Silar's Dog & Fiber Show

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Dogs. Fiber Arts. Occasional Cats, Trolleys & Trains & Flowers. And other moments from my life that I find interesting.
**Motorola ic902 - Probably the best of the (poor) choices with Nextel for a camera phone.
**Canon Powershot A430 - Oh, how I love thee, let me count the ways....Primary camera - if it a good photo, this took it.
"No one has to know that I’m just a paper tiger
Living in a condo built on bullshit and sand..."
-- Chris Orbach - I Outdid You
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
-- Katherine Hepburn

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Fresh paint and pollen counts

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We had painted the porch railings just the day before yesterday, and by
yesterday they were covered in little black pollen specks. The pollen
counts have been really high so I'm not surprised. Fortunately, it
wipes right off.

Favorite dandelion shot

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Well, the title says it all.


We are FINALLY getting some flowers here. About time, too. Playing
around with the super macro on the A430...and took nearly 40 shots of
this one single perfect dandelion. Oops.

Eskie dog!

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This is Lightning, our neighbor's drop dead gorgeous American Eskimo
dog. He's a lovely boy and was just back from being groomed so had to
come over and get shown the love. I'll miss him a bit, but he won't
miss us - he thinks JB is tolerable but is completely terrified of Bandit!

Shed dissasembly

Both storage sheds are cleaned out, and DH took these to remind himself
how to reassemble them at the new house.

Holy curls!

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This is not a perm. This is what happens when you cut off 16 inches of
hair and use a few products to bring back the natural curl. 5 years
after the haircut I hated, I finally got brave and got it cut again,
because with all this moving/cleaning/packing/medical nonsense going on,
I just didn't have the time or energy to deal with it any more. I love
this - so much so that next time I go (5 weeks) I'm jumping on the
colour bandwagon to get rid of the gray hair. We're going to lighten it
up a little and give it some red. Don should be home from work soon, I
can't wait to get his reaction :-)


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We're officially halfway done getting this place ready to sell. These pictures show the before & after of the office - it was white on white, and is now "Bavarian Creme" with white trim. Not normally a color I would have chosen, but it was given to us - it was left over from the in-laws recent renovations, and there was just enough to do the office. Perfect. It's not nearly as yellow as it looks in the photo - I'll try to get a better pic later. This weekend we got the entire upstairs finished, including steam cleaning the carpets and declaring them salvaged - we were afraid we'd have to replace the living room one, at least, but Rug Doctor Enzymatic Odor Remover really does do a fabulous job as a pre-treatment even for old stains - the carpet actually looks better than it did when we moved in. Of course we could have picked a drier day to do it - they are still damp, but it's a nice dry sunny day today so the windows are open up there and they should dry today.

Next step - clean out the basement. Yay. NOT. Kitchen is last, since there is no point doing the floor if we're going to be tracking basement grunge through it. So this makes bedroom, 100% done, living room 100% done, bathroom 100% done, and office 100% done. Hopefully we can knock the basement out nights this week, and perhaps go so far as get a good start on the kitchen next weekend.

We need to do some landscaping work too but that's Don's dad's forte - after 40 years as a municipal grounds (read parks & cemeteries) person, that man can make a cue ball grow grass. Soon as I'm done here I need to take the dogs outside and do some raking and find any land mines we may have missed from the winter poop cleanup and get rid of them (it's not the dogs - it's stray cats).

Last year around this time...

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...I think I mentioned something along the lines of "Enough already with
the goddamned snow!"
. Yeah, second verse, same as the first. However,
just because I have to look at it outside doesn't mean I have to keep
looking at it on my CSS!