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Climbing Up

May 27, 2015

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Ooo! A ladder! I love high places: mountains, trails, exposed ledges in the Grand Canyon, ladders! DH thinks I was an eagle or a mountain goat in my former life. (No, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ we do not believe in reincarnation, he just says that.)

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This is the flooring system for the Bonus Room above the Garage.

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A view of the rest of the house from up here.

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The “front yard” is a bit of a mess right now.

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DH took this photo of me on top of the ladder. Glad Harry wasn’t here…he would fuss at me about not being careful. I love Harry, the big brother the Lord gave to me by marriage to my dear friend, Carole!

Framing Continues

May 26, 2015

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View from our sitting area next to the barn.

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The front porch. Left: Dining Room windows. Center: front door. Right: Study windows.

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Entry Hall.

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Great Room doors & windows. (The windows were framed incorrectly! So glad I was here to review it with Harry!)

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Kitchen bay window.

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Keeping Room door & window. (This window was also framed incorrectly!)

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Keeping Room windows that will look onto the screened deck.

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Keeping Room fireplace.

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Guest Bedroom.

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“Stairway” up to Bonus Room above the Garage.

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Kitchen: where I will be cooking for the rest of my life. The Pantry & Laundry Room are through the 2×4’s. Excited!

Not-So-Mute Monday: Beach Pics

May 25, 2015
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Cardinal couple resting between feeding nestlings.

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A cute green lizard on the deck. I wish he would eat the wasps flying around!

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Live Oak.

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What a view!

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.


Can’t 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!


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