Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Weekly Recap #26 and #27

{June 27 through July 3, 2016}
{July 4 through July 10, 2016}


  • We had a bad storm come through June 28th bringing high winds, lightning and a power outage that lasted two hours. The winds sheared off some shingles on our roof. Dan was up early the next morning repairing our roof and I blogged about it here.
  • We went out of town July 1stand spent the Fourth of July with some of my family at a lake. I got to see nieces and nephews along with their children. It was a chaotic and happy time.

    By the way, while traveling to and from the lake, we stopped at a few antique stores. I also ended up at a Bernina dealer and fabric shop where I found some fabrics at 50% off. How could I resist? The trip home is normally about four hours. We were on the road for ten hours! We stopped in Huntsville, Navasota, Brenham, and La Grange.

  • One of my brothers and his wife came out to our place late on July7th for a long weekend. The guys spent the vast majority of their mornings and early afternoon putting on the roof to the barn while we ladies went junking and antiquing in nearby towns/cities. We also went to a community wide garage sale where my sister-in-law landed a coffee table for $5.00! I think all of us had a good time.
  • I started Wii Fit and did that for several days. I decided just before we left for the holidays that I will dump Wii Fit because I was bored. Instead, I will do Active Wii once again.
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

~ Martin Luther King ~

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wordy Wednesday {Up on the Roof!}

We had a bad storm with high winds, lightning and rain come through yesterday evening. We were also without power for over two hours. Upon checking for storm damage, Dan discovered some shingles were sheared off a ridge of our roof.

So, he was up on the roof early this morning fixing the shingles (using new ones).

Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekly Recap #25

{June 20 through June 26, 2016}


  • I managed to get out of the doldrums in the latter portion of the week. It was a relief to feel more like myself. However, I did crash a little Saturday. Fortunately, I recovered by dinnertime. Usually, when I crash, I am down and out for the rest of the day and not doing great the following day.
  • I am pleased as punch with the new ceiling fan Dan put up in my room (studio).

Quilting; Crafts

  • I picked up the Gypsy Wife Quilt in the latter portion of the week. I cut fabrics for the Old Maid's Puzzle block {Section 2). I need to document the difficulties I have and this block is one of the extremes.
DIY Cat Playground

  • We finally put together some tree limbs we managed to get for free from a ranch where the land suffered damages from storms in the area. Abby Gail has already gained confidence on this "gym" and needs no encouragement on climbing the thing. However, we need to cut a branch (on the left in picture) that is in her way when she wants to get on the horizontal branch that is between the two support structures. We also have to get some longer screws as it is temporarily attached together with a bunch of zip ties at the moment. I would love to find two more nice branches to add to the support structures.

When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.

~ Elton Pope [Doctor Who: Love & Monsters episode] ~

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wordy Wednesday {The Barn Continued}

The Beginning
Continued I
Continued II
Continued III
Still Standing
Still Standing II

  • June 11-12, 2016: The porch roof

Note: I forgot to take a picture of the finished roof which was completed late on the 12th. You can see the completed porch roof in the next set of pictures.

  • June 18-19, 2016: Painting

Note: We also painted the interior with one coat of primer.

The plan is to put on the roof of the main structure the weekend after The Fourth which is July 9 and 10.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dan: Paint Splatter Accident

You should have seen the man before he wiped off his lips and glasses. You can't see it well in this picture; but, he had paint splattered all over his beard along with his left ear and even behind the ear! By the way, he was messing with a spray paint gun when the accident happened.