Saturday, March 31, 2012

Looking Good

The painting is all done except for a small part at the top of the east side. That will have to get done, hopefully, next weekend. The grindstone has priority for my time this weekend. UGH...........More later.

Monday, March 26, 2012

What a week!

FINALLY the painting got started thanks to my husband. He took a week of his vacation to work on finishing this project and it looks AMAZING!! In the middle of the week, I fell out with the flu, but got up Saturday and took photos and will post them in a day or two. It made me think about when the rest of the house got painted a few years ago and I had strep throat. Maybe home improvement isn't good for me...hmmmm.....
   Oh well, the outside is looking great, now the inside needs some spiffing up. But where to start???

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Long time, no post. My nose should be disappearing soon from having been on the grindstone all these days.
  All the carpentry is finished on the addition and as soon as this little rainy season is over, the painting will commence. Oh I wish this project was done already!
The weather is really warming up here and summer will be upon us before we know it. I am enjoying the beautiful blooms though. The jonquils did better than last year, and they are always a pleasure to behold.

Friday, March 2, 2012

House repair update

Finally got some photos of the further progress of the repair /residing work that was started in November. As you recall, (you do don't you?), the rafter ends were exposed. I decided to close them in and stapled hardware cloth to the opening above the siding to keep critters OUT of the attic space over my sewing room. There is still a small amount of work to finish the trim on the east side, caulking, window trim, etc. then the painting can proceed.

so cheerful

oh to be young again..

the azaleas are blooming too--what??
The weather has remained glorious all week and many things are blooming and some perennials are coming up. A few of the ferns have sent up new growth, but the Mayapples haven't shown themselves---weird. There are several shrubs that I don't know the "real" name for, but we called them bride's bouquet when I was a kid. Huge bushes of these plants grew at my father's TV repair shop--long gone now except in my favorite memories. My sister and I would gather armloads of the flowering branches and play wedding. Like I said, we were children and full of fantasies. When ever these shrubs bloom, I think back to those carefree days and have happy thoughts.