About us

We are Dave and Libby.  Dave’s a geeky space engineer, and Libby’s a geeky space scientist.  Join us as we explore all sorts of green stuff, including home and car applications, green energy, home repairs, home design, energy-smart ideas for the home, even tips for the garden.

We live in the Houston, Texas area on a piece of property that is big enough to be a little farm.  The property was in Dave’s family for years, but it wasn’t until fall 2010 that we moved here.  It needs lots of work, and frankly we aren’t sure if we are going to tear it down and start new, or if we’ll just remodel the heck out of it.

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§ 21 Responses to About us

  • Congratulations, you’ve been tagged by Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments!! Enjoy: http://creativenoshing.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/a-little-about-me/

  • Natalie says:

    You get bonus points for not only be geeky scientists, but for having Irish Wolfhounds. I *love* those dogs and am counting down the days to when I get to move into my own house and have one of my own…or two…maybe six.

    Where did yours come from? Shelter? Breed rescue? A breeder? An awesome friend?

    • Libby says:

      IWs are very gentle and sweet-natured, and they are wonderful family dogs. Ours come from an IW breeder in Magnolia, Texas. When you decide to get an IW of your own, please be very careful about where you go. IWs grow so quickly, and it’s easy to damage a dog for life, by doing things improperly when they are still very young. You don’t want the heartache of falling in love with a particular dog, and then discovering later that it has joint and bone problems from a careless breeder. The breeder of our dogs is excellent, and with a fine reputation. They are also very careful with who they sell their dogs to, and they won’t sell an IW pup to someone they think is not adequately prepared. And, you say you’d like several IWs, which is an excellent idea, since they don’t live very long. Addie is over 5, and Otis just turned 2. When Addie is no longer with us, we’ll get another one, so we will always have an IW or two in our home (we call Otis “Mr Loving Kindness, and “The Big Handsome”).

      • Natalie says:

        I think my biggest concern with them is that they do have the shorter lifespan because of their size…I am very much a “dogs are family” type person, and I still have moments when I tear up a little when I think too much about my old Scottie who left us.

        Whenever we’ve gotten dogs in the past we’ve tried our best to find either a reputable, responsible breeder, or a breed rescue organization. I’m too far away to use your breeder, but maybe when the time comes I might check back in with you to see if they might be able to recommend someone they trust in the more northern part of the US.

        Thanks for the information! I appreciate it! Enjoy your sweet puppies 🙂

      • Libby says:

        Dave had your same concerns re longevity…but my last IW lived to be 14 years old. Don’t let the shorter lifespan turn you away. You’re a “dog person,” and you’ll find an IW someday that you’ll love as much as your old Scottie. Thx for commenting!

  • pusspudding says:

    Hi, there have nominated you for the Versatile Award –
    just click on link; http://mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/versatile-blogger-someone-think-so/ and all information to be find. Good luck!

  • megsays says:

    Hi guys, I’m still enjoying reading your entries (especially the ones that involve avacado haha) and wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! You can check it out here http://mugslife.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/liebster-blog-award/

  • viveka says:

    Libby, I want to give you this “The Adurna Blue Best Follower Award” – because you are a such a great support to me and my blog .. because you share a part of your world with me – your world with dogs, compost … and a bacon loving husband. Thank you so much for being here for me.
    http://wp.me/p293Pw-22q – no rules, just to accept.

    • Libby says:

      Thank you for this award. You are very kind, and very deserving of it yourself. I can’t wait to tell Dave that the bacon is paying off.

  • df says:

    Hey Libby, I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. You can check it out here: http://wuppenif.com/2012/10/18/reader-appreciation-award/

  • pugsley99 says:

    We hope Otis and Addie are happy with you back on the property! Pugsley is sound asleep snoring his head off! Looking forward to cooking some of your recipes – they look great.

    • Libby says:

      So funny that Pugsley snores! Our dog Doodle snores, and wakes us up in the middle of the night. Enjoy the recipes! The deviled eggs get more view every day than anything…Down Under you might have difficulties getting some of the ingredients, but it is ok to make substitutions.

  • PetKid says:

    I’ve been doing a lot of work on revamping my blog and I’ve been wondering how you’ve been doing. 🙂

    • Libby says:

      Hi PetKid! We’ve been a little disoriented these days. I was very sick for many months, and Dave was working on a special project. As a result, we have had problems staying in touch. Things are looking up though, and I’ve been recovering (thank goodness). We are excited to hear that you are working on your blog. We’ve been able to check in a bit, and see your blog. You are VERY skilled with the plasticine…you have an especially amazing gift for portraying animals. I very much like plasticine Reggie. And, by the way, the real-life Reggie is looking marvelous as well!

      • PetKid says:

        Hi Libby! It’s nice to hear form you! I’ve thought about you and missed your cheeriness. I really hope you’re feeling better. I’m just about to post a story that I wrote and hope you might read it. Are you blogging right now? Say hi to Dave! Bye! 🙂

      • Libby says:

        Oh PetKid, you’re the greatest! We’ve been through some tough times lately. We are living in two different states, and it has been very, very difficult. I (Libby) has been living and working in Oregon, while Dave has been living and working in Texas. Recently, I took a job back in Texas, and am returning there. I am so looking forward to being back home. We hope things are well with you, and we apologize for being out of touch.

      • PetKid says:

        It’s super extremely nice to hear from you again. Your life does sound quite hectic and busy! Good luck with the move and the job. Hope you love your house 🙂

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