a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, August 8, 2011

Update...Hot And Tired

The porch has been emptied of all that does not belong.  I have a bench Dad made me out of hand cut barn timber on one side with an old metal egg basket full of pine cones and Ki's bed underneath.  On the other side is my chainsaw chair from hubby with a forked log table made by Melissa, my oldest.  It is topped with a smashed bucket used for trash.  The second fork of the table is used for my drink when I am sitting.  I know it's not Home and Garden but it's me.

Well, I haven't sat down much today.  I worked outside again until the heat ran me in but I am declaring the porch finished.
The corner I had to vacate,  due to the now deceased family of wasps, is closer to being finished.  I'm gonna add some wonderful rocks.  With the rubber underneath, the grass will not overwhelm me this time.
This is the pipe I am trying to camouflage and a flower bed Dad made for Mom years ago.  I'd say some attention is long over due.
Progress moves with the speed of molasses around here.  See all the mess I have to clean up?  It will have to wait until it dips below a hundred again.  I am working/playing inside now.
Almost finished!!!  Trimmed and moved the gladiolas to the back, removed the grass, and replanted the bulbs I accidentally dug up.  After I clean the mess from this, the rose at the end will be trimmed, mulched with rocks (roses love rocks) and I will have cleaned twenty feet.  I work too slowly!!

Oh, forgot to tell you...I'm on vacation this week.  First time in a long time that I'm off just for the fun of it.  It may be a triple post day every day because I hope I get a lot done to show you.

15 comments:

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

"Progress moves with the speed of molasses around here." I can so relate, Gail! Some days, I work what seems to be nonstop, only to look around and wonder, "WHAT has been accomplished?" ;)

Thanks for visiting today. I would love to have you join me for my party this week. The link goes up on Wednesday nights, and ANY current post can be linked.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Country Gal said...

WOOOHOOO ! triple posts cant wait ! You did a great job with your little area , I love your porch its awesome a real true farm house ! Have a great day !

Sue said...

You are accomplishing great things. And now a week off! The sky's the limit...

=)

LindaG said...

Looks better than House and Garden or any such to me, Gail.
Enjoy your time off from work. :)

DesertHen said...

Looks way better than House and Garden...cause it's real!! You have done an amazing amount of work in a short time! Wanna come landscape my yard next? It's a blank canvas just waiting for someone to help it along!

A week of vacation...now that sounds nice!

I'm home today too...not on vacation but feeling crappy and never made it in to work. Ugh!

John Gray said...

gail
you can ALMOST FEEL the heat on your phoptos

Nora said...

You have very steadily moving molasses there and you got a lot accomplished in that heat. More than I would have, I can assure you of that.

Granny said...

I love the picture of the milk can with the branches sticking out. I'd pick your style over Home and Garden any day. Your style is you. Have a great vacation.

ellen abbott said...

Oh, a rock house! I love rock houses. I wish, I wish. Love the porch. Enjoy your vacation.

Dreaming said...

Your hard work makes the areas you shared with us look great! I love the stone on the wall of your house, and your porch is very inviting... it says, "Come on in!"

Enjoy your vacation... although it sounds like you plan to go back to work dog-tired from working around the yard and house so much!

Cara said...

Better than Home and Garden. Those homes are pretty, but there is really no place to put your coffee down while you read a book.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your porch looks great..you worked hard enough..have a great Vacation..staying home working..stay in your jammies late..my best days are late Jammies days:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the porch - reminds me of my grandmother's house. :) blessings, marlene

Farm Girl said...

Is your house made of rock? I totally love rock houses. We stayed once in a place in Oklahoma almost in Arkansas and there were these "cozy cabins" made out of rock. Never in my life had I slept so good as in that place. I loved the quiet.
Have a wonderful vacation.

Lori Skoog said...

Love the stonework in your house...nice frig too.

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