Monday, October 13, 2008


Well this has been here quite a while but I'm just now getting to post a picture of it.  I feel so "country" stopping on my way in the driveway to get the mail!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008


I arrived at the house and we must have had some sort of weird wind storm.  A small branch from the tree above the hot tub must have come straight down and lodged itself in the hot tub cover!  It was easily patched with some silicone and a vinyl patch kit.  Lucky it wasn't the whole tree!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I took my camera on a recent drive... the foliage and views areabsolutely breathtaking...

Backhoes are Back!

But only temporarily.  Got some crushed stone put around the house and the driveway redone to hopefully divert the water to where we want it to go.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


My sister Nancy says she's getting tired of seeing the deck furniture post at the top of my blog. Since I'm still waiting for my new siding to be put on (since April...) there's not much construction activity at the house. I'm actually getting to enjoy lots of time on the deck with friends and explore the upper Delaware River Valley. I hired someone to deal with the lawn, since I don't want to meet my death on the riding mower on the steep slope, and weed whacking is just NO FUN. Here are some pics of the herbs I'm growing (basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage.) The one with the white edges is pineapple sage, and I just bought it because it was pretty. The plants LOVE the deck and grew like crazy after I planted them. I'm also trying to get the morning glories to climb the railings - we'll see how that goes - they really have a mind of their own!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Deck Furniture

I totally lucked out... my friend Donna was selling her beautiful deck furniture. It's absolutely perfect for this deck, and Donna can still come visit her favorite lounge chair!