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- Published on Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Authors:Since the warm weather has disappeared (we knew it would) we have had to change our spring clean up strategy.
Raking is out of the question with the wind briskly blowing. There is nothing worse than raking a pile of leaves, laying down your rake, turning your back to get a leaf bag only to return to see your pile blowing across the yard.
Barn Loft Deck Complete
- Published on Saturday, 24 March 2012
Authors:I should have posted this days ago but with the great weather we have been trying to get as much done as possible. We know this great weather is not going to last.
It's only March but the trees are budding and blooming and my neighbors are MOWING!!! We are at least a month ahead of schedule here in Michigan. I loved the mild winter and...
A post about posts
- Published on Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Authors:We miscalculated.....like we have never done that before...LOL
How did we miscalculate? We started with the hardest post to install and not the easiest working toward the hardest. Because of this we now have 4 more to install instead of maybe one or two if we had started at the other end.What made the first two posts so difficult was...
This is the best spring EVER!!!
- Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Authors:I seriously cannot believe how nice the weather has been lately. The weather forecast for next week 80 degrees. I'll be happy with 70 even 60 degrees is great.
We cut the 8 posts for the upper loft deck. I've already purchased the carriage bolts so we are hoping that we can get the posts installed. There is still some fine tuning to do...
Free Qt of paint at Ace Hardware on Saturday
- Published on Sunday, 11 March 2012
Authors:During the month of March, Ace Hardware will give away free quarts of paint on Saturday. I picked up mine yesterday and can't wait to paint one of R's curbside treasures with my free paint.
The paint is manufactured by Clark & Kensington and is primer and paint in one can. I received a coupon by email because I belong to the Ace...
Sunny but cold
- Published on Saturday, 10 March 2012
Authors:I thought to myself, "good day to work outside" when I looked outside this morning and noticed it was bright and sunshiney. Bright...yes, sunny....yes, warm.....no. It was actually brisk outside because of the wind. But we were determined to get something....anything....done today.
We started out by working a little on the loft part of...
Another Kitchen Oil Painting
- Published on Friday, 09 March 2012
Authors:Last summer I purchased a still life oil on board of a rooster, bowl of bananas, and a plant. I paid $10.00 and at the time thought it would look great in my kitchen once I found a frame for it.
Several days ago I stopped in my favorite consignment shop looking for a frame. I needed a frame that held a painting that measured 16 X 20 and...
Great day to demo
- Published on Wednesday, 07 March 2012
Authors:Demo on the railing around the deck outside the barn loft door started today. The temperature was in the 60's, but with the wind blowing in the 20-30 mph range, it felt much cooler.
R was busy with the deck railing removal while I went and had our taxes completed. While I was out I stopped by one of my favorite consignment shops and...
Time to get back to work on the house...
- Published on Sunday, 04 March 2012
Authors:Work on 'The Gear' came to a grinding halt during the fall due to the weather and my father's surgery. On the morning of February 22nd my father passed away from complications of the delicate surgery that he had on November 29th. He put up quite the fight but his body just could not take anymore.
We are greatly sadden but need to move on...
Great Link and an Update
- Published on Saturday, 04 February 2012
Authors:First the update. My dad is relocated at the rehab facility and making slow progress. I received word today from my sister that they installed a speaking valve in his trach and he can now talk. This is great news because he can now communicate with the medical staff and second...it is a moral booster for him to be able to talk to...