July 26, 2013

Doors,Flowers and Ziva

 The guys got the doors in.

Last weekend no.1 DD brought me roses for no reason. Thanks Beck.They are beautiful.

 Ziva loves her blanket.Hope you all have a great weekend.j

July 6, 2013

Pond redo 2011

I have been asked to post pictures of the pond.The first picture is how it was.It was good but had no place to sit to watch the fish.Mr.T. didn't like the way I did the limestone and thought we needed the stacked blocks.

 Along the side of the house to the pond.We took out the berm and hauled away all the dirt from when I dug the pond.It is now the flat area you see where the heart is.Thw metal bench is now a perfect place to sit.
 Pedestal sink covered with hypertufa.The ball on top I made with 2 plastic bowls.Taped them together.Put a hole in the top poured in the tyfa.Poked a wooden dowel in and kept turning so it did not seize up.Ran the hose through the ball and the water trickles down over the ball
 Hypertufa spillway.The black pot is the bio filter.Plants clean the water. I took the pictures after a rain.Water was a bit cloudy.

Hypertufa leaves and hypertufa 2 1/2 ft. planter set in the pond.

July 5, 2013

Sad day

The sweet little house we owned when first married burned. It was our first home. We brought our first 2 babies here. We bought our first sofa and rocker to fit the living room.We remodeled the kitchen and bathroom.It was a special place for us. It had become a bit of an eye sore. The people who lived there like to save stuff in the yard. I am sorry for the people who,lived here.They lost everything. Home is a special place. I can not imagine the feeling when it is gone. Have a good weekend.

July 2, 2013

Ottumwa trip

We had Sydney for a visit and decided to go camping closer to where Cam lives so he could camp with us. Well it did not turn out so well.
Rain and heat are not fun when camping.
Thank goodness Bec took a couple of days off. The kids like her house better than the camper.She had wifi.
Ziva loves camping.No matter if it rains or not.A view from the RV.The canada geese were there in the mornings early.

 We got to see Grandson Mason. He had an accident the night we got there. We did not know until the next day.He had to have surgery to repair a cut tendon on his pointer finger. Cut it on a storm window. 8 Weeks in a cast. Not good. It was good to see him.It had been way to long. When grands grow up they get lives of there own and it is hard to get together. Hard when we don't get to see them.


Ziva just hanging out.She is big enough now to get on the RV sofa by herself.


 Max and Ziva meeting Oh man he is big.Both tails wagging .Good to see.Hope you all have a great 4th.