Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Our New Home


Our New Home, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

Since real estate around Boston is so expensive we decided to build a home, what do you think? ;)

Actually, I finally posted the pics of Plimoth Plantation and some from the beach we found off Rt. 127.

Enjoy!!

Small Deck Update


Starting Railings, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

Ballisters should be up soon as Fred cut all of them lastnight!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Boston - Part 1


Bull & Finch - AKA: Cheers, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

We're home from Boston! We had a great time. We celebrated Grandpop's 92nd Birthday (10/26), toured downtown Boston and walked the Freedom Trail, visited Plimoth Pantation and the Mayflower II and saw Karin & Richard.

Check out my Flickr site for pictures from our day downtown. Hopefully I can get Plimoth pics up tomorrow, if not, then soon.

Monday, October 15, 2007

We Have Decking!!


We Have Decking!!, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

Yay!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The first signs of Decking


The first signs of Decking, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

The deck is really starting to look like a deck now. Dad and Fred got some of the decking on, then it started to rain. Luckily, tomorrow is only supposed to be cloudy so hopefully we'll have more decking up.

In other backyard news, I took out a bunch of the plants in the garden. We've decided to take out the section of garden next to the garage and the section against the back fence. Also, we no longer have Hostas!!! We do however have 3 lawn bags full of what used to be garden.

I'll post an update on the deck tomorrow.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

All in a Day's Work


Rough In, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

Fred and Dad really got a lot done on the deck today. So much in fact, that Fred and I went to go buy the decking since the rough in will be finished tomorrow. With the sunny cool day it was a good day to work outside.

I added a picture of the patio concrete back when we started working on the deck project to my Flickr account, take a look.

Check back tomorrow for another update. Maybe we'll have some decking!!!

TrekPod Go!



Take a gander at the newest addition to my camera gear, the TrekPod Go! It is a tripod/monopod/trekking stick all in one. It has a magnetic mounting system, is made of aluminum and packs down to an easy to carry size! It is made by Trek-Tech and more information can be found here.
Stay tuned for an update on the deck progress.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Projects Galore


Patio No More!, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

Fred and I each have a host of projects going on, which are keeping us nice and busy. Most of mine are Christmas present related so you will forgive me for not going into any detail. You all will thank me come December for not spoiling the suprise!

One project I can talk about is our conversion from broken concrete patio to deck out back. The buidling permit was approved on Monday so now we can really get to work. I'm excited to have a nice space to sit out back. The deck, when it is finished, will be 10' x 13'. Look for updates as the project progresses.

The other project is my planned re-organization of the office. Right now it is pink with open book shelves. For my birthday I recieved a new desk which is very nice and I just picked up a chair to add some seating besides my office chair. My plan is to paint the room Baize Green (Sherwin Williams color) and get some closed storage. Also Fred and I should probably look to shed some books, or at least put away some of the ones we don't read.

On another note: I just want to get an idea if anyone is actually reading my posts or not so give me a shout in the comments section if you're out there.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lawn Beetle


Lawn Beetle, originally uploaded by Racergirl1313.

We seem to have a little Beetle problem in our backyard....