Saturday, September 26, 2009

Move On Up

I finally finished one section completely!! Wooooooohooooooo! I know it's not much but don't pee in my cornflakes, I'm over three-quarters of the way finished with the north side!! I got Allen to help me move the pick board down to the other end and am ready to finish installing the rest of that siding. It's not much; only about 6 boards high, I think. I would be working on that now but it has decided that it is monsoon season here again and is coming a real toad-strangler as I type. Tomorrow is supposed to be very nice though, so I may get to work on it then. And now I can finally take those stupid boards down that are nailed up there on the right! I really need to do a drawing of the house as it should look completely finished. I know lots of you probably think the house looks kinda weird (and it does some) but so much of it is missing it's hard to tell what it will (hopefully) look like. I can see it in my head but that doesn't help and you wouldn't want to go in there looking around, believe me.
After I do a little house cleaning, I think I'm going to try to work on the stained glass window again, since it is so rainy. I really need to get that out of the way.
I'm going to inflict one more photo of the sunflower on ya'll! I just love this thing. It's like a field of flowers suspended in the air. This is actually two separate plants. I believe they are perennial. I hope so anyway, but don't know if they spread or reproduce themselves easily or what.
And this looks like the coral mushrooms that the elusive Ron wrote about several times. Sorry for the crappy pic; it's not really in focus but by the time I discovered this it was pouring outside and, I'm sorry, but I'm not quite THAT devoted to ya'll as to get completely drenched. lol! At any rate, this one was about 3 or 4 inches across and there are a bunch of them growing right behind the house. I had not noticed them in previous years. Many sources say they are edible, and quite tasty, but when it comes to being poisoned, I'm a little on the weinie side so I won't be sampling these unless I could get a true authority to verify. Some sources I looked up said there was a similar 'shroom that was poisonous and some said nothing else looks like this. It was a little confusing. They are rather firm and not gelatinous and don't turn colors if bruised, so I think they are probably okay to consume but I think I'll wait. I would like to know however, because if they are good, I've got a freakin' mini-farm about 15 feet from my deck.

*Curtis Mayfield


Anonymous said...

Coming right along!! Go girl!!
I try to stay out of people's heads, too many scary things.

Richard said...

Looking's getting there.

edifice rex said...

Hey Furt!! so glad to have you!! thanks!

Hey Rich! thanks! yeah, it's slow but getting there. And your suggestion of using a darker shade of the siding for the trim looks great.

Floridacracker said...

Having watched your house grow on the blog and listening to your explanations, I think I can see it in my head too.
Way to go on the siding.

Your sunflower is amazing and it looks so much like our swamp sunflower here. I am photoing mine and will post this week, so you can see.

I take a few risks from time to time out there, but wild mushrooms are off my list.

HermitJim said...

You are just a constant source of amazement, my friend! The house, the flowers, all of it is looking really good!

Proud of ya...!

Sissy said...

HermitJim takes the words out of my mouth. You are A Mazin'. The view of the house is 'telling' of your talents.

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! yeah, you been reading so long man, you prolly can see it! thanks!
i bet it is the same flower. look forward to your pics.

Hey Jim! thanks a bunch!

Hey Sis! thanks! aww, i'm not anything exceptional! ya'll should see some of the really big stuff we build at work!!

Beau said...

Wow, looks great! And those sunflowers are really nice- I'm getting some next year if I can find them.

edifice rex said...

Hey Beau! thanks! yeah, those flowers are really pretty! i love 'em.