Anytime can be nap time…..

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Dec 312013
 

When in doubt, get horizontal!  I admire the pups for their constancy of purpose :-)

Snugs is napping

Snugs is napping

 Posted by at 13:56

Sun, Snow and seriously BLUE sky

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Dec 262013
 

The trees were heavy with snow after a storm. The sun was shining brightly (temperature was COLD) Sky was splendid. I love this.

 

Postcard! Kris and David's cabin - Chief Lake, Wisconsin December 7, 2013

Postcard! Kris and David’s cabin – Chief Lake, Wisconsin December 7, 2013

Gorgeous tall pines! Kris and David's cabin - Chief Lake, Wisconsin December 7, 2013

Gorgeous tall pines! Kris and David’s cabin – Chief Lake, Wisconsin December 7, 2013

 Posted by at 19:59

Happy Christmas! and a light dinner after is a goodness

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Dec 262013
 

Winter ale, olives, cheese and a good cracker. Yum!

The cheeses are Beemster and Dubliner. The crackers are Carr’s Salt and Cracked Pepper Flatbreads. The ale is a trusty Summit Winter. The olives are Divina – Greek mix.

After shoveling snow and playing with the dogs, a bit of caloric bliss is in order!

 

a fine winter's dinner

a fine winter’s dinner

 Posted by at 19:04

Mazdaspeed6 – oil changes

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Jul 292013
 

Changed out the major oils this weekend. 44,307 miles on the odometer.

Note – Engine is and was doing fine with Mobil 1 (since my first oil change)

 

The drive train runs so smooth now! All gears roll smooth, no whine from gears and less “braking” action which I assume is from less overall friction.

Engine – 5W40 Mobil 1 ESP

Transmission – Red Line MT90 Gl-4 Synth 75W90

Transfer case – Red Line Gl-5 Synth 75W90

Differential – Red Line Gl-5 Synth 75W90

 

changing oils

changing oils

 

 

44,307 miles

44,307 miles

 Posted by at 22:31

Snugs the Groove Puppy

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Jul 292013
 

This shot makes me smile. Snugs the Standard Poodle with the headphones on. She was riding in the Sienna (looking out the back window) and doing her “I am this cool” pose….what a sweetie.

 

Groove Puppy

Groove Puppy

 Posted by at 21:59

Summer 2013 Landscaping update

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Jul 292013
 

We did some landscaping this summer.

We added a retaining wall, steps and paver walkway along the South property line. There is also a paver walkway from our central sidewalk over to the new steps.  Turned out nice.

Also – Pulled out all the old shrubs and decorative rock and replaced with new plantings. More blooming through the whole growing season is the plan. This picture shows the view along the south line.

 

South property view

South property view

Sep 112011
 

I don’t have a lot to note about the day since my prayers for peace are continual for a decade.  I do lament that my kids and their peers have lived in a country at war for the majority of their lives. I am concerned for the less obvious consequences to be experienced by normalizing another  generation to war.

 Posted by at 16:34