Sunday, March 25, 2012



It's been awhile since my last post. My desktop computer is running at turtle speed, and hubby and I fight over the laptop. This post is just some randomness to let you know I'm still alive.

Here's an update on the bed. As you saw in my last post about the bed the maple portion of the bed turned out very splotchy looking after hubby took the sander to it. I couldn't get it to take stain and even it out, so I had to come up with a new plan.

Here are a few pics of what we started with. Some old trim pieces I had picked up, a couple from my Mom's basement that she had been hanging onto, and some old quarter round trim with an old gold finish.

We tried to decide whether to center the trim, or mount it along the edge. We decided to center it.

I'm not really a shabby chic kind of girl, and didn't want to paint the old trim pieces after working so hard to refinish them, so I decided to paint the "splotchy part" flat black. I'm trying to decide whether to paint the cap black or leave as is. It's not my original vision, but I like it.

Hubby got a new ride recently and he looks good on it too :)

We have been working on an apartment we own with my siblings. It needed some updating and general clean up. So we had a painting party. Two of my daughters, and my sisters family showed up to help. We're almost done and hope to get it rented soon.

We have an eagle's nest about 3 miles from our house. We get lucky and see one occasionally. It seems so odd to see one. Growing up Eagle's weren't something you saw in central Ohio. You don't realize how massive these birds are until you see one up close. Here's a pic of their nest along the river. There used to be several Heron nests in these trees. But the eagle's ran them off. I don't know what's so special about these trees, but there must be something.

Hubby and I have been collecting stone for the floor of the corn-gazebo. I need some gravel for the base before we can begin laying the floor. I also hope to use a couple of the large pieces to create a new landing outside our kitchen door.

I've also been collecting some smaller rocks to build a wall around my 130 year old weeping willow tree.

Can you believe we've been having record high temps and now they're talking about a freeze warning? My 130 year old weeping willow is leafing out, and the redbuds are blooming. The weeds are growing like crazy and I feel overwhelmed by their agressiveness.

I hope you're enjoying the weather wherever you are.



Lona said...

Hi Myra. Well you have been busy girl. LOL! Oh I wish I could see an eagle. There are a couple around here now and I have been dying to get a picture of course. Your Redbud tree is so pretty. Can you believe the summer weather we had. Nice while it lasted.

Lona said...

Hi Myra. You and the family have a Blessed Easter weekend.

peggy said...

Just checking in with you. Happened to see your little dragonfly like mine, that I love. We are having "strawberry" winter here in Michigan. We had "dogwood" winter a couple of weeks ago, I am anxious to get outside in the morning with my coffee. Happy Sunday.