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Hi. It’s Silas. Ben thought you’d be interested in hearing about a new “friend” Dante and I have met. We’ve been spending some time up at the site for our “rainbow aerie” and there’s a dog running loose up there. We haven’t been able to get very close to her because she’s afraid – but Dub told us to just sit on a stump or something and talk softly with her and toss her a treat from time-to-time. So we’ve been doing that for about three weeks and yesterday afternoon she walked up to within about six feet from us to get a treat. We don’t know anything about her but she seems young and looks like she might be at least part golden retriever? She’s shaggy and dirty and her hair is matted… and we think she’s beautiful. We’re going to keep going up there at the same time every afternoon and hope someday soon she’ll trust us enough to let us pet her. Dub said to give her a name and use it when we talk to her, so we’re calling her “Daisy.” We’re hoping maybe the three of us can share our new home at the “aerie.” We’ll keep you posted. Hugs, Silas and Dante

Dudes SIJCO!


Damien and Silas brought the preliminary plans for their “Rainbow Aerie” over for us to look at on Saturday. It’s going to be spectacular. It’ll be 3 bedrooms and 3 baths because “we want each of the kids we adopt to have their own room and bathroom.” (How’s that for optimism? 🙂 ) There’ll be a huge deck with a hot tub on the front overlooking the Lake. The entire roof will be a solar array that should provide the electricity they need. The exterior will be cedar and steel “in warm earth tones.” There’ll be a partial lower level set back into the hillside. It’ll be used for storage and as a “safe place” in case of thunderstorms or tornadoes. The plans have been submitted to the various authorities and the architects have assured them they can get them approved quickly. They hope to break ground by the first of May. We love that our little lakeside community is continuing to grow!

What’s better… the jeans? or the nips? – Photo re-post

We have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA how the pics got so screwed up on this post yesterday. We would have deleted the post and re-posted the pics… but if we’d done that, we would have lost your comments. So — this is just a test to see if WordPress will get it right this time?