Saturday, December 04, 2010
(Pictures linked below... delayed from posted directly here until I settle the dispute between Blogger and Flickr!)
Today was the Earthcorps training for Trees For Neighborhoods on Jefferson Park. As far as I could tell, the driving range was not open, but the clear skies and great views were a good counter to the brisk temperatures.
Peeking at downtown Seattle.
The TFN program distributed trees to the neighborhood, and since we had bare planter strips on S Forest St, why not add some foliage? plus, with hot apple cider, mini donuts, and good weather for the planting training session, to whom am I to complain?
Attached are some pictures, at various time points, from the root-ball softening to the finished planted sight.
Tools and compost.
Still in the cans.
Root-ball softening & hole digging.
New homes in the planting strip.
A closer look.
Random photo of fire-red sunset (sigh... more impressive seen in-person)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Since we hope to have moved our last time for a long (long) time, it was another opportunity to de-clutter. We always purge in a rush just before/after each time we've moved as adults. We seem to be getting better every time - now that we have the hang of it, hopefully we won't need it anymore! We had about 6 months to prepare for this most recent move, it was also much easier to productively purge. Better yet, not only did we avoid clogging up the garbage, we managed to sell most of that junk. Yes, it's much better to have somebody come to you and exchange green rectangles for something you will never use again. Thanks to Craigslist - finally an exciting sellers market!
The biggest ticket items were essentially being stored in the garage. Thule car roof top box, Yakima rack rails, receiver hitch platform rack, old bicycles, commercial mop & bucket, old electronics and computer peripherals, miscellaneous boat supplies (years after selling the boat!), interior & exterior
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
For example, say you need to paint the living room, and as part of that project you want to replace two wall lamps. That requires removing the hardware, some minor rewiring, and touching up the paint around the old fixture's footprint not covered by the new fixture.
What a coincidence! That is exactly the scenario from yesterday's "Honey-Do" list.
The old footprint:
We searched awhile for some cool replacement fixtures, and found these cool salvaged ones at Second Use for $20. The best part is they are old, and they kind of match other original other hall & bedroom ceiling fixtures! All I had to do was clean up the metal, replace the socket hardware & rewire. The price for was right at only $6 for these extra materials.
What a difference made by some improved lighting and hanging a little artwork!
My cell phone camera is not fancy, but it was fun playing with the brightness.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Here are some better shots, including arrival, from the Seattle P-I.