Friday, June 7, 2013


A couple of days ago we had a series of small thunderstorms pass through right around supper time.  Jim and I were out in the sunroom enjoying the spectacle when two young moose ran past the house.  They were making a terrified, bee line for the trees that border the south edge of our subdivision.

New Trees

Friends of ours offered up some trees that they had growing in their yard.  Of course, we managed to arrange transplant day to be the same as the day that Bob was arriving for a visit.  The poor man had hardly finished his supper and we rushed him off to dig trees out and then replant them in our yard.  We managed to sucessfully plant 3 Maple trees, 5 Maydays, 2 Mountain Ash and 2 Red Osier Dogwood.  10 of last years poplars did not make the winter but, as we planted extra, we can replace them.  All of the shrubs survived and we even have one lilac that has produced flowers.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lights, Flooring...OK That's As Far As We Got

After painting, Jim installed the light pictured, which will hang over the ping pong table.  There is a complimentary one on the other side of the room which should end up being a sitting area. Sun Glasses must be worn at all times when in the basement as these ceiling fixtures, are in addition to the 29 pot lights.  Thank heavens Jim divided them up amongst several switches.   The flooring has been installed on the rec room and storage room.  Now that summer has arrived, the bulk of our time will be spent outside but when it rains, the trim can be put on and then the junk moved out of the bedroom and bathroom areas so that work can begin on them.