Saturday, November 22, 2014

From 70s Plaid, to Blue, to....

The couch gets another makeover, this time a neutral brown linen. I just need some throw pillows to liven it up.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Meanwhile, in the front...

This got put in a couple of weeks ago:

Now maybe we can grow something without it being trampled. (and pee-ed on)

Putting it back together...

(this time with less garbage)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Backyard Make-Over Part 2

Yesterday the masons finished putting in the stone. New stone where the cement was

 and our old stone back in it's place with mortar.

Now to put the table and other things back...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Backyard Make-over Part 1

All the ugly, bumpy, cracked cement got ripped out of the backyard today...right down to the soil.
Blue-stone pavers are on the plan...but if having grass didn't require having a mower I might have considered a lawn. I'm already liking it better.

Would it be odd if I put up spot-lights and spent the night digging?? I need to know what's under there!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sitting Room

The small room off of the bedroom is still being finished up....but very close to being done. I finally moved some things around and got a mattress for the daybed. The idea was to put the TV in the closet, but I was just told by the cable company that the wires in the wall are all rotted out from the storm...and somehow it never occurred to me to have them re-run when the walls were open. Oh well...too late now....

Johnny's Amazing Wood-work

For my birthday last year my step father MADE me (yes, hand carved...AND it works) a tea-pot clock...with a swinging wooden spoon pendulum. It's only just in the past few weeks that it got hung on the wall of my office...and a constant reminder that it's time to make more tea.

Monday, August 11, 2014

From Kitchen To Bath

This used to be my spice cabinet in my old relocated to the bath for soaps and salts

A Mere 6 Months Later...

work continues on the small space off the bedroom...on it's way to becoming a sitting area.

Curtains are up, and the storage locker is officially emptied. 
I was surprised to find that these were the only books to have survived the storm.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Extra Room

The poor little room off the bedroom which never got fixed up --even before the storm-- is finally getting it's chance. First up: a new closet.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saying Goodbye

I'm surprised at how long it's been since I've posted. A few little things have been happening which I'll post about shortly as we finish up post-storm work, but we've been mostly distracted with saying goodbye to Franklin. Best cat ever, youthful to the last of his 15 years, I'm so happy he was able to move here with me and realize his love affair with stairs, bird watching, escaping into the backyard to rub himself on the pavement, and commandeering the stove griddle for naps.

 Best company, constant buddy, and sleep-mate....he is sorely missed.