The wall is finished…

Puppy did a great job!

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He resurfaced the walls.

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He resecured the shelves.

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Puppy refinished them.

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Then he primed the wall.

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After that he painted the wall.

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Then he added the extra half shelves.

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And finished the trim.

I have to wait a week for the paint to cure before I put my cups up, but you know when I do…

There will be more photos.

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For Anna

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House updates!

Well heres the old parts from the washing machine…

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Puppy replaced them with all round ones again!

Then there was the kitchen sink…

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The pipe rotted out.

And then it snapped…

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As we were taking it out of the wall.

We had to get a new part just for it…

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It was big.

Puppy was excited!

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He had to borrow a special tool from work just for it!

He did a good job…

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Even the inspector said so…

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Now he’s resurfacing the walls in the tea room…

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Before he reworks the shelves…

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For my teacup collection.

Till next time…

Haven’t much to say…

Here are some of the cards I’ve been making lately.

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I did so well with this those Puppy asked for my help with some retirement cards for his work…

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In case you were wondering, yes, they are large!

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Laters!

Lot’s to say, and so little time!

This week I got confirmation that the current class I am enrolled in is indeed the last class that I need to take!

It’s a geometry and technology class and while I will not need to pass the national exam for the credential (I will have over 32 units of college level math), I will need to take it anyway to fulfill the grant that has paid for my classes. I will also take the fall calculus class that I have been offered a place in. The only other question is will I also take Latin on campus?

I had always promised myself  that if I could find Latin at night that I would take it, now a decade later I find it and I have calculus the same semester (with someone else footing that bill). I doubt I’ll have a contract come September, but if I do then I will decide based on that.

In other news, I have been packing away my tea cups and took some photos of the wondrous antique plates that were gifted me this year by the great Carrie…

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First we have a pleasant pastoral scene.

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The detail is great!

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And now for a little Dickens.

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Thank you Carrie!

Also this recently, harvested our rutabagas…

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There’s about 10lbs there.

We have had some possum trouble with nibbling on the crook necked squash we may need to put up netting and get some traps.

I went over to my friend Karen’s house yesterday and learned a bit about canning (we made yummy blackberry jam from  fruit grown in her yard.

Next week I plan to make some blueberry lime jam and maybe try to pickle my beets, cross you fingers for me.

Today I’m staying close to home as the washing machine is “not well” and we may need to go get a new part.

Puppy just found out what was broken and now all we need to do is get the part and he’ll fix it!

Yay for having a handy man handy!

Next I’m going to go to a slow foods workshop over at The Road Less Traveled store in Santa Ana.

We’re planning on going to The 2009 Tree Hugger’s Ball on the 20th which looks like a blast. I wanted to go last year, but we had just moved and I think Puppy was out of town.

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Anyhow, I may be rather busy with my summer school class over the next month or so, but do not fret I am thinking of you all!

Have a great summer.