Hi I’m Diane Day, a recently retired K9 Police Officer, it was a great career for the “I’m a helper, I can’t help it” in me. Now, I’m trading in my gun belt for a tool belt ( my hips & back can’t buy a break) in hopes of following my other passions & helping others in a different way.
This handsome fellow is my K9 Partner “Knight” he retired with me and now shares my home along with my 4 (Yes 4!) other rescued pups, 3 Rat Terriers, Pixie, Dixie & Belle & “Eileen” the Husky…I know, I know! sounds like “Crazy Dog Lady” syndrome! 🙂 oops! I almost forgot “Mama” the cat. She adopted Me, & doesn’t quite understand why I can’t let her in the house, where she would most likely be eaten. 🙁 How she arrived on my doorstep one day is another long story that I won’t bore you with right now
Now, can understand why the title for my blog is naturally PAWS. 😉
I have lived here on Long Island NY my entire life, growing up I was your typical “tomboy” riding my bike around the neighborhood, playing sports, ‘cowboy & indians’ skinning my knees & sometime getting a few stitches along the way. I also was “daddy’s little helper” following him around while he did home improvements, or working meticulously on the lawn & garden. That is where my love for DIY began, a former Marine who lead by example & was an awesome Dad. He passed away in 2013 & I miss him terribly, but I hear him guiding me though the process of every project. <3
I have to also give many thanks to my Mom for being my biggest cheerleader & #1 supporter in every aspect of my life. I just wished I shadowed her around more when she was sewing or knitting, two very valuable skills I lack! I’m very proud of her for she continues to learn how to operate all the latest gadgets & is pretty “tech savvy” but if she starts tweeting we are all in trouble!
My love of biographies, history, & travel are right up there on my favorite things to do list. I really enjoy driving across the USA, which I think helped shape my nostalgic “vintage style”
& the thrill of “treasure” hunting to me never gets old. Others may see it as just collecting junk, & I’m OK with that. But, just maybe by showing my trash to treasures I can get them to think outside of the box & keep useful stuff from filling up the landfills or being melted down as scrap.
Thank you for stopping by & I look forward to meeting new friends & exchanging ideas,