Saturday, October 19, 2013

Basement demolition

Behold our very plain, very poorly finished basement.  A few months ago (well nearly a year ago, if I'm honest), we decided it was time to tear down the walls.  We were working through plans with the architect and our structural engineer, and we wanted to get a sense of foundation conditions, plus it was just time.  Chad struck the first blow, and just like that, we were in demolition mode. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lexi's recovery

My garden and mountain bike buddy has made a pretty incredible recovery.  After her five-day stay at the vet, she came home and turned a corner.  Her appetite came back and in about a week, she was back on the road to recovery. We're still not sure what the problem was- it may have been acute liver poisoning, or it may be a condition a bit more chronic in nature. We have her on these horribly smelling but highly effective liver supplement chews, and they definitely seem to be working because she's back to her normal, spunky self. 

Last weekend, we took a trip to the Methow to do a little mountain biking, hang out with friends, and enjoy a sunny Eastern Washington fall weekend.  I was especially aware of how grateful we are to have this dog (as well her dog brother Chase) in our lives.  Their goofy antics really enrich our lives. 

Lex and Chase keeping watch on the porch

Chase and Lex cuddling with Tye and Achilles