Monday, September 15, 2014


I have rediscovered the joy of lists. I do that every once in a while and always feel like I've come up with some magical concept that no one else has ever thought of. So it was a pretty productive weekend. The list above is Sunday's list; Friday's and Saturday's were pretty successful too.
Until this weekend, we hadn't done one thing on our summer yard work list. By the end of the weekend, we turned this:

into this:

We now refer to our garage as the carriage house. Okay for real, it now looks like this:

It looks pretty sad compared to the carriage house, but it's the best we could do. The green had to go; I have no idea why I ever chose that colour in the first place. Beige isn't much better but at least it matches the house. Sometimes two wrongs make a right. Anyway, we did this in very short order. I painted as fast as I could so I could impress Dale with my progress when he came back from picking Neve up from a birthday party. It worked. So speed was more important that precision craftsmanship. With some quick photo-shopping, it looks a bit better:

That's the picture we'll use if we ever sell our house. Well, I might do a little more photoshopping first, starting with the leaning fence. I'm hoping there will be a bigger, newer garage that we will have enjoyed for many years before the time comes to sell the house.

Here's another project I did recently.

I know! Soon this blog will be mistaken for a crafting blog. You paint a frame you find in the garbage, clip some pictures to some twine and you're done. I make it sound easy, but this project was about a month in the making. I lack focus. My dining room wall is proof of that. I'll have to add that to my list one of these days.

Here's something that was not so successful today:

Chloe was supposed to bring guacamole to a potluck tonight. The avocados did not cooperate. But she also made nan bread from scratch, which was delicious.

And here's another success - the boy getting some fresh air on a lovely Sunday evening:

Hope your weekend has had more successes than failures. I'm off to return some library books.


Anonymous said...

The carriage house made me laugh! And so did the photoshopping of the leaning fence. :) Great productive weekend. Now I'm going to make a list and put get up, have breakfast and make bed so I can aleady have three check marks!


Daniel said...

Love the carriage house! You do good work! Even if it only turns out to be photoshopping.