An ordinary day here seems to involve rain, grandchildren, garden help, painters and even some woodwork. DH finds projects, and I plug away at emptying boxes, making meals and feeding pets.
Outside my study window the leaves have changed color.
We enjoyed our first guest, our son’s friend who is on her way home to Taiwan. They enjoyed bike rides, walks and a tour of DSIL’s boat. We received a lovely note from her as she left.
One of DH’s recent projects was the installation of a diningroom light fixture. This ended up being a three day job since the instructions were faulty and incomplete. The idea was to replace three dangling red lights with a single unit.
My study has gone through a good bit of chang as well. A closet was removed a rug removed, a lighter color of green paint applied. I found an inexpensive day bed for the small nook, a spot the grandchildren can enjoy.
Our library room (That’s the present name for it!) has seen great change too. Here is part of things evolving there. We have just heard that the flooring has arrived for all three rooms. Good news! It will still be a long while before DSIL returns and has time to work on it. But the excitement builds.
Tonight we go for dinner at our daughter’s place. We are testing the difference between store bought roasted chicken and her home grown variety.
I’ll take along our last zucchini and some other goodies for the occasion. Our freezer is full of sea food and chicken and I am now getting nervous about power outages. Time to investigate generators!
The rain has begun and I will now go out to see how Ryan the gardener is enjoying his day.
We now live in a rainy environment. The workmen don’t seem to mind the wet so much, they are more used to it than I am! Last evening we were out visiting DSIL’s boat and when we returned to the car, there was a slug crawling on the wondshield. My oh my….
The plants in the holding area have started growing too. They enjoy all the humidity. The clematis, ornamental grasses, and other perennials have new foliage and shoots. Here you see the Persicaria ‘golden arrow’ emerging.
I’m thinking about a possible secret path here later on with a tree or bench at the end around the bend. Our temperatures are expected to be around 55F all week long…with rain predicted for each day. That should make the mushrooms grow~!*****
In costume: wood fairy in purple boots and Leo the spider.
With Mommy in the patch. Forrest is a ladybug.
There were four baby goats there. Leo got to hold them. Nana wanted to keep the brown one with the black and white markings. Ivy was very happy to see lots of friends… until she was stung by a wasp on her lip. That was a really nasty thing to do to a fairy!There were all kinds of dogs there. Chickens too. And a play area and hot dogs. The sun even came out to make things cheerful~!
Nana bought fresh salad greens and chocolates for Mommy.
Then it was nap time!
We’re surrounded by boxes and workmen.
I need to learn the new garbage system and set things up for composting. Today is both rainy and sunny and I have been preparing meals for the troops. This is complicated because I cannot locate all the utensils.
Phoebe dog and the cats are doing well. Phoebe has made new friends.
My new helper in the garden has made a holding bed for the plants I brought. His name is Ryan. Tomorrow we plan on planting five trees.
Reed’s plant survived the journey and is placed out front.
Two rooms are freshly painted and two more are being worked on to create our new studies.
There is plaster work involved where closets were removed.
In the living room there will also be painting done. I think it will take us until Christmas to figure out all the light switches. Simple curtains are being figured out as well.
Last evening the school bus deposited Ivy here after school and we got to draw and read until the rest of the gang joined us for dinner. Tomorrow we will celebrate Thanksgiving together I am already thankful for all the help the kids have provided us!
We’ve even initiated the backyard sauna-
Here we are, half moved in. The movers were great. DD was a huge help as well.
DS and DH arrived exactly on time. My new garden helper has been working very hard, mostly in the rain, to get things in a holding bed. There are a few zucchinis growing still.
Already my gardener friend Ryan phoned to tell me about his encounter with a cougar yesterday!
Now the wait to install our computers once the rooms are painted and the dust settles.
DD has been at work on expansion of her chicken coop.