Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Unofficial First Day of Summer

WE ARE READY!!!! Be sure to swing on by! 
Pool is getting warmer each day and the drinks are always cold!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Thank You

In Memory of all those who came before us and those who were once with us but gave their lives for us.

While in St.Peter's Cemetery recently, we found a headstone 3/4 covered by grass and weeds. We removed the access to expose the entire piece of white marble.You can see the difference between brownish-white and white to see what was visible. 

None the less, its amazing what you can uncover from the past.
SGT Lawrence J Manning served in the first World War, under the C9E 14th Engineers but sadly died 2/13/1931, at the age of 43.
Thank You to Lawrence and to all who served and continue to protect us today.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 4 - Mission Accomplished

Its finally blue but its been raining a lot so trying to get really nice pictures of the clean, crystal blue water is almost impossible. Let's just hope all this rain is making its way through now for a hot sunny weekend!!!!

Now just time to vacuum and get the pool timer running and we are ready for cocktails!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Enjoying the Sun!

For some reason, Macen believes its okay to lay on top of the storage bin.


Someone snuck outside the fence to find some shade.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mission : Get Blue - Day 3

1 more bag of earth and 4 more bottles of shock!! But worth it. 
We guess 2 more days and we will be crystal blue and ready .
Next, start getting the vacuum in to scrub it clean for the weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mission : Get Blue - Day 2

A little bit of diatomaceous earth, a smidge of shock.... oh who am I kidding.
 1 bag of earth went in easily. 4 bottles of shock gone. Do your thing chemicals.
Luckily, there wasn't much debris to remove from the top so the filter wasn't working too hard.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Opening Day - Finally!!!!

A few days ago, we finally took the cover off. Easy.

But then it was getting after what we saw underneath. Not so easy.
But.... definitely better than what we expected to find.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Chas!!!!

It was nice growing up with someone like you!
Someone to lean on, someone to count on, and someone to tell on!!!!

If I were to get you a birthday cake this year, this is what it would be!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Brooklynn

She's getting older and older... here's a few snapshots from the past visits!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Saturday Project

We wanted to switch out the front light post since moving in. It was old, crooked, and well, didn't look fixable. Jay thought that we could use treated round posts at the end of both sides of the driveway to replace the light post and add more character and charm to the front of the house. Once we had the holes dug, Jay changed out the electrical and put in a junction box (safety first) we had power back to the light. 

Next to find some plantings to fill in the new beds.

View from the end of road.

We need to get a new solar light and sign on this post to match.

Making progress on the landscaping out front. More to come!