Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I've passed it on to several friends and as one wrote back and said, "Did YOU GET IT!?!?" Yes, I did.
So...to some people I just need to say, "Here's your cookies...choke on 'em!"
Man, I just love my friends...true friends are awesome, ya know!?!
Count your blessings...and be sure to count your friends as your blessings, for they certainly are!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
That's 440 lbs. of brick, 200 lbs. of river rock, a pot with fountain grass that was rolled from the patio and lifted onto the rocks....that's 1 woman...one 66-year old woman!!! I'm proud...also dirty, stinky, sweaty, tired, and tattered.
"Tattered?" you ask.... well...in the process carrying one of the 50 lb bags of river rock I punctured my forearm. Then when moving a little bench into my front garden spot I caught my right knee on one the those roses that I don't like (and they don't like me either!) Later, when putting a pot of springerai fern and a pot of red sweet potato vine on the bench the same rose bush caught my left knee. You guessed it!!! It's not there anymore! Don't mess with me...I'll get rid of ya! Actually I just trimmed it back....severely....and angrily.
So...anyway...I'm delighted with my new awning and my little wall. Wonder what's next?
(BTW...I also did a load of laundry, ran the dishwasher, fed the dog, and swept out the garage!!!
Not like I had to take the laundry down to the river or anything...but still...I got 'er done!!!) AND talked to two people on the telephone!!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The awning is done...as of about 10 am today!!! I think it's great! Shades the door and by afternoon it also shades the living room window. (Click on the photos to get a better view.)
Saturday Betty and I went to Menard's in Wichita and I got the retaining wall bricks that I need to make a little wall. ($2.88 everywhere in Hutch, $1.18 at Menard's...and then they had some on sale for $.97 each!!!) My little Honda Fit looked like a lo-rider and I probably shouldn't have hauled so many, but it made it and the bricks are now in my garage. Some morning when it's cooler I'm going to start my project....a short wall (probably 4 rows high) from the post on your right to over under the window. Then I have a big pot with a purple fountain grass to sit in the arc on rocks.
Anxious to get it done!!!
Count your blessings!!! I do.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Here's how it started out:
I'm planning to build a short garden wall (those pretty, fat bricks) to the right of the front door (from this view) and already have a purple fountain grass planted in a big pot to put out there on some rocks.
My front door got VERY hot from the sunshine and it's now shady...very nice!!!!
Monday, June 13, 2011
At coffee this a.m. Carol was telling that they have a blog and later she sent me a link to it. I've spent the last hour reading it. Wow! What an adventure! And it's not done yet!
I love this photo..captioned with "It's very windy here in Kansas!"
Here's a link if you'd like to enjoy their adventure too: http://pavei.tumblr.com
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
All in all...it was still a good day. We had fun...made a few sales...learned a LOT... We've decided we want to do it again next year, but we'll do it completely different! Go later..stay later..set up the pop-up, etc.