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got our own project going…

 Here’s our new colorful sidewalk!  What do you think?  pretty stylish.   Kai helped a lot on the demolition. Looks like a bunch of extra large ground hogs were running amok, but we’ve started a patio/fence/artificial turf project. Shannon is helping, Kai intends to also. Plans are for hardwood fence (tigerwood), horizontal slats, plus porcelain pavers for the patio. We’re in over our heads, lol.


New deck railings

Hooray!  Hubby reported this evening that all the spindles are in place now on the railings, and that it looks good!  He’s taken several pictures with our regular camera, so when he comes back downstate I’ll post them.  I’m very anxious to see it…..planning to go up the weekend of the 22nd, 23rd.  Andy and friends will be able to make use of the new decks during their stay the following week-end.  


Deck Progress Photos

I know Kevin has photos of the railing demolition, once I receive those I’ll put them here as well. Despite the hard work, I had a great time building this. Having never done any real carpentry or construction before, I feel like I learned a lot. There’s really something to be said for being able to stand and drink a beer on something that didn’t exist a few hours ago. Thanks for involving me in...


First day of summer

Also – the longest daylight hours…….bummer that now they start getting shorter again. Appliance illness is the name of the game at 9 Fawn Drive this week……reverse osmosis stopped working properly (Culligan coming out on Tuesday); desktop computer failing (Andy coming on Saturday); and today the washer stopped working.   Geesh!!


this site

I still haven’t figured out the differences – between comments and replies.   Why sometimes one is available to do and other times it isn’t.  


Father’s Day

Had a nice brunch here yesterday with Jeff, Julie and Todd.  Spent some time discussing potential events/places etc. during our times together in August.  Would like to do some planning ahead with everyone’s input to see what things we would like to do together and those things that might be independent of whole group involvement, fully acknowledging that there will be some of each for all of us.   We were all in agreement that some...


Todd here?

I got an email saying that Todd posted on this site and was waiting for an approval???  But I don’t see anything.