Saturday, July 30, 2011

365 - Week 29

365 days = 365 pictures

Saturday - I started buying school supplies... yikes! I need these bins since I won't have a closet but rather shelves to put all my stuff in.

Sunday - Handy found a freezer for us on craigslist. We had been looking for one since Christmas and finally found one that was upright and would fit down our stairs.

Monday - Bevo got a present all the way from Seattle... Nanny said that they only bought things for the "kids".

Tuesday - Swimming @ Tall Timbers.

Wednesday - Not wearing sun screen while swimming = using a lot of this lotion the next day.

Thursday - I think we should start vacuuming the dog... or maybe teach him how to use the sweeper and clean up after himself.

Friday - New windshield for Tiny... this chip was in what the glass people called "the acute area" so they couldn't seal it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

365 - Week 28

365 days = 365 photos

Saturday - Bullet finally got his new bags! They look way better on him than they did sitting on the floor in the back room.

Sunday - More fun with the Bullet.

Monday - Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Tuesday - Bevo loves to strut... if you ask him "What do you want to do?" he will go sit by the door and wag his tail.

Wednesday - I love this new notepad / accordion file I found at tj maxx... It will be perfect for grocery lists and coupons. We have been using the same notebook for shopping lists since we moved over 3 years ago.

Thursday - Road trip to the science center.

Friday - Want to come sit on our deck? Neither do we...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This is Bevo's "squeaky"... We never bought him soft, squeaky toys for two reasons... 1) that squeak could get annoying, 2) after the way he chewed through the strongest nylabone they make we figure the soft plastic wouldn't stand a chance.

We didn't buy Bevo his squeaky... it appeared last Friday in the back yard. We're pretty sure the pooch is a strong believer in "finders keepers" since he hasn't left the darn squeaky out of his sight since he found it.

We're surprised how gentle he has been with this toy. There aren't any holes in it yet and perhaps we should have a back up squeaky... he may have separation issues.

Handy even tried burring his squeaky in the toy box under all the other toys... He dug it out and left the other toys lay on the ground.

I suppose we are lucky that he's easily entertained.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pickin' the Pickers

Between eating our continental breakfast (oatmeal and coffee) and people watching we caught a story on the local news about the opening of a new Antique Archaeology shop in Nashville. After we left the Hermitage we ended up going over to take a look at the shop... we weren't the only ones...

It was really cool to see things in the store that we had watched them pick on television. The only problem with that was we knew how much they paid and could tell how big the mark-up was...

It was pretty cool to meet Mike and Danielle... they were really nice.

The (second) best part was the cold water in a cooler out side... did I mention it was hot?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

365 - Week 27

365 days = 365 photos

Saturday - Lunch at Chic-fil-a wearing our matching pickers t-shirts.

Sunday - Handy was being a bar-b-que pitmaster on Sunday. The ribs turned out pretty good and were yummy... I don't even like ribs but I ate them.

Monday - Q: What do you do when you have to ride the Bullet home in the rain? A: Borrow a painting suit from work.... I never knew they made onesies that big!

Tuesday - I have been trying to get some more of my blanket knitted this week. It's getting bigger which is good and bad... now I have to hold a blanket on my lap while I work on it. 90 degrees + a blanket on your lap = sweating.

Wednesday - This was so good it gets 2 pictures... It seems the kid at Wendy's thought I was looking particularly old on Wednesday... Check out that receipt. Senior Discount?!?!?

Thursday - The sunflowers have really taken off this week. We have tons of flowers and they look great. The only problem is that they seem to attract a lot of flies...

Friday - Flies that were getting in the house every time we opened the back door to let Bevo out. Our old screen door broke last Friday and Handy had been so busy that he didn't have time to get the new one up for a week. You see a door... I see no more flies in my living room!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

We visited Andrew Jackson's home outside of Nashville. It was really interesting but also rather similar to Mount Vernon.

The audio tours were really nice. They had the traditional adult historical one, a kids option and a third that told the story from the perspective of Jackson's wife who died between the time he was elected president and took office.

The best part about the garden was the sprinklers... it was so hot that walking through the cool water was really nice.

This building was the "original" Hermitage. They lived here while building the big house.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


We drove to Lynchburg while in Tennessee to visit the Jack Daniel's distillery. We could smell the whiskey the minute we got out of the car.

It was actually way more interesting than I thought it would be. We got there early but still had to wait for our tour to begin. They have exhibits inside the visitors center that explain the basics about their whiskey making process and that talk about Jack Daniel.

The first stop on the tour was the natural spring that they use for the whiskey. It was probably 20 degrees cooler back by the spring than out in the sun.

Our guide told us that all of the trees on the property have black bark because of a reaction between the whiskey and the tree bark. He said that during prohibition they would look for stills in the woods by checking for trees with black bark.

Of course you aren't allowed to take any pictures inside the buildings... trade secrets.

We officially know more about Tennessee sour mash whiskey than we ever thought we would.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hello Hotel!

I have never taken so many pictures inside a hotel before. We didn't stay there, it was more than double the price of our little room, but we did take the shuttle over to look around.

It was just like being walking through a town, except for the fact that it is air-conditioned... Super important in the Tennessee summer.

I thought these pepper plants were pretty cool.