Sunday, September 28, 2014

Spicks 'N' Specks

It is almost October! September fairly flew by. Its been a nice overall month, lots of bonus sunshine. I have been very busy tidying the yard,
 getting ready for the big freeze.
The nice thing about having a chauffeur driving me everywhere, is I get to hang my head out the window and take photos.
 {thank you Rhiannon for driving}
You can clearly see the hail dints reflecting off the hood. Yes we took the payout on the car. Interesting that the car was actually worth way more than the personal injury payout offered from the total truck wreck two years ago. Something about that just isn't right when you consider, I still have what look to be permanent bruises on my knees and headaches.  When did things become more valuable than people? 
Recently put in three window wells, under the deck. Thanks to Taryn and Dart for helping. I am no spring chicken.  Now to fix that grade and gravel. I'd like to paint too...but am out of season now...shucks
I did manage to get this antique porcelain  kitchen sink blasted, primed and painted. It is destined to be the 'Art Sink' downstairs. In case you might think I have nothing to do this winter. I'd show an upright shot, but it weighs about 300 lbs.
The potatoes that my sweet grandchildren, Irelyn and Gabe helped plant are about half dug up. Maybe today I'll get that finished. They are small but good.
Had a spectacular 'Pick' at Grandma and Grandpa Mitchell's. Still working on the trailer load of goodies from there. Got them cleaned up. I think the little pot belly stove will go in the playhouse
That door is huge and so heavy. Maybe downstairs with pictures in the glass.
There must be over thirty of the boxes. They are old Alpha and general store crates. I am perusing Pinterest, so many ideas, so little time.  Many are tongue and groove with jointed corners. I have an idea for open storage around the
'art sink' county kitchen style. They may be a little hard to dust, but that isn't my strong point of housekeeping.
I did finally get some decorating done in the little house this year. But, alas no tea time with the children. Maybe next year..... 
That's not everything, when I say I "hit the ground running, and don't stop till I can't do any more" I'm not kidding. I will do a scrapbook post again soon. Will be working on a 'Gallery' link too.
 Maybe another tropical vacation...a girl can dream


Cindy C. said...

Oh that little house is so cute! Love how you decorated it! Have a lovely day Pam!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

very interesting post love the tub for your craft room and the wee spuds we had some here like that years ago now!Not sure which was you blog with smiles :D but this one mad me smile anyway :D Shaz in Oz.x PS thanks for popping over.

tracie @ beets+birch said...

wow! what a good month!
looks like you hit the motherload on the vintage goodies!
new potatoes are SO SO good! i'm a weirdo like that. i get excited about homegrown stuff!

what a sweet little house. how fun!

that talk of the big freeze :( that makes me stabby! i can't even think about it and decided to just keep living in the delusion that it will never come to us. ha!

have a good week lady! x+o