Friday, September 14, 2018

Stormy Weather...Soon...

It's a perfect, sunshiny, blue sky day in
East Tennessee today.
Hard to believe we will probably
be dealing with the remains of 
Hurricane Florence
on Sunday and Monday.
Our local forecast is rain,
some wind, rain and more rain.

I have now lived in my little
cape cod for fifteen months.
I have a huge basement,
which has not flooded since I have
been here.
But my neighbor Sue tells me
it did once flood several years ago.
I am enough worrier to worry about that.
I know what dealing with a 
My big concern is that I am storing 
all my sister Nancy's 
furniture and home goods 
while she is a care giver of our parents.
So I have a very full basement.
On my To Do list today or tomorrow
is to get everything I can 
raised a bit off the floor.
Just in case...

Fun road trip last weekend.
M was visiting and we drove
to Wise, Virginia and visited

Located about a hour away,
the vineyard is located
atop a mountain.
The drive was twisty and curvy.

But once we arrived we were rewarded
with a bucolic and pretty winery.

We had a tasting of several wines
and explored their small shop.

The vines for the concord grapes 
were open for "cutting your own."

Since I have never cut grapes,
I had to give it a try.

After a very short while
I had a nice bucket full 
to take home.

They taste as good as they look!

Godspeed for everyone 
who has already been, or will be affected
by the hurricane.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Porch is Finished!

I have actually been enjoying it
since mid July.

All the work was completed then,
except for the arrival
of a new door from the living room
onto the porch.

That got installed last Monday.

 So nice to see this summer's project
come to completion.

 This stone kitty, 
who actually belongs to my sister Nancy,
has found a corner for herself
for the time being.

I brought my porch furniture
up from the basement, 
where it has been waiting patiently. 
It used to grace the front porch 

I made new cushion covers
from an outdoor fabric
with a fun and colorful bird motif.

I love this sheep, but until the porch,
could not find a place for it inside the house.
So, it's very nice to now be
able to find a home for it.

What would a porch be without
a swing?

As I said earlier, I've been enjoying
the porch since mid July.
My favorite time is early in
the morning, watching my street
come to life as I have my first cup of coffee.

I think it almost looks as though it has always been there!
Now, time to start planning
for next year's
home improvement project...
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