Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
But, the rain was the least of my problems. Thought we would check out a few new neighborhoods this year and went down to Columbus Parkway. The very first house I went to take a picture of their beautiful porch and nothing from my camera. I had charged up the battery first thing this morning. Too bad it was still home in the charger. I knew I couldn't possibly enjoy the day without my camera, so back we went. We were home and back in a half an hour and I would have been so disappointed to miss these shots.
|How's this for mulch? Smashed pottery|
Saturday, July 24, 2010
On a positive note, I started sanding the sewing machine I got from David so I could paint it and Nick and Dave jumped in. I had all intentions of painting it something like this:
Isn't it cute? But think they have talked me into staining it, although I have never refinished furniture before and don't know how to get rid of all the variations in color like that big spot in the middle.
But, on the plus side ... it sure will be a lot easier to stain it than paint it. And I think I am getting a little carried away with the painted furniture! I spray painted so much stuff at the cottage I have a permanent callus on my pointer finger.
On the disappointing side, my daughter quit rowing this week. I really thought this was finally the activity that she was going to really love and stick with. Heck, I was already envisioning the college scholarships! It certainly will free up some time during the week though and I could say I got my life back if only I had a life!
Finally got some rain yesterday and did we need it. Supposed to get some more today, but hard to believe it will with this beautiful sky from last night.
And of course, the Buffalo Garden Walk is tomorrow. Always one of the highlights of the summer for me! And always means more work for Nick. We've copied a lot of ideas from that Garden Walk. Here's one from last year I have saved in my idea file. My friend David's friend Annie MADE this gazebo from scratch using PVC pipe and material. Is it one of the cutest things you've ever seen?
So, check back for lots of photos from the Walk.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Even got the old man down to the beach. Sat down there for a couple hours yesterday and we each got some color and had some fries. God, I love those fries. By the time the girls dragged themselves out of the house the sun was gone.
Finally walked out for dinner after owning the joint for the last 3 years. Took a nice little stroll down to the South Coast and enjoyed some wings and a Crystal Beach cheese steak. (with chicken instead of beef!) Actually had a fire when we got back and the girls went down to the beach again. But after all that activity we were in bed by 10pm. Can you say LOSERS?
Back to reality today - packing, unpacking, watering and discovering the deer came right up to our front door and ate my beautiful potato vine I had growing out of an old milk container. Guess that's going to have to get moved to the back yard.
Two more days off and tomorrow's agenda - CLEANING THE GARAGE! After that, let's see if I can get some of my stuff listed on Craigslist so I can make room for more stuff.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
We got to the regatta this morning and she was not in a boat. What a look of disappointment on her face. I hope this is a learning experience for her.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Remember that mirror I garbaged picked a couple of weeks ago? Well, here it is. It's been painted for awhile. Finally took it to a glass place and had a mirror put in. I think I will hang it over this garage sale table.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Our view from the screen door on Day one.
Look how full those sconces were.
Sunset the first night.
A few beach shots:
Ann, Sue & Barb
Barb, Pete & Ann
The fireworks were awesome on the beach. The canoe club had a barge out in the lake where they shot their fireworks. Lots of people on the beach had their own fireworks and Joey blew some off at the Sagasta cottage. The group was a far cry from the cottage parties of days gone by. No beer bongs, no rowdy fires and grandchildren instead of children. But it was good seeing Rob & Carol, Fred, Joe, Timmy, Mark & Donna, Matthew and his girlfriend, Brittany and their little girl, Julianna. Last time I saw Matthew at the cottage, we was the one walking around without his diaper and now he is the one changing diapers!