Thursday, March 31, 2022

March 2022

 March was filled with ups and downs.  Scooby passed away and our family is still dealing with the loss of him not being with us.  Arlington came home for spring break, and did spend a few days in NYC with a friend.  Finley did the Polar Plunge with her Humanitarian Club.  We had more snow.  But spring is coming.  We see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Polar Plunge

Mat made Cainan holders for his Karate belts.  He has so many that we had to separete them into two.  These will hold his belts through his brown, and then he will need another belt holder for his black belt series.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

New Fireplace

 We are slowly remodeling the downstairs with our final projects.  The next on the list was our fireplace.  Where we not have our family room was an old, wood burning fireplace we never used before.  The room was a living room and was only a place for Christmas morning and photos.  Now it is the hub of our house, so we needed to give it an upgrade.

It took the contractors about a week to do this project.  We decided to change from wood burning to an electric fireplace because we didn't feel we would burn the wood on a regular basis in this room (we have three other fireplaces in the house).  We love how it turned out.

Here is the before.  It wasn't in bad shape, but we just weren't using it.

And here is the after.  We went with a shiplap style.  We added bookcases to the sides which I love.  The fireplace will also get a cover to make it look a little finished (it is backordered)

Sunday, March 6, 2022


 We lost a piece of our family tonight. Our dog Scooby passed away suddenly. He was having difficulty breathing and standing today and the emergency vets couldn’t save him. He had developed fluid around his heart basically overnight and no amount of magic was going to save our boy. He has been the best dog for 10 1/2 years. I haven’t cried this hard since my grandparents died. Mat is in San Franscisco, so thank goodness for my neighbor Mary who came to be with me as we said goodbye to him. One of the hardest things I have ever done. He was one in a million.

Update mid march:
We did have him cremated, and had a few things made for him