Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a .....

Sorry for the delayed blog post. My, things just do not slow down. Overall updates include a trip to Leavenworth, WA. Ironically, Deb had a meeting there and I had to meet with our friend Dan for work… The photo of the motorbike and the bicycle is Dan’s baby. He almost causes car accidents from folks looking at him. Needless to say he is a bike fanatic….. rides the motorbike to work, and then bicycles at lunch …. Gotta love it heh?
No question you will notice we decided to have this year’s firewood delivered…. We realized this was the only way we were going to get firewood done, so we ordered it…. The amount of time it would have taken for us to get it out of our woods, buck it up, split and stack by mid July so it can dry out was unrealistic. No worries though, we had 5 ½ cords which may be enough for two years…. But, we sure worked like hell to stack it in one evening… about 5 hours straight. Deb was the workhorse again…. Man, is she tough.
Next was the finishing touch for our screened porch. We decided to use a slate tile, the same as our downstairs hallway. So, sure enough, hauled it all upstairs, mixed the thin set, rented a tile cutter, laid the tile, and put on the sealer…. Done deal. We love the look. Now we can sit out on the porch and enjoy it!
Oh yeah, I am about retired!!! I say about because there are still some details to sort out…. But I have started my recreation…. Hiked to Cascade Pass the other day. Loved it! Oh my is it gorgeous. Much more to come. Even saw deer on the road….Mom and Kids. And, notice Charlie Chipmonk on our snag in front of our deck….adorable.
Fourth of July was spent with our friends Matt and Rachel…. As a second option but we won’t go there. Firework display was provided by Debbie and Rachel… (chicks with wicks!) gotta love that…..
Other photos are self-explanatory….
OK all for now. Nephew Jon, and sister Sandra and bro-in-law Fred are on the visitor list for the remainder of July. Can’t wait. Jon is going to finish our stereo system….OH BOY!