09/23/16

Good Morning Rainy Day!

Three rainy days and being inside makes a girls a little stir crazy, especially if she’s been smelling the paint fumes.

The projects this week….

Living room painted………..check

Dining room painted……….check

Chair rail wallpaper hung….check

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A break in the rain this morning, got me outdoors walking to town and enjoying the view.

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Wish you were with me, dear hearts, but the next best thing, my friend the camera was with me to give you a glimpse of the scenery.

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Ahhh…these front porches, aren’t they beautiful

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Funny sidebar about the house below.

The feisty lady who lives there had a heated discussion with the historical society when she wanted to paint the house. When she presented her choice of color to them, they balked and said “no way”.  I think it has been so many years and no one remembers the color she chose. Her decision not to paint at all still stands. I suppose there are no rules about letting the house go unpainted and becoming an eyesore. Small town gossip…you got to love it.

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While in town, I found a dining room table in a consignment shop……..very, very cheap, for our little cottage among the beautiful homes I walked by.

It’s very study/heavy. We will go back later today. when there’s a break in the rain, and bring it home.

Project list for next week begins with

………..sand table top

Have a great weekend!

 

09/19/16

September’s Song

But the days grow short

When you reach September.

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Oh boy, how true this is for September 2016.

The month is half over. Where did it go? What do I have to show for it?

After moving in the new, old, house late August, the paint brushes were busy for all of……….one week.

 

They went  into storage for this

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Yes, an interruption for a birthday trip to Aruba.  Planned long ago with friends who were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary the same time as my birthday….

what’s a girl to do……go to Aruba, of course. Those paint brushes aren’t going anywhere.

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Hot lazy, days in Aruba.

A gorgeous September rainbow after a brief shower welcomed us on the first day of our visit.

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Two for one drinks during happy hour lured us to the Tiki bar every afternoon….come rain or shine……

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Aruba is a country of the kingdom of the Netherlands.

The use of wind power on the island was not surprising.

 

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The California Lighthouse was originally design to warn ships from the coastline of Aruba and is now a landmark for tourism.

Below, the view from a rooftop restaurant. The sun getting ready to drop unto the ocean.

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A Divi tree at Eagle Beach provided much needed shade. Aruba is a hot and dry island.

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Below, a building in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba.

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One of the pools at the resort conveniently located….near the Tiki Bar restaurant.

Eagle Beach

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Vacation in September is in the books and that paintbrush has been busy once again.

I have no time left for the waiting game.