Author Archives: Suzassippi

Grandma’s Table step 3 followed by a fire and medium rare rib eyes

This past week I spent gluing the splits in the table legs and gluing the support bars back in place. It took two days to do all four legs and another two days to do the top and bottom supports. … Continue reading

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New Fall Flowers

Yesterday was another beautiful fall day, even if somewhat windy for the second day in a row. I stopped off at Home Depot and picked up some additions to the fall line-up and was thrilled to find Swiss chard and … Continue reading

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First fire in the new fire pit

Randy bought a new fire pit this summer. It is smokeless, once you get the fire started. I have been working on Grandma’s table and continuing the front yard/front porch clean up and he asked if I wanted to move … Continue reading

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Friday night barbeque after a busy week

Things are starting to shape up more around here finally. Another week of deep cleaning, hanging new drapes, and shredding and recycling copious amounts of paper! Progress on clearing and cleaning the screened porch–at least one can move about without … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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It’s bee-autiful outside today

It is one of those gorgeous fall days that I love so much: cool, sunny, and clear, with just a golden glow on everything. The bees are out in force in the yard, flying in and around and past me … Continue reading

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Another ‘at last’: Retaining wall backfill complete

Yesterday I woke early, it was cool and crisp out, and I had vowed to finish that backfill on the retaining wall. My little green gorilla cart and I hauled buckets full of dirt over and up. Yesterday, I exceeded … Continue reading

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At last, I have herbs…

Every spring I normally purchase my favorite herb bedding plants or on occasion, grow them from seed. This spring, no matter where I looked or how often, they were not to be found. Yesterday I went to Home Depot to … Continue reading

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Dwayne just moved in to the new kitchen

Yes, Randy has added another tech to the household. But I am not complaining! Robbie finally bit the dust. He had gone through several spells of deciding he was done and heading home to the dock, whereupon he would fail … Continue reading

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The hell flowers are bloomin’ again.

Every year these brilliant red lilies bloom in two places on the hillside. I know autumn is here when they show their spidery big blooms overnight. I read somewhere the first time I looked them up that they were often … Continue reading

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