Thursday, July 31, 2014


Stella had her purse and was anxious to accompany her dad on a little shopping trip. I guess this made her amenable to posing for me.

First Day on Our Job

Here are Fred and Chuck. They're jumping right in and building a new wall, since the old one is shot to hell.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Battle Station

Henry and Sam worked just about all day to build their fort, and it held up rather well during the first battle waged in/near it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Planning Meeting

Henry, Sam, Jack, and Stella are trying to figure out how, exactly, they'll build a fort with the raw materials we removed from the basement. If they progress past this stage, I'll post more photos.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rough Rider

When Luke emptied the crawl space, we rediscovered the rocking horse my Uncle Tim made for Luke long ago. I cleaned it up, and Stella loves it.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Should I Keep Him?

Look what I found in the dumpster out front! Who would throw away something that attractive?

Thursday, July 24, 2014


This is as good as it gets today.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Lot of Stuff

This is what my living room looks like now. Most the stuff cluttering it used to be housed in the mold room. Once the carpet is torn out of the basement, many of these articles will get moved down there. Yesterday, someone asked me how I stay sane. I told him that once I figure it out, I'll let him know.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Getting Down to Business

Bridget and her friends are trying to earn money for a World Youth Day trip to Poland in 2016. (They have an online fundraising site here.) In an effort to help, I invited them to rip out the walls in the mold room and basement (in exchange for cash). They took to the project like fish to water. Henry and Sam got in on the act, too (but I haven't paid them yet).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Good Grooming

Caddie was looking a bit ragged, so Luke came to the rescue.

Near the Ocean

On our way up to Millinocket for Auntie Bev's wake, we spent a little time exploring at Moose Point State Park in Belfast.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Beauty

These are almost all of the flowers I purchased and planted yesterday. I find myself making excuses for going outside and wandering around in front of the house. : ) Oh, and thank you, Anne, for the lovely basket I filled with annuals.