|Tickled pink Phlox last week.|
We lost our lilac bush in the process. We were going to try to save it, but it seemed too difficult. We may try sticking it back in the ground, but for now I'm going to try not to mourn the loss of it. It wasn't very large anyway.
The forsythia got to be spared. As the lawn was ripped up beside it, the poor, little, defenseless forsythia was probably shaking in it's roots...probably soiled itself...... but how would you know?
|Forsythia is to the left of the ditch in front of house.|
|Flummoxed Phlox this week.|
|Look, Ma, no bulkhead.|
Today I think they are pouring the section of wall where the opening to the basement is. Then the basement will be tarred and tiling placed around the perimeter. And THEN the siding will go on shortly after it is all backfilled!
Yippee!! I so want to see how the house will look on the outside. The inside will happen after that...and that is when the real mostest fun will begin for me.
I have to still pick out a lot of things like colors, cabinets, sink, dishwasher, lighting, flooring...and probably other things that I'm not remembering that I need in a house but will notice when they are not there when I go to use them.
We bought a new table for the house at my brother's auction. One of my brothers - oh, the one who had the ear removal and reattachment done - is an auctioneer, having taken over the business when my parents died. We (the other 3 of us) work the auctions with him. But I digress. That may be something to write about on another day.
So the table is a gateleg so it can be up against the wall in the living room in our small space and pulled out when we have company. It is a good thought, but we rarely have company. Maybe life will change when we move there. But that's another topic for another day, too.
Also bought a chair for the living room and a beautiful oak stand. You would think we didn't have furniture in our house now. We already have too much furniture here. I have two kitchen tables in my kitchen now. I'm counting the chairs we have in here. 10. 10 kitchen chairs. Who does that? When I inherited mom and dad's table I just added it to the room. One pretty much serves as a regular table for everyday, and the other is like a dining room table for special occasions and for the cat to lie down on or sit on since I don't want him on the one we use all the time. Maybe that's why we don't have company.
I guess that's enough rambling for today.
The recap is:
The house is on its way to being dry.
Some flowers may make it.
The forsythia is fortunate to have been spared.
We may get some friends someday when the cat lets us....but that's another story for another day.
|Purrsee in the frying pan.|