Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Roofing Repair

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There were many places where the roof had damage
and needed to be repaired.
The roofers should be finished with the roof this week.

The light colored boards are new wood.

New board behind the gutter.

New board here also.

New board that replaced the dry rot or carpenter ant damage.
Not sure which?

The hens have been playing with flakes of alfalfa and straw.
They are still not all that content.
They want out!

Before I let them out to roam
I want to find out how long they need to be kept away
from the spray the pests control people sprayed around the house.

And then there are the foxes to worry about
but hopefully they have moved away to new places
to look for dinner.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Roof On Tuesday Morning

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The sun was so bright this morning 
that I had to get behind a tree to take this photo, which looks a bit dark,
otherwise the reflection off the roof was blinding the camera.

Went down to Auburn today to pick up some
medication for Morgan.
Thought we would try another course
of antibiotics and see if she 
gets a bit more perky.

And I bought a sun dress for myself.
I am a jean person usually always wearing jeans.
But now I have one cool dress to wear on these hot days.
One is all I need... I had another one and gave it away.
I think I'm keeping this one.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weekend Roof Work

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Yes, the roofers worked on the weekend!
Hard workers!

At the juncture of the level roof to the A-frame roof,

this piece of cracked plastic was used to make a large skylight 
in the old roof.

That plastic will be replaced by two skylights.
The new skylight on the left opens
and when the skylight on the right is installed
it will be a non-opening skylight.

There was only one skylight that opened at the store
of the correct size and we didn't want to wait and place an order
so one skylight that opens is better than none.

I've been reading a lot lately.
The hot weather is giving me an excuse to spend time quietly reading
instead of trying to do much in the heat.

Kristine sent me the latest Elizabeth Moon book (Hardback!)
I have been buying Georgette Heyer books on my iPad.
I really do like real hardback books much better than ibooks.
But the ibooks are handy to have
and it is so convenient to buy a book and have it immediately
available to read whenever I want.

Happy Summer!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Roofing Progress And Strange Plant

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These two photos of the roofs were taken this hot sweltering afternoon.

The small roof is almost finished 
except for putting the skylight back. 

The roofers are hoping the A-frame roof will be 
in the shade when they get back from lunch.

The roofing job has been held up because of the 
thunder and lightning storms and rain forecasts.
No fun being on a roof when there are lightening strikes.

The green leaves in the photo are of a tomato plant 
and some strange plants that I can't identify...
the leaves with the smooth edge.

I thought they might be sunflowers 
but my neighbor said no and I don't know?

I guess I will just let the plants grow and see what happens!
Would be nice if the tomato plants made some tomatoes 
but not much sun reaches these beds.

Next year I'm switching to shade plants!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Clouds And Mountains

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Photos taken on the way to buy myself an ice cream cone.

The first cone was so good that I went back and got another one!
Too bad I didn't get photos of the cones...
they were so good!

It has been very hot here lately.
103ยบ yesterday in Auburn!
It is not that hot up here in the mountains
under the trees but it is still very hot.

If we had stayed in the store much longer I probably
would have got another ice cream.
It has been a long time since I bought an ice cream in a sugar cone.

Here's wishing you ice cream on hot days.


Saturday, July 06, 2013

Sorting Stuff

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Update from my iPad: (More to come)

Here is a photo of a pie safe I found when sorting through boxes of stuff that were packed up and stored away years ago. I kept this dish and cover but managed to send most of the stuff off to Goodwill. Still lots of boxes to look through.

Not much of a post but I thought that a little bit
would be better than nothing.

The weather has moved down into the 90's
and the cooler weather will hopefully mean I will have the energy
to start taking photos and write posts.


Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Sunny Hot Hot Weather

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Wow... I really haven't been blogging for a while!
I've been busy and didn't realize it had been such a long time.

So, I'll start up blogging again with a photo of one of my two sunflowers.
Well... part of one anyway!

I'll post some more on here tomorrow.
I need to record some of what has been happening.