Friday, May 2, 2008

Everything is Growing

Another Friday goes slowly drifting by...Spring is here at the House of 42 Doors. Trees are budding out, tulips are flowering, day lilies and ferns are growing everywhere and the strange little blue flowers in the backyard are happily growing, sending nutrients into their bulbs for next year. Hopefully they will spread and cover the scars in the backyard from the sewer and electrical work we did.

We've been doing a lot of grilling lately as the days have warmed up. My folks were kind enough to give us a nice gas grill over Christmas. Personally, I'm a charcoal man, but I won't deny that I love being able to turn on the grill and cook. There's no 30 minute or hour lead time before cooking. If we only had a charcoal grill, we probably still wouldn't have grilled yet.

As I write this, my parents are on their way here, driving on the long drive across two states to get here. It'll be a working visit, and I'll try to remember to capture some before and after photos of whatever we're doing for posting. I'm terrible with pictures though. It just never seems to occur to me until after we're done that I should have taken pictures.

The big projects for the weekend include painting the kitchen, painting the living room, taking off the storm windows, cleaning and painting the windows, starting to level the living room floor, and building a firewood rack. I reckon there should be more than enough to do there for four adults and two small children, even if two of those adults are my parents. If we get all of that done, I'm sure we'll find something else that needs doing.

On a completely unrelated note, yesterday was our youngest's birthday so I need to wish her a Happy Birthday. We'll be having cake and a celebration tonight with Grandma and Grandpa. It's just as well we're a day late. She had a fever yesterday, but seems much better today. Happy Birthday Penguin!

1 comment:

Pusher said...

Sounds like you had quite the busy weekend! I hope all went well and you got to cross all those items off your to-do list!