When I was in school I couldn’t wait for the lazy days of summer. It seemed like there was nothing to do and plenty of time to do it. I really didn’t appreciate it at the time. Now it seems like there is always a list of dozens of things to do and when I look at the clock I always ask myself where the day went.
I have been doing a lot of outdoor work and the list is growing. But I did make a dent in it. It rained almost all day yesterday. That is really a good thing for the garden because I don’t have to water but it did add a day to the deck project. I cleaned the deck on Thursday and got a coat of paint on it on Friday , rain on Saturday, but got the second coat on today after it dried. I think it looks great.
Here it is before cleaning and staining.
I have to give it a few days to totally dry , Teddy is very upset with me for not letting him on the deck. He thinks it is his personal space.
Another item on the to do list was the front steps. They were really scary. The rise and run were all wrong. The rise from step to step was all different with the space between the top step and the porch deck at about 2 inches. So I ripped them out (which really was not a big task since they were so poorly made) and replaced them . I Still need to stain to match, but they are safe to use now.
I transplanted some Hostas in the side bed
Those are the old steps in the bottom left corner of the pic.
I put in some bird feeders. I can see them from the quilting frame on the first floor and from the sewing machine on the second.
They were both full to the top on Friday. One holds 5 pounds and one holds 8. Hungry birds! And fun to watch squirrels try to get into them.
Here are some more garden pics (click pictures to enlarge)
There is a lot left to do! I think I will make another list….LOL
Quilting stuff next time