April Progress

Ron has been busy — one tile at time — and has made some good progress. He now has one of the four sections completed and it is the biggest section so that seems like a monumental time to do a blog. I also have the dresser complete and am working on another pile of picture rail. Slow springs seem to motivate us to stay inside and get done what we had set out to do in the winter. This is the second year in a row that spring seems to have not loaded properly so we are inside working when we would rather be outside. The days are definitely getting longer which is lovely if the sun would shine!

I have been toying with the idea of a second blog for random bits of recorded life — quilting, writing, photography, family history, musings and special events. If I do that for sure I will be moving to a different site as I am sure struggling with this U of S hosted one. But that is a story for another day.

The tools of the tin basher.

The tools of the tin basher.

The first section complete. It seems hard to get a good picture of with the glare from the windows and trying to get the whole pattern.

The first section complete. It seems hard to get a good picture of with the glare from the windows and trying to get the whole pattern.

Here is the picture rail -- "as is". It is resting in a salvaged sink which I believe we will turn into a flower "pot".

Here is the picture rail — “as is”. It is resting in a salvaged sink which I believe we will turn into a flower “pot”.

The 3 stages from top down. "as is" found and then chemical stripped followed by sanded.

The 3 stages from top down. “as is” found and then chemical stripped followed by sanded.

The dresser with the top stripped, a back added to it and ready for stain.

The dresser with the top stripped, a back added to it and ready for stain.

The dresser painted, stained and varnished. It is just waiting for the handles to be attached to be sitting at 100% complete.

The dresser painted, stained and varnished. It is just waiting for the handles to be attached to be sitting at 100% complete.

So that’s about it right now for the house progress posts. We are pleased that we also found some lights for that ceiling section and we have sourced out picture rail hooks so maybe next time we will have some “pretty” pictures to show you.

In the meantime I always like to close with an interesting photo of something about our life or rural setting that I enjoy — so that everyone will know that we do “stop to smell the roses” in our own way and that it isn’t all work work work. The wonderful but occasionally arduous part of owning dogs is that every day we go for a walk — rain, snow, sunshine, fog or a combination of all — finds us out for a daily constitutional. Breeze is getting older and rather full of arthritis so sticks pretty close to me but is so happy to be out there. Lucky is still full of it and rarely slows down for a minute. It is occasionally difficult to get them out of my viewfinder but on this particular day I was driving back from the city and stopped with my iphone to snap this photo.

Fogged in history.

Fogged in history.

Bernie

As an aside — the comment button is up at top — to the right of the title April Progress. I know people were having a hard time finding since we changed hosts and sites but I have trialed it several times and that’s where it seems to be. If there are comments up there already when you read the entry just click on those comments and at the bottom of the comments will be where you can post yours. It won’t show up instantly as I have to approve them but if you take the time to comment trust me that I will post it!

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7 Responses to April Progress

  1. Claire says:

    The ceiling looks fabulous! Also love the fog picture!

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  2. Thelma Dunn says:

    glad you told me where to find the comment button as I looked last time need to go back to see what I was thinking about?

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  3. Patti says:

    Love the tin tiles! Will Spring ever get here?! Glad you are getting things inside finished. And the photo of the old farm equipment is wonderful.

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  4. Bev Signarowski says:

    Wow! you must have a lot more energy than I do. Congrats on all you have done to bring a house to a home.

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  5. Peggi says:

    Nice!

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  6. Melanie Rempel says:

    That tin looks awesome!, So does the dresser. I remember that foggy day, I wish I had been out and about with my camera.

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  7. Maria Truchan-Tataryn says:

    Your photos and stories are simply beautiful. It is wonderful to see you and your family, but I miss seeing you face to face all the same!

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