Archives for the month of: October, 2014

The other day I showed my dad this blog and told him how many views we’d gotten, and that there’d been a ton of ‘likes’, too! He wanted to see the comments…. and I had to tell him there aren’t any!

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Sit down and stay awhile!

Give me something new to say next time, please! I would love to tell him that we’d gotten some comments on how great the house is progressing. And¬†if you’d like to share your own home improvement project with us, that would be awesome!!

In great gratitude,

~Serenity Woman

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So, our yard could probably be designated as a wildlife habitat, and natural ecosystem. A few years ago, we even had a toad living in it! Apparently that’s a good and fairly certain sign of a healthy ecosystem. However, the humans are important, too. The yard just isn’t working for us in some ways that’d we’d like it to.

I would love to add a bench or wooden swing (like a porch swing), and put it near a really good tree like a red maple or magnolia.

If you look at the large bright green mass slightly to the right of the little house (this is an OLD picture!) you are seeing a veritable thicket. It¬†has recently become outlined in tall itchy weeds, which we have to brush¬†past if walking to the compost pile. We’ve been focused on other things; aside from general life stuff, there’s the little house to work on, and that has been pretty consuming.
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Anyway, today I spent an hour with a pitchfork and shovel and was able to clear a 4’x4′ section of those weeds (some Virginia creeper in there! good thing I got that out) and fill an industrial size trash bin. Needless to say, I am tired and well-deserving of rest (which all of us deserve anyway, regardless of how much we accomplish!!).

Oh, and there are new pictures coming soon! (As soon as I take them!) We’ve made a ton of progress on trim and siding!

~Serenity Woman

Dad took some time off to work on the Little House, so we went to the hardware store the other day and picked up 6 sheets of wood siding. He’s been measuring and cutting and fitting it to the outside¬†(really a one person job).

Yesterday I began removing the copious nails and tacks driven into the inner side of the door, and using an orbital sander to sand both the outside and inside of the door. It still needs more work sanding and some wood filler before we can paint it. The plan for paint colors is (so far) as follows:

The outside of the house:

Door:

Inside of the house:

So sort of this same color palette:

Looking forward to painting! Though first we have to install the area that will be painted! Be here now…..

(Unlike usual, the photos used in this post are not my own)