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Adding some flowers

Monday, July 12, 2010

Today we'll add some hooks to hang plants off the front deck to add a little color. The holly shrubs got trimmed back and there is another shrub out front but I don't know what it is - we'll let those grow a little before we add anything else - just put some straw or pine needles down. People tell us not to use mulch near the house here as it attracts snakes - oh, yuck!

For those of you who asked, a wind chime was added to each end of the front deck and a small one over the front steps and three large ones off one end of the back deck - always room for more!

It's beginning to look like people actually live in this cabin! emoticon

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/13/2010 12:58PM

    I love wind chimes and have them at the front and back at my house. I enjoy hanging plants but I have trouble with the wind. It sounds very pretty.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/12/2010 12:37PM

    It sounds wonderful! I put my wind chimes on my sliding glass doors with suction cups and I also have some on the door to the back porch. Any time anyone opens the doors they chime these lovely sounds. I just love it! I'm so glad you got advice before putting down mulch and attracting snakes. They have their place in the grand scheme of things but I agree with you, they are yuck!

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Hanging the windchimes

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Now that the decks are cleaned, stained and sealed we dug out what furniture we had in the basement and added a few pieces. The Andironrack chairs and the glider went on the front deck and a new table and chairs on the back. Still leaving room for the bike!

We're off to Lowe's to pick up a gas grill as the people that bought our last home in the mountains wanted that one. We may add 2 more chairs to the back - we'll see after the grill gets here.

Cook out tonight over at my brothers. I'm bringing watermelon for dessert - sweet and good for us after burgers and hot dogs. I had fruit for breakfast and a little tuna for lunch so I think a burger with tomato and lettuce and corn on the cob is in order for tonight.

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GOHUSKERS2 7/12/2010 10:13AM

    When it's all done you'll have to show us some pictures. You've put a lot of work into it and now it's time to enjoy! Awesome

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AQUAGIRL08 7/11/2010 9:49PM

    You've got those decks all settled just in time. They sound wonderful! The most important item other than your grill is your bike! You've got to get those morning miles in.

I made burgers on our Foreman Grill last night for dinner. I had one (no roll) and a pile of cooked broccoli. I should have sliced onion and tomato on it too. Yummy! Tonight, I had a big bowl of romaine with tuna salad on it. It sounds like we like lots of the same things. Enjoy the cook out at your brother's!

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TBRANCH2 7/11/2010 8:44PM

    But, where are the windchimes?? years ago, when my hanging plants started to croak due to the heat and so forth, I began replacing them with windchimes. Now, years later, I have beautiful music everywhere!! I also have my daughter send me one each time they get stationed in another place so that I have one from all over. She told me that in Alaska, they place them on the INSIDE of their homes so that when they begin to ring, they are alerted that an earthquake is on its way....who would have thunk it??!!!

Anyway, have a great time but hurry back to Florida!!! We want to share this wonderful heat and humidity with you!! hahahaha

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SHERRYTOO 7/11/2010 7:38PM

    Sounds great. I bought a new patio umbrella today at half off. My old one had committed suicide by getting blown in the pool during the last thunderstorm.

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/11/2010 7:37PM

    It sounds like everything is coming together well. Enjoy your evening.

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CINABEE 7/11/2010 3:52PM

    Have fun

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BONNIE627 7/11/2010 1:24PM

    sounds good.. enjoy

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Only one to go!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

There is one window in the basement and that is the only one left to be stained and sealed and oh, yeah, cleaned! That turned in to a little bit, bigger job than I ever thought it would. We ran out of stuff so will need to get a little more but not today.

The upstairs is ready for company except for a quick vacuum which I will not do until Tuesday as I can mess things up really fast. I use one of the bedrooms for my office. If all goes well, family should be here late Tuesday afternoon. I'm thinking baby back ribs on the grill - my granddaughter's favorite!

The nearest (18 miles!) Episcopal church here does an outside service on Saturday evenings at 5:30 so we are headed that way shortly. We were surprised there was no church in this town - should have checked that sooner.

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GOHUSKERS2 7/11/2010 8:58AM

    Sounds like you've been working hard...and just think of all he calories you burned while doing it!! Hope you have a grand time with family!!!

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/11/2010 12:14AM

    You have been busy this week! Take some time off and enjoy your evening and your guests.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/10/2010 8:09PM

    You have really accomplished quite a lot in a short period of time! I'd be willing to bet that you've gone way over 10,000 steps today too. I'm sure that your cabin will be a hit with your family and that your granddaughter will love the ribs that you make for her! Enjoy your visit!

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SHERRYTOO 7/10/2010 5:43PM

    It sounds like you've accomplished a lot. I hope you have a great time when you're family arrives Tuesday!

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Stuff you just gotta do!

Friday, July 09, 2010

I've spent about an hour ironing this morning because I tend to put it off until there is enough to warrant dragging out the ironing board and setting it up. I've got one of the upstairs room for company and about an hours work left to get the other one ready.

Company is delayed until Tuesday due to some forgotten commitments so that gives us a little extra time.

This afternoon we'll be working in the basement where we have been just tossing stuff as we completed some of our projects. Once we make a trip to the dump it should improve vastly!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/9/2010 9:06PM

    I hate to iron probably because I'm afraid of burning myself. Sometimes company coming late can be good if it allows you extra time to get ready. You sound like you've got things under control. Have a great weekend!

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SHERRYTOO 7/9/2010 2:13PM

    I've been in that situation before! I tend to pile junk in my screened in room during the winter. Once it warms up, I usually end up tossing half of it. It would b so much easier if I trashed it as I went along.

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NWEITE 7/9/2010 11:28AM

    That sound marvelous. I think I need to work on both my basement and garage this weekend too... Great way to shed some calories and the basement is a lot cooler than upstairs, lol!

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A night off

Thursday, July 08, 2010

We're headed over to my brother's cabin for dinner tonight. My sister-in-law and their daughter have been here for some time but my brother just flew in today. She has cooked his favorite meal: meat loaf, mashed potatoes and green beans and we were invited to share it. Any night that I don't have to cook is a treat and since I knew the menu I was able to plan the rest of my day around it.

On the exercise front I did 45 minutes on the stationary bike, about an hour of painting and 30 minutes or so of cleaning windows. All in all a busy, productive day topped off with some fun tonight. emoticon

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SHERRYTOO 7/8/2010 8:36PM

    Hope you enjoy the evening, and have a great time.

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PEGGYJEAN13 7/8/2010 5:13PM

    It sounds like a well planned day and also a night out after working hard all day. Have fun1

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