On Friday, Iain started working on spreading soil and seed next to the cottage, again. He'd begun last week, but the seed was old, so we had to use fresh stuff. By Tuesday, when we left, he had this whole area covered with sifted soil and seed.
|Really hoping this will grow grass, and the sooner the better: cleaning up the tracked-in sand is a constant chore.|
|The antenna with the new, improved orientation.|
Saturday, we decided to go yard saleing with Dod and Myles. There was a heavy wind on Friday night, and we didn't go far before we were stopped by a fallen tree.
|Iain preparing to move the tree: nothing must keep us from those yard sales!|
|Myles didn't get very dirty doing this, but Iain was muddied.|
|Approach with caution...they can be crabby!|
|There was a younger one here, too, but I couldn't get a pic.|
When we started to move things over to the new cottage, I couldn't think where I would put spices. I'd always kept them in a nice rack that Rod (Iain's dad) made, but there isn't a lot of wall space here, the kitchen being quite compact. Iain had the bright idea to put magnets on the rack and hang it on the refrigerator! And it works very well there.
|Very handy to have them here, too. My husband is so clever!|
Lots of puttering around to do.
|Iain doing some caulking.|
Because we didn't make the kitchen too large, we also need more cupboard space for dishes. Also, I like the old cupboards and want to make use of them. I did some scrubbing and sanding to prep them.
|Can't wait to get this painted and moved in.|
|Dad was a typical carpenter: always in possession of a pencil, but rarely paper. Easy to jot down the measurements on a shelf that will be covered anyway.|
I'll be painting the little cupboard too, and it'll go over as well.
|Not sure if this will hold glassware, or books, or maybe dvds.|
|Why are little bunnies so cute?|
|Jo holding little Kallie.|