It has been a long time since we published an entry so I hope I didn’t lose too many loyal readers.
After Larry & Marti departed, we took a few days off to catch our breath. It was a busy week going here and there and helping them enjoy their trip so maybe they’ll come back again.
But we still have things to do around here before the cold weather sets in. We decided that facia and soffits on the garage before we painted it would improve the looks. We also wanted to cover up the gravelled drainage trench around the house. In order to continue to drain the perimeter, we chose small river rock and used small block to separate the grass from the rock. It worked out and looks pretty good too.
After all that slugg’n, it was time for a break. We took a trip to Owego, NY to visit friends from the Plantation for a few days. Owego is a cute village and Tom & Cheryl are wonderful hosts in their beautiful hillside home above Owego. They took us here and there, through the shops in Owego – yes, there is a quilt shop there! We viewed some waterfalls, some of the the beautiful finger lakes region and even did a wine tasting.
Tom is an excellent wood craftsman – he built their kitchen cabinets and they look outstanding. In our ‘spare’ time, Tom & I ‘played’ in his workshop. He has a wood lathe and he taught me how turn a block of wood into a honey dipper. He also made Barb a cutting board from some of his ‘scraps’ of hardwood. It was finished and ready for use by the time we left. The ladies? Well they had some quality time together, chatting about what ladies chat about with a glass of wine or tea in hand. We had a great time.
Once back, we still have a few outdoor items to complete before the cold weather arrives. Painting the garage was pretty easy as we covered the old siding last year. We had enough paint left over from the house painting to gett’r done. The weatherman worked with us and we were able to finish it in 3 days.
To finish off the side yard that we have been working on, we need topsoil and sod. A little more slugg’n but when it is all done, it looks great. We can’t believe the progress we have made on our little hobby house and yard from a year ago to now. It’s getting time to put our feet up and we’re counting the days we turn the truck south and head on down to the Plantation.
Hope all is good where you are….