Friday, April 22, 2011

More Wag, Less Bark



.It was a beautiful Good Friday here!  There wasn't much wind in the morning but by early afternoon there was a good strong breeze and lots of kites to be seen.  I tried taking some pictures and was just looking for my camera to upload them but I think I left it at my mom's so the pics will have to wait.


We actually didn't fly any kites ourselves but we had a busy day.  We took the hounds for a long walk this morning along a new route so they had a ball - noses working overtime! Back at home we had a big pancake breakfast with my mom (we don't eat them often so they're a special treat when we do).  Then it was off to work on the roof.  It needs cleaning, patching and painting and we decided that the long weekend was the best time to tackle it. Once done on the roof we took the hounds for a swim off the dock - their favourite activity ever!  After the swim was bath time for the hounds, shower time for us and then a few minutes of chillin' on the sofa... which became a 4 hour nap which we woke up from at 9:30pm!!  Whoops!
  
More Bermuda facts for you today:  Roofs in Bermuda are painted white and need to be cleaned and painted regularly as they affect our water.  Bermuda houses have water tanks underneath them.  When it rains the water runs along our white roofs into gutters that funnel it down into the tank.  Because this is our primary source of water we have always been conscious of water conservation - no leaving the tap running when you brush your teeth, only run full loads of laundry, no dilly dallying in the shower and baths are a special occasion luxury.  


So today Luis power washed the roof and since we had the washer (on loan from a neighbour) we did the windows, porches and cars too.  Tomorrow we will patch the cracks and on Sunday we will paint.  Busy busy!


So no crafty time for me today but I made this card the other day with another of my new Unity stamps.  I thought it went well with the sentiment from Hero Arts and the clients at the veterinary hospital I work at love animal cards so I can never have enough.  Have a great weekend!
Supples: CS: Rubber Stamp Co, Paperbilities; Stamps: Unity, Hero Arts, Stampendous; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx  Black, VersaMark; Nesties & Copics

5 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, I loved reading about Bermuda but why does the roof have to be white? Does coloured paint affect the water quality?

I love your super duper cute card, Jen! You used two stamps I want. ;) Lucky you to win Hero Arts stamps from the new catty!!

kasia c. said...

Sounds like a wonderful day Jen!
Your card is super cute! I love that sentiment. :)

Thanks for sharing about the roof and your day.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.
{hugs}

Karen B. said...

I enjoyed reading about where you live and how you spent your day. Sounds relaxing! Your card is adorable!

Tina said...

What an adorable card! Anyone would be lucky to receive it :)

lostinpaper said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love your puppy & that sentiment, your colouring is wonderful.