The business, that is, of tearing down, throwing out, rebuilding, painting, scraping, cleaning and more cleaning! This past month has been a whirlwind of all of the above and of course, without the computer, I couldn't keep up to date with all of the progress reports that I had planned to make along the way. So today, I'll begin to let everyone see more of what's been accomplished in the past two months!
Remember the screened porch from my first post...well, it's changed quite a bit with just a few additions. My Home Depot chairs fit right in with the Lowe's outdoor rug on the floor and the addition of a few outdoor plants really made the porch become home. It really is my favorite place to sit in the mornings with coffee and breakfast tray. I hung some bird feeders on the tree limbs right outside and watch the birds fight over who gets the first taste of sunflower seeds each day. So far I've seen two red-headed woodpeckers, a pair of cardinals, some lovely little finches, and the more commonplace sparrows. Two doves come each evening but they seem to prefer the seeds that fall on the ground.
And one of the neighborhood cats, Bootsy, seems to know just when to appear, watching all the action.