and Charlie and his chocolate factory.
17 September 2014
11 September 2014
Alas, the yard is still littered with a thousand old canning jars that need to be dealt with and an enormous soapstone sink and counter that never got installed.
But we are moving on...
05 September 2014
This is for you slackers and procrastinators out there who watched Labor Day come and go.
We were very proactive this year. In March, we started making lists of things to do so we could hit the ground running once spring got here.
We bought paint and painting supplies to paint the upstairs hall and stairs.
We bought paint to paint the porch.
We bought glue to repair chair rungs.
We piled up boards to fix the bridge to the garden. (The bridge I fell through in June.)
We bought sandpaper to sand the smoker and high intensity paint to paint it.
We bought new shelving to put in the kitchen.
We got piles of wood mulch to start a garden compost.
We discussed propping up a sinking building.
We talked about fixing a tiny leak.
A week before Labor Day it was impossible to get into the house because the paint, painting supplies, new shelves, old shelves and who knows what else were still sitting in the mud room.
In August (late August) we did get the mulch moved to the garden. The new kitchen shelves are up, but the old ones are still waiting to be moved to a new location and the box the new shelving came in has not "went." The painting supplies are now in the upstairs hall, still in the bag. The leak has been repaired.
The sander broke in early August, so we just got the new replacement.
The glue is missing.
On Labor Day we watched 9 1/2 hours of Mike and Molly. 9 1/2 hours! Of Mike and Molly!
Today the last nail went into the bridge.
The small building sinking into the groundhog hole is almost up and level.
We have revised our March estimate and hope to have the hallway painted by Thanksgiving.
We are still smoking in the rusty smoker, but should we decide to paint it, we know where the paint is and the sander now works.
As for the glue... we have it on our shopping list.