On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Our first point was the cleanup of the vegetation outside of the bar windows (see October's blog post). After that we got the bug to do more, we just needed the right time.
We had a "scorching" weekend (for the end of November that is). With temperatures in the high 50's it was hard to pass up the temptation of tackling some of the overgrowth around our yard. We have a dead tree near the master bedroom whose branch fell, and was leaning on the cable and phone line (which we are having problems with). It had already lost one branch last week, and we feared that the big branch was going to fall as well.
Next to the tree we have a ton of Forsythias. The overgrowth was so bad that the ATT technician commented that he was glad that the problem was the router and not the phone line.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Why can't my checkbook match my tastes? Oh well, I guess it just makes me appreciate them even more.
We spent Saturday morning and most of the afternoon training with the Indiana canine team. Katy had a really good time. I have never known a dog that loves to work as much as she does. Look at that smile in her face!
The Indiana Task Force K-9 handlers love training with LD. She is like doggie cocaine, because she does not hold back when she plays "victim". Dogs really respond to her enthusiasm. Here she is in a bark barrel rewarding one of the Indiana dogs after a good alert.
It was just coincidence that the same weekend we traveled to Indianapolis, Atomic Indy was hosting an Atomic Crash Party at an Evans Woollen midcentury house. So after training we stopped long enough to tour the house, chat with the homeowners, and take some pictures. Enjoy!