Monday, October 06, 2008

Painting the Garage and Fireball Run

I painted the garage about 8 years ago. It was definitely time to do it again. Our son has been home lately because he is laid off from his job for, hopefully, just a few weeks. He is an apprentice pipefitter and the slowdown in construction in this economy is coming home to roost. Here the garage is...he has already scraped it.

This is the backside which never did get painted the first time. We keep ladders stored by hanging on this back side.

He's got it this side primed today before he had to leave for school. It's looking so much better already.

Tonight Joe and I gave Hawkeye a haircut. We clip him short...and then he gets more and more lamb like as it grows back. The haircut lasts longer this way, and the burrs are a lot easier to get out after romp in the country. I hate using a flash on always get that doggie "red" eye.

Here's another fun thing we did lately. The Fireball Run stopped in our town for lunch. It's a scavenger hunt done by people who have some really awesome cars. It's kind of like "The Amazing Race" but across the US and done to publicize the plight of missing children...and hopefully find them. One of the goals is to pass out flyers with missing children's photos in as many places as possible. This is my son and Dot's son by the car from the movie Back to the Future II. Our little town was full of Jaguars, Lamborginis, Ferraris, and all kinds of cool vehicles.


Dot said...

I couldn't even tell your garage needed to be painted. LOL

Awww...Hawkeye is sooo pretty. Is it okay to say he is "pretty"?

I hope your son knows how much I appreciate him watching after Lion at the Fireball Run. Lion would not have had that experience if it were not for him taking him under his wing!

Now I need to pass that picture onto Scarecrow...too bad I don't get to see him drool over it! LOL

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Dawn said...

Wow, I wish I had known about the Fireball Run, that sounds like it would have been cool! We've been cooped up in the house for a week now so the entire north side of town could have dissapeared and I'd have never known. If it isn't between my house and the hospital I haven't seen it. SIGH

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What a cute garage! I can't wait to see what it looks like when the painting is finished :)

Hawkeye is ADORABLE! Mia, my MaltiPoo, just got a cut, and she looks like quite a little lamp too.

Julie said...

Oh - I am going to send you my 4 lambs in the spring to clip them! It took me 6 days to do 4 lambs! ha! Have a great week!

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Nice haircut. I'm sure Hawkeye feels better. We used to have a dog named Lucky who was only part Standard and we always cut him like that just before we headed to the cottage. Speaking of, Paul and I are headed up on Friday.

What a relief you will feel when your garage is done.

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