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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Heart Aches for you Cyndar

We found you on the back roads,
cars were swerving all around what I
 thought was a calf that had gotten out.
Upon approaching you,
 I realized you were a very frightened dog.
I pulled over, you came running to the car.
 I opened the back door, you climbed right in
and made yourself comfortable in the back seat.
You're your back legs had puncher wounds 
and you were thin as a rail.
A collar but no tags.
We took you to our vet where you were given
 the medical care you needed so badly.
You had been chipped but no one had bothered to register it.
Our vet traced the chip back to the vet who installed it.
He had only seen the owner that one time, but gave his info.
The phone number had been disconnected.

You became ours.
Our couch potato.
That was a short 8 years ago.
You loved paper plates,
with whatever was left on them ~ 
and straws ~
 thinking if you had one you should get a drink too!
and yogurt containers with whatever remnants were left inside.
How your got your big tongue inside the
yogurt cups are beyond me! 
You filled our hearts with your sweet demeanor
and so much love.
You were definitely a Gentle Giant.
Except when it came to the raccoons.
You gave them hell and
payed for it with bites and tears all over.
You were so brave. My hero.
Large breeds don't live as long as smaller ones.
You've had issues with your back and heart.
I was aware that large breeds were prone to bloat.
I promised myself that would not happen to you.
Unfortunately, I let you down.

Last night we had to make a difficult decision.
Our beloved Cyndar was put to rest do to bloat.
My bed was empty last night.
Katie and I missed you terribly.
She doesn't know what to do with herself,
neither do I for that matter.
Yes, you took up a lot of room but now,
the house feels so empty and big and lonely.
I will miss you twirling in the living room when I arrive home,
you kicking me in the middle of the night while dreaming,
you snuggling up with me in bed
but most of all I will miss your hugs.
You are now pain free to cross over the Rainbow bridge.
Toby, Baylee and even Angel will be waiting for you.
Run pain free like a pup and
 let the others now they have never been or ever will
be forgotten and that I love them all dearly.
I will always love and miss
you terribly my sweet Gentle Giant.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Best Giveaway!

Have you heard about the giveaway over at Sweet Magnolias Farm ?
There will be
 not 1
not 2
or 3,4,5
but 6
AND be sure to check out their Etsy Shop!

A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor at Bay

A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I'd like to buy some cyanide."
The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"
The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."
The pharmacist's eyes got big and he explained, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband, that's against the law? I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!"
The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife. The pharmacist looked at the picture and said, "You didn't tell me you had a prescription.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ideas Come to Fruition

I've had a lot of different ideas running around in my head lately, some old, some new.
A lot stayed half finished for quite a long time.
I've finally accomplished a few of them.

I took the top off one of those solar garden lights
(from the dollar store).
Placed it in a layer of sand and topped it off with pale blue beach glass. A bit if trim around the neck and
you have a cute romantic patio light.

 I picked up this teapot at a sale and could see it as chimes.
A few teaspoons and prisms for drops
and they're you have it!

Another sale find turned grubby frame into
Painted white with MOP buttons
and some pearls 

Clear glass vase paired with clear glass bowls
became Mushrooms for the garden

Sunday, April 21, 2013

How to Fix a Cracked Tub Part 2

In yesterdays post we had just finished filling the holes with Latex Sealant and were waiting for it to cure.
And cure it did!
We all got in the tub and it is SOLID!!
Yeah! Yippee!
Now on to the next part,
The Acrylic Repair Kit.
There is a few steps to finishing the repair of the tub.
 Scoop out the amount of Repair Paste that you think
 you'll need into a plastic cup.
Add drops of toner to get the paste closest
to the color of your tub.
Stir well.
Cover all the holes and cracks with the Repair Paste.

Once all is covered let cure.
The box says about an hour,
but it was still tacky.
We decided to leave it over night.
The next day is was nice and hard.

Now to sand it down so it's nice and smooth.
 Be sure to wear a mask and keep the bath fan on.
It really kicks up the dust.

See what I mean?!  

Here we go again trying to take a photo of white on white,
but T did an amazing job getting it smooth.

 AND matching the color too!

Vacuum out the tub again and
wipe down to remove all the dust from sanding.

Here we are at the last step.
Rubbing it down with buffing compound.

Not too shabby for a few of portagees! LOL

Now I get my shower back to myself!


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