Thursday, June 23, 2016

June Happenings

Last weekend we had the blessing of attending a graveside service for my Aunt Joyce. We traveled over the mountain to where she lived her long, good life. We met up with my cousins Bill and Beckie, along with their families, shared some great memories and had good fellowship. We all grew up together, and it's hard to believe how old we are getting now...all these many years later. It was a true blessing to be together once again.

 Meanwhile, back at home the insurance man is hard at work, building our new storage shed. Every spare minute is going into this, hoping to complete it by the end of July.

It will not have electricity, so he found this cute window and placed it so that it faces NE, and will let in a lot of Central Oregon sunshine.

 Here are a few close-ups of the actual construction for those in WV interested in building a shed of their own.

and while he's working outside, I have a few 'shabby-chic' spots for reading and relaxing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Projects

 So nice to  have a handy insurance man around the place! He is building us another storage shed, this one for storing our daughter JoAnn's belongings.
 He has the walls up, space for the door, the stringers on top for the roof now, and a cute window for light. More next time....stay tuned.
 There is always gardening this time of year, and we are getting slower each year, sigh.
 But the compensation is that we are having a wonderful spring, early summer with all the plants thriving, happy and beautiful.

A comfortable place to be for sure.
 Yesterday the insurance man brought in a letter from Julie's 9-year-old Millie when he brought in the mail. I had just written her, and so we had incoming and outgoing for each other. FUN!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Something New, Something Blue

 You might have read before that Mom (Jennie) helped my daughter Amelia do a sewing project while she was here visiting in West Virginia.  I thought I should show off their handiwork.  Amelia is 9 and this was her first time to sew much by herself.  Mom was terrifically patient with her and with the project which proved to be less than straight-forward.  There many good results, not the least of which was the covering of the unsightly hole that used to hold our dishwasher.  Since that space will remain empty for the time-being, it is so nice to have a curtain!   
We hope to make a matching curtain for the window above the sink during summer break in a few weeks.  A little more experience for Amelia and a little more beauty in the kitchen.  Thanks, Mom, for your perseverance and for the inspiration!