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The Framers Arrived: Told You So!

May 22, 2015

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While we enjoyed a couple of days at the beach, Harry kept an eye on the framing crew.

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We returned from a morning on the sand to find these photos in an email.

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No work was done on Saturday nor Sunday due to rain.

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We have walls…sort of.


Cant’ wait to see it with my own eyes!

Two Stars

May 21, 2015

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Jupiter setting.

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Sirius shining.

Sunset Walk On The Beach

May 20, 2015

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DH was determined to make a trip to the beach before the summer crowds descended.

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We invited #1 & #2 sons to join us. #1 accepted.

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Traveling with an adult child is interesting…different…exhausting…expensive! (The same as when he was a small child!) :0)

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Food, wine, spirits… Excellent seafood. Phenomenal cooks – #1 & myself.

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Of course, THE BEACH! The colors, the surf, the sand – the most beautiful beach in all the world, bar none!

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When the good Lord made the Gulf Coast, He did His very best work!

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Morning walks on the beach before sunrise for me.

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Evening walks on the beach at sunset for us all.

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Glorying in the beauty, the peacefulness… ahh!

None of the photos were edited! The colors were the colors when I snapped the pics!

The Framers Arrived!

May 19, 2015

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The wood for the flooring system was delivered by Shapard Lumber, the only remaining independent lumber company in Columbia. All the others succumbed to the onslaught of Lowe’s & Home Depot. Not Shapard!

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The other reason I love Shapard Lumber, the owner is the newly-retired organist from the historic Methodist Church of Columbia. David is a treasure. His precious wife – oh my goodness! Sydney is a stained glass artist & she’s a card! Too funny! Petite, beautiful, oh my goodness!

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Johnny, our builder, is a member of the historic Methodist Church in Columbia also. Carole sings in the choir there & wants us to sing a duet. Maybe this summer.

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Harry, the supervisor, at work.

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As I approached, Harry hollered out, “Come dance with me!” We could have, the flooring space was so large! (Harry is a fabulous dancer! He even made me look semi-good at #3 son’s wedding reception.)

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We have a floor! We’re going to have a house!

Not-So-Mute Monday: Lettuce & Foals

May 18, 2015

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Mixed lettuces, spinach & beets are sharing the bed with zucchini.

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I have passed this farm for months on the way to our place. One day, a baby horse was wobbly standing next to its mom. Two weeks later, another foal. Then last week, a third! It makes me smile just to see the beautiful creatures standing next to there Mommy Mares.

Today the babies were sleeping in the grass as moms grazed. I smiled.

Ready For The Framers

May 16, 2015

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Gravel delivered for the crawl space under the house. The builder’s Bobcat was pushing all over the topside. The builder & block crew were hauling & pushing gravel.

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With the outline of the house we can now distinguish rooms.

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After all the rain, the Lord has blessed us with dry days. Historically dry. So dry that friends are asking me to pray to ask the Lord to relent & send rain.

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A bay window in the kitchen! Footings for the deck, which won’t be built until the walls are framed.

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There will be a good-sized crawl space for storage…

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This is the western wall which will be the service wall – water, gas, septic, air conditioner, electricity.

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It finally looks like we’re going to have a house!

Block – Finished!

May 13, 2015

The block work is finished! Expected to take a week, our crew completed the job in 3.5 days!

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The wood for the framers to install the flooring system is on site. Problem – the framers, who have been scheduled for weeks, didn’t come this morning. ARGH! What in the world?!

Waiting again.

Oh, by the way, I really hate the latest iPhoto update. Just in case anyone cares.


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