29 JULY 2007
Well - in Dayton,
Ohio it is "Air Show
Traditionally - it is hotter than blazes, they have "cooling stations, and people still keel over and get horribly sunburned. ( there is almost always a thunderstorm or two on top of that)
Well - it was cooler than usual this weekend (note that means about 8 degrees cooler -LOL) But It was overcast here most of the day - which kept the temperatures down - I wondered if they had enough ceiling to do much of the flying. I NEVER GO - they used to show it on TV - but they stopped doing that a couple years ago, despite working for the AF. I have no interest in baking in the sun to watch airplanes, or being around if one of them decides to smack into the ground (and the
Unfortunately - there was a crash at this year's air show - and a pilot was killed. Fortunately - he hit the runway - and not the crowd.
There was a light spot of sun
around 5-6 PM....but no rain during the day!
The GreeneCounty farmers must be
thrilled about the rain we have had here the last two weeks.... couple
inches in the past 14 days...
I heard it raining late this evening -
and was surprised how hard it was coming down. I did not stake most of the tomatoes -
and they are falling over..
The Giant Pumpkin finally set two baby pumpkins - but one of them fell off when it was about the size of a golf ball. The one remaining is shaped kind of like a cantaloupe - but about half the size..... at least I think it is from the pumpkin vine!!! hmmmm.... I did plant a cantaloupe in there too -
wonder which it really is... That end of the garden is a huge intermixed bunch of vines - hard to tell which is which - except for
the watermelon - it has very distinctive leaves.... have two of those "sugar baby" watermelons set. One is the size of a baseball - and one is the size of a softball already.
I have one acorn squash almost ready to pick, and picked another cucumber (right sized! instead of jumbo!) and another yellow summer squash.
More cherry tomatoes are coming - I have about a cup and a half of them on the counter.... and one small 2 inch size tomato was ripe...so I picked that.
Pulled another test radish today - they are still too small.
I spent most of today working around the house - AS USUAL. Though this morning Mike and I spent about 2 hours working on my project of the week - a chicken coop...
No kidding - probably will piss off a neighbor (bet the grumpy old guy two house north finds a reason to complain...)
But I have always wanted a pet chicken... LOL now - you can't have "one" - but 3 will do nicely and you don't have
to have a rooster to get eggs. I checked our local laws- and they do not have a prohibition against chickens in the zonining laws...so I'm going to have a go at it. This coming week is County Fair - and I am going to go see if
I can buy a couple nice young hens from a 4H kid... they will have been well cared for... <G>
I will have to take a picture of the coop -- it needs painted and the wire mesh put on - but everything else is done. Mike even put real roofing on it. I have about $45 in in now - and need to buy the wire mesh - but everything else Mike brought home as "scrap" from the construction sites - including the roofing!
It is a "mobile" coop - that you can move around the yard... I want those chickens to eat my bugs!!! LOL
Chris and Amber stopped by briefly - and had Ean with them - he is so darling...growing like a weed !
Chris thinks I am crazy - to build a chicken coop...
Around 330 I went with mother and we ate at PANERA the only meal I ate all day -
Then we drove down to get my sewing machine that I dropped off for repair on 2 JULY!
Well, that wasn't cheap!!!! $129.00 -- I busted the bobbin drive device under the plate... they also cleaned, oiled and adjusted it -
which it needed. And I have to have it to finish my quilts...
On the way back to Beavercreek, Mother and I were talking about her studying French - and I suggested she get things to listen to - since she can read it - but hearing it is harder - and I suggested the library. She hadn't thought of that. We stopped in and asked the research lady to help us - and we found three movies in FRENCH with
English subtitles (that will help... LOL)
Then we stopped by Chris and Ambers and saw Ean ..... and then I took mom home - it was a little after six PM -
I made a trip to LOWES to get some stuff to finish remodeling the main bathroom - the one Mike uses....and a couple other small things I needed. I got home around PM. Walked around the yard and pulled a few weeds here and there - need to do more of that tomorrow.... but it was pretty warm and humid out, so I decided to come indoors.
I changed my clothes into painting clothing - and started working in the bathroom - had to fill some rough spots and holes with spackle.
Then I let that dry while I read Email (good idea!). Then I had to sand that stuff where I filled.
I bought myself a nice small sander last weekend - as I plan to sand the door between the laundry/garage and paint it fresh --so the sander will come in handy! After I sanded where I filled I started taping baseboard, etc.
Mike came home about 930 - with some friends, and I told him the old toilet need to go OUT.
He said "tomorrow" and I said - "no, tonight" - he said "later" I finished taping and opened a can of the paint and started to edge
Mike's friend came in - and saw me working and asked if there was anything they could do - and I said "yes - get Mike to take this
toilet out of here" So - he went and got Mike and made him come in....Taking a toilet OUT is no big deal - turn off the water, flush, bail - take the bolts off, take the line off - lift it up - and out it goes. With the two of them - taking it out
was less hassle than if Mike had done it alone.
So - with that gone - there was a patch of wall paper behind the toilet... LOL - You always find that. People don't want to bother to
move the toilet.
There is blue flowered wall paper behind the blue toilet in the half bath... I peeked....LOL
So I have been painting since -- I have about 5 sq feet left - but had to take a break and sit down - I have to finish before bed - because this paint I got isa THREE COAT paint system - I am putting the base coat on - and it has
to dry overnight before you can continue. The paint is a "crackle" paint. I chose it because it looks very interesting - kind of
masculine, and the walls in there are fairly rough - ( they ripped wallpaper off - and then painted.... apparently with barely
So I am hoping that this "antique" treatment will kind of hide all the sins of the walls...they will just be antique and crackled! LOL The base coat is a light brown - and the top coat is a very lightcream....
so the little crackles of brown show through what is mostly a cream
top coat. It was very pretty at the store - hope it looks as good on the walls!
I am hoping that I can have it all done tomorrow -- and when Chris or Daddy come over - they can help Mike put the NEW toilet in -- put the counter top on (it is cut and ready to drop in), and drop in the new sink... and hook
it up! Mike will have a full bathroom back by tomorrow night- he has been without a sink for almost 2 weeks -
Well - I guess my bones are rested enough to go finish - then I can wash the brushes - and myself, and hit the sack.
Well - was that chatty enough?? LOL
Night all! Cheryl