Living on the
was a rough month for Puppet. In a single session under general
anesthesia she had a tumor on her rear leg removed, a complete dental
checkup which resulted in removal of a large rear molar, and two cysts
removed from her back. She looked like she had survived a
war! The good news is that she healed well and the tumor was
Work continued on the awning for the lot. Jim had the posts and
cross beam fabricated.
was able to set the posts set into place with help from Steve.
However, the beam and awning needed a lot of muscle power. One
morning, we had a good ole "barn raising" to get them mounted.
wiring for the lights needs to be completed, the posts and beam painted
(they have only had a primer coat done), and the awning needs to be
thoroughly cleaned. It looks good, though, and Jim's quite happy
with his design.
you can see from the above picture, our gazebo is gone. We had a
high gust of wind come through and rip the top off and bend two of the
cross members. We are anxiously waiting for stores to get in
gazebos so that we can put another one up.