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Adventures in Longwell Land

Today is a busy day in Longwell Land.  John has been working hard to get the table top sanded to a baby soft finish before putting the actual Finish on.  He's also sanded the bottom portion and put on one layer of finish.  The plan is to put on one more layer of finish on the bottom (maybe more in spots where our feet would hit) and 4 on the top piece.  Today he got down in the crevices of the top with the first coat.  It will take a couple of days to dry.  3 Table Pics here.

Also the Simmons' boys are here with us today.  Seth, Sidney and Daxter are here for the day as it is Good Friday and there's no school.  Tif works until the evening.  All in all there's been no trouble and everyone is happy.  Seth and Thor are pretty much hanging out playing games (see the Cousins Pics), Noah and Sid are upstairs playing and Dax n Moose roughhouse until they're separated out of aggravation and they take a nap.  I've taken to taking them "out" separately as they are too busy biting each others faces off to stop and pee.  I managed to get some Dax pics because Tif said she can't keep him still for them.  You can see all the new pics here under today's date. 

I have yet to catch Sid and Noah as they're busy upstairs avoiding everyone. :D  OH and those with Noah in his robe were taken yesterday.  We ordered a robe from Sears as it was on sale for $5 plus shipping.  Yep a steal and Noah hates taking it off...ever.  All things considered it really is a Good Friday.  Happy Easter all!!

New Longwell, New Style

At the first of the year we updated to a new Joomla! that changed our format dramatically.  We have not had a lot of time to play with the page lately but I hope to change that.


Introducing ... *insert drum roll here*


Moose is our new Miniature Schnauzer.  John found a link on a local sales network that someone had mini pups for sale.  They were inexpensive because they are not registered.  We spoke with the owner and he stated the mother and father were rescue minis.  The mother dog's parents were his original rescue dogs.  The father died of a canine cancer and the mother ran away after having her litter of pups.  The mother of Moose is the only one he kept from that litter.  We did not see the father of Moose but the mother is a lighter grey coloring, and the owner stated the father was more white. 

Moose is mostly salt and pepper with his darkest spots being his belly/chest area and across both back legs and back.  The back of his neck has some tan as does his ears except for the tips.  His ears and paws are lined in black, a bright white strip from his chin down the center of his chest and the back paws have a teeny line of white below the black.  Moose's tail is cropped but we will never crop his ears. 

According to the owner of Moose's mom he was born February 20, 2014.  He will need his "set 7" shots around April 22nd.  So as of today Moose is nearly 7 weeks old.  I'm thinking the dog owner was confused about how many weeks old he was and we got him a week early.  Tif and family also got a pup from this litter and his name is Daxter.  You can find more pup pictures here ... Mini Moose.  We will add more as he adventures!!

New Beginnings

After wearing the same tuxedo for a number of years has put on a fresh face.  Content will be forthcoming as we determine the best layout and fit

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