In The Middle

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The Floating Branch

 
Mourning Dove, Floating Branch

Mourning Dove, Floating Branch

 While outside yesterday, enjoying a Bud Lite Lime (not a big fan of beer but I love this one!) and painting the new trim, I couldn’t help but notice these doves over head.  There were two, but of course, one got spooked when I reached for the camera!  This branch in our walnut tree, is not attached to the tree, it’s stuck there from the ice storm or from some other blowing wind.  I’m waiting for the day when a bunch of birds land on it and it crashes down and they all fly away.  It will be like my own private cartoon showing!

hummingbird, chickadee and woodpecker

hummingbird, chickadee and woodpecker

I love birds!  I’m thinking about having a bird inside, but that’s another responsibility and financial burden.  The hummingbirds have been stopping in the droves and I love all the small birds that the finch feeder attracts.  That woodpecker, has a family, and two of the small ones show up as well.  They were fluffy and gray, Downy Woodpeckers I guess.  They are starting to get more black and white and hard to tell which ones are the babies.

I’m stalling, I need to go and buy that door to replace this!  Check out Jackson, lounging on the bar stool, he is so funny!

ugly door, new paint, messy counter

ugly door, new paint, messy counter


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Labor Day

Labor Day.  What else did we do?  Labor, that’s what!  A year and a half ago, in February to be exact, we tore out our original kitchen from 1954 when this house was built.  It’s a little kitchen and it’s a good thing.  We were able to afford the cabinets for it!  At first, I had a hard time getting used to it, my old place had like 30 feet of wrap around counter space a big dining table and a couch, a fireplace, a computer desk.  Heck who needed the rest of the house? 

I went to Lowe’s today.  I got the paint for the two tiny walls and some cheap composite trim.  Canoe.  Looks like melted Hershey’s chocolate in a can, I love it.  To make my day better, a good yoga friend called while I was in the car on the way there.  And then, as I was blazing out of the store, I saw another yogini and her boyfriend, studying hard at the design center.  I didn’t bother them, I know what that crap is like, you’re in pick it out and measure mode and you do not need any interruptions!

I painted, I taped, I sanded, I fixed plaster, I ate sheet rock dust (which is the worst mess ever, and it tastes pretty bad) and so on.  It’s painted and it looks great!  Our house, old as it is, has this clam shell trim that I really dislike.  I’ve burned a lot of it out back and replaced some, but I’d love to replace it all.  I tore it off the door frame from the laundry to the kitchen, and Frank put up the new, after I painted it of course!  

Tomorrow, I’m off to buy one of those bi-fold doors for the laundry/kitchen entrance.  There’s a regular door there, but it’s a hassle.  I close it every morning when I feed my 3 cats so the dog won’t eat all of their food.  I end up moving a lot of crap just so I can do this and it’s exhausting!  Our laundry area is a huge mess, that’s next on the list………….