Hello Friends ~ It is Tuesday evening and I’ve had a nice day today, actually, Sunday and yesterday were nice too.
Sunday my brother-in-law came down from where he lives an hour away and we installed the new a.c. We even had to deal with a nasty thunderstorm. There is still trim work to be done, but we were pooped and that will be done another day. At least it is nice and cool in here and I am so thankful.
When we took the old a.c. out we could see where it had been leaking for a short while and the framing had soaked up the water. It’s dried out now thankfully. I really enjoyed helping my BIL and am thankful for his time and help.
BIL taking out old a.c. housing. I asked him if I could take his picture and post it to my blog and he said ‘sure’. He and my dear husband are perfectionists and do great jobs in what they do.
Downsized opening for new a.c.
Ta da! New a.c.
After that I fixed a simple dinner of breaded talapia, green beans and (Idaho instant)mashed potatoes.
I needed new curtains in the scullery as the lace ones I had in there were disintegrating. These are 6 crocheted panels, about 4x9 inches. A friend gave me a box of linens a long time ago so these were in my stash just waiting to be used for something. I think these were for arms of chairs, back in the day when that was popular. They aren’t long enough, but they work for what I want and that’s to keep ‘boogies’ from looking in.
I won two pair of the curtains below from a blog a few years back. I had to shorten them and did so, sewing by hand. They have bird houses, birds and flowers. And are so pretty.
This afternoon after I got home from my little day trip, I used some lace to tie them back and just love the look. I can untie them at night.
A new friend from the widow’s group called Sunday and wanted to know if I wanted to drive up to Ft. Pierce with her to meet friends of hers for lunch today. She doesn’t like driving that far alone and thought I might like to go. It’s about an hour away and I took my camera. We had lunch at Cracker Barrel, somewhere I’ve not eaten at before. I had spicy grilled catfish, with steak fries, with coleslaw and a homemade biscuit and blackberry cobbler with ice cream for dessert, iced tea to drink. Very nice and a very nice treat! I felt like I was on a mini-vacation and I enjoyed the stories told from years gone by as she and two of her friends have known each other since they were kids in little towns in Wisconsin.
Rocking chairs galore. I was sitting in a white painted one when I took this photo. They had a nice shade of green ones too.
This neat old piece caught my eye, with it’s lovely old rusty patina.
When we went out to the car to leave, this tiny frog was on the driver side door. He was more green than in this photo, as the flash went off, so washed out the coloring. He jumped on my hand before heading further down.
Last night I was looking around for Miss Tork when it was time for bed. I hadn’t heard or seen her in awhile and was wondering where on earth she was. Well, lo and behold she was in my ‘in box’. I had to get her picture, then told her that was a ‘no no’ and took her out of there.
Here are more photos of the ‘Hugs-n-kisses- hibiscus. These flowers are all different and so beautiful. I just love the colors. There was a little visitor on this bloom. I also loved the shadows and swirls.
When we were nearing the end of lunch, I glanced down at the table top in front of me and I couldn’t believe what I saw. These little sightings or physical bits and pieces in this shape always get to me, and this one especially today. A gift of love from God to me, a reminder that He cares and that my dear husband is with Him, and life goes and grows on in spite of my great loss.
I’ll be working three days this week and that is a blessing, especially since I just had the a.c. expense. Oh yea, on the way home the other day it was raining so I had to use the wipers and one of them started flapping some loose rubber. So I had to get them too on Sunday.
I have much to be thankful for though and I am thankful.
Love and hugs to all of you.
Enjoy each day,
looking for the good,
not dwelling on what’s bad.