Saturday, October 6, 2018

When Thumbkin Met Stanley

Let's just say that these two were never meant to meet!

Thumbkin got to experience Stanley's point.

Fortunately it was only a minor fight. No major damage.
A bit of antiseptic, a bandaid and all is well.
Thumbkin now has a very healthy respect for Stanley.
Cheerio,
Sam

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dr Zoe's House - Part Three

Hi everyone,
While Kinsey and Kitty are busy with moving and preparing for a vacation, Dr Zoe reminded me that she wanted some stone work around her cast iron stove.

I made a quick mock up from foam to check for size. Dr Zoe said it was just right.

I did some quick carving into the foam to resemble stonework.

I liked the idea and thought that maybe I could just cover the foam with spackle.

Feeling rather pleased with myself, I left it for a whole week to dry.
But to my dismay, it was still slightly wet and gooey underneath. Not so good.
Looks like I will have to resort to my trusty ol' paper mache tricks to make rocks.
Cheerio,
Sam

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Moving Day

Kinsey and Kitty were now totally packed and ready for the movers to arrive.
As she waited by her piano, however, Kinsey had the most horrendous thought.

She had met with the moving man earlier in the week and she had told him that she had a piano to be moved. The man had assured her that it would be no problem, but now Kinsey imagined the worst.

Kitty, who was upstairs keeping an eye out for the moving van, suddenly exclaimed, "They are here!" breaking Kinsey out of her morbid thought.

Both girls went outside to meet them.

As the movers expertly backed the truck up to the house, Kinsey let out a gasp. For sitting on the back of the flatbed was none other than one of the guys who had helped move the piano into the house!
"I am so happy to see you!" exclaimed Kinsey to the muscly man.

"Ready for the big move?" asked the man in overalls. "Ready as I will ever be," replied Kinsey.

Kitty asked what the B&B stood for. The giant man standing behind them chuckled. "That is easy," he said. "It stands for 'Brains and Brawn'."

 "They are the brains and I am the brawn," said the man flexing his powerful arms. Kinsey went weak in the knees. (Muscular, handsome men seem to have that affect on her.)

"It actually stands for Bill and Bob. We are twin brothers," said the man in the blue shirt.

"And I'm Bruce, bold and brave!" said the tall man. Everyone laughed.

The guys then got to work and began emptying the house. Much to Kinsey's delight, the piano went on the truck first. Bruce was able to pick up the heavy objects very easily.




Once the truck was loaded and secured, Kinsey paid them for their hard work. She also handed them a gift basket. "Thanks for all of your hard work," said Kinsey gratefully.

The boys said that they were really going to enjoy the gift.
Time to get the truck rolling.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Meet Kitty

This is Kitty, Kinsey's sister.

Kitty has been staying with Kinsey for the past few months.
Unfortunately, the owners Ernie and Blanche will be returning this month, and the day has come for them to move out. They have both been busy packing boxes.
Kinsey's belongings will be going into storage until her house is ready.
Packing up a household takes a lot of effort and is very tiring work!

"Only one last box to fill," said Kinsey.

After everything was boxed, taped and labeled, the two exhausted sisters sat on the couch staring into space.

"We deserve a fabulous holiday," exclaimed Kitty. "Sounds good to me," said Kinsey.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Greatest Showman

Last Saturday I went to see the movie called "The Greatest Showman". It was absolutely fantastic. It was so good I actually went and saw it again the very next day, and then saw it again a few days later!
If you have not seen it, I highly recommend it as it is definitely a movie that needs to be seen on the big screen.
The genre is similar to my other two favorite movies, Les Miserables and Moulin Rouge. It is visually stunning, has lovely costumes, great music, singing, and of course, fabulous choreography. Best of all, it actually has a great story!
(My kids want to see it again, so maybe sometime this week we will see it again.)

My husband always buys flowers for our anniversary and the cats seem to enjoy them as well.
Mr Nova loves to admire them up close. (I have to watch him like a hawk otherwise he will knock them over and try to eat them.)
Most normal people keep their flowers on the kitchen table but mine have to live in my office to keep them safe from the beasts!

(Go see "The Greatest Showman" before it disappears from the theatres.)
Cheerio,
Sam

Friday, January 26, 2018

Cats Play With Lego Blocks Too!

Hi everyone,
This is just a shameless plug of cute cat pictures that were taken a few years ago.

My kids had been playing with Legos and toy animals while Nova and Kovu watched.




Cheerio,
Sam

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hazel's House (Roofing) - Part Six

Hi everyone,
Of course I had to let the tree grow into and onto the roof!

Tree branches just have life of their own. (And yes, the front panel still opens up.)


Now the next picture is a bit of a failure and it is too late to go and photograph it again.
It is supposed to be showing how the three stories stack together with the new roof.
However, the top layer is actually on backwards!
You are looking at the back of the house and the front of the third story. Oh well.
Cheerio,
Sam