Thursday, October 28, 2010
So, I came up to the office this morning and this is what I found: the remains of a rose hip (that was in with the leaves) in complete shreds all over the keyboard. My brother told me the same thing happened yesterday too. What I wonder is this, the rose hip I can understand, but why on the keyboard? I don't get that. I mean, the keyboard?
Death to mice! (Even if they are cute.)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is another one of those areas that has a complete mish mash of things that were stuffed there when we moved. Not to mention that there are a lot of mice in here. Though I haven't seen one come poking its nose around lately, there is still evidence that they exist.
I think I'm going to like working here.
When I was putting the Hawthorne twigs behind the computer screen my little brother was grumbling that I was feminising the office. I glared at him and said, "You call putting branches with inch long thorns feminising!" Real story: Too pleased with myself I smiled and said, "yes!" I didn't even think of the thorns and feminising thing until later.
In other news, it is snowing today. I'm not sure how I feel about that. And I have a mild cold. I do know how I feel about that. I do not like it.
Monday, October 25, 2010
You know it was the first time I have ever been through that gate? I walk by it all the time, the property down below is ours. But no, I had never crossed that boundary.
I tripped down through the rocky field, located the paper, climbed up a bank to it and after securing it I stopped to marvel at what I found on this side of the fence. Not greener pastures, but some pretty leaves. And then I tripped on a rock and fell, barely catching myself from landing backside first. So I left.
That's my life. Just one hectic adventure after another.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Remember this? Specifically remember that light fixture? Well, I'm sure somebody at one point in their life loved it. Maybe two somebodies, whoever designed it and whoever bought it. If you love modern design, you might think it is lovely. I, on the other hand, will simply declare that it is not to my taste. No offense to anyone, I recognize we can't all like the same things. And actually, in the right place, or with a makeover, it might be kind of cool. But in this environment it is a sore thumb and had to go.........
Friday, October 22, 2010
We toted up to the house the concrete blocks from the old foundation and using wood that was already cut to the right size, assembled temporary shelves. Very heavy temporary shelves. Have you any idea how much those blocks weight? Neither have I, but in a word, heavy.
Looking from this direction there is now a wall blocking the view. Which is a good thing. Except if you're in the pantry trying to find something or organize, then maybe not. Coming Soon: Electric to a pantry near you! One can hope. Actually, now I think of it, there is a loose plug in there, just no light.
This has of course been rearranged, and probably will be several times over, but having shelves to put things away on is very nice.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Appreciation the simple things.
Friday, October 8, 2010
See this cute little stove?
Mum and Dad didn't want us to be without a complete source of heat while they were gone in case the weather turned really cold, so Father used this stove temporarily since it was available. But, scale wise, it doesn't quite fit.
So we have the Beanstalk.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
It tapers pretty far down there, ya'll. Duck honey, duck. This is my perspective, crouched in the back looking out. Looking in from over by the windows. It started to become home when I put the greenery in that vase.
Bringing in the hay
A random bush just outside the house that looks more like berries, but is in actuallity, more a flower.
(Do you know how much I'd know if I actually too the time to look these things up? I'd be such a wealth of information! Oh, well. An encyclopedia is not the point of my being. Thank you for your time. )
The whole cluster is probably over three inches across. They just don't seem like a typical wildflower.
This one reminds me of a dress with feathers on it. I think.
I love these flowers. My brother found them somewhere on the mountain and brought back a mini bouquet for his wife. Tiny these flowers are, but that is what makes them so amazing.
These ones are a little bit bigger, and look at the shape. Aren't they interesting? It's such a big mountain, and the variety of the tiny beauties it holds, only unfolded by a stroll over is dips and hollows, is a joy to the finder.
It took them quite a few days, working on different parts of the house when they had time.
It was a very messy job, after they were done with a section, they left a million little white foam pieces in their wake. I am happy that the foam is pretty much done just because of that.
It looks better when they put the white side out. But I shouldn't complain. This is after all, not the finished wall.
But see, doesn't it look neat with the white?
It almost looks like Tudor construction.
Check out the bargain chandelier Mum found at the local Habitat for Humanity store. She hasn't had much luck there in the past, but I think she brought this home for $30 - it was 50% off. If she goes Early American, it will stay brass, but otherwise we have discussed painting it. It was a special blessing from the Lord just when she needed some extra encouragement.