Smelling the Roses

After work today, Liz and I went for a short walk. There had been rain, we had a little time to kill before needing to make dinner for the bunnies… and we’re altogether way too sedentary. So walk it was.


A Last Visit to Liz’s Office

I left work and walked over to Liz’s office, and got to walk the floor with her one last time. She’s going in again for a final event, but this is likely the last time I’ll be up here.

It’s crazy to think that Liz has been in this office for about 15 years now, at desks in various locations. That’s an incredibly long time.


Images from the Garden

I have a bit more invested in the backyard plants now, as I was tending to them nearly every morning when Liz was away in Georgia. Being the one responsible for the plants, albeit briefly, made me feel a bit more connected to everything back here.


Block Wall Construction, Day 3

Liz and I hit it right at 5:00 PM today, after work. We got suited and prepped fairly quickly, and were able to get the short course along the driveway done… as well a full course on the wall along the yard.


First Flop in a Long While

When a bunny flops on its side (and exposes its belly), it’s a true sign that they are comfortable and relaxed. That they’re not worried about anything trying to eat them, and they’re just… feeling good.

With the last few weeks being a real struggle for Phineas, it’s great to see slivers of his old self.


Block Wall Construction, Day 2

You can barely see it in this photo, but we have a dirty trick: we’re using 3/8″ nuts, and placing the between each course of block. This ensures that we’ll have the proper distance between blocks, and serves as a kind of guardrail.

It’s not what the professionals do, but… we are far from professionals. So long as things are consistent, no one’s the wiser.


Block Wall: Delivery

For those of you who remember the original movie “I’m getting a lot of concrete and gravel delivered”… this is the sequel: I’m getting a lot of concrete blocks delivered.

All told, it’s 90 concrete blocks and 12 corner blocks.


Damien Desbrosses and the Mountain of Hell

The description of Desbrosses’ perseverence is difficult to comprehend. And the whole video is really something to behold, especially the first few minutes.

It’s an insane number of bikers, and the whole course passes through all manner of terrain. I don’t know that I’ve seen a course like this.


A New Carpet for Daisy and Phineas

It’s a pretty nice rug. But in my mind, I’m just going to accept the fact that it’s going to get wrecked by the bunnies. And if we can happen to maintain it, and re-use it in a future room… great. But in my head, this thing is already a lost cause. And already belongs to the bunnies.