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Monday, March 30, 2015

Working Weekend

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Since Cam and I are of the Working Breed persuasion, it should come to no surprise to any of you to hear that the two of us worked all weekend!  It was a huge task, one we'd never tackled before, and it was a smashing success!

It began with some trips to the store, Dad lugging a big ladder into the house, and gathering up some tools.  Oh.  And a long walk to "get the girls tired" -- whatever that means.  Anyway, let's get working!

What we did was change out 87 million ceiling light fixtures!  Or twenty four.  What's in a number?

Dad did the ladder part:

"Mom?  Aren't you going to steady the ladder?"

Wanting to put safety first, I offered my services at holding the ladder.

"Dad?  Want me to hold the ladder?  Safety first!"

Mom said she would do it.

"I'm not sure she's doing it right, Cam."
"Just stay here, Little One.  Dad will be fine."

Sorry the photos are a bit dark.  Apparently you shouldn't have the lights on when you're swapping out fixtures.

Dad kept moving the ladder all over the kitchen.

"You're not going to drop drywall stuff into our water bowls, are you?"

For the record, Mom washed our bowls and gave us fresh water after we moved from the location.

We also went downstairs and swapped out all the fixtures in the inner part of Mom's Studio, in the Gallery, and in the Library!

Mom did this part:


Dad did this part:

Removal and installation

And I did this part:

Taking chunks out of an industrial-strength KONG

What?  It's not like that's easy!!!

Oh.  And Cammie was on Guard Duty upstairs.  Oddly enough, she looked very well-rested when we got back up there.

Meanwhile, back in DIY Central ...

"HEY!  I have an idea!"

Yeah, OK, that would have been funnier with a regular incandescent bulb.  You get the picture, though.

I made an interesting discovery while we were working downstairs!

"Where has THIS one been hiding!?!?"

I had no idea.  Mom's been holding out on me.  Apparently, we have an Oreck canister vacuum that stays down there.  After we were done changing light fixtures downstairs, Mom used it to police up after us ... then I got to be vacuumed a bit.  I'm sure if Cammie had realized what she was missing out on, she would have joined us!  ...or not.

Anyway, having completed our tasks in the downstairs and on the main level, Dad headed up to the top floor and replaced a few fixtures up there!  When he was done, he brought the ladder back down to the living room.  He and Mom discussed what we were going to tackle next.

"Hey, Mom.  Dad's going to need a bigger ladder if we do anything in here!"

Well, it's true.  

Mom and Dad decided that was enough for the weekend.  I must admit, I was a tiny bit tired from all the work - as was Cam.  Oh.  Right.  Mom and Dad might have been, too.

Anyway - what a productive weekend!  And it feels great making a bunch of improvements to Ao4 Headquarters!  Job well done, everyone!

I hope you got the most out of your weekend, too!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Blimey dudes you were busy at DIY Central. We had a miserable rainy windy day yesterday so we did some big easy. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. sounds like a busy weekend - us too - Mom was climbing ladders to do painting though

  3. wow - that seems like a lotta work....hope you took a good nap to recover :)

  4. I'm sure the peeps would never have managed without your help!
    Mum is drooling over your lovely high ceilings!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Boy, you guys sure kept yourselves busy! We enjoyed seeing all of the quilts around your house, girls☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. My mum was very sick all weekend so we did nothing. You were much more productive!

  7. That sure is a lot of work - hope you all got to turn off the lights and rest today:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. Your pawrents are lucky to have you around to snoopervise for them.

  9. You worked overtime Maggie! We don't know how you snoopervised your dad plus took chunks out of that Kong. You are multi-talented! After seeing how well you helped your dad, we're wondering if your mom is going to paint any more walls so you can help her too! We bet she'd love that! :)

  10. our weekend consisted of napping 55 hours...so yes...very productive. Now we need another 33 hours of rest after seeing what you pups were up to. Have a great week! don't work too hard now.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  11. That was a busy weekend and I am sure that they depended on your help to get through it. Mommy loves all the quilted pictures on your walls and the beautiful quilt on the stairs. Mommy used to quilt and loves all things quilted.

    Loveys Sasha

  12. OMD....What a very productive weekend you gals had!! You both are wonderful snoopervisors!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Wow! You all were so busy! Way to get things done together!