Friday, July 30, 2010

Everybody's Happy - Especially, Morgan, Our Sweet Dog

Morgan and the chickens spent the day outside. The hens were happy to get out of the pen and Morgan was glad she didn't have to wear the t-shirt. I was happy I didn't have to worry about Morgan licking her bum.

Morgan doesn't have anymore problems and after spending yesterday sleeping all day she was active and playful. She wanted to nuzzle the chickens but they didn't want to play. They just wanted their scratch.

The chickens and Morgan followed me along a path I raked yesterday. I relented and came back to the shed and got some scratch for the hens. Poor Morgan didn't get a treat because I forgot... no kibble in my pockets.

I did some painting on the inside of the cabinets and some touch up where needed. I didn't put a door on the corner cabinet because I am always opening and shutting it to get at the veggies in the basket or the iron skillets.

I decided that getting some magnetic cabinet door catches would make my life happier. I have one cabinet door that always stays closed tightly when I shut it, but the other doors hang open to greater or lesser degrees. I have found that if I pull up a bit on the bottom corner of the door opposite the hinge then the door will stay closed. But the next time I open it the door is hanging open an inch or so.

Next I will move up and work on the upper cabinets. They have a coat of primer on them, but I need to add some trim work before I start painting. No cabinet doors up there... open shelving. My reward for finishing the kitchen cabinets will be to paint some walls. Painting walls are fun!

I thought I would add a photo of my solution to shutting out the sun in the sewing/computer room. I don't like curtains and since there are no houses around I don't need them for privacy. But, sometimes I need to block the sun from heating up the room and shining on the computer.

Kristine had some white foam boards around that she didn't want so one day I put one in the window. Works great! Blocks the sun and in the winter I have used the boards to block the cold when there is snow and cold temps outside.

The boards are easy to put in and take off and easy to store against a wall. Maybe I should have curtains, but I like the view without.

Peek at the Past
(July 30, 2009)
I still have scraps to make into another quilt.

[6 eggs today]



diane said...

Glad Morgan is better No Kibble!!! Give her a hug from me. The cabinets look good and a handy solution to the sun problem. Love the view from the window.

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Jody Blue said...

Oh the perks of living in the country...I'll get there soon...and curtains will be way low on the to do list. I like to see out, but don't want anyone to see in, so hard to juggle in town. We put frosted shelf liner in out bathroom window so we could enjoy the sun in privacy.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

That Morgan is such a sweetie!
I LOVE that open corner cabinet Callie!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

ya everyone is happy... Morgan we are sure glad you got rid of that T-shirt. To hot for clothes. hehe
Mom the cabinets are looking great..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

LindaG said...

I am going to want 2 corner cabinets in the kitchen we are having to redo because prior renters tore out the 1950s METAL cabinets. I was heart broken when I saw that.

But, can't change the past and it wasn't my property when it happened, so.

I want 2 corner cabinets and I think no doors there makes sense. :)

Anonymous said...

I am the same way about not wanting curtains. It wasn't a problem until people built a house directly across the road. Glad Morgan is doing better now.


Bloody Frida said...

soo glad Morgan is doing well!! Love what you're doing to your home.

LindaG said...

Hmm. We have mixed property. No neighbors on two sides, sort of, and neighbors across the street and on the other side of the pasture.
But there is a corn/cotton field behind us, and the right of way to that field on the other side of us; so I think I'll just have curtains I can open and close when needed.

Once I figure out how to get/make them. :)