Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Barn Raising

Dad left for Maine Tuesday morning at 4AM. He has another barn raising this weekend. Our Uncle Bob sent us pictures this morning. This is the view that the guys see while they're raising the barn!And this is the deck where the bents (sections) will be raised this morning at 8AM!

The guys are building the bents in this picture - putting all the pieces together so the section can be stood up as one unit!Obviously we're home with mom who has a project of her own that she's trying to finish before dad gets back home! She's refinishing the kitchen floor! We're pretty rough on a wood floor with our beards constantly dripping every time we drink water and the finish was beginning to wear off and the floor was turning black and mom thought that this would be the ideal time to tackle the floor project!

This is one coat and mom wants to do 3-4 coats before she calls it a done deal! Because it's the kitchen we're hoping that there could be pizza meals or McDonald meals to look forward too! Our paws are crossed for this to happen!

We got a postcard from Girl girl and Eil yesterday all the way from Singapore! Thank you so much! We love getting mail from our hammie friend! Mitch is being a real lazy bones in this picture!

And today we got an adorable thank you note card from Jackson for sending him a birthday pressie! You're most welcome, Jackson! His mom makes these cards! Isn't this just the cutest thing you ever saw? Okay, so I'm being a lazy bones too!
Guess what? We got ice cream tonight!

This Peppermint ice cream is good stuff, mom! Thanks!

So until next time......................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

36 comments:

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh your dad will sure do a pawsome job on that barn. Oh... i love ice cream, I'm glad you doggies had it.
I love how Mitch lies down and read hee

~ Girl girl

Melissa and Emmitt said...

wow!
you are all very busy over there! mitch looks tuckered out from all of the excitement!
that is a huge project. it looks great with even just one coat. dad will be very surprised, and i bet pooped after raising a barn! you all are just very... COOL!
xo
m & e

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Your pawrents are both very talented! The floor looks good with just one coat, so it will look really great with 3-4 coats! That's a big project...and our mom would know. She installed and finished our wooden kitchen floor. The finish is the stuff they use in the Hard Rock Cafe. Not easy to work with, but 2 coats have held up to our abuse for 5 years! We love that view that the guys will see while raising the barn! We hope your dad has a lot of fun!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow, we got a card from Jackson too. Aren't they neat cards?

Your mum's doing a super job on the floorboards.
Hope all goes well with the barn raising.

tailwags
Noah xx

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

You both look so cute being "lazy." We love the pictures. You Mom is undertaking a huge project. We hope you all have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Niamh said...

Ice cream! So delicious. I'm glad that you got to enjoy some. And I think is perfectly fine for you to be lazy while your people are working so hard to raise barns and refinish floors!

Your friend,
Niamh

Rachel said...

Ooooh - the floors look great!! We are jealous - can your mom come down here and do mine too??

Gus said...

Peppermint....myyyyummmmyyy...When muzzer has a peppermint candy, I always give extra kisses. I can only imagine it in ice creaaaammmm....

gussie

Hero said...

Both your mom and dad are super busy with their projects so I think it's up to the both of you to be lazy for them. Ice cream is always the best. I just had some last night!

Isis said...

more ice cream?! Thats it. Your hoomans need to have a word with my hoomans and tell them WHY it is important to my survival that i get some of that ice cream stuff.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

You mom and dad are skillful artistic craftman! I love their work. My mom can't even type properly!
You two had fun dressing up Wheelie, hehe!
Ice cream? Somebody mentioned ice cream? Lick! Tasty longy lick!

Lady Kaos said...

Your dad sure stays busy with all those barns! I hope you get lots of fun food since the kitchen seems to be offlimits to food work right now. :0)
Kaos

Jennifer said...

Wow! You mom and dad are very talented and very busy too. My 2 legged momma would love for yours to help her refinish our floors.

Oh...and big news. I have a new sister. Willow came to live with us just this week. I love her already.

So until next time, big woofs and slobbers are heading your way from your Newfie pals,

Gabe and Willow

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Maggie and Mitch

Your parents do alot of really pawsome stuff. You pups are so lucky. Hope the ice cream was good and we'll see you at the party.

Desert Pups

BenTheRotti said...

Gosh, your Mom and Dad have sure been busy!
That ice-cream looks deeeeelicious!!

Ben xxxx

PeeS... Lazy is GOOD.. it's my favourite pastime!

Moco said...

Your dad is really into barns.
Your mom is doing a really good job on that floor. Grammie says we have pergo because it wears like iron. I think she got industrial strength.
Any ice cream is good. We had Dog Zerts from the Schwan man yesterday. Yummy.

Hollie said...

yall are so lucky to get yummy ice cream! and thanks for visiting our blog!! we love it!!
Janie

Willow the Black Dale said...

M & M.... we can't wait to see what kind of meals you get on that floor. We love McDonald's.

Yes it is true the Black Dales and the Red Dales are more calm. I am not sure why....we all have the same DNA.....just different color. My daddy told my mommy they would NEVER get an Airedale because the Black/Tans were "too"much for him. But.....he loooovvvees me. He says he can't believe how calm and mellow I am. I don't bark either....except when being played with. Same goes for other blacks. You should talk to my grandma about them. Oh and the Griffendales have one of my brothers.....he is 3.
Mommy says I am only a chewer of stuffies and beds too. I have never eaten a wall, shoe, couch, barbie, chair, table etc. (mommy is now knocking on wood). Mom says the Reds are even calmer....kind of like Mr. Sunfalufagus from Sesame Street.

Big Smooches,
Willow

Asta said...

Maggie and mitch
Youw dad's at anothew bootiful site..those bawns awe pawsome!
and wow youw Mom is doing a gweat job on the floow..ouws could suwe use a wefinish, but my pawents awe lazy
glad you got some yummie ice cweam
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Fred said...

I am jealous of all your dee-licious food stuffs! Pizza is my absolute favorite. Hope you can eat out soon!

Rudy said...

Mmmm that ice cream looks like the best! Uncle Dennis sneaked us all some Edy's RootBeer Float ice cream 'cause it's named after me (that's my show name).
And your parents are so talented! Mom wishes she could do a wood floor herself, but wouldn't know where to begin.

Rudy

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Thanks for the barkday wish, it meant a lot to me.
Cheers!

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

How cool is that that they are raising another barn! We don't see any barns around here. Could they make a hurricane-proof one?

Dewey Dewster said...

M&M...

BArn raisin' looks like it might be very interestin' work....bet yer Dad loves it....'n the kitchen floor looks super....big Bro Brian sanded and stained all of his pine wood floors on his first floor....what a job but it was but worth the effort.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Peanut said...

That is one nice looking floor.

Patience-please said...

Hi M & M! We got far behind (that's a terrible thing to happen to whippets of all dogs!) but we're trying to catch up.
we missed you. oh and that floor is amazing.

wags from the whippets

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
I am sure you Dad will do another great job with that barn!
The kitchen floor looks pawesome too!
You mom did a good job too!
Ice cream??? Drooling, drooling!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Homer said...

You've got to show us the picture when the barn is finished! Can't wait to see the end result!

Love,

Homer

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hello there, The floor looks so shiny. Hope you get lots of good meals from there. BTW, I've got an award for you both. Swing by and collect it.

"ME N MY MILLION DOLLAR" said...

yr mom and dad can do great jobs, and many many thanks to you n yr family for keepin us in yr thought and prayers.

"ME N MY MILLION DOLLAR" said...

yr mom and dad can do great jobs, and many many thanks to you n yr family for keepin us in yr thought and prayers.

Simba said...

That looks like hard work, hats off to your Mum and Dad.

Simba x

Saint Lover said...

:)

Joe Stains said...

omdog that floor is terribly shiny, it looks super! I bet your Dad is having a good time raising that barn but you guys are getting ICE CREAM!!!

Preston said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

Thank you for the wonderful award! I am really honored. You are such a good blogger and I got so much to learn from you.

Another great barn raising story! I enjoy reading every one of your barn raising post. The book barn sounds so cool! It is a very pretty barn too. Thanks for sharing.

Licks,
Preston

The Army of Four said...

We have that same ice cream!!! Isn't it wonderful!?!? I've developed quite a sweet tooth and just LOVE it when Mom gives me a tiny taste!
tail wags,
Storms