Archive for June, 2016

Parking Pad One Year Later

Mom added extra bricks around the perimeter of the pad we put in.  They’ve since sunk into the ground, and they definitely add a rustic quality to it. 😉


I cleared out the back patio as well, hosed down the coolers, patio and folding chairs.  Just gotta prep the grill and we’re ready for take off!

Wish list: install the shade sail and patio bulbs. Maybe in August. 

Next Year: Trellis for grapevines so they don’t take over Ms. Jean’s chain link fence.

Tapchan at the Ready

(Re)stained, sealed, delivered – it’s mine!


Counting down to the 2016 Summer crabfest…which means mom is freaking about about the backyard. Power washing, leveling the yard, cleaning out the gutters, do we need to paint the roof? How is that compost soil coming along? We’re going to need chairs. Lots and lots of chairs….

Well, it gives me a chance to put in some much needed house work.  I’ve been rather neglectful of that lately.


Restained and sealed the front porch rocking chairs as well.  Floor could use another coat, guess that’ll have to wait until my brother gets here in August.  Until then, we literally have:

2 rocking chairs, 1 church pew (seats 2), 2 directors chairs, 2 black ikea folding chairs, 2 rattan folding chairs, 4 new folding lawn chairs, 6 vintage metal folding chairs, 2 stools, 6 dining room chairs, 2 living room chairs, and a sofa that seats 3. In the basement – a vintage beast of a couch that seats 3, an horsehair sofa that seats 3 and a love seat that can seat 2.  In the backyard, I have 2 white plastic lawn chairs and 1 recliner.  Are you keeping count?  Because that’s 44 seats.  And then there’s the tapchan.  That seats 4 comfortably.  

Upstairs, I have two vintage molded wood chairs and a sewing chair.  Oh and a yoga ball.  I think we’ll be fine.

Vote!

Got up bright and early today to staff my local polling station – Truesdell Elementary School.  See you at the polls, and again in November!

First Fireflies of the Season!

Trust me – they’re out there. Didn’t do a great job catching them with the camera, but I just mowed the backyard for the first time in months and they’re here! 


We also have a robin nesting under out back patio.  The fourth one in four years! And I was even able to save this one from being knocked over by accident.

Now if I can just get these Tī plants to grow….  


Then I’d really feel unstoppable.  Happy summer nights!