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Another long weekend (thanks to an abundance of vacation time) and still no porch. We did get the brand new door in, that only took one day (for the door itself) plus another day for the handle set. On a … Continue reading
On a hot sweaty weekend a few hot sweaty weekends ago we finally got the old mud room’s slab and steps wrecked and removed. Thank goodness for Daddy-In-Law, his brother visiting in from Florida, the most darling and capable husband … Continue reading
New Project Syndrome is raging at my house. My husband and I talk for hours about the future beauty and usefulness of the future front porch we are starting on this summer. It will be so relaxing & nice to … Continue reading
Last weekend (after the decision was made to build a porch) I got the thrill of a lifetime. Demolition. It’s fun, it’s dangerous, it’s messy, it’s exhilarating. Sign me up! In a previous post titled Adding a Front Porch in … Continue reading
We have replaced old siding and windows on every outside wall of the house except one. The front door wall. A visitor would never know just how fabulous the rest of the house’s exterior was upon approach. While a ancient, … Continue reading
We love our hot tub. Sure, it’s a 2003 model. Sure, it’s a basic basin (tub?) made from PVC pipe and covered in gray Naugahyde vinyl (not the fancy-dancy fiberglass molded-to-your-bottom-side type). Sure, instead of a custom-designed tabletop surround for … Continue reading
A few things have begun lately. Springtime budding of trees and long-awaited wild flowers. Some trees that we thought died last year in the horrible, miserable, never-ending, 85-days-of-over-100-degree, wind-scoured, no clouds or moisture at all summer have come back to … Continue reading
It all started with a Donkey Head. Not a real donkey head, a clip-art donkey head. A friend of mine wanted me to make a stained-glass portrait of a donkey for her friend who raises miniature donkeys. Okay, no problem. … Continue reading
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. A field in the back pasture. A cool windy day. Girly goats calmly grazing on brand new grass freshly sprouted after a rain. A few goat kids frolicking … Continue reading