Welcome to our travels and adventures

Welcome to our travels and adventures

Some Finishing Touches….

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.

1508139 Aug 18 Barb Carrying The BlocksBut we still have things to do around here 1508144 Aug 19 River Rock Along Housebefore 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.

1508180 Aug 25 Cheryl Tom Front YardAfter all that slugg’n, it was time 1508200 Aug 27  Backyard From Sideyardfor 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.

1508190 Aug 26 Cherly Tom Barb At Look Out

1508205 Aug 27 Looking Down From Top At Falls


1508186 Aug 26 Terry Tom In Workshop

Tom is an excellent wood craftsman – 1508216 Aug 28 Honey Dipper That Terry Made On Lathehe 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.


1508214 Aug 28 Cutting Board That Tom Made Us

1508221 Aug 30 Garage Wall After PaintingOnce back, we still have a few outdoor items 1508224 Aug 31 Barb Taping The Garage Windowto 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.



1509040 Sep 17 Compost Down On NelsonTo finish off the side yard that we 1509042 Sep 18 Barb Laying Sodhave 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.


1509043 Sep 18 Watering The New Sod


Hope all is good where you are….

1508227 Aug 31 My Rose Of Sharon In Bloom

1 comment:

  1. hope all is ok ..missed you a lot at the wedding ,,but all is good here ..having done al that work ,part time gardeners..ok ttyl and huggs