Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Dahlias That Keep On Giving

With so many more blooming every week as the summer moves on, what a beautiful addition to our otherwise bloomin' gardens.

This latest one is HUGE. It makes that pint glass appear tiny!
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Curious case of a sunflower...

A couple of weeks ago, we thought we had an unusually fast-growing weed. We almost pulled it! Glad we didn't. Here are some pictures spaced about a day apart.

Sorry, can't resist a gratuitous publicity photo for Brian :)
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sage advice!

Some small town humor captured during recent R&R outa town.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011


No new interesting photos or details to share today.

The base trim and majority primer prep is complete. The main floor bath just needs the simple final touches: new paint, and new shrubs. Well said, Ron White.

Speaking of comedians, the main thrust of this post (and the questionably interwoven parlance above) was so I could share one of my favorite bits from Louis.

Hope this brought you some smiles!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Bringing out the Blues!

Two great days of aerobatic shows from the US Navy Blue Angels! A certain highlight of Seafair.

Enjoy a few amateur shots from my cell phone, seen from our neighborhood Sunday.
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Dahlia lounging

All those bulbs Allison planted are really paying off. Here are some early clippings, and a view of more to come.
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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Back to bases.

After much roto-hammering, sawing, and measuring. Base molding is done.

My very sore fingers can easily explain all the custom work behind the panels that was required for these to turn out looking "normal."

Heated floor control panel fit in nicely, too. Unfortunately, plaster never seems to cut cleanly...! Alas, a little more work to finish tomorrow.
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Friday, August 05, 2011

Let's get us a lane.

Mark it, dude.
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Back from Vacation

We spent the last week or so in Michigan for my cousin, Tom's, wedding. It was an emotional wedding for me because it was like watching my little brother get married. Rob and I had a great trip and as always we enjoy spending time at the camp. We got to swim in the lake, watch tons of wildlife, and have a lot of fun. Just a few pictures from the trip.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Two steps forward...

It has been a long week with other activities, but gradually the finish line is 'round the corner with this main floor bathroom. This afternoon I leveled & reinstalled both the toilet and sink.

But not before cracking into the wet wall to inspect the main soil stack and measure clearance for the next big project...
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