We are making progress. The benches arrived and I put them together tonight. I’ll put them out tomorrow and take better pix!
Sunday, August 29, 2021
I found a welcome sign for the front porch.
I love the blue and I remembered that my grandmother made some blue and white blankets. I dug around in a closet and found them. I put one on the swing.
I’ll put the other on one of the new rockers we ordered. They should be here on Friday. I also ordered two benches. Those are due here tomorrow. Oh, and I ordered some mosquito netting curtains. We have the rods and I’ll hang those with command hooks to keep it simple. (If that doesn’t work, I’ll find a more permanent solution…)
I’m hoping to have everything here, put together, and in place by Saturday - we are having supper club that day. I have a very busy week ahead, but if I use my time wisely, I think I can get everything done. I’ll keep you posted…
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
They finished painting at about 7:30pm last night. We are pleased with the results. There are a couple of places that need touch-ups, but I can do that another day. If they had done the door first, I might not have needed to do the touch ups, but it is what it is!
Check it out!
Monday, August 23, 2021
The porch ceiling is getting painted today, as is the new front door.
I’m very excited about this door. It’s a Dutch door! We had one in our old house and I loved it. Our contractor found me a Dutch door that looks like a real front door. It’s gorgeous! I cannot wait to see it finished! He put wide trim inside. It’s lovely! The outside trim is plain. It’s fine… once it’s all painted, I’ll decide if it needs more…
I pushed for ceiling trim and he will put that up. Heck, I want it to look finished. Don’t cheap out on the good pretty stuff, right?
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Mr and I have joined the church vocal choir - affectionately known around here as the Tonsil Band. Tonight we had our first rehearsal in the sanctuary - with the organ. We had so much fun! It’s nice to be back in the church! Our Sunday service will be in the sanctuary - socially distanced, of course.
At the end of September, we will restart Handbell rehearsals. It’s time to get back to living, singing, and ringing! Our first handbell ringing in the service this fall will be Advent 2 at one church and Advent 3 at the other. I’ve chosen some really fun music - including a postlude that, if we can play it well, will be absolutely the best surprise for both churches!
It’s really nice to be getting back to it!
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The other day I thought I was seeing things. I found two little black mouse turds IN my house. I do NOT do mouse anything in my house. I searched a bit and didn’t see anything else. I focused on Mini. She also doesn’t do mouse in the house. She was sniffing and looking in “different” places.
This morning I discovered more turds - this time by Mini’s bowl. I did some more searching and found a location that had been frequented by this wee critter. I promptly cleaned it all up and placed a sticky trap. Then I did some more searching and some more cleaning.
I had to run to church, so my cleaning and sticky trap placing was put on hold for an hour or so. Upon my arrival at home, I wanted to clean and place the last trap. Mr told me that the critter probably wasn’t going to go there because there’s no food, but there is a cat box in that room. I said, no… I think we have the trap, and I want to place it.
Not even 3 minutes after placing the trap we had our prey! I’ve left the other traps in place just in case there’s more than one critter pitter pattering around.
Mom - 1
Mouse - 0
Thursday, August 12, 2021
This came in my inbox this morning. Read. Understand.
Sunday, August 08, 2021
The VMI Moms Reunion was attended by just a few very dear women. We had a great time catching up. My decorations and food went over very well!
This is the drink table:
The photo booth that nobody used because we were too busy talking:
The table where we spent most of our time eating and chatting:
Mr after he finished a few last tweaks to the yard before everyone arrived:
We will definitely do it again - maybe sometime this fall… or maybe next summer!
The porch still isn’t finished, but we know that these things take time… we are waiting on the electrical inspection. Once the electrical inspection is done, they can finish the porch. One piece of paper has stopped all progress for a week. Yes, it’s incredibly frustrating!
We had our Brava bell concerts this past weekend and I had such a great time! We played very well and our audiences were appreciative. LLB even made the drive to see her dear old mom ring bells. She was definitely impressed! Since she is the most gifted musician in the family, her thumbs up meant a lot! I’m looking forward to getting back to it after Labor Day.