Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Beautiful Thing

Do you see what I see? No, never mind all that crap at the bottom of the photo....look at the wall of the house. See, there is NO Tyvek showing. Because the siding covers it all up!! Hahaaaaa!!!!! Woooooooo! Ok, so it's just one wall finished. Three more to go. I still have a little more painting to do here before I can move the pick boards but will start on the west side shortly.
This is my fall garden. Just a little mixed lettuce and one potato plant. I have no idea how it will do but just don't have time to fool with much more.
These are some free brick pavers I recently scored from a friend. This is almost one cube and there is another cube to pick up, although in a different color. I have almost two cubes up at Mama's that I salvaged off a hospital job years ago. Now have enough that I could do something with them all. Each cube is a different color but hey, they were free so mix and match. But see, this is what I'm telling you is free out there if you can make some connections. Not just with construction workers but sometimes engineers and architects too. Not sure what I'm going to do with mine yet but I know I can come up with something. Maybe use for walkways in the garden.

Well, today was calm and relaxed, thank goodness. No traumas or horse chompings. I take Mama to Birmingham in the morning though for minor surgery to repair what they can of her finger. They are just going to clean it up more and clip the bone back to allow it to heal better. Maybe I can get some cool photos for ya'll!

Oh, my visit this past Saturday went well. He is a very interesting man (and manly man!) and we seem to get along good. Only thing, he is from Tennessee so I don't know how that is going to work out but guess we will just have to wait and see.

*Eric Clapton


Island Rider said...

Does he bath with Irish Spring? Oh, maybe you are not old enough to remember those commercials? Congrats on the wall done. Keep moving. Praying for mama. If my horse bit my finger off, he'd be a dead horse.

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

That's a fine looking house. Kinda wish I were that far into mine. I do hope things go good with your ma. Thats gotta hurt just a bit, does'nt it?

Pablo said...

Tennessee is a problem because it is so far away or because there is something about Tennesseans that I don't know?

edifice rex said...

Hey IR! yes, i do remember those commercials! ha! thanks for prayers and all.

Hey Hermit! thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I would think it would hurt like hell but Mama says it doesn't really hurt. Well, not anymore, anyway.

Hey Pablo! just because it's far away! haha! there is nothing wrong with people from TN.

Ed said...

My daughter, the Dora the Explorer fan, would suggest creating different colored paths through your garden with ants or spiders at the end of all but one path.

Caroline said...

Our brick front sidewalk is a batch of leftovers from a hospital that were a present from a bricklayer friend to my architect husband, who is never one to say no thanks to any building material. We had fun laying it out and installing it one very hot weekend in July.

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HermitJim said...

Outstanding, my friend! It really looks good!

On the bricks...I'll just bet that with your active imagination, you'll come up with something pretty cool!

Hope that your Momma continues to fare well...good thoughts to her!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

The house and siding is looking really nice.

It must be nice to be able to have a Winter garden. Here everything will freeze solid for five months.

Plants of the cabbage family would do well in a Winter garden. They can withstand some frost. Root crops would work too.

edifice rex said...

Hey Ed! and that sounds like a good idea!

Hey Caroline! sounds like a great project.

Hey Jim! thanks man, I appreciate that.

Hey Philip! thanks! yeah, I usually grow cabbage and a few things but just don't have time to fool with much this year.

Beau said...

Oh I could really use some pavers like that. Have a back area I need to do... house looks great!

countrypeapie said...

woohoo! looks great!

i think mix-and-match pavers will be prettier than using one kind anyway