A quick post to let everyone know that we're busy doing all of the things a house needs but that you tend to ignore until it's time to sell the dog-gone thing.
And Howdy has definitely done his destructive share to cause issues with the house, but these window sills were partially eaten by my oldest daughter's (Heather's) dog, Tux. He's a fantastic Aussie and one of the greatest doggie loves of my life! He must be a sweetheart to get by with chewing up the window sills for a snack.
Tux grew up and out of chewing up the house, Thank God.
But, Howdy might be proud to take responsibility for such a brave act of a rebel dog.
Of course, Howdy has learned that he likes living INSIDE this house, so he decided long ago to quit acting upon any destructive tendencies. That said, even though we have a baby gate in front of the glass door, he's not even attempted to jump on the door. I think he has nightmares of his last incident of going through the glass...
Deputy Dave is replacing dog-chewed wood and weathered wood, he's cutting wood, sanding wood, caulking wood, painting wood...if a wood chuck could chuck wood, would a wood chuck...
This house is looking snazzy. Yep, snazzy.
Today, as Deputy Dave is painting the exterior of the house, I am painting the most exciting room in the house...The Laundry Room! I figured it is an important room, usually to the woman of the house if I may take the liberty to sound downright sexist. I think statistics would probably back me up on that presumption.
So, the laundry room might as well look as snazzy as the rest of the house...I'm just thinking of all of my fellow women out there who will be toiling over other people's dirty socks for the otherwise many happy years of living in this beautiful home. I give them a freshly painted, welcoming, white-glossy baseboard laundry room with a CLEAN WINDOW!
This house has seen many happy times. Boy, it's seen some tough times...more than I can digest at this moment, but the beautiful moments have surpassed any sour happening. Our life has taken an interesting turn during our time in this house because we made the decision and commitment to get out of the city and into the country. So, I am showing this house the love that it has enabled us to hold within its walls for the years we've been here, my personal elbow-grease has been going into this effort ten-fold.
It's coming together.
It's been fun here in the city, but I think that our country way of life will introduce us to a very different, deeper meaning of the word "fun." Hang on to your hat folks, we're rockin-and-rollin!