are keeping me from blogging right now:
1) school has started back up for teachers, and I'm crazy busy getting my classroom and brain together!
2) we decided to foster a dog and he's loco— but he's adorable AND getting better every day it seems.
3) on top of everything, I'm still a student myself— and class is back in session.
Very exciting trips coming up over the next couple weekends, and tons of photos of the foster pup to come. I promise.
When I actually have things to share, there's no time to share it! Not fair.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Amwilli: Let's take the poochie for a walk.
Me: Great, I'll bring my camera.
Me: Oh no, it's raining— can I put the camera in your car?
[walk, walk, walk, talk, talk, talk]
Grabbed my camera on the way back in, but wanted to take the opportunity to practice with the macro, and take some raindrop photos...
Once we got to our door, we realized the keys were still in the car. Now, for normal people this would be no problem— just get the spare and there you go. Unfortunately we're not normal and don't have a spare :-/
To avoid Geico or locksmith fees, we decided to give this thing a go. We scoured the Internet and armed ourselves with state-of-the-art tools to get the door open:
Then we got to work
aka this thing:
After poking around inside the door (to no avail), we went BACK to the Internet for more research, found an awesome video about wedging the door open and scooting something in to pull on the lock. The wedge system didn't work for the first few minutes, then we got smart.
I turned the hanger into a loop to lasso the window crank and got it to turn enough to slip the slim jim through the window.
Once the slim jim was close enough to the door lock, we pressed as hard as we could and got it to swing open! You would have thought we'd won the lottery with the screams of relief I let out. And what an amazing sense of accomplishment!
But at least I got some practice in, right?!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The Teeb is FOUR! I can't believe it... feels like only yesterday since we've had her. In honor of her birthday, here are some oh-so-adorable pics of our favorite pooch:
Monday, August 9, 2010
This past weekend was full of all things food and wine. Between our pizza, delicious desserts, and date night at Iron Bridge Wine Company, our bellies were full and our tolerances were higher than normal.
We needed a remedy, STAT!
Step One: put down the food and put away the booze.
Step Two: get some sleep.
Step Three: eat a nutritious breakfast.
Step Four: get and keep your booty moving.
Sunday's hike was at Sugarloaf Mountain, or "the mountain," as we like to refer to it.
What a ham!
Monday's outing was quite the treat— JC and her adorable poochies, Bentley and Smoky, schlepped all the way from Baltimore to join us for a late morning walk in Black Hill Regional Park. [Note: I got a red "misspelled" squiggle under 'poochies' but not 'schlepped.' Go fig.]
About to meet new friends!
What would an introduction be without a nice, long butt sniff?
On the way home...
Day at the park = sleepy pups.
And three large pooches comfortably in my back seat = miraculous. But since the Teeb apparently has personal space issues, she's barely in the picture (womp).
Can't wait to hit the trails again soon with these goobers :)
Good luck to anyone else in full-on weekend recovery mode!