Gussie peeking through the window! This is the very same set of windows we originally found her and her three siblings two-and a half years ago! You can see the creek down below the bluff in the background.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Molly wandered up at Flint twenty years ago. We tried not to feed her, and I let her come in and sleep with me (I was on the porch during fourth of July) - I think you know how that story ended! She didn't get along with the other kitties and she would stay in the front part of the house at McKinney - dad would spend each evening with her on the couch in the living room. When she came back here to Flint she eventually adapted to the other kitties and was very happy.
She enjoyed sitting with Steve in the evenings after he worked all day on the house, probably reminded her of Dad. She loved the back porch - was usually out there or on the ottoman. She had become quite a little beggar, feasting on whatever she could talk us out of on our plates. And the milk... she loved the milk.
Already miss her dearly!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Spiders got pretty busy last night finishing the Halloween decorations for me!
Dad used to just love the spider webs in the morning. When I walked out this morning, the light was just right and there was a mist hanging in the air that absolutely illuminated their craftmanship. You could get close enough to some on the deck so you could see the water droplets on each thread. The webs were everywhere, even single strands making their way across all the camp lights.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Addition to the main house is progressing along. With framing done, plywood on exterior was completed and Steve cut out the upstairs windows this week. Before he left for Labor Day weekend, he was working on the cornish... adding the front and north eaves.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
We finally broke ground on the main house addition. These piles of dirt were full of arrowheads - apparently this spot was around the fire/gathering circle!
The second photo shows where the porch was removed... surprising how small the porch looks on the house.
After years of encouraging the purchase of some kind of ATV, we finally got a golf cart! Now, this isn't just any golf cart... it has a crazy suspension kit and amazing all terrain wheels! I think technically we did a little four wheeling in the mud on the the way back from the Big Blue Hole (even though it's only two wheel drive)... there was mud all over the cart!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Make a custom fence! I collected it all up, chopped and chopped (really tired of things with black and red handles this trip) and fastened them to the fence that was put up after the drunk diver crashed through.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
In my continuous effort to be able to walk the length of the property without setting foot in dirt, I cleared a small ledge connecting the lower bluff to the garage area that we had cleared last year. With the last flood, a little more of the bluff just above the beach was cleared. Over the last two years maintenance of the south area has led to a fairly clean lower bluff path all the way down to the bridge.
With another flood pending, I broke up the only soil on the remaining piece of that lower bluff. And Mother Nature helped me wash it away!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Just about every year there is a flood. In the past when this was just a summer place, we often missed it. Dad saw several over the years. This was the largest since we have had this property. The water just kept coming up! The lower bluff is usually six feet above water - in this photo it is three feet below. You can see the water flowing over the concrete table where everyone watches fireworks.