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Monday, July 01, 2013

Nice Weekend

We had a pretty nice weekend.

We worked at power-washing the deck for about 3 hours on Saturday morning. Even with an early start and a cloudy morning, it got pretty hot before we were done. It had been a couple of years since I'd washed it and it needed it badly. It looks great now.

Then, we did some shopping and had lunch at a local old-fashioned diner called Good Times. The afternoon was spent around the pool.

We had beer-can chicken for dinner and it was great. Grilled corn-on-the-cob was an excellent accompaniment. 

Sunday, we went to the Warwick market where we got some veggies and greens. Upon arriving at home we made a nice green salad with goat cheese and roasted beets. Yum.

Another afternoon in the pool. Toward evening the weather got cloudy and looked threatening, so we spent the evening inside. Although we did fire up the bbq to do grilled lamb chops along with some roasted carrots and fingerling potatoes.

The only real bad thing on the weekend was our discovery of swollen lymph nodes on Alex. That is a sure sign that something is not right, and that "something" is most likely lymphoma. We've been through this with Sailor several years ago, so know the protocol of chemo treatments. Lynne will get him into the local vet this morning and we'll take it from there. Alex is approaching 11 years old--old for a Bernese Mountain Dog. And, he has always been a wonderful dog so we'll do whatever we need to do to keep him with us as long as possible.

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Posted under: New JerseyDog StuffFood and Cooking • by Rick on 07/01/2013 at 06:49 AM
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Ultimate Internet Video

Finally, the ultimate justification for the existence of the Internet and YouTube. A cat dressed as a shark, riding a Roomba, chasing a duckling, with a cameo appearance by a dog in costume. This one has it all.

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Posted under: Dog StuffCat StuffStuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 04/25/2013 at 05:30 AM
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

God Made a Dog

A friend posted this on Facebook. Thought I'd repost it here.

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Posted under: Dog Stuff • by Rick on 03/24/2013 at 05:20 AM
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bella Bog Wash

Here is Bella again. Actually, this post is just a test of linking to YouTube videos. But, it does get me thinking about spring and summer, weather warm enough to be barefoot, Bella's pool (and ours!)

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Posted under: Dog Stuff • by Rick on 02/16/2013 at 05:55 AM
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day Fourteen, Wednesday

This morning we skipped breakfast and drove into Laramie to meet with a great friend, Sally. We met at a local cafe called the Prairie Rose (and if you ever get there, order the Breakfast Burrito!). It is on Second Street in the old-town part of Laramie—an area we should explore more sometime. There are a lot of quaint looking shops and the old Western architecture is great.

We got home around 1:00 p.m. and I did a couple of small chores including fixing some of the mortar on the fireplace chimney that was chipped away by the pack rat. I also replaced the air filter in the heater system and went on the roof to inspect the solar panels and rack. I sure don’t want anything loose up there given we are likely to get more wind now that the wind break created by the pine trees is disappearing.

It was a warm day. We took the dogs for a short walk, then took it easy around the cabin. We had “Chicken in a Pot” for dinner with a plan to use leftovers to make Chicken Pot Pie on Thursday.

We watched Survivor on TV and then headed to bed to read. A simple day.

Here is a photo of the cabin through some trees and you can see the PV panels on the roof:


A couple of views from our short walk, looking up Sand Creek Pass:



And, finally, what dogs with cabin fever do:

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Posted under: Cabin NewsDog Stuff • by Rick on 09/29/2011 at 12:32 PM
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