Saturday, July 23, 2016

Grandma's Flowers courtesy of Denise

Denise picked these flowers from her yard for me to take to Grandma Hall's.

Front Porch Railings for Eddie and Brittany's House (previously "Nanny's House")

I see I haven't posted anything since March, so decided I would just post today's project and maybe catch up later. We have been working on railings since Frank didn't want Connor and Lilee to fall off porch. I didn't take many pictures of process, but this what I have. We bought the long panels already built, and constructed one short one at end of porch and the gate end from decorative panels and railings that matched.
Even got a picture of the resident cat Pepper, whom they have adopted.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Trees from yard

The trees in the front yard were beginning to rot and were always a mess with brittle limbs and such. Even so, it was a little bittersweet to see them coming down. The first two have been there almost 55 years, and seedling come up everywhere, a few have been allowed to stay. Just a few pictures to see the before and after. We love the new view, I will of course do something with the stumps and probably spend a few weeks cleaning up the brush and storing firewood. We have found it burns very well in our woodstove.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Replacing floor and toilet!!

Our downstairs bathroom had developed a slope that tilted the toilet note alignment to tile wall, so we removed it and had to build floor back, replace the vinyl tile to match floor level and retile the floor. We just used the old tile, happened to have 3 new ones to replace those that had broken under toilet. The old toilet had a crack in tank and although it wasn't leaking, we decided to put in a one-piece one. Took over a week with all our other projects but just finished it tonight.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Flowers to Grandma Hall

I don't have many available cut flowers to take to Grandma Hall, so I picked some Yellow Loosestrife and added some bi-color vine from side of house and a few sprigs of barberry bush.

Monday, June 8, 2015

P.I.P. Pool in Progress

We are replacing the liner in the pool and got some help with prep and putting liner in. Eddie and Trudi, Keith and Denise, Tyler and Bridget. First lined bottom with black plastic and walls with foam. Also put aluminum flashing and preformed "cove" around bottom of wall. It's about half full of water. Will post more when all finished.

Yard Swing Rebuild

This swing's seat and cloth canopy cover had disintegrated so we decided to replace the seat with wood. Nice and sturdy now, just needs a shade cover. I think we will try some woven webbing like what used to be on lawn chairs. I have several rolls of different colors. More later when finished.