Wednesday, April 19, 2006

April Garden pics

I went outside this morning to take some quick pictures of the yard. Not too much has popped up besides the daffodils, as you'll see.

Also taken from across the street, here is a picture of the house. We own the property from the tall hedges on the left in the previous picture to about 10 feet to the right of the house.

Now I am walking across the street up the driveway. That turnaround section comes in handy! Daffodills mark each post and I think there are some rose vines in between.

Here is a close-up of the daffodills.

Now I have walked behind the garage to give you a better look of the back property.

As I was walking to the pine trees Nancy came out and said goodbye. She has to get to work a little bit before i do. We like to drive in together when we can, but today is one of those days we needed both cars.

I have walked further into the pine trees and turned around to take this shot looking towards the front where the house is. Notice the rectangle in the ground. That is the garden bed. It needs raking, etc. but we are leaving it alone for now unbtil we see what comes up from the ground. It's fun to go out there after work and make new discoveries.

I turned around and am now facing the back left of the property. If you follow it back there is a little bridge that leads down to the old Lehigh Railroad track beds. I have found pieces of coal back there that must have fallen off of a train many years ago. Not much of the tracks remain except for some rotting rail ties but two of the tressells that crossed over the swamp and pond back there. You can walk straight for miles back there. I'll take some pics of that the next time I walk back there.

I have walked out of the pines, further towards the small footbridge to the railbeds. There is an old tree stump somebody did a chainsaw carving of a bear in. It is right in front of the bench.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Checking In

It's early on Tuesday moning and Nancy is up and about feeding the bunnies. It's been a while since I logged in and wrote and i thought I would log in. I was annoyed by some marketer getting on the blog and writing dumbass comments. I have since changed settings so it won't happen again. Retards.

So we have moved in and things are going really well. We still have a lot of unpacking to do—well I do—Nancy was a tornado of organization. I have no idea where anything is but she has it all catalogued in her mind so I just ask her where things are.

I'll tae some pictures soon as we are having a great time discovering what they previous owners had planted. From what i hear we have an abundance of hostas that are waiting to pop up all over the grounds. The picture above is what we can expect to see-but that isn't my picture. Right now there are just shoots emerging on the outer edges of the back of the property. Things are growing slow though as it still dips down below freezing at night. It's exciting to see. It is almost like we are slowly unwrapping this gift of a house.

Uh-oh, better get up, Nancy just told me we are carpooling into Ithaca today. First we have to fix the toilet paper. Maestro!
Ah, the joys of having not 1, not 2, nor 3 cats. The oy-joy of four.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Countrification complete!

In case you didn't believe me, here is the proof. I am John Deere.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Happy little trees, digitized?

I can't believe it. I just read that Bob Ross Inc. is making a video game of the Joy of Painting, featuring the late, great and funky Bob Ross. One of the coolest cats, has to be the only man in the world who could get away with a Jewish Afro while painting tiny little trees in a voice that makes smooth jazz DJs sound like fog horns.

Sometimes I miss NYC

Writin' leeterz n sh*t yo!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

The Living Room

One of our first projects has been to have the living room floors refinished.This is the living room as it was when we were looking at it for the first time. Old brown carpeting covered the entire floor. The walls we will do later. They're drab but will have to wait.

Here you can see what the floors look like after we pulled the rug out. Overzealous, inexperienced, and full of adrenaline, we didn't think of cutting the carpet before trying to roll it up and move it out of the door. Let' s just say nancy showed some patience and Scott did not. We laugh now, but didn't that day. It was too heavy and cumbersome but we finally got it out onto the front porch. Notice the neat pattern we discovered was under that rug. Who knew!

Our hero AJ has sanded down the old veneers an is putting on coat one of the polyurethane. Already there is such a big difference. He has been working tiredlessly, sometimes for 12 hours straight. Thanks AJ ! If anybody needs some work done on their home contact Momentum Builders.