Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Stuff

We got some new things at our house.  First, a Christmas tree that is pre-decorated---just plug her in.  It has jingle bells all over it and when my hubby walks by it jingles.  It's about 4 feet tall and fits on my piano nicely.  I'm really in the Christmas mood this year, and it's not even Thanksgiving yet.
 We got two new medicine cabinets--one for either side of the big mirror.  This frees up some counter space--gets all the little bottles out of sight--Yea!!
And, lastly two new door knobs--we could actually use more of these, but this is a good start.  We've been living in this house for 40 years, and it time for some new knobs.
Next I would like for us to build some shelving, and maybe one of those cabinets like we made our daughter (plus maybe one for another of our daughters).
I made a pecan pie, and two pumpkin pies today also.  We ate one of the pumpkin pies already.  I'm getting up early in the morning to cook a Thanksgiving Meal for seven, Lord willing, that is.
Whew, it's been a busy day, and tomorrow's going to be busy also.  God has blessed us so much.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On The Home Front

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted.  Hubby and I are adjusting to our new way of life (retirement), and trying to get all our ducks in a row with our retirement.
Here is what Erin wanted us to build for her---it's a cabinet for her trash and a cabinet top for her water filter.  It's got a few boo-boos, but overall I'm pleased with the results.  It still needs some finish work, but Erin will handle that.
Erin was brave enough to help her dueling parents with this cabinet.  We get along most of the time, but this was challenge for us.
Erin, looks a lot like our middle daughter, Celeste here.  I'm reminded of when Celeste's babies were very small Erin could pass for their mother in our grand kid's eyes.
Here are our work stations.  You see that little blue jig, well, it is amazing.  It helped us build an amazingly strong cabinet.
Here is the almost finished cabinet in our house with our Berkey on top.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall Chores

With Fall comes outdoor activity--we had a work day at Erin's.  Isn't her Sugar Maple gorgeous?!  Pictures don't do justice.
I worked in my front flower bed getting it ready for winter, then....
went to help (a little) at Erin's house where Hubby had finished the chain saw action on one of her many trees, and trimmed up three others--she is now left with ONLY four trees in her back yard and four in her front yard.  We calculated that she has gotten rid of four trees in her back yard, and many bushes everywhere.  Following that she got all the compost and twigs off of her deck's roof (it's a metal roof with deep channels).  We sorted through it to get the major twigs out, then took it to her front flower bed.
Willow leaf compost.  Nothing like composting on  your roof.