Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
This is Chance, he sang for a couple of hours, he did some cover songs and some of his own. Very talented kid. We got home at 2:30a.m. Was tough getting up in time for church, but we made it, even beat Lou. We got good seats.
Sunday afternoon, back to construction. Everyone was moving slow. The girls finished the decking.
This morning Randy and Chara got all the tin on the roof.
Next we have to tear down an old shed to get the tin to finish the sides. Years ago we lived on a 1 acre piece of property, Randy moved the shed there 4 or 5 times, rearranged the fence line and built animal pens, all on that 1 acre. I used to laugh and say " If he had 30 acres he would wear himself out moving things." Well here we are........
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Chara and Bre put up all the rafters as Randy cut them.The last of the rafters are up. They got started on the decking. I took more pic.s of the progress, but can't post them. The weather warmed up and the clothing got scant, have to get a tan ya know.
They finally shut down at 8:30p.m. I am so thankful to have a family willing and able to do this kind of work. The girls get right in there and don't complain, they are good worker bees. I appreciate their willingness.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The BIG catch of the day! We thought if he held the fish closer to the camera it would look bigger.
Then the Princesses went for a horse ride. They looked lovely on horseback.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Half-Pint and Danger Boy came out also, she came to help me feed the workers. It was nice to have her help and company. The other girls had to help outside. I had to take this pic. of my girls. What is so interesting about it??? Chara and Bre are both sitting and Half-Pint is standing. At last she is as tall as her baby sisters. Yes, I have a mixed bag of nuts.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I love sunsets, this was taken when we were working outside a few days ago. I may paint this in art.
My grandbaby ( not much of a baby anymore ) driving his go-cart. Pa Pa got it for him last year on his birthday. Fun stuff.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Chara was born on 4/14/89. It is her 19th birthday. She has been a joy these past 19 years. She is always true to who she is. She has been a cowgirl from her first pair of boots. I wish I could have found the pic.s of her, when she was little in her swimsuit and cowboy boots
She likes adventure of all sorts, skydiving was the hardest to watch. She has always been a "No Fear" kind of girl.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Dawn inspired me to post a pic. from art class. This is probable the 8th or 9th pic. I have painted. I am trying to learn to watercolor. I have always enjoyed the softness of watercolors. There is so much to learn, Lou is very patient. I may not be much of an artist but I do find it to be relaxing, and it's good company at the art class. I just finished painting my kitchen cabinets, I much prefer watercolors.
Bre has gone to town birthday shopping for Chara. Chara has gone fishing. This house being quiet is hard t o get used to. I am having a difficult time adjusting. It was just yesterday the house was full of noise and motion. Maybe I should have had more kids when Dawn did. LOL!!!!
Monday, April 7, 2008
A little paint really freshened it up. Randy helped me haul furniture to the shop this morning. He put handles on draws and carried the heavy stuff. He's my Junk Hunk!
The high chair in a robin egg blue, I really like this color. Blue tends not to sell well but I paint it anyway because I like it.
This is the lawn set. I should have taken a before of the whole set it was horrid. I tossed the blue and white cushions. It would cost to much to recover them. Whoever buys it can purchase some. The paint I used was what we call OOOPS paint. That is paint that was mixed wrong or never picked up at the store. It is usually sold for 1/2 price. The color on the top of the can looked red to me but when I painted with it, it was more of a Terra cot ta ( related to orange). Still it is a great improvement. Paint hides a multitude of flaws.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I went to a garage sale yesterday morning. I bought this lovely green lawn furniture. There are 5 pieces, I paid $10.00 for all 5 pieces. I also bought this bamboo coffee table there for $1.oo.
This table has 4 chairs with it. Nice sturdy set. But someone had put 2 layers of contact paper on the table top, then glued wrapping paper on top of that. What a mess. I have been working at getting it all off. I paid $25.00 for the set.
I bought this old high chair last summer during the " Worlds Largest Garage Sale". It had a cute decal on it, but the chair was very dirty. I couldn't get it clean so I sanded it and is going to be painted. I worked on all of these projects this morning mostly cleaning them. I hope to get to paint tomorrow afternoon.
I took a break from junk to go with Chara to rope. I am the runner of the chute you know. Our friend Jay went with us so she could practice heading and healing. By the time they were getting good that poor calf was worn out.
This is a pic. of Jay practicing "real" cowboy skills. I enjoyed watching them. I did get to paint a few items when we got home. Hopefully I will get to post finished furniture tomorrow.