Dude. It’s finally time for some “ankle wads”!

We had the whole gang over for dinner Saturday evening so everyone could meet “Buzz.” We’d had him groomed and he loved being the center of attention – but still stayed close to Dub the whole time. Cal and I were talking and he said he’d really like to “tag on” to a post so he could update everyone on the happenings with Alex, Izzie and him. I told him I’d put up a post today. While I was thinking about what to post, it dawned on me we’ve never done an “ankle wads” post on UnrulyDude. I used to do them on the old URD and couldn’t believe we’d never done one here. It’s a very different kind of post so I hope you like the pics… and I’m sure you’ll be happy to get Cal’s update.


Hi, everyone. It’s Cal. We haven’t posted anything in quite a while so I thought I’d bring you up to date on what’s going on with us. Things are finally settling down a bit. Alex and I got so far behind on our jobs while we were working on the new cabin, we wondered if we’d ever catch up. There’s still a lot to do at the cabin but we think it’s great. Alex did an amazing job with the colors, decorating and furnishings… it really is a showcase of his talents. He’s still taking interior decorating classes and has now re-decorated five of the condos over in Briarcliff (in addition to my Mum and Dad’s). He loves doing it (and is making excellent money). I swear, everyone at Briarcliff knows “Scott and Denise” and she keeps lining up jobs for Alex as fast as he can get to them.
Then… there’s “Izzie.” Denny’s comment of a while back just totally cracked us up. He said,
“Walking along Commercial St in Ptown on our way to lunch at The Patio, walking toward us, 2 hunky daddies, one with a 4-ish yr old lol miss on his shoulders. He held her ankles, she held on to his forehead and man, she telling her daddies what for! Made me think of Alex & Cal!”
Boy, does he know our little girl. She’s convinced she’s in charge of just about everything and doesn’t hesitate to let folks know. She’s busy with pre-school, Cookie and her friends – and spends a couple of nights each week over with her grands (which gives Alex and me a chance to be the “dirty boys” we like being). She’s decided her name is no longer “Izzie” and insists everyone call her “Bella” now. If anyone calls here “Izzie” she pretends she doesn’t hear them, so I guess she’s now “Bella.” That’s for everyone except Dub who still calls her “Izzie” and gets away with it.
We hope all you guys are doing well. David told me October’s birthdays are “Wonder boy” and “bw” so we’re looking forward to their birthday posts – and sending them our best wishes.
xoxo Cal and Alex