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My latest eBay purchase has arrived......
- Published on Sunday, 01 July 2012
Authors:Yippee...We've been patiently waiting for this package.
It contains two items. Any guesses?
I hope the wait doesn't drive you batty.
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Holy cow it's HOT!!!
- Published on Friday, 29 June 2012
Authors:Wow.....it actually got to 99 degrees today and there is no end in sight for 90 +degree weather. Seriously, I don't even think we can do our shady projects in this heat.
Today we got up early and finished loading the utility trailer with items for a scrap run. Poor R.....he was gone for almost 4 hours. Not only was it...
Trying to beat the heat
- Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Authors:Thursday's forecast is for 99 degrees. Not 98 and not 100 but 99 degrees.
There are certain projects that you do not do on a 99 degree day. You do not shingle. You do not mow the lawn. You do not weed the flowers beds. So that really narrows it down to sitting in the shade and watering flowers and tomato...
Cedar shingles, slivers, and the heat.....
- Published on Sunday, 24 June 2012
Authors:....makes for slow going on the reshingling.
The heat is really slowing us down. We are making our greatest progress late in the evening. This time of day gives us full shade and cooler temps. The heat can be so intense that we have had to stop working during midday. Tomorrow's forecast is for low 70's and partly...
Prep work complete....
- Published on Saturday, 16 June 2012
Authors:So tomorrow we start reshingling the dining room exterior wall.
This wall could be tricky for several reasons. It's two story high and there are angles involved. But we will take it one shingle at a time and see how it goes.
I trimmed the hydrangea shrubs that are in front of the bay window so we will have better access...
Rehanging the window box
- Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012
Authors:We finished the last of the shingle installation on the exterior front living room wall after a marathon mowing session.
The last few shingles went up fairly quick despite each needing to be custom cut. We decided that we had just enough time to rehang the window box.
Earlier in the day, I stopped by the hardware store to pick up 4...
Shingles.....can't you get a shot for that?
- Published on Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Authors:Shingles.....yes, we both have a bad case of the shingles. My symptoms include slivers in my fingers and cedar shavings in my bra.
We are almost done with the first section on the front of the house. We got a late start because R had a eye doctor appointment and I needed to make a trip to Home Depot to pick up two more...
You know your house looked bad when....
- Published on Tuesday, 05 June 2012
Authors:....it looks better with no shingles then it did when it had shingles.
What's the last thing you want to see after you remove all the shingles off the front of your house?
We removed the shingles from the living room area on the front of the house. This went rather smoothly. I slipped and fell twice onto the large...
Starting tomorrow it is.....
- Published on Monday, 04 June 2012
Authors:off with the shingles. That's right, we're removing the cedar shingles and installing new cedar shingles.
Today we finished mowing and weeding here and there. Weeding is an ongoing endeavor so you can never say that is DONE. After we ate lunch we decided to remove the window box from the living room window.
Just what I need....
- Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012
Authors:....another hosta bed! What do you plant on the north side of the house that will keep the dirt from splashing onto the house? Hostas...of course.
We figured that we might as well plant this bed now since hostas take several years to become established. The price was right for this project.....free! The hostas were...