I wrote this back in 2013, eight Mother's Days ago. I started to write something this year and looked at older posts for pictures. I came across this and it is all so true and dear to me that I'm publishing it once again. I miss that little lady just as much today as I… Continue reading 05.09.21 An open letter to my Mama, sweet Josie Traylor, on Mother’s Day
MLB announcedlast week that the White Sox will host the Yankees in a "Field of Dreams" game in August of 2020. The game will take place in the new stadium built next to the iconic field from the movie. There will be 8,000 seats and fans will get to the new park through the cornfields… Continue reading 10.08.13 Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa – 02.07.20 New Field of Dreams
Roy and I really like these sturdy roll up hose thingies (had to look up that word since thingy isn't a real word but the recommended plural is thingies) and brought one with us to our new little house. Roy attached it Friday so we're all set. He created some bolt thing made up of… Continue reading 02.16.15 Sheet rocking, hose reel and column moving!
This has been quite a day. Yesterday we thought that there wouldn't be any construction going on today. Man were we wrong! I have to say the following in big letters, so pretend I'm standing on the roof shouting this to the world: I ABSOLUTELY LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE THIS HOUSE WE ARE BUILDING!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!! The… Continue reading 02.14.2015 For a house that wasn’t going to see construction today – WOW!!!
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - I went to a local wholesale nursery, where I use to work, to buy all the shrubs for the front of our house and to hide the air conditioning unit and the water well shed. I bought 6 Encore Azaleas (they flower all summer unlike regular azaleas that only flower… Continue reading 02.13.15 Beautiful bushes, vinyl siding and wall insulation!
The concrete stainers just left and the floor is stained! They re-cleaned the floor and taped spaces where the spray might land on that it shouldn't Our process does not use acid but uses acetone. Our color is a mixture of warm walnut and cowboy something to bring out the golds we want. I'm sure… Continue reading 02.11.15 Concrete is stained!
I attended church today at River Rock Church in Loranger with our granddaughter Madisyn and her mom Liz. For those who know our past, don't be so shocked, yes we sat together in church and the building didn't fall down around us!!! We both know that it's in Madisyn's best interest for us all to… Continue reading 02.08.15 Fun with Madisyn, white trim and yellow siding!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - Roofing material and three roofers showed up this morning at 8 am. Here's some before and after pictures of the house and a picture of the storage building with it's roof finished. EARLY MORNING LATE AFTERNOON Roy and I spent many hours today at Lowe's getting what we hope… Continue reading 02.03.15 Roofing, air conditioning and big shopping spree!
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - Our Sunday was full of family! Sunday morning we worshiped with Chip, Kim and Madisyn. Chip is a "Connect Group" leader. Their connect groups are small groups based around a common interest of that group. Chip's is Softball. The picture below is of all the Connect Group leaders in front… Continue reading 02.01.15 Family Sunday
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - During our Worship Service this morning one of the songs we sang was You are my All in All. The lyrics for the verses are below (without the chorus) You are my strength when I am weak You are the treasure that I seek You are my all in all… Continue reading 01.26.15 “You are my All in All” and more house framing!