Today I woke to find James with his hands in the bucket working on the porch walls. We had agreed to do that this morning, but I decided to sleep in a little. If I would go to bed at night before 1:30 a.m., I could probably get up at 6 a.m. like he does. I was able to help with the lower area where the really bad male cat markings were. Between the soapy water, the scrub brush and the Magic Eraser, we were able to clean the area up a bit. There are no before pictures, just middle and after. Here is what the place looked like while we were working away.
Above actually shows after the washing. The ladder is there because James was working on hanging some lights on the little ladder decoration thing just under the roof. Can’t wait until the sun goes down to see what it looks like.
Below you see where James and I set the old swing. I need to stitch that up so it holds people again. Any suggestions on what sort of thread would work would really be welcome. I was thinking of using plastic fishing line. We have the cushions in the basement just need to clean them and get them in place. I always like the yard best in mid June. It must be the peonies.
I spent a few minutes while supper was cooking to rearrange all of the plants and toys setting on the concrete. I also fit in the round table with the lawn chairs and the bikes under the canopy just at the edge by the rain tub. I guess if it storms, we will be scrambling everything against the wall and trying to remember where it goes the next day. Maybe I should take a picture from the other angle so I know how I had it arrange. Yikes!
Above we have the little table on the porch and everything is clean and waiting for the furniture to come back. Below we have everything in place. There is even a little sitting area with the couch and some chairs. Paulina is on the couch reading the Herreid Centennial History Book. We were trying to remember when the pool opened in Herreid. I thought I was about 6 when it opened, and when we looked it up, yes I was. It opened in June of 1963, and the cost was just over $18,000 to build. Try putting in a Kidde pool for that amount now days and you might struggle.
Last but not least, we finally moved the grill to the east steps where it will stay. James was against doing it until he realized how nice it was to just step outside and then back inside with the finished burgers. I might even start cooking on it if I have access. Wow, just in time for company this weekend. Now to set up the croquet game.