Tag: Home Improvement

New Views

Today the guys came out to install our new windows! Yay! It was supposed to rain today, but instead the sun shone and the temps climbed up to 40 degrees–chilly, but not frigid. The windows were installed just in time because beginning tomorrow the…

Home Sweet Coop

Sunday EJ and I worked all day to turn the shed into a nice home for the chickens and the ducks. We began to work as soon as we had eaten breakfast, and we continued working until dusk. Ever since we ordered the shed,…

Floor & Fence

My body was so tired from all the work I did yesterday that I had trouble getting myself going this morning. After I drank the last cup of coffee and said goodbye to JJ, who went off to school, I managed to get myself…

Shed & Windows

Yesterday the guy from Lowes came to build our new shed. I had never had a shed built before so I was kind of surprised that just one man came instead of a crew. He arrived a little after noon and worked on the…

The Enchanted Library

I really enjoy the beauty of early mornings but the sun rises so early that if I didn’t have to get up to let the chickens and ducks outside, I would sleep right through the dawn. Instead, I get up early to let the…

Duck Rescue

Some of our windows need replacing because the seal on them are broken and condensation has gotten between the panes. We decided that we’d rather pay for new windows than have high heating bills because of the bad windows. We also decided that it…

Surviving October

October is usually my most favorite month. I love the vibrant colors of the trees and the pumpkins and other squashes. I love the wind making the leaves twirl and dance. I love the look of harvested fields. I love the sunshine highlighting the…

The Weekend

After a fun Saturday watching the Blue Angels perform and seeing Piper, the airport dog, we spent the next two days working around home. On Sunday I mowed our lawn. We mow only the areas around our house and let the rest of our…

Inside and Outside

Friday was super busy. I took care of the ducks/chickens, made challah bread, and got a roast cooking in the crock pot. I also did laundry and hung the clothes out on the clothesline, which was very pleasant. I cleaned the house. And I…

The Forest At Night

Late Sunday afternoon the younger Gravel Guy and his wife delivered a trailer filled with potato stones. Potato stones are rocks that are about the same size and shape as potatoes. They are great for allowing water to drain through them without causing erosion….

Stones, Clouds, and Turkeys

Our cat Timmy sometimes likes to sit on our headboard, mostly at night when we are sleeping. The problem is that he starts to gnaw on it, which wakes us and isn’t good for the headboard. In fact, I now wake when he first…

Sensitivity

The weather has been gorgeous all week with blue skies and breezy winds. After several cool days and frost-warning nights, the temperatures rose again into the low 80s. Still, even with higher temps, there is a strong feeling of autumn. We finished filling in…

Mind Full

Late Friday afternoon the Gravel Guy brought another 15 tons of unscreened top soil. EJ talked to the Guy for quite some time. Apparently the reason our driveway erodes so badly is because the previous owner used sand, which is cheaper but which easily…

Battles

Last week we had several coldish, rainy days. I like both, although I imagined the rain water nibbling at our driveway. The driveway is the only less-than-perfect thing about our new house. Everything else we absolutely love. It would be nice if we could…

Different Than Expected

There are a lot of things about our Enchanted Forest that are other than I expected.  It’s not bad, it’s just different than my expectations. I think that even though a person might imagine what it would be like to live in a different sort…

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