Hello there! Was your weekend a good one? We did pretty much zip. :-) Resting is good.. isn't it? Today Kristi is working on getting some prep work done so the decking project can continue.
This part is almost done. Then it will get a light stain and a finish over that. The railings will go back up and will be painted white.
Our super duper DIL tearing up the little deck area off the office/craft studio and the French doors there.
All the tools needed for the deck project and Kristi at work.
Caleb is learning new skills, he helps unscrew the old deck boards and here he is removing the post trim so the decking can be installed.
He is also learning to use power tools. This was the first day of school for Hayden and Caleb begins tomorrow. They both got a nice tidy haircut in preparation.
My poor hibiscus is out on the deck and I'm going to repot it and prune it pretty severely. I hope it does okay!
We're having a hot weather week. It's been a struggle to keep the potted plants hydrated with our long spell of dry and hot weather we've been having.
But both of the big hanging baskets are looking lovely!
We did have one fish disappear, it was Travis' goldfish with the fantail and big belly. :-( But the rest of the koi are doing well and the first one we bought has gotten quite large! The ones Kristi got are acclimating nicely.
Saturday was National Dog Day and people were sharing their dog photos on Facebook and TV.. I snapped this one of my best dog ever.. Buddy.. the Cairn Terrier. This is where I put him the day I brought him home when he was not much larger than skein of yarn. Maybe smaller! And this is his "safe place". On my left thigh. :-) Did you celebrate? What kind of dog do you have and what is it's name?
We watched the Game of Thrones season 7 finale last night. Oh my! What a show! Do you watch it?
I won't spoil it for you.. but.. yay! We have to wait a year for the final season. GADS!
If you're offended by my political commentary, please do not read further. Thank you.
The person who lives in the White House issued a pardon on Friday for Joe Arpaio from Phoenix, Arizona USA. In an effort to find out why so many people were upset about this I did some investigation. What I learned from this very good article from "Current Affairs" has frankly left me quite shaken. Click HERE to read this article. What worries me is that 45 feels that the crimes this man committed are okay and gives those that want to behave this way a green light. This is unacceptable.
The state of Texas is in a frightening state due to Hurricane Harvey. So much of the area is flooded deeply and so far 5 people have been found dead and many more are missing. Please keep those in danger in your thoughts and prayers. Dayle and I donated to the Red Cross Click on the name at left to go to the donation page.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)