Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Parachutes, plumbing and precipation

Saturday was a pretty day for a drive out to the land to check on the progress.  All the dirt work is finally completed and forms out for the slab.  Plumbers managed to get a lot of the plumbing roughed in.
                                     
                                                   That's our house behind the house.  lol
                                                                  The garage before the rain.

                         Then the rains came. :(  Looks like a dirty pool but that is a three car garage.
Before the rains came, it was a pretty day.  There were a lot of parachutist (is that a word and is it spelled right  LOL) out.  There is a jump site not far from land.  This poor guy didn't land where he was suppose to.

Unfortunately, rain is in the forecast for the next few days.
bummer

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Finally progress at the homesite

                                      After what seems like forever, work on the land has begun.


                                                        They had beautiful weather today.
All the trees that were in the way of the houses, are now gone.
Dirt is being delivered and spread out.  In fact there will be 300  truckloads delivered over the next few days.
 View from where our house will be looking towards the back of Mike's house  and our neighbors.
 The property is just beautiful right now.
This is the view out our future window.
 Wildflowers are everywhere.
                                               



                                           Just another beautiful day in paradise.



Can't wait for the 300 truck loads of dirt!
Later

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Galveston, Tx

We made a quick trip down to Galveston, Tx. this weekend.  They are gearing up for Mardi Gras.
We checked into The Tremont House since this was a short trip.  It was really very nice and beautifully restored.  They say it's haunted.  I didn't see any ghosts but I did have some weird dreams.
We met up with cousin Bill and Camie for lunch and they took us on a tour of the city after lunch.
                                         Doug and Bill chowing down on raw oysters. YUK!
Looks like I am trying to strangle Doug, I'm not, but I almost pulled him over backwards.  LOL
 Some of the beautiful homes in town.  If you look closely, the one on top has  a carved wooden bird statue.  The wood is from trees that were destroyed after a hurrican years ago.  Instead of cutting the broken tree down, several of the residents had carvings made from them.


                                                                       Another carving.
this is called the Bishop's Palace.  It is too big to get into one picture when you are standing on the corner.  You can tour this beautiful palace.


                                       One of the many beautiful homes on Bolivar pennisula.
 Some of the interesting architecture on Strand, in old downtown.

The vendors were setting up in the street for the weekends celebration.  The parades started at 7:00 and it cost $44 a couple to stand in the street to watch it. It's a major fundraiser.

We had a good time and enjoyed some good food and fellowship with family and friends of friends.
Later

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Crawfish boil and lots of friends

It was a beautiful day saturday so what to do, what to do???  A crawfish boil with some great friends and family.  There was a chill in the air but not enough to dampen the fun.
                              No we didn't cook the baby, but isn't he cute sitting in the pot!

While waiting on the pot to boil, some tried their hand at pool.  I think we had a pool shark or two.

                                               Michael on the right watching his pots boil.




Potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage, and shrimp (for the few of us that don't eat crawfish).  Don't you love the crawfish table?
It was a great day.
Later

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hello I have been busy

It's been awhile since I posted. I have been busy.  Let's see what I have done.
I love to crochet and I have made several things.
                                                              cowl
                                 neck scarf and 3 men's ties that I didn't take a picture of.

                                  dragon scale fingerless gloves.  I made 3 pair of these.
I am working on a dragonscale hooded poncho for my granddaughter now.  I have just started it and it's not far enough along to look like anything.  I will post a picture when I finish.

I have also been busy recovering the cornice boards and lambriquins in the living/dining area.
This is the fabric that I chose.  I liked that it had several colors but was clean and modern looking.  Right now I am using a teal blue but I wanted to be able to easily change to red or green.

                                            It's hard to see but this is the before picture.

 In the picture above the sconces are upside down.  We noticed this while cleaning up after finishing.  It took minutes to flip them.  LOL leave it to us to install something upside down.


                                  We also changed out the sconces and light over the table.
You can see the old light over table in this pic above.  I hated that light.
                                                               I love the new lights.
Here is a pic after we fixed the lights.


Did I ever tell you we took the mirror down behind the bed?  I hated that too.  LOL  Now it looks like a headboard.  I am thinking about adding a word or saying.  Dream?  Kiss me Goodnight?  Turn over, your snoring?  Just a thought.
Later