Thursday, March 23, 2017


I spent time yesterday working on the skylight opening. I have the enclosure painted and it is ready for a second coat.  I have temporary wood moulding on it to help with the installing of the ceiling tile.  I will get it finished up so it will look like one is looking through a frame as they look up and out the window. The view looking up through the roof is an amazing experience.  I would like to have a room with skylights in our new home some day

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Times have changed from when the firetruck was pretty much a basic box shape with a haul from behind ladder trailer. I am guessing this is the 1930s to 1940s as to dating the toy. I bet I know someone out there has the ladders and hoses that fit on the trailer.

I couldn't resist not showing again the firetruck of our sons back in the 1980s. The ladder does extend out to help reach a fire in a tall building or to rescue a cat from a tall pole or tree.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gathering Waterfowl........

As I emptied out my one cabinet of various collections I took a few shots of things.  The items were taken from the cupboard and brought to the living room.  I was watching television and packing them at the same time.  The process became wipe and dust, bubble wrap and then put it in the box.  I did realize that I have too many collections as I didn't get done packing the box in one round.  I have two more shelves to do yet before the cupboard is emptied.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Milk Glass......

The milk glass container joins the others that will need to be packed all in one box. Our dining room table seem to be packing central as things end up there before they get wrapped and packed  The  plates you see in the background have yet to be sorted for save, maybe and toss piles.  The more one packs the easier it becomes to throw out unnecessary pieces.  Historic pieces do get more points on the saving scale than a lot of other "odds and ends" things that have just hung around for a long time. I like how the photo captures the present event in our lives of packing

Sunday, March 19, 2017

No Leaves on the Trees

The  yellow maple tree is highlighted by the rising sun and colorful sky.  The background tree is actually the larger of the two trees as it is an old silver maple. The lilacs are budded and many things are sprouting up out of the ground. My walk with Barney this morning was brisk and cool.  It continues to look warmer than it really is. We will be up to 66 degrees F. today.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Taking a Nap.......

The neighbor's cat is always around to help. It was out there having dry cat food to eat while I was sawing up wood.  The saw was on the table.  When I finished, late afternoon, I brought the saw inside.  I looked out a few minutes later and the cat is soaking up the sun.

A nap is also in order as he works hard all day walking around peoples properties. The cat also helped the furnace guys when they were working last week.  One furnace man was concerned that they were going to harm the cat.  I told him we can just carry him over to the dog fence and sit him out and away.  He did come back but he waited for awhile to return. I was impressed that the furnace man was concerned for him.  He did sleep on the dryer down there while I was cleaning out junk from the basement the week before.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sunny Sunshine........

Out my window shows a sun that did shine all day.  It does everyday but we were able to see it all day, cloud free. As the earth keeps tilting back moving the view of the sun to the left more each day.