Friday, July 18, 2014

Snail Pace

We were making some progress on the stair project a bit ago.

Risers installed.

We decided to wait to paint the final coats on the risers until after hubby installs the treads.

And then we got happily interrupted by the most wonderful event.
The birth of our grandson.

It sure slowed us down with things around here.
We are in love!!
Typical conversation this week:
Hubby: when do you want to go see the baby again? Today?
Me: Yes!! (drop everything)

And today we've discovered 3 huge bald-faced hornet nests on our house and garage. So I am not going to work outside anywhere near the buildings.
No photos, either, since I can't get close enough, heheh.

I could continue cleaning out the office so we can get going on demo.

Or gather flowers from the cutting garden which is far away from the hornet nests.

I am not minding the snail pace at all.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Here we go!

Happy Independence Day Everyone!

Here at our cottage I've moved the wicker furniture outside for the summer.

The front porch!

We get quite a bit of moisture here in the PNW so I don't do curtains, rugs, etc. And I don't have lighting, either, because of mosquitoes in the evenings. Someday I hope to have a screened porch.

I am loving all the blooms in the July garden.

I'm pretty excited to get started on our new flooring projects.

Last weekend, hubby removed the "lip" of the stairs. They were shaped for carpet and needed to be refigured for the hardwood.

 The bottom step face was too thick and damaged so hubby removed it and discovered piles of sheet rock scraps hiding in that space!

We've run into that over the years when running wires through the walls. I guess they just dumped all the scraps behind the sheet rock during installation. We ended up with two huge bags of pieces!

I got the stair skirt sanded and primed.

And here is what I've hauled out of the office so far.