Friday, June 30, 2023

Day 181 of 2023

The curb and our recent heavy rain
 have made an excellent impromptu bird bath.


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Day 180 of 2023

Another quick sock update: 
I am slowly getting back to working on this pair more consistently. 
Just a few more rows 
and it will be time to play catch up with the other sock.  


Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Day 179 of 2023

It's not raining and it's more than three hours before sunset. 
This is the actual color of the sky
 as we drive into the smoke from the Canadian wildfires.


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Day 178 of 2023

I was in the garden today and noticed a lot of these. 
I don't remember ever seeing them before
 so I snapped a picture for later identification. 
After much frustration and then confusion, 
I finally came across a photo that told me that this is the larva stage
 of a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle 
(what we used to call ladybugs until now). 
Who knew this? Did you all know this? 
Why didn't you tell me?

Monday, June 26, 2023

Day 177 of 2023

Back in May I ran out of time to finish all the sewing items
 I wanted to make for Little E. 
Since then I have forgotten what fabric selections
 were meant for what parts of certain projects. 
Today I confirmed these fabric placements with Little E 
and have them saved in photos 
and with the ever popular "little paper notes pinned on fabric" system.


Sunday, June 25, 2023

Day 176 of 2023

When I planted this dragon tree today, 
I thought that was going to be the last of my plantings for a while, 
but after I got that done, I noticed that there are two plants in the house 
that really need to be repotted. 
The rubber tree plant behind the dragon tree has a pot that is cracked
 and crumbling at the slightest touch. 
The other plant is at least five feet tall 
and appears to be in a pot that may have been its original. 
I think I can use one pot I already own, 
but the other one will have to be a new purchase. 
I'll be working on acquiring one this week.


Saturday, June 24, 2023

Day 175 of 2023

I spied some snapdragons out in the wild. 
(Not really wild, but away from our house)
They are always a family favorite.


Friday, June 23, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Day 171 of 2023

Sock update: The first colorful stripe is done. 
Progress should be quicker now that I'm not driving out of town every day.


Monday, June 19, 2023

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Day 168 of 2023

Today Fireball and I were able to see GB#3 run
 in his last track meet of the season. 
We are so proud of him for trying something new. 
He seems to really like it.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Day 167 of 2023

I have checked almost everything off my list 
and have contacted our realtor
 to let her know the Old House is ready for pictures.


Thursday, June 15, 2023

Day 166 of 2023

This week I've been working off a list I made
 of all the things that were left to do in the Old House. 
I try to make these lists as detailed as possible. 
I thought I was going to be able to complete the list by the end of today. 
I miscalculated and will be back tomorrow 
which is my new "pretty sure I can get the rest of this done" day.


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Day 165 of 2023

Here's a space in the Old House that I'm not sure I've shown you. 
It is the laundry room which is right next to the workshop. 
Those cabinets at the end of the room are huge 
and there is even more storage under the stairs. 
The most fun feature here though is the screened box hanging on the wall 
on the right side of the photo. 
This is the receptacle for the laundry
 that can be put down the laundry chute 
that is in the hallway up on the main level of the house.


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Day 164 of 2023

The carpet tape I used today was very sticky. 
It took three tries with three different products 
to get these scissors clean, 
but now they look brand new.


Monday, June 12, 2023

Day 163 of 2023

On the day that you see the retina specialist and a treatment is required, 
the only thing that can be done is to take a nap
 because it seems impossible to keep your eye open
 due to the pain and the light. 

There was no driving today so after above mentioned nap, 
I decided to sort through the photos on my magnetic board. 
More recent pictures have been selected 
and will be ordered soon to finish up the transformation.


Sunday, June 11, 2023

Day 162 of 2023

We have brought home some interesting things from the Old House. 
This is one is fascinating. 
It's a city directory from 1953. 
It is a hardcover book. 
It really does have all the information listed on the lefthand page and more. 


Friday, June 9, 2023

Day 160 of 2023

The first of my day lilies has bloomed. 
Now it patiently waits for the rest to join in.


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Day 157 of 2023

It's late and I realize that I didn't take any pictures
 at the Old House today. 
I'm really tired and just want to climb these stairs 
and crawl into bed and go to sleep.


Monday, June 5, 2023

Day 156 of 2023

When last we saw my current sock project,
 I was working on step one on the second sock. 
In this progress shot, 
I am about to finish step two on the second sock. 
After just a few rounds and some careful recounting, 
I will be adding another color - the beautiful Bermuda blue.


Sunday, June 4, 2023

155 of 2023

We are heading for the finish line at the Old House. 
Although we are still a distance away, we can see it now. 
Today's projects were installing new transition strips
 in all the doorways that include the hardwood floors, 
removing the drapes, and continuing work in the basement workshop. 
I hope you aren't too tired of Old House photos. 


Saturday, June 3, 2023

Friday, June 2, 2023

Day 153 of 2023

Here's one thing that could be said about Great Grandpa H -  
he was definitely organized.


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Day 152 of 2023

The Old House is getting better but it still overwhelms me. 
Nothing prepared me though for the overwhelming gratitude 
I felt when a stranger paid for the gas for my car 
after I had driven over an hour away from home, 
was about to run out of gas and had forgotten my purse, 
which contained my ID, cash and my credit cards. 
I asked if I could send him the money but he refused. 
I am beyond grateful for this gentleman's kindness and generosity. 
The best I can do to pay him back is to pay it forward.