Friday, July 30, 2010

The countertop for the new cabinets is on. It's pine planks, like the one across from it. Still need to fill holes, sand, and complete the finishing,'s almost there.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank you, Sandra & Jim, for my butterflies. Barry told me to go ahead and open it.

Can you identify our volunteer squash?

Barry's new car.

Second coat of very light stain on the new countertop.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I salvaged the mission style end pieces from our old futon frame. This lounging-loveseat will eventually have 4 to 6 inch-thick seat pads (I've already found them) and we'll either buy or make tall seatback pads. The back is tall enough so we can have somewhere to rest our head. Next, one coat of stain. Then, on to seat pads.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

We aren't hosting the first All Redneck Gymnastic Meet, (though these do resemble the uneven parallel bars). Instead, these bad boys will stand in front of the A/C, on the east side of the house, and have some funky wood pieces hanging down on ropes. "KEEP FONDREN FUNKY."

Baba Ghanoush, for when my fabulous wife get's home today. (I'll fry some flour tortilla-like flat bread when you're home, for eating the Baba Ghanoush and the Guacamole.)
The first raised planting box. The next one, for the left side, should be much smaller.

Fresh from the oven at 11:30 a.m. Made for my dear sweet, gorgeous wife, who is working hard today (as she did yesterday) on her weekend. An angel in my eyes.

The Cabinet Completion Comes Closer! I've attached the hanging portion of the kitchen/dining room window-cabinet. From this angle, it looks like the cabinet is one piece that comes through the wall into the dining room. (Just the visual we had hoped for.)

We decided to use pine for this counter. We already had granite on two walls in the kitchen, and pine on the little bar (in the distance), so we thought we should probably match the pine on the bar, so we wouldn't end up with three different countertops. (Just a bit more trim work, some staining, and some poly...we're very close.)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Barry's got a car...Barry's got a car...The color is red alert...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July light-art......picked up a few little explosive displays and shot 'em off on the driveway while Judi shot photos

The big finale.......

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My first peach cobbler was just delicious. Yummy.

We put in a rock walkway on the right side of the parking pad. We got tired of stepping out into the wet yard.