Hand prints

I ran across a self-pic on-line of a dude in a jockstrap (pic #1) and went “WHOA”!!! I showed it to David and he said “WHOA, indeed”!!! I thought it needed to be posted, so I started looking for pics. We haven’t done a “jockstraps” post since December 2018, and no “G-rated” posts since July, 2017, so this theme came to mind. I realize it won’t appeal to everyone, but it sure does it for me – and David says he likes it too. 🙂

So much to tell you. As soon as we moved to the lake, we started planning the new deck and hot tub. Alex had done sketches and we were excited. As it happened, Alex has an Amish crew that’s doing all the carpentry on the Koala cove villas, and they were waiting on materials he’d ordered. So he said we could use them to build our deck and privacy fencing if we wanted. We for sure did… so they started on the Tuesday before the 4th of July weekend. They took Saturday and Sunday off and were back at it on the next Monday. There are five of them and they’re the most talented carpenters we’ve ever see. They’re led by “Brother Nathan” who’s 26 and is “drop-dead gorgeous” (in a married, Amish, hands-off” sort of way). Dub thinks Nathan is awesome and told us he asked him if he needed a helper. Nathan asked him if he was a carpenter and Dub told him “No. but I can be if you teach me.” So he’s been helping Nathan every afternoon. Alex told us Nathan is crazy about kids and confided in him that he and his wife have been trying to get pregnant for over a year. He’s a really good guy and we’re hoping it’ll happen for them soon.
Our new 10-person hot tub is a “Hydropool” built in Canada. It’s been ordered for almost two weeks and will be here on Friday. It’s bigger than the hot tub in K.C.
but we won’t have trouble filling it with bodies (pics #49 through #52).
Ty and Damien told us there wasn’t any need for us to pay for water and electricity because they had plenty from their spring and solar panels. The crew has run water and electrical lines to our deck and it’ll be cool having free water and electricity.
The crew has built the deck using the specs provided by Hydropool so it’ll be ready when the hot tub arrives. They poured a concrete pad under the deck to support the tub and Dub said Nathan told him he should put his hand prints in the concrete. So Dub did that and wrote his name under them with a stick. When he was finished, he said “Now you, Nathan.” Nathan said he just laughed and said “No, not me. I’m just a carpenter.” He said Dub looked him in the eyes and said “Naw. You’re the best carpenter ever and my friend so you need to put your handprints next to mine.” So, Dub and Nathan’s handprints are in the concrete under the deck but no one will see them. Dub says “it doesn’t matter because we’re friends and we know they’re there.”

Hot jocks… and soon… a birthday boy…

I admit… I’ve never figured out the deal with jockstraps. I mean, they’re just a nut sack and a couple of straps that leave your ass hangin’ out. I personally prefer low-rise briefs when I’m playing soccer or working out at the gym. Having said that, I have to admit some guys look really hot wearing a jock. Like the guys here 🙂

Plans for Dub’s birthday are pretty much finalized. We’ve contacted everyone we can think of and let them know about the “birthday card palooza” so we’re pretty sure he’ll be getting lots of cards. David and I asked him what he wanted to do for his big day and he said he’d like to have a pizza party here at the house. David has spent the last two or three years experimenting with pizza dough recipes and his thin crust pizza is pretty amazing. Of course, Dub likes his “veggie lovers pizza” that has zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, artichokes and bell pepper strips. We decided to have the party on Saturday, the 4th – so everyone can come – then, we’ll have a quiet celebration on the 5th for just the three of us – or maybe the three of us plus Rick, Keon and Alex?. On Saturday, Austin and Erik will be here – along with their parents… and Rick, Keon and Alex… plus Christian and Shelby and Spence – and Mr. Martinez. I suspect my sister and all 3 of Dub’s grandparents will be here as well. Shelby has volunteered to make a huge carrot cake, and I’m sure we’ll have a crowd.
After the party, Dub and Erik are going to spend the night at Austin’s house. Damien and Tyler have just finished their new basement “media room” – complete with a Samsung 110″ high-def t.v., custom sound system and power reclining theater seats. We haven’t seen it yet, but I guess it’s pretty spectacular. The boys are really excited about it and it’ll make a nice wrap-up for the public part of his birthday.
I can’t believe Dub is growing up so fast. It seems like maybe just yesterday was the first time we met him – and now David and I (and the pups) can’t imagine life without him. I mean, I want him to grow up and all… but it’s just so wonderful having a little dude around and getting a new view of the World through his eyes. Wow.

…meanwhile… in the locker room…