Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Big Step

It may not seem like a big accomplishment, but the garage is cleaned out enough so we can fit both our cars in. Not totally clean, but clean enough. Three months ago the entire garage was packed with boxes.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The smelly visitor

Looking out the kitchen window the other morning, I saw what I first thought was a black cat walking in the back yard. I thought - that's interesting, I have not seen a cat before and then I took another look. It turns out that the cat was in fact a rather large skunk! The skunk wandered around the back of the shed and then disappeared. I just hope he does not decide to cohabitate with the wood chuck who is living under the shed.

I have not seen the skunk again, but with the windows open you can sometimes smell him when he passes by at night.

Guest room finished

The guest room is finally finished !!!
The new closet shelving and the window shades have been installed.
The only question is, who will be our first guest in this new room ?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Guest room

The guest room is almost finished! The last things left to do are to install the closet shelving and hang the blinds. The new ceiling fan really adds a lot of light to the room. We had originally thought this room would have pink accents, but when we found the blue window treatments, we were hooked.
One more guest room to refinish - but that will be our winter project.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Shark Fin Soup

This from Yao Ming (NBA Player) yesterday:

"I pledge to stop eating sharks fin soup and will not do so under any circumstances."
That's a fight I can join.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Doe with fawns

There is a doe with two fawns who often stops by the backyard for a snack. The doe appears to have no fear of people - she does not run off, unless you get too close. The fawns are more skittish, which makes picture taking difficult. It is a lot of fun to see the fawns playing together - already they are getting big and losing their spots.