Sunday, July 27, 2014

Home Again, awwwwww

What a great feeling to be back home again.  I have reconnected with some old friends and made some new ones.  I have been working two part-time jobs just to keep me afloat but last Friday, I was offered a full time job with the County, YAHOO! 

All of my things are still in storage but they will be coming out soon now, now that I have a full time job.  I will start looking for a place of my own.  Want to buy but housing here is at a premium so that may have to wait a bit longer.  Can hardly wait to get my papercrafting supplies out and start playing.  I have been staying busy, just in other ways.

I planted a garden for my stepfather since he is unable to do that himself any more.  If nothing else, it gives him some bragging rights.  The garden is growing beautifully.  And I have to laugh because I have never planted a garden in my life, lol.

The beginning-planted everything over Memorial Day weekend
This is what it looks like today 07/27/14
 We planted a large variety, you could say.  My stepfather brought home a bunch of seeds and I planted them.  We planted them indoors first and then transplanted them out back in the garden area.  They have quite a bit of hail here so we put a canopy over it, made of 6 mil plastic and some pvc piping and a couple of 2x4's.  Carpenters we are not but so far is has held.  The wind has ripped it up more than the hail, but will keep repairing it until we can get a harvest, about 30 more days.

We have tomatos, beets, peas and sugar peas, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, sweet pepper, butternut squash, yellow squash, zucchini, onions and potatoes.  Had some radishes too but they have been eaten already..



Butternut Squash, see the resemblance

Cabbage and carrots



Yellow Squash
And I just realized that I didn't take a picture of the zucchini and it's the biggest plant there is out there, lol!

I also have been building things.  I went to a barn sale with my mother one Saturday a while back and found this great old door with all these little windows in it for half price.  I paid $14 for it, what a steal.  I have been wanting to make a potting bench so I turned the door on it's side and built a potting bench around it.  I used the instructions from a blog I have been following now for a while called Backwood Cottage.I just changed the back of it to incorporate my door and then used some old barn wood I found out along side my parents house across the back. See what ya think!

I also bought some scroll hooks for the shelf that is above the door, which you can hardly see.  Up top, I attached a scroll wall decoration that I had in storage (and could reach) across the back.  Then I painted it all white.  I just love it. Can't wait to have my own place again so I can start decorating.

Sorry it's been so long since I yakked at ya.  Things are starting to fall in to place here now so hopefully I will be able to get back here more often.