Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Monday, June 27, 2022
Friday, June 24, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
And now we come to October's Bright Blue Weather
Monday, June 20, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
We had some other things going on back then besides siding. Here's a little "round up."
Nancy told us that she had studied to be a pilot years ago, but the cost of flight time was too prohibitive and she had to let that dream go. I got this idea in my head that for Christmas I would get her a "discovery flight." I spent many pleasant times imagining her on the flight, taking the controls and telling the instructor in her Nancy-way: "OH LOOK AT THAT! LOOK OVER THERE! ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL! OH ISN'T GOD GOOD!" and then her classic, "OH LORD TAKE ME NOW I'M READY TO GO!!!"
Yes, it was quite amusing to think about the poor flight instructor!
But that was a long way off and I tucked it in my mental Christmas list.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
We were plodding along as usual the end of one summer, then suddenly realized that we could be doing two things at once!
Well, okay, it wasn't that simple really.
We only had after-work and weekend building happening, and focusing on getting the house sided before winter was very important. But we were so focused on that one thing, that we forgot that we could hire someone to do something that we couldn't DIY. Or so I thought.
I was praying about the house one day and when that idea came that we could get the interior insulation done while the outside insulation was going on, I excitedly related it to the crew boss. Of course there were many reasons why we were not ready to do anything of the sort (all of which I had handily forgotten). However, he got to thinking about it and it turned out that tying up a few loose ends would not take so long after all, and would not hinder the siding work. We were so excited-- who do you know who gets excited about insulation? Maybe we were a bit crazed by then. Anyway we were able to call around for interior insulation bids and get our slot scheduled for the very next month!
I marvel now to think of how swiftly we could get construction bids and appointments back then (minus electricians). It wasn't like contractors were sitting around waiting for work, but they sure didn't tell you it would be in a year or two like they do now! We could even get a plumber (in what would now be record time).
Friday, June 3, 2022
We were not going to let that happen to this house. Our inspiration was the bungalows of early last century. The wider the trim, the better. And as you can tell, I never get tired of looking at it!
May I also point out how beeaauuttiiffuully blue the sky is in early Autumn when there is no smoke? I was tempted to paint the front door just that blue.
(Alas! the glamour effect kinda went away when the camera backed up...)