Monday, June 22, 2009

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head ~~

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head,
they keep fallin ..........
Rain Rain Go Away ..... We All Want to go
Out & Play ... & Work & Sit, & Swim......

It has been raining here at the Cabin for just about three weeks.
I have written everyone that I have drawn up plans for Paul to
start building the Ark...half kidding half serious. I know we are
not in control of the weather...nor anything else really, and that
they are plenty of places here in the US and around the world that are
in need of rain......but I'm DONE !!!!

The Cabin staining is still going on,
we work between the rain drops....literally
some times we get three boards
done and then the rains comes again.
The lift truck got stuck in the mud (our side
lawn) yikes what a mess...thankfully
Paul has lots of big equipment so with
the help of our neighbor Tony .... they were able
to pull the lift free, and get it around
to the gable side of the house.
And so it goes......

I know it looks like blue skies below ... but
trust me it lasts no more than
thirty minutes...and then its back to rain.
He did finally finish that side of the house.
But we have a long way to go before the job is
complete. We are just hoping we can get it done
before the lift truck has a job and needs to
return to Al who so generously loan it out to us.
Summer is short here in the
North East...and my hubby is definitely a Summer
Guy...with lots of toys....we
have had his boat in the driveway...all washes up
and ready to go fishing (not happening
thanks to rain, lighting and thunder) the pool is still
not what I call swim ready, plus its cold.
The camper has been washed and rewashed
and then put away due to the
stormy weather.
so Poppa is not a Happy Fellow.
I'm hoping July comes in sunny, warm and dry.
Now I know in the big scheme of things its
No Big Deal ... so I'm gonna try and stop complaining
count my many Blessings, dream of a Dry Brilliant Fall
(my favorite time of the year)
and mentally continue decorating the Ark. :-)
Hope all is well where you rest your Head & Hang your Dreams.
Sending Good Dry Thoughts & Hugs ~~ Connie xox

Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer Projects ~~

"No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer."
- James Russell Lowell
Good Afternoon Friends ~~
Hope everyone is well and enjoying the
beautiful lush season we are now experiencing.
At the cabin lots of home projects going on,
we started staining the house and are up to our
elbows in stain, brushes, equipment and bees,
(the wood boring kind). lol

I like to call our homestead a cabin...but in
reality its long log home...more so when it comes to
doing any projects. :-) The front of the cabin
looks like a low ranch with two wings that set back.
In the back it stands three stories high,
like a reverse saltbox.

Yikes I totally don't like poor hubby has been
the one on and off the ladders....he's now in the bucket
truck ..... that he recently borrowed from a friend.
This piece of equipment will allow him to safely
reach the highest places on the gable ends.

I'm five three so I tackle anything I can reach
(like taking this picture) standing on
my own two feet...not much help..I know but I try.
I guess you could call me the cheerleader gopher,
Rah ~ Rah ... another side done, and what do you need Hon ?
Water, Lunch, Music, Beer, Rags...whatever,
I'm your Girl !!
This is the fourth time we are staining
the cabin, since we built 24 years ago.
We have always used a
semi-transparent stain.
This time hubby wanted to use a solid stain, hoping it will
cover more even, less splotchy and maybe last a
little longer, fingers crossed.
The product we used is
Sherman Willams ~~ Woodscapes
The color is ~~ ShagBark
I say brown, hubby sees gray...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
doesn't matter we both like it !!

Hopefully one more week and we shall be done.
I have missed everyone and hope soon to have time
to peruse around in Blog Land...Thanks to the Friends
who have written to inquire as to my state
of mind (lol ) & my whereabouts. (((hugs)))

Thankfully its all good things that keep me busy.

Sending Good Thoughts & Summer Hugs
from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox