Thursday, October 23, 2008

Checking In

Been a few weeks since I posted. lazy that's all

I got to visit with one of my brothers last weekend. I brought my camera, but left it in the truck when we swapped cars. I drove to Mobile to visit with him. Do you have any clue how far away Mobile is from Nashville? I got home at 4 am on Saturday. I don't regret seeing my brother. Nobody died, so that's always a good visit.

I have been horribly UN-PRODUCTIVE lately. I have done very little sewing & I lack getting customer quilts done too. maybe if I didn't need sleep, I would be better off.....

I woke up yesterday with a wrenched back. I have NO CLUE how I did it, sore, sore , sore....I stayed home from work today & laid in bed all day. I feel much better & can actually get out of a chair. Monumenatl , I assure you.

I reconnected with an old freind. She unfortuneatley lost her Mother recently. I know how that is. I hope that whatever past differences that we may have had, can be put behind us. Life is too short. It really is.

Need to go, while I'm feeling better, I need to take care of the "big dogs".

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weekend Project

As any homeowner knows, there is always a never ending list of "projects".

2 "projects" on our list were to install gutter guards and seal the cement. the technical term for the cement that we have is exposed aggregate. Or so the pros at Lowe's said....

DH installed the gutter guards on Saturday. Our roof is so steep, it's a one person job. I held the ladder, fetched, cut and handed. His fingers were so raw by the time we got done! BEFORE we started installing the gutter guards - we pressure washed the porch, the walkway & the whole driveway.

Sunday we got up & started masking off the porch & columns in preparation for the sealant. the stuff has to be applied every 2 years. It took 5 hours, 25 gallons, 2 rollers, a leaf blower and DH's persistance to get it done!

That's 2 HUGE projects out of the way. I WISH it had been cheaper, but at least it's done.

Next week? We run conduit in the basement to install electrical outlets in the shop side of the basement. then we get to move all that heavy stuff back into place.

These pictures don't show you the finsihed areas of the sealing , where it looks like it's wet, it's been sealed. It hought you could get a good idea of how MUCH there was to do!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Welcome To My Home

This is my front porch as of this afternoon. I would like to add some artificial fall colored leaves & some artificial acorms too & then I'll be done. Can you tell which pumkins are artificial?
I have some pumkins & Jack-O-Lanterns spread around the living room too - but I don't have all my quilts put up from the weekend & the living room is a photos in there!
It's supposed be 44 degrees tonight. Blissful sleeping weather.