July 27, 2009

catching up

It has been a while and much has been going on.I will try to catch up on the happenings here.
Over the 4th our youngest daughter and family were here. we did not see much of them because of the reunion.Hope to visit them in Mn. soon to do some camping.

The following weekend out oldest daughter and youngest son were here for the weekend.They participated in a race and won 3rd place.Cam was very proud of his medal.I made the choc cake from I think it was Cherry Hill Cottage.Cam loved it.Such an easy recipe.

melt 2 sticks of butter in 9x13 pan in the oven
combine in a bowl
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup self rising flour
1 tsp. vannilla
3/4 cup plus a smidgen
pour over butter; DO NOT MIX just drizzle the above over the butter
in another bowl mix
1 cup sugar
5 tbsp cocoa
sprinkle this over the above mixture AGAIN DO NOT MIX just sprinkle
Now add 2 cups boiling water over top of all DO NOT MIX.
Bake 35- 45 MIN @ 350 Degrees uncovered

Last weekend we moved the BBQ pit once more.DH asked that I had to sign a paper that said it was the last time it would be moved.It is now where I wanted it when we bought it several years ago.We had a cement block wall that DH used as a base for one side of the fire pit.Because it was there and easier than taking it out.Well we should have taken it out then and saved ourselves time and effort.Besides we are several years older and it takes longer to get things done.
We did make progress this weekend taking out 12 x 12 inch pavers and replacing them.Oh my did Mr. make a lot of dust cutting the pavers to fit.

We had hoped to get the same pavers and just add them to the patio.WELL the companies have a habit of discontinuing production and adding new and different so my advise if you THINK you are going to need more just buy when you have the chance.We live in an area that does not have any good suppliers for much of anything.It is an hour drive to get supplies.
We are adding a fireplace and a pizza oven to the end of the patio.We will also put up a privacy fence across the west end.
The trailor is full of new gutter and wood for the porch ceiling.Still so much to do.I am getting to the place in my life where I don't want to do any more projects I just want them done so we can enjoy them.

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