loosely followed gilles creek on a four mile walk.

found some massive weird containers...the two on each side were built to overflow into the center one, but only one of the side containers seemed to have a pipe coming into it. weird.

they were totally filled in with leaf debris, but they were a bizarre find.
My new summer home
also came across a rad hut, maybe i'll camp there this summer.
after the long cold snowy hike, hit up the salvage spot i'd been wanting to visit and picked up another chair for the living room. nice little krueger fiberglass chair, hugs the butt well.
A new fiberglass chair
the snow was getting pretty intense, actually really accumulating by the afternoon. the bostons love snow, they can't possibly eat enough of it. they have a hard time walking, they are so preoccupied with snorfiling up as much snow as possible.
Snow day bostons
they were super snuggly, they would play outside until they were too cold then we'd wrap em up and let them get warm.
dottie seemed pretty impervious to the cold...i think she was just so motivated by the deliciousness of the snow.
The chillest guy in the world
egon would start shivering pretty quickly, so we just put him in his hoodie and let him hangout and stay warm.
stayed up pretty late, loving the snow. made a late snack run to the close grocer, and picked up supplies for mini-pizzas. yum!
Snow day mini pizzas!!!
egon kept getting so pitifully cold in the snow that we decided to really dress him up for it...we put on his flashing chucks and his hoodie and let him go. he wouldn't really move much, but after he got over the awkwardness of the shoes it seemed like he didn't mind a barrier between his little toes and the icy ground.
Egon is dressed for success
next time i come across some cheap neoprene i'll sew him up some dogsocks for cold days. haha.
monday was a real weird day. seemed like every single thing i did totally failed. the laptop i just bought is not charging or staying on for more than 10 minutes. tight. basically i'm out $40 in shipping for nothing. packaged it back up to return via ebay. total bummer. tried to load software on the desktop to make a doggie cam snow video, no dice. video plays too slow, lags and skips. cannot even watch it. tried to load an os onto this oldass imac, no dice there either. tried to finish sewing a hat commission, the backup sewing machine kept shattering needles and eventually just broke down. had to take it apart twice to fix it. annoying! took forever to finally finish the hat.
Finally finishing this wool hat
at least i got seeds started and took the dogs on a short snow adventure. everything else i did blew up yesterday, just bad news after bad news, total let down bummertown. defeat! oh well.
The prettiest nose
took a drive to kroger to pick up dinner supplies, finally stopped to peek at this datsun.
i've got a real soft spot for those 280z's.
Glossy paint
though i don't think i'd ever buy one. i'd rather have a old celica. like a 72 celica, with a 22R swapped into it. that would be SWEET.
peeked in on the italians to see how they were doing in the snow...
Best backyard ever
looking good, friends!
after dinner i was still trying to get beyond the crappiness of the whole day. not really working out. went to bed, just ready to get to the next day.

there was no room on the couch for idle, so he crammed his hulking mass into the tiny boston terrier bed...hahaha. he was back in it this morning after he ate breakfast...maybe he's claimed it for his own!
is hard to see, but thats a tiny little dog bed. that guy is hilarious.
and now back into the work week, waiting for time off weekend warrior style.

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