Hey #DesMoines, I love you and all, but your road construction is starting to rock my world. #commuterproblems

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Do-It-Yourself (or with your parents!) Projects

You know that sense of accomplishment you get when you do and/or finish something that’s been on your list forever? Well that happened this week … ten times over, thanks to my wonderful parents who helped me check off the following “Crosbie household” to-dos:

  • Fix mailbox (formerly held on by bungee cords)
  • Trim trees (previously resting on power lines to our house)
  • Weed flower beds (which held mostly grass and thistle)
  • Paint the “vanity” area in our master bedroom (seeing as it has been a blend of white and baby blue since we moved in)
  • Install new sink and faucet in the downstairs bathroom (no big deal, the cold water handle just broke off about a year ago)
  • Install new wash bin in the mudroom (another “no biggie,” the spigot just had a tendency to fly off if you turned the water pressure on too high which then, in turn, sprayed water all over the room)
  • Clean house (a weekly, unforgiving chore)
  • Install flag pole mount and flag on the front of the house (this has only been on the list for a month now, so we’re “way ahead of the game” on this one)
  • Mow lawn (another unforgiving chore, especially on hot and buggy days)
  • Wash windows (the trees outside now look green, rather than hazy green)
  • Nail soffit above garage and deck (because it was seeming somewhat dangerous and that’s not good)

Oh, and I called the energy company in town about three lights that are out on our street. 

Holy. Cow. I. Am. Tired.

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for all your help! We’re looking good again :) 

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  • #do it yourself #DIY #homeowner
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I may be entirely wrong, but I think that if, instead of preaching brotherly love, we preached good manners, we might get a little further. It sounds less righteous and more practical.

Eleanor Roosevelt
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Why “Jeep People” Rock

So this evening, on my way home from work, I saw a abandoned, shiny new Jeep Wrangler soft-top window in the middle of the street by our driveway. Now, I love Jeeps - Wranglers in particular - so I thought, “Someone is going to miss that, a lot. It must be saved.”

Therefore, I grabbed it from the busy road and tossed it to the boulevard in hopes that the owner would find it at some point. 

While working in the yard a couple of hours later, a guy (in a very cool Jeep Wrangler) pulled up into the driveway, asking if I knew anything about a Jeep window. Long story short, he learned that I’d saved it from the pavement and he happily had his window back. 

Here’s where the whole, “why ‘Jeep people’ rock” thing comes in … 

This individual was so excited to have found his window back, he wanted to offer payment, buy lunch, and provide some small token of appreciation for the “save.” 

Needless to say, nothing was exchanged but the offer was certainly appreciated. It was left as, “Are you kidding me?! I’m not taking your money … I love Jeeps. We’re all a family. Gotta stick together. This is what we do!?”

Ah, so refreshing.

I love Jeeps. And my fellow, “Jeep People.”

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  • #Jeep #it's a Jeep thing #Jeep People #Jeep Wrangler
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  • #rottweiler #lovemydog #rottiegram #instadog #gooddog #rottie #dogs
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Roller coaster stage + rotating drum set while playing = Tommy Lee is a stud :)

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Alice Cooper - Yep, he’s still go it :) 

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Morning Run - Day 1

Attempting to make it a habit to run in the mornings with Eli, the dog…

Day 1 - Strong start but Eli needs to work on his endurance and rabbit-chasing :)

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  • #dogs #running
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